High-flying Royal Challengers Bangalore will be looking to keep their unbeaten run-on against struggling Rajasthan Royals on Thursday night. RCB have won all opening three matches this season IPL 2021 edition. Rajasthan Royals have won 1 and lost 2 matches and now sit at the 7th position in the league table.
Match Details: RCB vs RR
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, Date: 22nd April 2021. Time: 19:30 IST.
Preview: RCB vs RR
Royal Challengers Bangalore have started this season on a high note. They have won all matches and most importantly against big teams like Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders. RCB are also looking strong with individual performances from all players. Newly signed Glenn Maxwell has been a star for the RCB, leading the Orange Cap race. In bowling, Harshal Patel is leading the Purple Cap race and managed to keep pacer Navdeep Saini on the bench.
Rajasthan Royals are facing with same problems, not enough consistent on any front. Skipper Sanju Samson smashed the first century of this IPL in the o pening fixture but failed to build a form in the last two matches. The same goes for every player. RR bowling unit is letting them down as major pacers Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes have been ruled out of this season due to injuries. Liam Livingstone has also left Rajasthan camp due to personal reasons, another big blow for RR.
Weather Report RCB vs RR:
Raining and late night dove is unlikely on Tuesday night in Mumbai. Maharashtra capital will be having around 30 degree Celsius temperature during game time.
Wankhede’s pitch witnessed the ball spinning at the end of the game during the CSK vs RR match 3 days ago. Rajasthan Royals looked confident of chasing a big total in that match but lost momentum in the end to the spinners Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja. Toss-winning captain is likely to choose bat first and can expect to score past 180 runs easily on Wednesday.
Probable Playing XI:
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli(C), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Ab de Villiers, Shahbaz Ahmed, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson(C&WK), David Miller, Shivam Dube, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakaria, Mustafizur Rahman.
Head to Head Stats: RCB vs RR
Glenn Maxwell: What a purchase it has been for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Maxwell has scored 78, 59, and 39 runs in his first three matches and now leading the Orange Cap race by a good margin. He will must-pick option for all the fantasy game fanatics on Thursday night.
Jos Buttler: English Wicket-keeper has been in good form for the Royals with the latest 49 runs off 35 balls inning against CSK. RR opener will be looking to score his first half-century of this IPL edition and the Wankhede pitch will be more suitable for his style against RCB.
Devdutt Padikkal: RCB opener missed the first two fixtures due to being in a quarantine zone. He returned to pitch in the last match and scored decent 25 runs off 28 balls. He will be the leading player on the pitch to make big difference as he will be looking to get back in form fans witnessed last year.
Virat Kohli: You can’t miss this big name when you are choosing your fantasy league team. Kohli showed his form in the first two matches but was unlucky to carry on his great form in the last match. He will be looking to bounce back quickly with another big knock.
Virat Kohli, Jos Buttler, Glenn Maxwell.
Team 1(if RCB bat first):
Team 2(if RR bat first):
Probable Winners: RCB
Royal Challengers Bangalore will be looking to keep their unbeaten run against struggling Rajasthan Royals on the Thursday night clash.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.