The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be taking on Rajasthan Royals (RR) for the first game of the first double header of the Dream11 IPL. Virat Kohli's men were involved in an exciting affair with Mumbai Indians (MI) as it took the super over for RCB to bag maximum points. Meanwhile, The Royals are on the back of a comprehensive defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and will be eager to bounce back with a win. Both camps have ample firepower in their respective camps and we could get to witness a tight contest. Here's a list of a few key players who can have a say in the game.
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers might have retired from the international circuit, but he still seems as fine as ever when it comes to smashing runs. Mr 360 has struck 134 runs from the last three appearances while having an average of 67.00, and a strike rate of 186.11. AB de Villiers has been one of the standouts in the batting department for RCB and could pack a punch in the upcoming fixture.
Sanju Samson has been a treat to watch with his near to perfect stroke making display in the IPL season. Samson has struck 167 runs from the last three innings, which includes two fifties and a strike rate of 201.20. He might have got dismissed early in the previous game but Samson does look much confident going ahead.
Virat Kohli might not be at his absolute best, but it would be a big mistake to not bank on the RCB skipper when the chips are down. Virat Kohli has scored 5430 runs from 180 IPL appearances while having struck 36 fifties and five hundreds, which clearly tells us about his class.
The Rajasthan Royals captain has also impressed with his run making ability. Steve Smith has scored 122 runs from the last three games, which includes two fifties and a strike rate of 150. The Australian international is one of the most consistent batsmen in modern day cricket.
Yuzvendra Chahal has been RCB's trump card when it comes to picking up wickets. Chahal has scalped five wickets from the last three appearances and will once again be the danger man with the ball in hand.
Jofra Archer has picked up three wickets from his last three games. However, his recent stats don't do justice as to how sharp he looks when it comes to pace and bounce. Apart from that, Archer can also contribute with some big sixes late down the order which has done successfully when on the field.
RCB vs RR Dream11 Match Details:
Teams: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals
Match No: 15
Date: 3 October, Saturday
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium
RCB vs RR Expected Playing 11
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal and Adam Zampa
Jos Buttler (WK), Steve Smith (C), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Ankit Rajpoot, Shreyas Gopal and Jaydev Unadkat