IPL 2018, 11th Match, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals
Sunday, April 15, 2018, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are on a high after beating Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Chinnaswamy stadium on Friday (April 13). They will now play their second home game on Sunday (April 15) against Rajasthan Royals (RR). Play starts at 04:00 pm IST.
Both these teams are coming into this game with a win in their home ground and a loss in an Away game. Out of the two, RCB looks stronger considering their performances in the first two games in the ongoing season. Though they lost to KKR at the Eden Gardens, they had gone down fighting.
Rajasthan Royals had a dull season so far with batting being the main concern. Darcy Short who is yet to fire had a nervous start to his IPL career so far. He is dismissed as run-out in both the games RR played. That is some coincidence. RR’s no-show against SRH will haunt them until their batsmen won a game for them in this season.
Overall, Rajasthan Royals need to work on their batting order before taking field on Sunday against the mighty Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Head to Head Record:
In the total 16 games played against each other, RCB has won 8 games while RR won 7 games with the other game washed out by rain. In the last 5 games, both teams won 2 games apiece and the other was washed out.
Favorites to win:
Rajasthan Royals still need to work on their batting combinations even though they have defeated Delhi in their previous game. Royal Challengers Bangalore are a force with too many stars in their batting line up and playing in their own home ground will make them the strongest contenders to win the game.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Sarfraz Khan, Chris Woakes, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Brendon McCullum, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Quinton de Kock, Mohammed Siraj, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Colin de Grandhomme, M. Ashwin, Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, Mandeep Singh, Manan Vohra, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Kulwant Khejroliya, Aniket Choudhary, Pavan Deshpande, Anirudha Ashok Joshi
Rajasthan Royals: Ben Stokes, Jaydev Unadkat, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jos Buttler, Ajinkya Rahane, Darcy Short, Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Zahir Khan Pakteen, Ben Laughlin, Stuart Binny, Dushmantha Chameera, Anureet Singh, Aryaman Vikram Birla, Midhun S, Shreyas Gopal, Prashant Chopra, Jatin Saxena, Ankit Sharma, Mahipal Lomror