RCB vs RR, Match Preview: The 43rd match of IPL 2021 will be the battle of the ‘Royals’ and have Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Wednesday. The two teams played each other once before as well in this season. Devdutt Padikkal scored a century in that game to guide RCB to a ten-wicket win. Rajasthan Royals would look to take revenge for that. However, given their current form, it wouldn’t be easy for them, to say the least.
Rajasthan Royals are currently sitting at sixth position on the points table with 4 wins in 10 matches. They are coming into this game on the back of two consecutive defeats. Sanju Samson waged a lone battle with the bat to guide Rajasthan Royals to 164 runs in their last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Samson scored 82 runs off 57 balls, however, none of the others batsmen made a significant contribution. Jaiswal, though, looked good for his 36 off 23 balls.
Rajasthan Royals couldn’t make a good start with the ball as Jason Roy and Wriddhiman Saha played with a fearless approach. Chetan Sakariya and Mustafizur Rahman picked a wicket each. However, it wasn’t enough as SRH chased down the score in 18.3 overs with 7 wickets in hand.
Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand, are coming off a morale-boosting 54-run win over Mumbai Indians. Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell both scored half-centuries and helped RCB register 165 runs in the first innings. The bowling unit too was brilliant in the second innings.
Yuzvendra Chahal and Glenn Maxwell bowled well in the middle overs, picking five wickets between them. Harshal Patel, later, picked a hat-trick to leave MI in complete disarray. MI, as a result, were bundled out for just 111 runs.
Head to Head
Played – 24
Royal Challengers Bangalore won– 11
Rajasthan Royals won– 10
RCB vs RR Match Details
Match No.: 43
Teams: Royal Challengers Bangalore & Rajasthan Royals
Match Date & Day: September 29, Wednesday
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Timing: 7:30 PM
Broadcasting & Streaming details
The match and the entire IPL 2021 will be live telecasted by Star Sports in India with Hindi commentary, while it will be telecasted live on Star Sports 1 HD/SD with English commentary. Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD will also telecast the matches. Viewers can also watch the games on Disney+Hotstar VIP, which will live stream all the matches in six regional languages apart from Hindi and English.
RCB vs RR Predicted XI
RCB: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Shahbaz Ahmed, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
RR: Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakariya, Jaydev Unadkat, Mustafizur Rahman
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