Cricket match date: 2nd April 2019
Cricket match time: 08:00 pm IST
Cricket match location: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Indian Premier League 2019
Team A: RR
Team B: RCB
Team A Captain: Ajinkya Rahane
Team B Captain: Virat Kohli
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Cricket Match Preview:
Two batting heavy lineups in Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will clash with each other in an important cricket game for their campaigns. Both teams have lost their first two cricket games and have struggled for different reasons.
RCB had a heartbreaking loss against Mumbai Indians (MI) in their last cricket game. Despite the quality knocks from Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, they could not win the cricket game. They had restricted MI to a par score of 187 runs and, in reply, got off to a great start. It was the genius of Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga that managed to defend 41 runs required off last four with AB at the crease.
RR Royals had a huge controversy in their first game due to Kings XI Punjab skipper R Ashwin running out Jos Butler in a controversial manner. However, despite playing good cricket in the second cricket game, they could not win the game due to David Warner’s brilliance while chasing the score. RR’s Sanju Samson scored the first century of this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) but it was not enough for RR to secure the win.
Both the teams’ bowling has come under the scanner because of their inability to restrict their opponents in the death overs. RCB had just Hardik Pandya to contend with and if they had dismissed him at this stage, they would have had to chase a much lower score than they had to eventually. Ultimately, Pandya teed off and MI reached a score, which proved to be too much for RCB.
RR have bigger names in their bowling lineup compared to RCB but they still failed to live up to their potential. Dhawal Kulkarni, Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes were expected to do far better than they have so far in this tournament. RR would also like to see Krishanppa Gowtham do a lot more with the ball than he has so far.
This is going to be an important game of cricket for both sides because if they do not get a win soon, this might turn out to be a long series for them.
Cricket Match Information:
RR and RCB will take on each other in their fourth cricket game of the IPL 2019 respectively. Both cricket teams are winless by the time this piece is being written.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
RR are being led by Ajinkya Rahane this year as well. He led RR to a playoff spot last year. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played in their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of RR’s playing XI:
- Ajinkya Rahane
- Jos Butler
- Ben Stokes
- Jofra Archer
- Krishnappa Gowtham
- Sanju Samson
- Rahul Tripathi
- Dhawal Kulkarni
- Shreyas Gopal
- Steve Smith
- Jaidev Unadkat
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
RCB are being led by Virat Kohli once again. Our prediction is of at least one change in Tim Southee for their next cricket game as they look avoid another loss in the competition.
Here is our prediction of RCB’s playing XI:
- Virat Kohli
- Parthiv Patel
- AB de Villiers
- Shimron Hetmyer
- Moeen Ali
- Yuzvendra Chahal
- Shivam Dube
- Umesh Yadav
- Mohammad Siraj
- NA Saini
- Tim Southee
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Jos Butler versus AB de Villiers. Both batsmen are known as 360-degree players due to their wide range of strokes. It will be sensational if both men get going in the same cricket game.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The pitch in Jaipur is beautiful to bat as was evident in the first home game of RR against KXIP. RR nearly pulled the run chase against KXIP before losing the way during the last stage of the cricket game. Our prediction is of a score of around 170 this time around. Conditions are expected to be dry.
RR will begin this game of cricket as slight favourites. They have a better overall record against RCB in recent times and RCB have been miserable with the ball in recent games. RR are also coming into this cricket game on the back of a horrible bowling performance against SRH. Hence, our prediction is of RR’s victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Jos Butler (RR) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Shreyas Gopal (RR) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Ben Stokes (RR)
*odds may change anytime