Match 53 of IPL 2018 is going to be crucial for both Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. RR and RCB are all set to lock antlers at the knockout game to fortify their playoff hopes alive. While Rajasthan have bid goodbye to their key players, RCB looks stronger than ever. Find the RR vs RCB Probable Final Playing 11 below.
Overall: Matches – 18
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 8
Rajasthan Royals – 8
No Result – 2
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Sawai Mansingh Stadium at Jaipur will witness the clash of the two royal teams – Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Rajasthan Royals.
|Matches won batting first||13|
|Matches won bowling first||26|
|Average 1st Inns scores||156|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||142|
|Highest total recorded||197/1 (20 Ov) by RR vs RCB|
|Lowest total recorded||92/10 (18.2 Ov) by MI vs RR|
|Highest score chased||197/5 (19.4 Ov) by RR vs DC|
|Lowest score defended||151/7 (20 Ov) by SRH vs RR|
(The above stats only include the IPL matches played at Sawai Mansingh Stadium)
RR vs RCB Probable Final Playing 11
Ajinkya Rahane is likely to open the batting with Rahul Tripathi in the absence of Jos Buttler. Sanju Samson, Heinrich Klassen and Prashant Chopra are likely to fill the middle order. RR’s revelation, Krishnappa Gowtham had a bad game against Kolkata. He will redress his flaws and get going against RCB to qualify for the playoffs. Stuart Binny hasn’t had much chance to prove himself; he would hope to score big in the last league match. Ben Laughlin is likely to join the playing XI to support RR’s bowling unit.
Probable 11: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Heinrich Klassen (wk), Prashant Chopra, Krishnappa Gowtham, Stuart Binny, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Ben Laughlin
Players to watch out for: Ish Sodhi, Jofra Archer
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The Royal Challengers are flying high on confidence after defeating the table toppers. Though Virat Kohli faltered, Ab de Villier, Moeen Ali and Colin de Grandhomme helped RCB to reach a huge target. The trio’s form in the middle order is a threat to the Rajasthan Royals. Sarfraz Khan justified his re-entry by smashing boundaries and finishing the match. RCB’s bowling was good enough to defend a 200+ target but still have errors to redress. Fielding is where RCB needs to concentrate to win their crucial game against Rajasthan.
Probable 11: Parthiv Patel (WK), Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Players to watch out for: Ab de Villiers, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali