Rajasthan Royals is set to host Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium for the 14th fixture in the Indian Premier League 2019. Rajasthan Royals will look to make the most of their home conditions while Kohli & Co will be focused to breach their fortress tomorrow night. Only these two teams remain winless in this campaign while all the others have at least managed to put in their kitty.

Rajasthan Royals have been unfortunate this season as they have played some exciting cricket, but the results haven’t gone their way. Having come so close in all the three games, they will be eyeing to register their first victory of this season. The skipper Ajinkya Rahane needs to lead his side from the front; otherwise, the team morale will go down drastically following another defeat. Players like Jos Butler, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, and Sanju Samson have shown that this team can dominate, but they tend to succumb under pressure.

On the contrary, Royal Challengers Bangalore have been in terrible form since the beginning of this season. With three losses in three games, their chances to make it in the top-four is already looking bleak. Virat’s regime needs to take up the responsibility else RCB will have another forgettable IPL campaign. Currently, the visitors are languishing at the bottom of the points table with the worst net run-rate. Their previous performance once again proved that need to work upon their bowling lineup which has led them down since last few seasons. Kohli & Co would be hoping to land a counterpunch heading into the upcoming match at Jaipur.

Head-to-head

Total matches: 19

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 8

Rajasthan Royals: 9

Ground stats

Matches won batting first – 15

Matches won bowling first – 26

Average 1st Inns score – 157

Average 2nd Inns score – 143

Highest total recorded – 197/5 (19.4 Ov) by RR vs DCG

Lowest total recorded – 92/10 (18.2 Ov) by MI vs RR

Highest score chased – 197/5 (19.4 Ov) by RR vs DCG

Lowest score defended – 151/7 (20 Ov) by SRH vs RR

 

Team news 

 

Rajasthan Royals

– The hosts might bring Ashton Turner into the playing XI to strengthen their batting lineup.

– Dhawal Kulkarni or Jaydev Unadkat might be replaced for the upcoming match.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

– Marcus Stoinis and Nathan Coulter-Nile might feature in this match.

– Colin de Grandhomme and Moen Ali could face the axe as they have not performed up to the mark.

Squads

 

Rajasthan Royals

Jofra Archer, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Shashank Singh, Rahul Tripathi, Jos Buttler, Dhawal Kulkarni, Stuart Binny, Steven Smith, Varun Aaron, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Prashant Chopra, Ashton Turner, Ish Sodhi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Shubham Ranjane, Oshane Thomas, Riyan Parag, Jaydev Unadkat, Aryaman Birla, Manan Vohra, Sudhesan Midhun

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Shimron Hetmyer, Colin de Grandhomme, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dube, Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli (c), Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Milind Kumar, Marcus Stoinis, Navdeep Saini, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Akshdeep Nath, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee, Devdutt Padikkal, Prayas Barman

Key players

 

Rajasthan Royals

– Jos Buttler

– Ben Stokes

– Jofra Archer

Royal Challengers Bangalore

– Virat Kohli

– AB de Villiers

– Marcus Stoinis

Predicted playing XI

Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni / Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat / Varun Aaron

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel, Shimron Hetmeyer, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali / Marcus Stoinis, Shivam Dube / Washington Sundar, Colin de Grandhomme / Tim Southee, Prayas Ray Barman, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

 

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