RCB vs RR IPL 2021: It is time for another cracking contest in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are ready to take on the Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 22. The Virat Kohli-led RCB side had enjoyed a superb run during their tough Chennai-leg of games having come undefeated in their 3 matches and now will be playing for the first time this season in Mumbai. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals have suffered two losses and a single win in their 3 games so far on the same venue. However, there will be many exciting players in action in this RCB vs RR mouth-watering clash.
1. Glenn Maxwell
For the Royal Challengers Bangalore, swashbuckling batsman Glenn Maxwell has emerged as a superb match-winner with the bat in the last 2 matches. Maxwell played a sublime knock of 78 runs off 49 balls that included 9 fours and 3 sixes in the last game against Kolkata. The Aussie right-hander also smashed a remarkable match-winning half-century against Sunrisers Hyderabad on a difficult Chennai wicket. He is currently the second highest run-scorer in this tournament with 2 brilliant fifties to his name.
Glenn Maxwell in IPL 2021
2. Sanju Samson
Although, the Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson failed to contribute with much of runs in the last 2 games but he still remains to be a key player for this encounter. Samson smashed an outstanding innings of 119 runs off only 63 balls that consisted of 12 fours and 7 sixes against Punjab Kings on the same venue. He also scored a remarkable total of 375 runs in 14 matches last year at a phenomenal strike-rate of 158.89. If Rajasthan Royals are to do well in this game, their captain Sanju Samson has to deliver an impactful batting performance.
Sanju Samson in IPL 2021
3. AB de Villiers
South Africa’s veteran swashbuckling batsman AB de Villiers has time and again showed his sensational match-winning abilities for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL and he has done something similar in this season as well. In some tough conditions for the batsmen, de Villiers notched up an amazing unbeaten knock of 76 runs off only 34 balls that comprised of 9 fours and 3 sixes against Kolkata in the last game. He also smashed a wonderful cameo of 48 runs off 27 balls against MI in the season opener. AB de Villiers also has a brilliant track record against Rajasthan since IPL 2008 having scored 8 fifties.
4. Jos Buttler
Rajasthan Royals’ swashbuckling opener Jos Buttler finally got some valuable runs under his belt in the last match against Chennai Super Kings. Buttler smashed a fine knock of 49 runs off 35 balls that included 5 fours and 2 sixes in the previous match on the same venue. England’s wicket-keeper batsman notched up 328 runs in 13 matches in the previous edition of the IPL in the UAE. Buttler has also smashed more than 300 runs in the last 3 editions of the tournament.
Jos Buttler in IPL 2021
5. Harshal Patel
For the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Harshal Patel has emerged as a great wicket-taking prospect in the ongoing edition of the IPL. In 3 matches this season, Harshal has picked up a remarkable tally of 9 wickets at an average of 7.67 and an impressive economy of 5.75. He picked up a stunning five-wicket haul against the Mumbai Indians in the season and has been phenomenal at the death for RCB in this competition. Harshal is also currently the leading wicket-taker in IPL 2021.
Harshal Patel in IPL 2021
This will be the first match of the season for the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai after having come undefeated during their tough Chennai-leg of games where they registered superb wins over Mumbai, Hyderabad and Kolkata. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals have now suffered two losses and one victory against Delhi Capitals on the same venue.
IPL Live Score
The 16th match of the IPL 2021 season between Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Rajasthan Royals will take place at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 22. The first ball of the match will be bowled at 7:30 PM IST. The mouth-watering RCB vs RR clash will be streaming live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar app.
RCB Player List
Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Finn Allen (wk), AB de Villiers (wk), Pavan Deshpande, Washington Sundar, Daniel Sams, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Kane Richardson, Harshal Patel, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Daniel Christian, Suyash Prabhudessai, K.S. Bharat.
RR Player List
Sanju Samson (captain), Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Mayank Markande, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Rahul Tewatia, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Jofra Archer, Andrew Tye, Jos Buttler, KC Cariappa, Chetan Sakariya, Chris Morris, Shivam Dube, Mustafizur Rahman, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh.
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