With almost no chances of qualification to the playoffs, Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Rajasthan Royals in the match 49 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on April 30, 2019. The match will start at 8:00 PM. The two teams have already met in this tournament once before. Rajasthan had beaten Virat Kohli and his men in Jaipur by seven wickets.
Unlike RCB, Rajasthan Royals have a little chance of qualification. Having won five out of their 12 matches so far, Rajasthan needs to win both their matches to stand a chance of qualification. They are currently placed at the seventh position. Bangalore, on the other hand, hasn’t been in top form since the start of this IPL. They have won only four out of their 12 matches. They lost their previous match against Delhi Capitals by 17 runs which resulted in their disqualification from the tournament.
Rajasthan Royals is coming from a brilliant win against Sunrisers Hyderabad a few days back. They won that match by seven wickets to keep themselves afloat in this race for the qualification.
RCB vs RR Squads
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Shivam Dube, Heinrich Klaasen, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Marcus Stoinis, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shimron Hetmyer, Mohammed Siraj, Tim Southee, Prayas Barman, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Milind Kumar, Akshdeep Nath, Kulwant Khejroliya, Himmat Singh, Devdutt Padikkal
Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shashank Singh, Shubham Ranjane, Mahipal Lomror, Ish Sodhi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Sudhesan Midhun, Aryaman Birla, Manan Vohra, Prashant Chopra
RCB vs RR Team News
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
1. Shivam Dube could be dropped in order to get a bit more stable line-up on the pitch.
2. Heinrich Klaasen would have to fight with Shimron Hetmyer for one spot in the lineup.
3. Tim Southee could come back into the side.
Predicted 11: Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen/Shimron Hetmyer, Gurkeerat Mann, Marcus Stoinis, Tim Southee/Mohammad Siraj, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
1. After the win in Hyderabad, it is highly unlikely that Rajasthan will make any changes to their winning combination.
2. This would be the last match for Steve Smith.
Predicted 11: Ajinkya Rahane, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson (wk), Steve Smith (C), Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Oshane Thomas, Varun Aaron
RCB vs RR Pitch Report
Bengaluru has always been known to have a wicket with some bounce on it and a lot of runs. Short boundaries will only help the case for the batsmen while bowlers could have a bad day.
Parthiv Patel has been batting brilliantly this season at the top of the order. He has scored 365 runs in this season.
Virat Kohli has 423 runs this season and is no doubt a great pick along with AB de Villiers, who has scored 431 runs. Ajinkya Rahane has also been impressive with 391 runs under his belt.
Marcus Stoinis and Washington Sundar are the key all-rounders from the RCB bench. Stoinis has a batting average of 70.33 this season.
Yuzvendra Chahal has 16 wickets this year and has been bowling really well. Shreyas Gopal has taken 15 wickets and Bengaluru is his home ground, so he could just bowl a good spell here. Varun Aaron has taken four wickets from his three appearances while Jaydev Unadkat has nine wickets this season.