RCB vs RR – Match Preview

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IPL 49th match between RCB and RR is at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium Bangalore. Currently RCB is at 8th position of the points table with 8 points and RR are at 7th position with 10 points.

RCB has lost their last match against DC by 16 runs and RR has won their last match against SRH by 7 wickets.

When both teams met earlier, RR has won by 7 Wickets. S.Gopal was awarded Man of the Match.

RCB who made a strong statement by winning three games back to back, has lost the momentum in their last game against DC. RCB has struggled a lot with the middle order batsman. The departure of Moeen Ali and Steyn has affected the RCB camp. They look to re-arrange the batting line up for the middle order batsman and can see a couple of changes for tonight’s match. RR is in great form after the back to back wins. Now they have a strong mix of players and look positive for tonight’s game. For RR it’s a must-win game to keep their playoff hopes alive. RR might play with the same team. It will be the last game for RR Captain Steve Smith, after this game he will be leaving to Australia for WC preparations.

Bangalore pitch has always supported the chasing side. More than 70% of the teams who bats 2nd have won the match. So, Toss is very crucial in tonight’s game.

Head to Head Overall Matches – 20

RCB – 8        RR – 10

At Bangalore – 8

RCB – 2        RR – 4

Probable Playing Xl

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen/Shimron Hetmyer, Gurkeerat Mann, Marcus Stoinis, Tim Southee/Mohammad Siraj,Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal

Rajasthan Royals:

Ajinkya Rahane, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson (wk), Steve Smith (C), Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Oshane Thomas, Varun Aaron

Average Score at Bangalore – 190

Last 3 Matches Form:

RCB : W,W,L

RR    : L,W,W

RCB has no chance to get into playoffs. RR has a thin chance of getting into playoffs, If they win the remaining games with a higher run rate.

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