Royal Challengers Bangalore will be up against the Rajasthan Royals in match no.39 of IPL 2022 at the MCA Stadium in Pune. Rajasthan Royals have been in an incredible winning run having won their last two matches narrowly both of them being high scoring ones. With a total of 5 wins so far Rajasthan seems to be pretty comfortable amongst the remaining teams in the tournament.
Royal Challengers Bangalore on the other hand has had a terrible time while playing the Sunrisers in the last match and were bowled out for just 68 runs. Thus their upcoming match provides them with another opportunity to redeem themselves with a win, while their opponents too will look to make merry with another win.
RCB vs RR: Match Details
- Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 39, IPL 2022
- Venue: MCA Stadium, Pune
- Date & Time: April 26, 7:30 PM
Rajasthan Royals: Analysis
Gameplan: With a total of 10 points in 7 matches so far, Rajasthan strongly sits at the third position in the points table. The team has looked absolutely balanced in all its departments. The batting department has been fantastic in the presence of big hitters like Buttler and Samson who’ve been in red hot form.
The bowlers though have leaked too many runs have been able to resist the opposition in crucial phases of the match. Obed McCoy being replaced by a certain Navdeep Saini seems to be a probability after the former’s getting hit for 52 runs in his 3 overs in last match. Thus another masterful performance from the team is possibly expected from the management.
Possible Playing XI: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Karun Nair, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy/Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Analysis
Gameplan: After a humiliating defeat to Hyderabad in the last match, Royal Challengers will look to turn things around with a stronger approach vs Rajasthan tomorrow. The batting lineup totally seemed to collapse under tough circumstances. Virat Kohli’s going back for another golden duck has only added to the miseries of the team’s management which already is a lot of concern after the recent happenings.
Opener Anuj Rawat being inconsistent might tempt the management to try Mahipal Lomror in his place who might provide a bit of stability to the batting order at the top. The bowlers too will look to assist the team with crucial contributions.
Possible Playing XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat/Mahipal Lomror, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Suyash Prabhudessai, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj.
RCB vs RR: Probable Top Performers
Probable best batsman of the match – Jos Buttler
Considering the incredible form Jos Buttler is in, there’s no doubt that he’ll be looking to add another wonderful knock to his this season’s performances. His incredible dominance with the bat in the recent games has taken the entire IPL by storm. Two consecutive centuries in his last innings vs Kolkata and then Delhi speaks loads about his abilities while opening the innings. His contributions have been most crucial in winning his side matches so far. The team management will once again be looking forward to its key player winning them another match tomorrow.
Probable best bowler of the match – Yuzvendra Chahal
With 18 wickets in the IPL so far, Yuzvendra Chahal is the owner of the Purple Cap. His incredible spells have helped his side maintain some wonderful control over the opposition batting innings and choke the runs whenever needed. The wicket-taking ability makes him even more dangerous for the opposition. His hattrick vs Kolkata is an example of how good he can be on his day. Another masterclass with the ball is all the team would need from the leggie in tomorrow’s game vs RCB.
RCB vs RR: Head to head stats
- Total matches played – 26
- RCB won – 13
- RR won – 10
- No result/tie – 3
RCB vs RR: Winning Prediction
Match predictions – Rajasthan Royals to win
With the majority of players having hit some incredibly good rhythm and the batting, in particular, looking stronger than ever, Rajasthan Royals are the more favourite team to add another two points to their tally in the match vs RCB tomorrow. With guys like Buttler, Samson and Yuzvendra Chahal in the team, it won’t be an easy task for RCB to derail such a strong Rajasthan side in tomorrow’s match.