The Battle Royale of the Indian Premier League commences yet again as Royal Challengers Bangalore host Rajasthan Royals in the 12th season on Tuesday.
Royal Challengers Bangalore are having one of the worst seasons in the history of the competition. They have been thoroughly beaten and it is clear that the fundamentals of the side are quite weak. Captain Virat Kohli has tried everything he can to give the franchise a late push, but he cannot do everything by himself. It is time for him to calm down and relax, in order to prepare for the ICC World Cup, as his efforts from this point forth in the IPL are futile and no meaning in what is going to happen.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals too are on the same page as their opponents but have shown tremendous character lately. The team is looking to restore some lost pride, and with only two games remaining that will be the objective for them. The franchise is known as the one who won the first IPL ever, and they will be looking to get back to winning ways in the near future, with a complete overhaul of the roster.
Venue – M Chinnaswamy, Bangalore, India
Date & Time – 30th April | 8:00 PM IST
RCB vs RR Dotball Team News
This pitch is one of the best batting tracks in the country and it retained its characteristics for the majority of the season.
The Squads –
Royal Challengers Bangalore –
Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Tim Southee, Virat Kohli (c), Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Marcus Stoinis, Navdeep Saini, Shimron Hetmyer, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Kulwant Khejroliya, Devdutt Padikkal, Prayas Barman
Rajasthan Royals –
Ajinkya Rahane (c), Oshane Thomas, Jofra Archer, Riyan Parag, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Sudhesan Midhun, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Shubham Ranjane, Dhawal Kulkarni, Stuart Binny, Steven Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Shreyas Gopal, Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler, Prashant Chopra, Ashton Turner, Ish Sodhi
Royal Challengers Bangalore –Virat Kohli (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Gurkeerat Singh, Marcus Stoinis, Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
Rajasthan Royals –Ajinkya Rahane, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson (wk), Steve Smith (c), Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Oshane Thomas, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron
Key Players –
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Virat Kohli | AB de Villiers | Marcus Stoinis
Rajasthan Royals – Ajinkya Rahane | Steve Smith | Oshane Thomas
RCB vs RR Dream11 Team:
Wicketkeeper: P Patel (RCB, 9 Cr)
Batsman: A Rahane (RR, 9.5 Cr), S Smith (RR, 10 Cr), V Kohli (RCB, 10.5 Cr)
Bowlers: S Gopal (RR, 9 Cr), O Thomas (RR, 8.5 Cr), M Siraj (RCB, 8.5 Cr), Y Chahal (RCB, 9 Cr)
All Rounders: S Binny (RR, 8.5 Cr), R Parag (RR, 8.5 Cr), M Stoinis (RCB, 9 Cr)
Captain: V Kohli (RCB)
V-Captain: A Rahane (RR)