The Indian Premier League will have a game being played between two teams who are yet to register a win as Rajasthan Royals host Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday.
Rajasthan Royals are in a peculiar place in the league table after playing three games. The losses the team has faced have been rather close, and it was always the case of choking which has let them down. Individually, no department has shown concrete weaknesses, and that is why a seventh spot in the points table is a disappointing proposition. The franchise will be looking to make amends, and prove it in front of their fans that this side is capable of winning games.
Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore have been the most disappointing side in the IPL so far. Their net run rate is -2.4, and this will hurt Virat Kohli’s ego as he thinks and acts like a champion. The blame is on the management for this shallow display as they have not done the recruiting in IPL to address the problems. Now, with the return of Stoinis, maybe some of these problems with both the bat and ball will get solved.
Venue – Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, India
Date & Time – 2nd April | 8:00 PM IST
RR vs RCB Dotball Team News
This pitch favours spinners and is not exactly a track for batsman with a par score of only 150 runs. The outfield is quick but boundaries are much bigger than an average stadium in India.
The Squads –
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 –
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 – Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, A Rahane, Steve Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, K Gowtham, J Archer, D Kulkarni, Shreyas Gopal, J Unadkat/V Aaron
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB Devillers, Moen Ali, Shivam Dube, Marcus Stoinis/ S Hetmyer, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj
Key Players –
Rajasthan Royals – Ben Stokes | Ajinkya Rahane | Jofra Archer
Royal Challengers Bangalore – AB de Villiers | Virat Kohli | Moeen Ali
Captain: J Buttler (RR)
V Captain: AB de Villiers (RCB)