Rajasthan Royals will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the league match of IPL 2020 aka Indian Premier League which will be played at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai. The Rajasthan side will play this game as a DO or DIE whereas the team from Bangalore would want to return to winning ways as well.
Rajasthan Royals are placed at the seventh spot in the points table and it’s a DO or DIE game for them. A defeat at this stage will push RR closer to the elimination. Poor performance from overseas stars is one of the major reasons behind RR’s poor run.
Royal Challengers Bangalore, who missed their chance to grab the second spot on the ladder, will now be desperate to get back to the winning ways and bring about some consistency to their campaign. RCB are at the third spot on the ladder with 10 points in 8 matches. Virat Kohli has generally been good with his tactics in the tournament so far. RCB bowling had done well in their last two matches, but the lack of consistency will certainly be an issue.
Possible Starting Eleven:
Jos Buttler (wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal/Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith (C), Riyan Parag. Mahipal Lomror, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat/Varun Aaron.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, C Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Devdutt Padikal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), Steve Smith, Devdutt Padikal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), Steve Smith, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Ben Stokes, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jofra Archer (vc).
The pitch in Dubai has had everything for both batsmen and the bowlers. The track also tends to get a bit slower in the second half. The sides, batting second.
The sides, batting second, have had to strain in order to get over the line so the toss winning captian will like to bat first.
First inning score prediction:
The average first inning score at this venue is 175 runs.
Head to Head:
RR won- 10
RCB won- 9
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 45%
Rajasthan Royals: 55%
Bet365: RCB – 1.74, RR – 2.21
Betway: RCB – 1.70, RR – 2.15