RCB will play in their green jerseys for the first time since 2019 at their actual home venue in Bengaluru after the 2020, 2021 and 2022 season matches were held in different venues behind closed doors or with a limited crowd capacity due to COVID pandemic.
Apart from 2021 season when they sported a special Blue jersey in support of the frontline workers, Royal Challengers Bangalore, have worn a green jersey in one match of an IPL season since 2011.
Why do RCB wear the green jersey?
The ‘Go Green’ initiative was coined for creating awareness about planting trees and reducing the effect of Global Warming. The skipper of RCB will also present a plant as a memento to the opposition skipper during the toss as part of the special initiative.
The Bangalore-based franchise wears the green jerseys, made of 100 percent recycled materials, only during the afternoon matches. And hence the match against Royals, which takes place at 3:30 PM on April 23rd had been picked as the ‘Go Green’ day.
So far, RCB have played a total of 12 games in the Green Jersey, but possess a poor record as they have just won three, while one match was abandoned in 2015 against Delhi Capitals due to rain.
RCB first sported the green jersey in the 2011 season against now defunct Kochi Tuskers Kerala, whom they defeated by 9 wickets, thanks to the fireworks from opening duo Chris Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan after the bowlers restricted KTK to 128.
Their second win came in 2016 when Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers centuries broke many records, annihilating now defunct Gujarat Lions for a 144 runs victory. Their third win came in the most recent green jersey match as they defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 67 runs.
However, RCB have suffered most defeats than wins in the green jersey matches as they have lost 8 of the fixtures played in the special jerseys. RCB have lost to Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders twice, and lost to Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals once.
RCB Green Jersey Match Stats and Record
Batting First Won: 3
Batting Second Won: 8
RCB Won: 3
Opposition Team Won: 8
No Result: 1
Highest Total: 248/3 by RCB vs Gujarat Lions in 2016
Lowest Total: 92 All Out by RCB vs KKR in 2021
Highest Individual Score: AB de Villiers (RCB) – 129 not out off 52 balls vs Gujarat Lions in 2016
Best Bowling Innings: Wanindu Hasaranga (RCB) – 5 for 18 in 4 overs in 2022
RCB Green Jersey Match Results
|2011||Sunday, May 8, 2011||Kochi Tuskers Kerala||M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru||RCB won by 9 wickets|
|2012||Monday, May 14, 2012||Mumbai Indians||M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru||MI won 5 wickets|
|2013||Tuesday, May 14, 2013||Punjab Kings||M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru||PBKS won by 7 wickets|
|2014||Saturday, May 24, 2014||Chennai Super Kings||M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru||CSK won by 8 wickets|
|2015||Sunday, May 17, 2015||Delhi Capitals||M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru||No Result|
|2016||Saturday, May 14, 2016||Gujarat Lions||M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru||RCB won by 144 runs|
|2017||Sunday, May 17, 2017||Kolkata Knight Riders||M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru||KKR won by 6 wickets|
|2018||Sunday, April 15, 2018||Rajasthan Royals||M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru||RR won by 19 runs|
|2019||Sunday, April 7, 2019||Delhi Capitals||M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru||DC won by 4 wickets|
|2020||Sunday, October 25, 2020||Chennai Super Kings||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||CSK won by 8 wickets|
|2021||Monday, September 20, 2021||Kolkata Knight Riders||Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi||KKR won by 9 wickets|
|2022||Sunday, May 8, 2022||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||RCB won by 67 runs|
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