The vigorous Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on the mighty Rajasthan Royals in their home ground. Both the teams have won one out of their two games and are head-to- head in the points table. In the eleventh match of this year’s IPL, RR and RCB will look forward to trample their rivalry and go up in the points table.
Overall: Matches – 17
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 8
Rajasthan Royals – 7
No Result – 2
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium at Bengaluru will host the clash of the two royal teams – Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Rajasthan Royals.
Average 1st innings score: 167
Average 2nd innings score: 145
Highest Total: 263/5 (20 Ov) by RCB vs PWI
Lowest Total: 82/10 (15.1 Ov) by RCB vs KKR
Highest Chased: 204/2 (18.5 Ov) by RCB vs KXIP
Lowest Defended: 106/2 (8 Ov) by RCB vs CSK
(The above stats only include T20 matches played at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium)
The M.Chinnaswamy Stadium is a mid-high scoring pitch that favors batsmen in shorter formats of the game. However, it also helps fast bowlers during the initial few overs.
How do the teams stack up?
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore After their first victory against Kings XI Punjab, Bangalore looks pretty strong in both batting and bowling. Skipper Virat Kohli and Sarfraz Khan should buckle down to hit some brilliant knocks, unlike the first two matches. RCB’s playing eleven will see no major changes; nevertheless, if anyone has to be replaced, it should be Sarfraz Khan.
Probable XI: Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Sarfraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kulwant Khejroliya
Players to watch out for: Umesh Yadav, Ab de Viliers
Follow their humiliating defeat against Hyderabad; the Rajasthan Royals were lucky against the Delhi Daredevils. The Rajasthan team looks potent on paper and they are yet to reflect the same on the ground. Their costliest Indian player, Unadkat is yet to show his best performance. The RR squad will play against RCB with the same eleven; but Jofra Archer might be seen in place of Ben Laughlin.
Probable XI: Ajinkya Rahane (c), D Arcy Short, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Jos Buttler (wk),
Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin
Players to watch out for: Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson