MATCH 14: RCBvsRR ! Good news for RCB he has also joined the Challengers’ squad

Both Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) have suffered three back-to-back defeats in this edition’s Indian Premier League (IPL). The teams are languishing at the bottom of the table with desperate need of getting a victory under their belt. The Challengers and Royals are next scheduled to lock horns against each other tomorrow at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
As far as numbers are concerned, both teams are neck and neck. Even at the venue in Jaipur, RCB and RR have three victories apiece. As far as the points table is concerned, the Virat Kohli-captained RCB is in more desperate requisite of a triumph as their Net Run Rate (-2.413) got shattered after the heavy drubbing against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

Match Details:

The 14th game of the IPL between RR and RCB will be hosted by the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
The match starts at 08:00 PM local time (02:30 PM GMT).
The game will be live on Star Sports in India. (Live streaming on Hotstar).

Weather Conditions

The temperature would be in the mid-30s for the game but will reduce as the match progresses. The conditions won’t be daunting as the humidity percent will be on the lower side.

Last five completed T20 matches: (Most recent- first)

RR – L, L, L, L, W
RCB – L, L, L, L, W

Pitch Condition/Report:

Average first-innings score: 169 – Last 5-night IPL matches in Jaipur
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost –2

Probable Playing XI:

Rajasthan Royals

Ajinkya Rahane (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Sanju Samson, Ashton Turner, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Varun Aaron, Dhawal Kulkarni
Bench– Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Shubham Ranjane, Mahipal Lomror, Prashant Chopra, Ish Sodhi, Oshane Thomas, Sudhesan Midhun, Jaydev Unadkat

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Parthiv Patel (w), Marcus Stoinis, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar Nathan Coulter-Nile, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj
Bench – Devdutt Padikkal, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Navdeep Saini, Pawan Negi, Akshdeep Nath, Heinrich Klaasen, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee, Prayas Ray Barman, Colin de Grandhomme,

Team News:

Ashton Turner has joined the Royals’ squad.

Marcus Stoinis and Nathan Coulter-Nile has also joined the Challengers’ squad

Power Picks:

Ajinkya Rahane vs RCB: 17 inns 557 runs 37.13 average 1 century 3 fifties

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Virat Kohli, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler
Vice-Captain Options: AB de Villiers, Sanju Samson, Virat Kohli

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/ Small Leagues:

Keeper – Jos Buttler (C)
Batsmen – Sanju Samson, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli (VC), Shimron Hetmyer
All-Rounders – Ben Stokes, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali
Bowlers – Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohammed Siraj

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Parthiv Patel
Batsmen – Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson (C), Ashton Turner, AB de Villiers (VC), Shimron Hetmyer
All-Rounders – Krishnappa Gowtham, Moeen Ali
Bowlers – Jaydev Unadkat, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal

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