Cricket match date: 30th April 2019
Cricket match time: 08:00 pm IST
Cricket match location: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Indian Premier League 2019
Team A: RCB
Team B: RR
Team A Captain: Virat Kohli
Team B Captain: Ajinkya Rahane
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Cricket Match Preview:
Two teams, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Rajasthan Royals (RR), who struggled at the beginning of the tournament, have turned it around for themselves and are now in with the real shot of reaching the playoff spot. Both teams are now at the sixth and eighth spots on the points table. Both teams now have just two cricket games left and would like to win both games to give themselves a chance.
RCB have been on a roll in the past five cricket games. After losing their first six cricket matches, RCB have won four games out of their next five cricket games. Skipper Virat Kohli has led from the front by scoring a hundred and he has been well supported by the likes of AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis and Moeen Ali. Even their bowlers like Navdeep Saini and Umesh Yadav have done a good job in the later part of the tournament.
RR too, on the other hand, have been very good in recent times. While their big guns like Ben Stokes, Krishanappa Gowtham and Jayadev Unadkat have not been at their best, the likes of Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson and Riyan Parag have helped in resurrecting their campaign. It will be down to these men to continue the winning run of RR.
RCB have had disappointing seasons since 2016 and would be thrilled if they can make it to the playoffs this year. With AB de Villiers already retired from the international cricket, it is not clear if fans will get to see Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers play together again hence, it will work as an added motivation to the entire team.
RR, on the other hand, have lost players like Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes as they have left for the national duty. Steve Smith will also leave for Australia soon and then it will be really difficult for RR to qualify for the playoffs and go beyond. In their first encounter against each other, RR emerged victorious by seven wickets and it will be interesting to see if RCB can win the second battle.
Cricket Match Information:
RCB and RR will take on each other for the second time in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019, respectively. As of now, RCB are at the eighth spot with four wins out of 11 cricket games, whereas RR are at the sixth spot with five wins out of 12 cricket games.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
RCB are being led by Virat Kohli once again. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played in their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of RCB’s playing XI:
- Virat Kohli
- Parthiv Patel
- AB de Villiers
- Marcus Stonis
- Shimron Hetmyer
- Yuzvendra Chahal
- Akshdeep Nath
- Umesh Yadav
- Mohammad Siraj
- NA Saini
- Tim Southee
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
RR are being led by Steve Smith. 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
- Varun Aaron
- LS Livingston
- AJ Turner
- Riyan Parag
- Sanju Samson
- Stuart Binny
- Dhawal Kulkarni
- Shreyas Gopal
- Steve Smith
- Jaidev Unadkat
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Ajinkya Rahane has been in good form in the last few cricket games. His approach at the top of the order will be crucial for RR’s success in this cricket game. Our prediction is of a good knock from him.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The pitch in Bengaluru has been beautiful to bat on. Teams have easily chased down scores of around 200 runs in this IPL on this ground. Even the teams who could not chase down the scores almost reached the required total. Our prediction is of a score of around 200 this time around. Conditions are expected to be dry.
RCB will begin this game of cricket as slight favourites. They have the momentum on their side and are looking very dangerous at the moment. RR are also coming into this cricket game on the back of some good wins, but considering it is the home ground of RCB, it will be to the advantage of RCB. Hence, our prediction is of RR’s victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Sanju Samson (RR) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Yuzvendra Chahal (RCB) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Sanju Samson (RR)
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 1.90
Rajasthan Royals – 1.83
*odds may change anytime