Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
In the 43rd match of IPL 2021, Star-Studded Royal Challengers Bangalore will meet struggling Rajasthan Royals which will be a must-win game for the Sanu Samson led side. However, for Royal Challengers Bangalore too, this game will be an important one if the PlayOffs spot is taken into consideration. But for Rajasthan Royals, a loss here will make things difficult for them for the rest of the season.
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Head to Head Record
The rivalry between both teams has been at the top for the past few seasons. The last time when they met, RCB won the match with 10 wickets.
- Matches Played: 24 matches
- RCB Won: 11 matches
- RR Won: 10 matches
- Tie: 0 matches
However, this time, Rajasthan will be looking to take revenge and get the record to 11 wins in 25 games.
Dubai International Cricket Stadium Record
The pitch at Dubai is said to be spinnier than the pitches at Sharjah. It is springy when it first comes out, but later it does offer some turn to the bowlers.
- Matches Played: 95
- Matches won by Batting first team: 38
- Matches won by Chasing team: 56
- No Result: 1
Royal Challengers Bangalore
After 6 wins in 10 games, Royal Challengers Bangalore is placed at the third position in the points table and is just two steps closer to a place in the PlayOffs. However, for them, this game will be an important one for them as if they win then they can end the journey of Rajasthan Royals.
Predicted Playing XI
Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Glenn Maxwell, AB De Villiers (wk), Dan Christian, Tim David, Srikar Bharat, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmad
Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddin,, Suyesh Prabhudessai, KS Bharat, Dushmantha Chameera, Akash Deep, George Garton, Kyle Jamieson, Wanindu Hasaranga
Players to Watch Out
After a complete team performance against Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore will be high on confidence. Their batting order of Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and AB De Villiers can dominate any bowling attack. Apart from it, their spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal can also prove to be handy with the ball.
After a heartbreaking loss against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the Road to Playoffs looks hard for them. However, with just 4 wins in 10 games, they will be looking to get their 4 wins in the other 4 games. Apart from them, their team combination has always been an issue for them because of lack of experience in the middle order.
Predicted Playing XI
Sanju Samson (C and WK), Yashaswi Jaswal, Liam Livingstone, Evin Lewis,
Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Kartik Tyagi, Chetan Sakariya, Mahipal Lomror
Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Manan Vohra, Shivam Dube, K.C. Cariappa, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh, Glenn Phillips, Oshane Thomas, Tabraiz Shamsi, David Miller
Players to watch out
Rajasthan Royals has been doing well because of their captain, Sanju Samson. Apart from him, Yashaswi Jaswal and Evin Lewis are performing well. However, players like Riyan Parag and Rahul Tewatia need to step up. Besides them, their bowling attack has done good and would like to continue their form in the match.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have an advantage over Rajasthan Royals because of the Head to Head record. However, if Rajasthan Royals middle-order starts performing, then they can get the better of their opponents. So, we predict that Rajasthan Royals will beat Royal Challengers Bangalore as RCB always crumble under the pressure. However, if RCB’s middle-order performs well, then they will get one step close to the playoffs.