Indian Premier League 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Rajasthan Royals, Match No. 33

Match predictions

Winners Prediction: Rajasthan Royals took a nosedive after two wins in their first two matches as they have lost 4 out of their last 5 matches.  They will need to win this match to stay in pace with other teams in the qualification race. RCB lost their second match to KXIP and will look to bring their campaign back on track and seal their spot in qualifiers earlier. We expect royal Challengers Bangalore to win this match. 

Score Prediction: Dubai has been a good venue for the spin bowlers and we can expect average scores in the range of 160-180 runs in this venue. The pitch is expected to slow down as the match progresses.  

Toss Prediction: Teams batting first have won the most matches at this venue this season and both captain will look to bat first. The pitch might slow down as the match progresses. 

Predicted Playing XI

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Mohammed Siraj, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal 

RAJASTHAN ROYALS: Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Smith (c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Shreyas Gopal, Karthik Tyagi, Jaydev Unadkat

MATCH FACTS

  • RCB has 10 points from 8 matches while RR has just 6 points from 8 matches so far.  
  • RCB beat RR by 8 wickets in their previous encounter this season.  
  • RR has just one win in their last 5 matches while RCB has 3 wins in their last 5 matches.   

Players to Bet on

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE 

  1. Virat Kohli – Kohli has scored 256 runs at a strike rate of 135 so far this season. He has scored almost 70% of his runs in the last 4-5 matches and will look to continue his good form with the bat in this match too. 
  2. AB De Villiers – ABD has 226 runs at a superb strike rate of 185+ in the matches he batted so far. He has displayed his wide variety of shots once he gets going and he will be dangerous batsman to stop.     
  3. Chris Morris – Chris Morris has made a huge difference to the RCB bowling attack in the power play and death overs. He will be vital member in RCB`s campaign this year. 

RAJASTHAN ROYALS

  1. Ben Stokes – Stokes opened the batting in the last 2 matches and he looked good for his 41 runs in the last match. He will look to make a massive score with the bat in this match. 
  2. Jos Buttler – Buttler scored 22 runs off 8 balls before he fell to pacy Nortje. He played scoop shots beautifully against the 155+ kmph deliveries last night easily.
  3. Jofra Archer – Archer bowled thunderbolts with deliveries clocking 145+ kmph consistently last match and he is superb form troubling the batsmen consistently. He has 12 wickets at an economy arte of 6.5 RPO this season despite bowling in power play and death overs.  

DREAM XI Picks

Wicket-Keeper: Jos Buttler (RR), AB De Villiers (RCB)

Batsmen: Virat Kohli (RCB), Devdutt Padikkal (RCB), Riyan parag (RR)

All-rounders: Chris Morris (RCB), Washington Sundar (RCB), Ben Stokes (RR)

Bowlers: Yuzi Chahal (RCB), Karthik Tyagi (RCB), Jofra Archer (RR)

Captain: Virat Kohli (RCB) or Jofra Archer (RR)

Vice-Captain: Yuzi Chahal (RCB) or Ben Stokes (RR)

RCB – Royal Challengers Bangalore

RR – Rajasthan Royals 

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