RR’s challenge in front of RCB ( Photo: PTI)
New Delhi: Many teams reached Jaipur this season to penetrate the fort of Rajasthan Royals. Some got success and some got disappointment. Now the next number in this episode is of Royal Challengers Bangalore. Virat Kohli’s team is ready to face Sanju Samson & Co. The match is big for them. In such a situation, that will have to be done, which the Bangalore team has not done for the last 11 years at the Jaipur ground.
This will be the second meeting of both the teams in IPL 2023. Earlier, their clash took place in Bengaluru on 23 April, where RCB won by 7 runs. Rajasthan Royals now have a good chance to recover their accounts including interest. If he wins in Jaipur, then with the defeat of RCB, his hopes of reaching the playoffs will also fade away.
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11 years old history RCB will have to repeat!
If Royal Challengers Bangalore have to take their car forward in IPL 2023 by throwing water on the plan of Rajasthan Royals, then they will have to repeat 11 years old history in Jaipur. Actually, Royal Challengers Bangalore last defeated Rajasthan Royals in the year 2012 in Jaipur. Bangalore has to repeat the same feat in IPL 2023.
RCB vs RR in IPL
This will be the 30th clash of Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore on the pitch of IPL. In the 29 matches played earlier, Bangalore has won 14 times, while Rajasthan has won 12 times. At the same time, in the last 5 encounters, Royal Challengers Bangalore have a 3-2 lead.
Playoff equation of both teams
As far as reaching the playoffs is concerned, from that point of view, victory and defeat in this match matter a lot. Rajasthan Royals have 12 points in 12 matches. At the same time, Royal Challengers Bangalore have 10 points in 11 matches. The plus point with Rajasthan is that its runrate is also much better. Means for him only victory will work. But for RCB, Mahajit would be needed, not victory. Meaning they have to take care of their runrate as well.
So far in IPL 2023, 4 matches have been played in Jaipur. Out of those four, the team batting first has won 2 matches. While the run chasing team has also won 2 matches. Means toss is not a big factor in Jaipur.
RR vs RCB: Dream 11 Prediction
Let’s take a look at what the Dream 11 should be like for the Rajasthan vs Bangalore match.
Keeper- Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler
Batsmen- Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer
Allrounders – Glenn Maxwell
Bowlers- Joss Hazlewood, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sandeep Sharma
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