League leaders Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are set to take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) for match 16 in IPL 2021. RCB is looking in great touch this season as they are the only unbeaten team this season right now. On the other hand, RR have lost 2 out of their 3 matches and are in desperate need of a win.
The match is scheduled to take place at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. It is known as a batting pitch but in IPL 2021, bowlers have had a bit of luck at Wankhede as well. Keeping that in mind, as a captain you will prefer to chase to get a better idea of how the pitch is performing on a given day. With an average batting score of nearly 170 runs, fans can expect a high-scoring battle between the two sides.
Mr. 360, AB de Villiers has been a pillar for this RCB team for years now. In IPL 2021, he looks in great touch with the bat and has helped the team in winning three games. As for his stats, he has produced a total of 125 runs with a breathtaking average of 62.50 & a strike rate of 189.39.
Glen Maxwell’s thunderous form has been one of the biggest reasons for RCB’s superb start this season. Maxwell has scored 176 runs in the first three matches with an average of 58.66. If he can keep up this form, he has the chance to take home the orange cap by the time this season is concluded.
Chris Morris’ bowling has been truly amazing for RR this season. He has picked up 5 wickets with an average of 20.20. But he can bat as well which was on full display in RR’s victory over DC earlier this season.
Virat Kohli might be having an average season for his standards but he has still scored 71 runs in 3 matches. Knowing Kohli he will soon have a blockbuster performance so leaving him out of your fantasy team or combos on apps like Khiladi Adda is out of the question.
The young sensation Chetan Sakariya is proving his talent in IPL. He is no. 6 in the race for the purple cap with 6 wickets to his name. With time he will only get better and he could be the game changer in today’s match if can cheaply send RCB’s top order back to pavilion.
Prior to this match, RCB and RR have locked horns 23 times in IPL and they are tied for 10 victories each because 3 matches finished where no result was declared. Looking at the current form of the teams, RCB is in a great position to register their 11th victory over RR.