The teams of Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore will face each other for the second time in the season today. The venue of the match will be Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium (MCA). In the first encounter, RCB lost the match by 4 wickets. Before this match, the Bangalore team was all out for just 68 runs against SRH.
The effect of that performance can also affect this game for Royal Challengers. Although statistics show that Virat’s bat often speaks against Rajasthan, the team will be expected to perform better. Rajasthan, after registering a 15-run win against Delhi in a close match, their spirits are looking high.
RCB vs. RR: Match Preview
Rajasthan team is looking at rhythm
RR team is playing like champions for the first time after season 1. The biggest proof of this is that Orange Cap winner Jos Buttler and Purple Cap winner Yuzvendra Chahal are part of the Rajasthan team. Seeing the form of Butler, it seems that he is fully determined to break the record for most runs in a season.
Along with Sanju Samson and Devdutt Padikkal are also now seen in color. The bowling attack has become much stronger with the arrival of Yuzvendra Chahal. The famous pair of Krishna, Navdeep Saini, and Trent Boult have been consistently successful in taking wickets in the powerplay and death overs. If the entire team manages to perform as a unit, then Bengaluru can face a tough challenge.
Can't win matches only on the basis of Faf du Plessis and Dinesh Karthik
Royal Challengers Bangalore have also won 5 matches like Rajasthan's but there is a fundamental difference between the two. Actually, Bangalore has not been able to get a good opening partnership for a long time. Anuj Rawat played just one good inning but after that, his bat has gone silent.
In every match, the pair of Dinesh Karthik and Faf du Plessis cannot win the match for the team. The rest of the players also have to understand their responsibility.
RCB vs. RR: Probable XI
RCB Probable XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat/Mahipal Lomror, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Suyash Prabhudesai, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj
Probable RR XI: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c&wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Karun Nair, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy, Yuzvendra Chahal