RCB has impressed everyone with its performance in this season. RR, on the other hand, has struggled a lot to find consistency. The Kohli led side will look to stabilize their position on the points table. RCB will face RR in the next match of IPL.
Royal Challengers Banglore vs Rajasthan Royals
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Date: Oct 17, 2020
Time: 03:30 PM
Royal Challengers Banglore will face Rajasthan Royals in the 33rd match of IPL 2020 at Dubai International stadium. RCB has played well in this season so far. They are at the 3rd position on the points table with 5 wins from 8 matches. They lost their last match against KXIP. RR is still struggling to find momentum in this season. They are at 7th position on the points table with 3 wins from 8 matches. They lost their last match against the unstoppable DC. Both teams have some best in class players in their quiver and it will be interesting to watch out which team registers a victory in this game. Royal Challengers Banglore will be starting as favorites to win this match.
The skies will stay clear with zero chances of rain interruptions. The weather conditions will remain hot for the entire duration of the game with no relief even after the sunset. The temperature is expected to hover around 32 degrees Celsius.
The IPL 2020 has progressed into the second half of the season with plenty of matches being at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Consequently making the track a bit slowed down and creating a lot more pressure on the batsmen to score runs. Batsmen will need to spend time before attacking bowlers for maximums. The pacers will enjoy the initial swing and spinners will like to bowl in the latter half of the game. The average 1st innings score at this venue is 178 runs.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI:
Royal Challengers Banglore:
Shivam Dube, Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Jos Buttler (WK), Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Sanju Samson, Steven Smith (C), Ben Stokes, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi.
HEAD TO HEAD RECORDS:
Virat Kohli: The run machine has scored 304 runs from 8 matches in this season. The RCB skipper has momentum by his side and is therefore expected to play explosive innings against the Rajasthan Royals.
Chris Morris: The Proteas all-rounder has featured in the three games in this season and provided strength to the RCB bowling lineup. He has picked 5 wickets at an economic rate of 4.83. He showed some glimpses with the bat as well in the last game wherein he scored 25 runs off 8 balls.
Jaydev Unadkat: He played exceptionally well in the Ranji Trophy wherein he managed to scalp 67 wickets. Unadkat is also well experienced in IPL with 81 wickets in 79 matches. He can prove to be a great differential pick in this game.
Shivam Dube: The young talented player has impressed everyone with his all-round performance for RCB. In this season he has picked 4 wickets and scored 102 runs in 8 matches. He has contributed a lot for RCB in this season and will be hoping to play well in this game too.
TEAM 1 (IF RCB BATS FIRST)
TEAM 2 (IF RR BATS FIRST)
Royal Challengers Banglore is expected to win this game.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.