BLR vs RR Dream11 Prediction: Indian Premier League (IPL) Season 13’s first double-header is upon us and the two teams who will play the first-afternoon match are Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore and Steve Smith’s Rajasthan Royals. Both teams have played 3 matches, won two and lost one, but the mood in the camp will be completely different as RCB escaped past Mumbai Indians with a Super Over win while Royals were thrashed by Kolkata Knight Riders in their last match. But what’s common between two sides currently is their reliance over one batter to make the difference, AB de Villiers has been that man for RCB while Sanju Samson takes that role for Royals. It will be interesting to see how the two teams tackle the scorching heat of Abu Dhabi as that could prove decisive.
BLR vs RR Dream11 Team Match Details
Indian Premier League Season 13
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals
Date – Saturday, 03 October 2020
Time: 3:30 PM (IST); 2:00 PM (Local Time)
Venue – Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Pitch Report: The tract at Abu Dhabi provides fair chance to everyone who is willing to put his heart out. We have seen seamers getting good pace and bounce, spinners getting turn if they give the ball a solid rip, and we have also seen some sound batting. The average first inning score is in high 170+ which means a good contest.
Team News BLR: RCB are eagerly waiting for South African all-rounder Chris Morris to get fit as they spent millions to fetch him. He is recovering from the side strain and if he is good to go then will replace either Adam Zampa or Isuru Udana.
Team News RR: Rajasthan are missing star all-rounder Ben Stokes but it seems that they have learned to live with it. What would be bothering them is the Indian batters in the middle-order and we may see some changes there with either Manan Vohra or Shashank Singh replacing out-of-form Riyan Parag.
RCB vs RR Dream11 Playing 11
RCB Playing 11 (Predicted)
1 Devdutt Padikkal
2 Aaron Finch
3 Virat Kohli (capt)
4 AB de Villiers
5 Gurkeerat Singh/Parthiv Patel
6 Shivam Dube
7 Chris Morris/Isuru Udana
8 Washington Sundar
9 Navdeep Saini
10 Yuzvendra Chahal
11 Adam Zampa
RR Playing 11 (Predicted)
1 Jos Buttler (wk)
2 Steven Smith (capt)
3 Sanju Samson
4 Robin Uthappa
5 Manan Vohra/Riyan Parag
6 Rahul Tewatia
7 Shreyas Gopal
8 Tom Curran
9 Jofra Archer
10 Jaydev Unadkat
11 Ankit Rajpoot
Aaron Finch: Finch is the only opener to not get out in the first powerplay and that shows that his intent is to get set before he starts blasting which works in your favor. He has looked good and scored a half-century in his last outing. Also, he has played Jofra Archer a lot lately and that’s an added advantage as Archer is ticking. He can make a difference in RCB vs RR Dream 11 Prediction
Batting: 1838 Runs
Strike Rate: 130
Sanju Samson: Samson has been Royals’ best batsman with 167 runs in 3 innings with a strike-rate of 201! He is batting with great intent and confidence and looks better equipped to smash bowlers compared to teammates Steve Smith and Jos Buttler, at least for now, which is a great feat for the Kerala batter.
Strike Rate: 133
Virat Kohli: The RCB captain so far has scores of 14, 1 and 3, unbelievable isn’t it? Yes, the great run-scorer of this era is struggling to find any timing and placement. But you just can’t bet against Kohli can you!? Imagine if you don’t have him in your team and he decides to punish you, imagine the severity of that punishment. So choose better players for BLR vs RR Today Match Prediction.
Strike Rate: 131
Jofra Archer: The English fast-bowler has been sensational (in patches) this season with the ball, with the bat he has been consistently sensational. In the last match he clocked 150 on numerous occasions with the ball and it will be a treat to see him go against Virat and ABD!
AB de Villiers: Superman ABD has been at his very best so far and has two fifties from 3 innings. He also kept wickets in the last game and has a lot depending on him. The South African legend seems to be enjoying himself and he is a born X-Factor! You just can’t look past him when making your team.
Strike Rate: 152
Jos Buttler: The Englishman is taking his time to get started and has already registered two failures and you would expect a player of his caliber to come good now, like in the case of Kohli. Buttler is one of the most destructive batters in the competition and he will fancy his chances against RCB bowling attack which has been under the pump from the word go.
Strike Rate: 149
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Devdutt Padikkal (Credits 8.5): The young man has two fifties from three innings and is only behind AB de Villiers in RCB’s squad in terms of runs as of now. The elegant left-hander looks relaxed at the crease and finds gaps at will especially in the powerplay.
Shreyas Gopal (Credits 8.5): Last time RR met RCB in UAE, Gopal took a hat-trick which included the scalps of Kohli and de Villiers. Also, Kohli has developed slight weakness against leg-spinners and Gopal would be looking to exploit that.