The battle of the Royals will be seen in the Wankhede Stadium between Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) and Rajasthan Royals(RR). RCB had completed their Chennai tour and will start the Mumbai campaign against RR in the Indian Premier League( IPL) 2021.
RCB are the current table-toppers with 6 points and a net run rate of +0.750. They have beaten KKR in their last match in Chennai. They will be looking to continue their dream run this season.
On the other hand, RR have lost their last match against CSK. The team is struggling in the middle order. They really don’t have much experience in the middle order. The loss of Ben Stokes is still suffering the team.
The team is in good shape. Kohli is so confident with the Indian players that he decided to play with three overseas players in the last match. Maxwell and De Villiers are in outstanding form.
Chahal has got the first wickets in the last match and gained momentum.
Siraj, Jamieson, and Harshal are also doing pretty well with the ball. Rajat Patidar got two chances but failed to execute. We may see Dan Christian back or Daniels Sams in this match.
The team led by Sanju Samson is struggling with their forms. None of them are consistent except the bowlers. Unadakat, Sakariya, Mustafizur are bowling really well and picking wickets regularly.
But the batsmen are failing on every occasion. Buttler is making some runs. Vohra, Sanju, Dube are inconsistent. Riyan Parag and Miller are also unable to convert their chances. The lack of experience in the team is one of the reasons for their failure.
RCB vs RR: Match Details
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Time: 7:30pm IST
RCB vs RR: What to expect
The pitch on which the match will be played will be a crucial factor. We have seen teams all-out in 106. We have seen a successful 200+ run chase on this ground too. The outfield is super fast. Both the team has big hitters. Teams would like to chase. But if a team can put 200+ runs on the board in the first innings they will be in a better position.
Probable XI of RCB:
The overseas players like Maxwell, ABD, Jamieson are doing great for the team. The Wankhede is a new venue for them. There may not too many changes. Rajat Patidar may sit and a new Indian batsman could be introduced.
Dan Christian has been benched in the last match, he may return into the eleven. Daniel Sams is out of Quarantine. He is now available to pick.
RCB team against RR: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Washington Sundar, AB De Villiers (WK), Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian/Rajat Patidar/Daniel Sams, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj.
Probable XI of RR
Stokes and Jofra are not in the team. Livingstone also went back to England. RR is suffering due to a lack of options to build their playing eleven. In top order, Samson and Vohra have to be more responsible.
In the middle order, Dube has to shine. They can play Mahipal Lomror as well. Bowling is quite good with Mustafizur, Unadkat, Sakariya. Morris can bat up in the order as well.
RR team against RCB: Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (C & WK), Shivam Dube/Mahipal Lomror, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman.