The Royal Challengers Bangalore will be taking on the Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 2 of IPL 2022, which is going to be the penultimate match of this season of the tournament. The winner of this game shall join the Gujarat Titans in the finals to be played on the 29th of May. Both the teams have displayed some fantastic performances on the field so far and are just a win away from the berth to the finals.
RR vs RCB: Match Details
- Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
- Match 73:- Qualifier 2 – RR vs RCB
- Date & Time: May 27, 7:30 PM
Rajasthan Royals: Analysis
Gameplan: The Rajasthan Royals who finished second at the end of the league stages in the points table had to succumb to a defeat to the table toppers Gujarat Titans in the Qualifier 1. The Sanju Samson led side will have another chance to make it into the finals as they take the field tonight in the clash against RCB. The team has been solid both in the batting and bowling departments.
Their key players hitting form and most importantly star batsman Jos Buttler finding his rhythm back again was a relief to the management. However, letting go of the momentum by leaking away too many runs in the death overs by the bowlers has been a huge concern for the team. The team will expectedly be going ahead with an unchanged side.
Possible Playing XI:- Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Analysis
Gameplan: Royal Challengers Bangalore have displayed a courageous set of performances so far this season. The team is coming off after a heroic win against the Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator match. The batters put up a fantastic show at first which was later on narrowly defended by the bowlers to hand their side a crucial win.
The biggest surprise package has been the uncapped Indian, Rajat Patidar who turned the matchup on its head with his brilliant century. The team management will be hopeful of seeing such individual and collective brilliance again in the upcoming crucial match.
Possible Playing XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj.
RR vs RCB: Probable Top Performers
Probable best batsman of the match – Jos Buttler
With his magical knock of 89 in the last match, Jos Buttler was the peak of the batters for his side in the crucial match vs Gujarat Titans. Unfortunately for him, he couldn’t win his side the match as his knock went in vain owing to some flaws from the bowling unit. The batsman displayed great stroke play as he took every bowler on and smashed them to all parts of the ground. The right-hander also has now brought up 700 runs in this season of the IPL and is most possibly going to finish as the leading run scorer this season. It’s highly expected that an in form har hitting, Buttler will show his batting blitz for sure against RCB in the Qualifier 2 match.
Probable best bowler of the match – Josh Hazelwood
Josh hazelwood has been a highly impactful player for his side so far this season. With his high wicket-taking ability and economic bowling spells, the Australian has quite often lived up to his worth and help his side win games. With 18 wickets to his name until now, the pacer will be eager to add more to his tally for sure. A cracking performance with the ball is all that the management will be expecting from him tonight.
RR vs RCB: Head to head stats
- Matches played – 26
- RR won – 11
- RCB won – 13
- No results – 2
RR vs RCB: Winning Prediction
Match Predictions – Royal Challengers Bangalore to win the match
Based on their current winning form and the amount of quality performance that the key players have displayed recently a buoyant Royal Challengers Bangalore side is favourite to beat the Rajasthan Royals in the Qualifier 2 thereby cementing their place in the IPL final.