Again it’s the battle between the royals as Rajasthan royals taking on mighty royal challengers Bangalore at Dubai in the 33rd match of the Indian premier league. Bangalore royal challengers have found their rhythm slowly but effectively. In the initial phase, they were finding it difficult to identify their ideal XI Kohli along with his slowly founded their groove and are unstoppable now. Their minor errors on the field are costing them badly and Kohli needs to avoid these mistakes when the team is advancing towards semi-finals. Their top order has contributed heavily and almost all the top order batsmen Kohli, Devdutt Paddikal, AB Devilliers and Aaron Finch has found their rhythm and are contributing heavily with the bat. Their lower-order batsmen including Chris Morris, Washington Sundar and Shivam Dube has also fared well with the limited opportunities they have got so far. Demoting AB Devilliers has not worked well in the last game and the swashbuckling batsmen are expected to back in his original position of No.4. Inclusion of Chris morris has not only added stability to their lower middle order but also paying dividends for their death bowling. As of now RCB is the more settled unit and are well ahead of the race to play-offs. You can expect yet another gritty performance from them today. Their spinners Chalal and Washington Sundar not only bowling well in powerplays but also in the middle overs that helps Virat Kohli to keep the opponent batsmen under check.
RR on another hand had a flying start in the tournament but faded away when the tournament progresses. They are currently holding unpredictable tag so RCB needs to be in the top of the game to keep RR under check. Form of smith and Samson is worrying sign for RR. They need to find the rhythm to stabilise the struggling RR. Jos Butler and ben stokes are giving the start they need but their middle-order batsmen are not capitalising the start they are getting. Dewatia and Ryan Parag are doing finishing roles quite well but their inconsistency is also costing the team heavily. Lack of experienced spinners is also the major point of concern. Though Shreyas Gopal is among the wickets column his another spin bowling partner Dewatia is ineffective in most of the games. Finally Jaydev Unadkat they found his role and with the pitches are slowing down he has become more effective these days. If he can able to take wickets then RR can easily keep RCB batsmen under check. It’s high time for RR team management to drop robin Uthappa and bring Manan Vohra in. robin Uthappa can’t able to get away with boundaries and sixers and can’t able to increase the scoring rate. Jofra Archer is in top-notch form and now he is starting getting able support from Jaydev Unadkat and Karthik Tiyagi so today you can expect a better performance from RR bowling unit. The onus is on their IPL Betting Tips unit to put enough runs on board.
Expected Playing XI:
1 Devdutt Padikkal, 2 Aaron Finch, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 AB de Villiers (wk), 5 Shivam Dube, 6 Chris Morris, 7 Washington Sundar, 8 Isuru Udana, 9 Navdeep Saini, 10 Mohammad Siraj/Shahbaz Ahmed, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal
1 Jos Buttler (wk), 2 Ben Stokes, 3 Steven Smith (capt), 4 Sanju Samson, 5 Robin Uthappa/Manan Vohra, 6 Riyan Parag, 7 Rahul Tewatia, 8 Jofra Archer, 9 Shreyas Gopal/Mayank Markande, 10 Jaydev Unadkat, 11 Kartik Tyagi
What to expect:
Stokes is having poor record against off-spinners so far. likewise, Washington Sundar seems to be ineffective in the middle overs but he is superb during powerplays. So Kohli might stick to his original plan of using Washington Sundar in powerplays.
Paddikal also really good at pace and he throws his wicket away when it comes to spin bowling so RR might want to exploit his weakness against spin bowling. So Shreyas Gopal might get to bowl few overs in the powerplays.
RR’s inconsistent tag and RCB’s consistency makes the game more interesting today. You can expect RCB emerging as victorious if they can execute Free Cricket Betting Tips their plans perfectly on the field and able to keep RR under check.