Rajasthan Royals will play against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the second qualifying match at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The game will be played on 27th May at 7:30, and will be available live on Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar. The winning team will play against Gujarat Titans in the finals. Both the teams have previously played against each other.
The second qualifier match will be between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. RR has played fourteen matches and won nine of them. They are in second position on the points table with 18 points. Rajasthan played their last game against Gujarat Titans in the first qualifier match. Jos Buttler scored eighty-nine runs, and captain Sanju Samson made forty-seven runs. Obed McCoy and Trent Boult picked one wicket each. RR lost the game by seven wickets.
Royal Challengers Bangalore played fourteen matches and won eight. They are currently in fourth position on the points table, with 16 points. RCB played their last game against Lucknow Super Giants in the eliminator match and won by fourteen runs. Rajat Patidar smashed 112 runs, and Dinesh Karthik scored thirty-seven runs. Josh Hazlewood took three wickets for his team.
Both Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore have previously played against each other, where RR won twenty-nine runs. Sanju Samson scored twenty-seven runs, and Riyan Parag made fifty-six runs. Kuldeep Sen bagged four wickets, Ravichandran Ashwin and Prasidh Krishna took three wickets.
Shabaz Ahmed made seventeen runs, and Wanindu Hasaranga scored eighteen runs. Wanindu Hasaranga, Mohammed Siraj, and Josh Hazlewood took two wickets each.
The game is at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. It has several pitches that assist different factors. Red soil pitch is much more suitable for spinners, and due to immense boundaries, it is harder for batters.
The average temperature during the game will be around 36 degrees celsius. Humidity will be 48%, and wind speed will be 8-22 km per hour. There is little chance of precipitation.
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(C, WK), Devdutt Padikkal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(C), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik(WK), Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj
Jos Buttler from Rajasthan Royals is a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper. He has scored seventy-eight runs in the last match against RCB. Buttler will be a crucial pick for today’s game.
Devdutt Padikkal is a left-handed batsman playing for Rajasthan Royals. Padikkal is performing well for the team and will be a good pick.
Faf du Plessis from Royal Challengers Bangalore is a right-handed batsman. He didn’t play well in the last match but is leading well.
Glenn Maxwell from Royal Challengers Bangalore is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler. Maxwell is performing well in all the departments and will be a good pick for today’s match.
Harshal Patel is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast pace bowler from Royal Challengers Bangalore. His performance has been consistent, prominently in bowling.
Jos Buttler, Faf du Plessis
Glenn Maxwell, Devdutt Padikkal
Wicket-Keeper: Jos Buttler(C), Sanju Samson
Batsmen: Faf du Plessis, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar
All-Rounders: Glenn Maxwell(VC), Ravichandran Ashwin
Bowlers: Wanindu Hasaranga, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel
Wicket-Keeper: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Dinesh Karthik
Batsmen: Faf du Plessis(C), Devdutt Padikkal(VC), Virat Kohli, Yashasvi Jaiswal
All-Rounder: Glenn Maxwell
Bowlers: Wanindu Hasaranga, Yuzvendra Chahal, Josh Hazlewood
For shorter leagues and mini-tournaments, Jos Buttler will be a suitable captaincy. Faf du Plessis will be safer for larger tournaments and grander contests. Dinesh Karthik and Yashasvi Jaiswal will be the top punt picks, and 2-4-2-3 are the playing combination.
Rajasthan Royals will have a higher chance of winning due to their good bowling counterpart compared to Royal Challengers Bangalore.