RR Playing 11: Rajasthan Royals will take on a confident looking Royal Challengers Bangalore in Thursday’s royal battle here at Mumbai. With 2 losses in 3 games, the Royals will be eager to bring their campaign back on track. In 23 matches played between these two sides over the years, both have won 10 each. In the last season, Royal Challengers defeated the Royals in both the fixtures which the Royals would be well aware of. Rajasthan will also have the advantage of already having played three games in Mumbai while this will be Bangalore’s first game here.
Liam Livingstone has flown back to England due to bubble fatigue which depletes the Royals’ squad. With Dube not looking in good form, he might be replaced by Delhi batsman Anuj Rawat. Here is how their eleven could be shaped up for this match:
S Samson (C) (wk)
Royals rely heavily on Samson and Buttler at the top. Buttler is yet to play a significant innings this season while Samson has two low scores after a brilliant century in Royals’ opening match. The middle order needs to show its strength until it gets too late. Sakariya and Unadkat have been in good form with Morris also getting into the groove.
RR Squad for IPL 2021
Sanju Samson (C), Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Kartik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, K.C. Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh.
You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals match on the Star Sports Network and Hotstar. The match will be played on 22 April and will start at 7:30 pm (IST).