| On Updated : Oct 3, 2020 9:09 AM IST

BLR vs RR Dream11 Match Prediction FREE TEAMS Today IPL Match 3 October

BLR vs RR Dream11 Prediction: After an eye-catching fortnight to set the ball rolling in this year’s IPL, it is almost time for season’s first double-header weekend. All 8 teams will be in action this weekend and Royal Challengers Bangalore will be up against Rajasthan Royals to begin with. This match will be played at Abu Dhabi. We will preview BLR vs RR Dream11 contest.

Royal Challengers Bangalore are coming off from an edge-of-the-seat thriller against defending champions Mumbai Indians. Batting first, Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch handed RCB a rollicking start as both hit quick-fire fifties. Virat Kohli had another failure but AB de Villiers put on his 360 degree masterclass in the death overs with his 24-ball-55. Shivam Dube also landed some blows as RCB posted 201 on the board. In reply, Isuru Udana and Washington Sundar had some early success but bowlers had no answer to late onslaught by Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard. RCB bowling almost conceded another game before Ishan Kishan holed out on the penultimate ball. In the end, the match was tied courtesy a boundary on the last ball. Navdeep Saini set up two points for RCB with a superb super over performance.

Rajasthan Royals tasted their first defeat this season in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders in Dubai. Bowling first, Jofra Archer started off in a brilliant fashion against the openers. After a partnership between Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana for the second wicket, RR struck at regular intervals to reduce KKR at 115 for 5 but some late fireworks from Eoin Morgan meant that RR were still chasing 175 for a win. In reply, RR’s main batters Jos Buttler, Steve Smith and Sanju Samson went early and that triggered a collapse of the highest order. At one point of time, RR had lost 8 wickets on the score of just 88 runs. Tom Curran helped them in reducing the margin of defeat with an unbeaten 54. KKR took the match by 37 runs in the end.

In head-to-head comparisons, Rajasthan Royals have enjoyed an upper hand over Royal Challengers Bangalore. RR have won 10 games while RCB have prevailed on 8 occasions. 3 matches have been washed out between these two teams. In last 5 matches, RR are even more dominant with a 3-1 lead. In 2014, RCB were bundled out for just 70 runs against Rajasthan Royals at the same venue.

Pitch and Conditions

This is the first afternoon match of the season this year and focus will be on temperatures level to say the least. There are signs of extremely difficult conditions for the players in these afternoon matches. Everyone’s fitness will be tested at a stretch. If we talk about playing surface, the pitches here have remained slow and may get even slower during the afternoon without any skidding help from the dew.

BLR vs RR Dream11 Teams Match Details

Fixture name: Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 15, IPL 2020

Competition: IPL 2020

Date: 3rd October 2020

Time: 3:30 PM IST

Stadium: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Points Table Standings

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Matches- 3, Win- 2, Loss- 1, Points- 4, Standing- 5th
Rajasthan Royals: Matches-3, Win-2, Loss- 1, Points- 4, Standing- 4th

Head to Head (Last 5 games)

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 01, Rajasthan Royals: 03, NR: 01

Recent Form

Royal Challengers Bangalore: WLWWN
Rajasthan Royals: LWWLN

Last Match at the Venue

Mumbai Indians (191/4, 20 Overs) beat Kings XI Punjab (143/8, 20 Overs) by 48 runs, 1st October 2020.

BLR vs RR Dream11 Team Prediction

Let’s take a look at the squad news and BLR Vs RR Dream11 predictions for today’s encounter.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Team News

  • We may see a couple of changes today in RCB playing XI even after their win in the last match.
  • Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal have been excellent at the top and both will look to continue their good work. Virat Kohli is still searching for his touch this year but given the player he is, it’s just the matter of time. His mate AB de Villiers is playing like a dream and timing the ball beautifully.
  • Although Gurkeerat Singh didn’t get much opportunity in the last match but Parthiv Patel may take his place in the middle order. Chris Morris is also in contention after bit of a break while Shivam Dube will be their Indian all-rounder.
  • They will continue to play with three spinners in Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar and Adam Zampa today as well while Navdeep Saini is a crucial cog in RCB’s wheels this year.

BLR Playing 11 (Probable)

Aaron Finch
Devdutt Padikkal
Virat Kohli
AB de Villiers
Gurkeerat Singh
Shivam Dube
Washington Sundar
Isuru Udana
Navdeep Saini
Adam Zampa
Yuzvendra Chahal

Rajasthan Royals Team News

  • Rajasthan Royals are likely to bring some changes to their playing XI today with batting looking considerably top-heavy for them.
  • Jos Buttler and Steve Smith will continue to begin the proceedings for RR today as well. But Steve Smith will have to anchor the innings for them rather than going for the attacking shots very early.
  • Sanju Samson is in great form and one failure shouldn’t do much harm to his confidence. Robin Uthappa will have to produce something very quickly before team management starts losing hope on him given that this is his first year here. Manan Vohra is another option in the middle order if they look to play an extra batsman.
  • Rahul Tewatia and Shreyas Gopal will play all-rounders’ roles along English international Tom Curran. Jaydev Unadkat and Ankit Rajpoot will complement Jofra Archer in the fast-bowling department.

RR Playing 11 (Probable)

Jos Buttler
Steve Smith
Sanju Samson
Robin Uthappa
Manan Vohra
Rahul Tewatia
Shreyas Gopal
Jofra Archer
Tom Curran
Jaydev Unadkat
Ankit Rajpoot

BLR vs RR Dream 11 Prediction Today Cricket Match

WK: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, AB de Villiers
Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh
All-rounders: Washington Sundar
Bowlers: Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini

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Captain Picks

For Small Leagues

  • AB de Villiers will be in high-demand today from RCB. He is looking at his impeccable best this year and can just blast the bowlers out if he is at the crease during the death overs. He is coming off fresh from the innings of 55 against Mumbai Indians which also included 4 sixes.
  • Aaron Finch is playing it perfectly for RCB by setting up a launch-pad for the middle order. He scored his first half-century for RCB in the last match and has been in good form even before landing in UAE with useful runs for Australia against England in UK.
  • Sanju Samson had a thin outing in the last match against Kolkata Knight Riders but before that, he has been firing on all cylinders for his team. Yes, he will have to adjust according to the conditions as RR will be playing for the first time here but still a great pick based on the current form.

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For Grand Leagues

  • Yuzvendra Chahal will be a handy option here looking at the surface. He is an attacking option for Virat Kohli and bigger boundaries will also play into his hands. Plenty of right-handers in the opposition will only mean that his variations will be effective even more.
  • Jos Buttler is yet to fire this year but given the player he is, an innings is just round the corner. He will be eager to contribute towards his team’s win after a disappointing season last year as a group. His wicket-keeping points will be another added advantage for your team.
  • Jofra Archer is oozing fire no matter the conditions he is playing in. He is clearly one of best fast-bowlers on show in this IPL and picked up a couple in the last match in an exceptional spell of fast-bowling. Apart from that, his battle against Aaron Finch will be one to watch as he recently got Australian captain out a couple of times in the ODI series back home.

Who will win BLR vs RR Today Match Prediction?

As per our Today Match Predictions, Royal Challengers Bangalore are slight favourites to win this match against Rajasthan Royals. Bowling lineup has been a concern for RCB but if they take few scalps early, that can open up the doors to a fragile middle order of RR. Stars players in top 4 of both the sides will mostly decide the outcome of today’s match.

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