RR vs BLR Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians inched closer to a playoff spot yesterday with victories. In the afternoon game, KKR chased down 127 set by the Delhi Capitals. Sunil Narine was the Player of the Match for his contributions with bat and ball. The second game was a crucial one as Mumbai defeated Punjab Kings by six wickets. Kieron Pollard was adjudged Player of the Match for taking KL Rahul and Chris Gayle’s wicket in the same over.
The two Royals go head to head in match 43 of the IPL. RR cannot afford to lose this game while another win for RCB should perhaps be enough for qualification. In the reverse fixture, RCB won comfortably as they eased past RR’s target of 178 with 10 wickets. Devdutt Padikkal had scored an unbeaten hundred in that game.
Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Match 43, Indian Premier League
29 September 2021, 07:30 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. The matches are split in three venues- Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. IPL is broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
RR vs BLR Head to Head: There is not much between the two sides as RCB have won 11 and RR have won 10 times.
RR – 40%
BLR – 60%
RR’s batting has looked shaky and only Sanju Samson is delivering. Their bowling doesn’t carry much threat either. RCB will be buoyed by a handsome win over Mumbai Indians in the last game and will look to carry the momentum. RCB are marginal favorites to win this game.
Bet365: BLR: 1.66; RR: 2.20
Virat Kohli is a risk-free captain pick. He has been playing steady innings and is playing the anchor role for his side. He has 301 runs in 10 games at an average of 34 with three half-centuries to his name.
Glenn Maxwell can shine with both bat and ball. He has shown time and again he is a more than able spinner. He picked up two wickets in the last game. Overall, he has 300 runs in nine innings at an average of 33.
Mustafizur is a clever bowler. His variations and cutters are suited for these pitches. He bowls in the opening and death overs giving him more chance to pick wickets. He has 11 wickets in 10 games at an economy of 7.8.
RR Playing XI
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Sanju Samson (C/WK), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kartik Tyagi, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya
BLR Playing XI
Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Srikar Bharat (WK), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Out of all the three wickets on offer in UAE, Dubai is the best to bat on. There should be some help for fast bowlers early on. Dew might play a factor and it might be easy to bat in the second innings. The team winning the toss will look to chase. The average predicted score on this ground is 160-170.
If RR bats first: 150-160
If BLR bats first: 160-170
There is no expected change in the weather pattern over Dubai for today’s match. It will be a bright sunny day with a maximum temperature of 37 degrees Celsius. Because of the sun setting at 06:07 PM local time, it will cool down a bit by 3 to 4 degrees by the time match starts. Temperatures of 33-34 degrees Celsius with humidity level around 50% coupled with light winds will prevail during the match hours. The climatic conditions will thus remain tough for the players as they will feel the same discomfort as if it were 41 -42 deg C.
WICKET-KEEPERS: S Samson
BATSMEN: V Kohli, E Lewis, L Livingstone, M Lomror, D Padikkal
ALL-ROUNDERS: G Maxwell, Tewatia
BOWLERS: Y Chahal, H Patel, C Sakariya
Captain choices: V Kohli/ Y Chahal
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