Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals
Two teams that have a history of close matches will be up against each other once again this season. Faf du Plessis vs Sanju Samson will surely be a contest for every fan to watch out for. Moreover, this will be an emotional contest for the Bangalore fans as Yuzvendra Chahal and Devdutt Padikkal will be up against their former team.
In the last encounter between both the teams, Royal Challengers Bangalore came out as the winners. Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed played crucial innings for the team. Apart from it, both the teams have given a tough competition to each other. Thus, the match will surely be an exciting one for the fans out there.
Head to Head Matches
- Matches Played: 26 matches
- Matches won by Royal Challengers Bangalore: 13 matches
- Matches won by Rajasthan Royals: 10 matches
The head-to-head record looks to be in the favour of Royal Challengers Bangalore and hence the fans will be hoping that they take the advantage of it.
Pre Match Analysis
Royal Challengers Bangalore will be entering this match after losing against Sunrisers Hyderabad in a one-sided match. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals will be entering here after winning a controversial match against Delhi Capitals, and hence both the teams will be looking to get those two points now.
Rajasthan Royals have been a team that has performed well in all the matches. Jos Buttler, the orange cap holder, has already scored three centuries in just 7 matches. Besides him, Sanju Samson and Shimron Hetmyer have also played well in the middle overs to make sure they get to a good total. However, the form of Devdutt Padikkal and Riyan Parag is a bit of concern for them and hence it will be a big challenge too. In the bowling department, Yuzvendra Chahal is playing well and is the purple cap holder in this year’s IPL. R Ashwin, Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna have also done well and hence the team looks settled for another win to make sure they get the momentum with them.
On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore look in all sorts of trouble after an embarrassing defeat in the last match. Their top 3, Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli and Anuj Rawat have hardly scored runs and thus the pressure always gets on to the middle order. In the middle order, Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed are the only two who have performed consistently for the team. Suyash Prabhudesai is also lacking the mindset that the team needs from him. Apart from it, the bowling department of the team looks settled as Josh Hazlewood and Harshal Patel are doing wonders for them. Wanindu Hasaranga and Mohammed Siraj have also done well and hence the team will be looking to make a comeback in their upcoming match.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals looks all set to be a contest that can be termed as a thriller for the fans. So, we predict that Royal Challengers Bangalore are going to beat Rajasthan Royals in a nail-biting match and Dinesh Karthik will be the standout performer for the team. Thus the bettors can opt for Royal Challengers Bangalore to bet in order to gain some good profits.