Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL Match Prediction
Rajasthan Royals will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 33rd match of the Indian Premier League. The match will be played on the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai and is scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM local time
Rajasthan’s record chase of 226 in their second league game must have send chills down the spine of all the other teams of the competition. Two back to back 200+ scores, two consecutive wins to start the tournament, Rajasthan Royals wouldn’t have imagined themselves at the 6th position in the points table halfway into the tournament. Their batting that looked a force at the start of the tournament has collapsed face down. None of their batsmen look like scoring runs. Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler have run out of gas after their initial onslaught. Steve Smith too doesn’t look his usual self. Same goes with Robin Uthappa and other batsmen to follow. Yes, Rahul Tewatiya has shown promise but Rajasthan needs runs from their top order if they’re to revive their tournament. In the bowling department, Jofra Archer has been outstanding but the rest of the bowlers have been a big led down. Now, it’s a make or break situation for Rajasthan. Either they pick themselves up; or brace themselves for an early exit from the tournament.
The way RCB has played this season; they must have surprised themselves too. Well, jokes apart but Virat Kohli will be delighted to the way RCB has stood up to the occasion. The game against Punjab, however, showed that RCB is vulnerable when put under pressure. As a skipper, Virat Kohli was completely off target against Punjab. Whether it was his decision to send Washington Sunder and Shivam Dube ahead of AB de Villiers or not bowling Sunder in the powerplay, every move he tried, backfired on him. He need to be vary of the fact that even a slightest mistake can cost you the match in this format. Overall, the team is playing and their batting looks as brutal as it could be. The only problem for Virat Kohli will be the performance of their support bowlers. Mohammed Siraj has leaked too many runs for anyone’s liking. Kohli need to fix this quickly or it could nullify all the good work done in no time. Rajasthan has a very good team and though they’re out for form, we’ll back them to pip RCB as the conditions favour them more than Virat Kohli’s men.
Date – 17 Oct 2020
Time – 15:30:00, GMT +5:30
Venue – Dubai Cricket Stadium – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Winner – Rajasthan Royals
RR vs RCB Toss Prediction
Toss could go either way but team winning the toss should bat first
The weather at Dubai is expected to make the players sweat with temperatures touching 36 degree Celsius.
The match will be played on the Dubai International cricket Stadium, Dubai. The average score on the ground this season has been around 160. That’s a very good total to defend considering that the pitch gets considerably slow in the second innings.
Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing 11
Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Smith (c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Rahul Tewatiya, Shreyas Gopal, Riyan Parag, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Karthik Tyagi, Jayadev Unadkat.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted Playing 11
Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers(wk), Shivam Dube, Washington Sunder, Navdeep Saini, , Isuru Udana, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Chri Morris
Dream 11 Team