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.
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.
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
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
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 01, Rajasthan Royals: 03, NR: 01
Royal Challengers Bangalore: WLWWN
Rajasthan Royals: LWWLN
Mumbai Indians (191/4, 20 Overs) beat Kings XI Punjab (143/8, 20 Overs) by 48 runs, 1st October 2020.
Let’s take a look at the squad news and BLR Vs RR Dream11 predictions for today’s encounter.
AB de Villiers
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
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.