RR vs RCB Match Preview

Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal struggled to provide a strong start for the team this season, despite being one of the top opening pairs last year. However, the middle order has performed well, ensuring that the Royals have scored enough runs.

Riyan Parag has been in good form, scoring two half-centuries in three matches and is currently the second-highest run-getter this season. He, along with Sanju Samson, will have an important role to play with the bat in this match. The lower order also adds depth to the batting lineup with players like Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmeyer, and Shubham Dubey.

The bowlers have been impressive so far, with Yuzvendra Chahal leading the team in wickets with six. He will be supported by Ravichandran Ashwin in the spin department. Nandre Burger and Trent Boult will spearhead the bowling attack with the new ball.

Virat Kohli has been in exceptional form with the bat, amassing 204 runs at an impressive average of 67.66. As the top run-scorer of the season, he has notched up 2 half-centuries. Despite his stellar performances, he has not received much support from his teammates. Faf du Plessis, who was one of the top run-getters in the previous season, is yet to play a significant innings.

On the other hand, players like Rajat Patidar, Anuj Rawat, Glenn Maxwell, and Cameron Green are still finding their rhythm. The bowling unit is also facing inconsistencies, with Mohammed Siraj only managing to take 3 wickets in 4 matches.

Maxwell and Yash Dayal have been the standout bowlers for the team, each picking up 4 wickets. Reece Topley recently joined the squad and is expected to bolster the seam department with his quality bowling.


Weather Report

The weather is likely to be warm and dry with temperatures of around 30 degrees Celsius. 

Pitch Report

The Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur is a high-scoring venue. The two matches played here this season have seen an average first-inning score of around 185. The surface is dry and there is very little help for the quicker bowlers. The batsmen will find the ball coming nicely onto the bat. The pitch does slow down a bit in the second half and will help the slower bowlers.

Anything over 180 will be tricky to chase.

Notable stats

Chahal: Unstoppable in the IPL

Yuzvendra Chahal picked up a 3-wicket haul in RR’s latest fixture against the Mumbai Indians. Chahal now has 20 3-wicket hauls in the IPL, which is the joint-highest for any bowler.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


RR vs RCB Probable 11

RR Playing 11

  • Yashasvi Jaiswal
  • Jos Buttler
  • Sanju Samson (C)
  • Riyan Parag
  • Dhruv Jurel
  • Shimron Hetmeyer
  • Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Trent Boult
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Nandre Burger
  • Avesh Khan

RCB Playing 11

  • Virat Kohli
  • Faf du Plessis (C)
  • Dinesh Kartik
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Cameron Green
  • Rajat Patidar
  • Anuj Rawat (Wk)
  • Mayank Dagar
  • Reece Topley
  • Mohammed Siraj
  • Yash Dayal
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing the Rajasthan Royals to win this match. The team has been clinical in its performance this season and has won all its 3 matches. Some of the key players are in excellent form and are likely to play well. On the other hand, RCB has struggled to perform consistently and will find it difficult to bounce back. 


Top Picks

Virat Kohli: Virat Kohli is in excellent form with the bat and is the leading run-getter of the season. Kohli has scored 203 runs at a strike rate of 140.97.

Riyan Parag: Riyan Parag has scored 2 half-centuries in his 3 innings and is 2nd in the list of top run-scorers.

Yuzvendra Chahal: One of the best slow bowlers in the IPL, Chahal has picked up 5 wickets in his last 2 outings and has a miserly economy rate of 5.50. 


RR vs RCB Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: S Samson, A Rawat

Batters: V Kohli (C), F du Plessis

All-rounders: G Maxwell, R Parag (VC), R Ashwin, C Green

Bowlers: T Boult, Y Chahal, N Burger

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