RCB Green Jersey Match: Date, Record And Stats Ahead Of RR Meeting In IPL 2023

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.

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers had the best green jersey match for RCB in IPL

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers had the best green jersey match for RCB in IPL

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

Matches: 12

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

Season Date Versus Venue Result
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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