Date : Sunday, May 14, 2023
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Live Streaming: 11ic App and Website
As the Indian Premier League (IPL) progresses towards its final stages, it is becoming increasingly clear that this season is poised to be one of the most closely contested in the history of the tournament. None of the teams have emerged as clear favorites, as evidenced by the current standings which show that 5-6 teams are bunched up in the middle of the points table with just 6 points.
One team that has had a rather inconsistent run in the tournament so far is Royal Challengers Bangalore. Although they have some star players in the form of Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and Faf du Plessis, the rest of the batting lineup has struggled to make an impact. In order to do well in the crucial stages of the tournament, the team will need all its players to step up and contribute to the team's cause.
On the other hand, last year's finalists Rajasthan Royals have looked like a strong contender for the title this season. They have managed to win some tough matches and are entering their next game on the back of three consecutive wins. However, the team will need to guard against complacency and start afresh in order to maintain their momentum and continue their winning streak.
Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Prediction and Tips
RR Team Reviews
As the IPL 2023 approaches its final stages, Rajasthan Royals are one of the most impressive and consistent teams in the tournament. Despite a narrow loss in their previous match where they failed to chase a seemingly smaller target, the team is confident in their abilities to secure a win in the upcoming matches.
One of the key factors contributing to the team's success is their retention of star players, including the tournament's highest run-getter Jos Butler, who scored a whopping 863 runs in 17 matches. Additionally, skipper Sanju Samson, who was the team's second-highest run-getter in the tournament, has also been retained. Alongside these stalwarts, the team has also managed to keep hold of West Indian batsman Shimron Hetmyer.
To bolster their already impressive lineup, Rajasthan Royals have also managed to secure the services of English batting sensation Joe Root through a purchase. With such a strong combination of players at their disposal, the team is well-equipped to end their winless title drought.
All in all, with the retention of their top-performing players and the acquisition of fresh talent, the Rajasthan Royals are poised to make a strong push for the IPL title. Their impressive form and consistency make them a team to watch out for in the final stages of the tournament.
RCB Team Reviews
In the 2022 season, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) failed to make it to the final, but they still had a remarkable performance as they almost made it to the final. This was a noteworthy achievement, especially since their captain Virat Kohli had his worst season. The good news is that Kohli is now in form and this can only be positive for RCB's future performance. Furthermore, the skipper Faf du Plessis has shown a rejuvenated form over the last year, and he has also demonstrated his ability to take on spinners. RCB's batting unit has also become more dangerous with the addition of players such as Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik, and Rajat Patidar. If RCB's players are fully fit, they could potentially have the best bowling unit in the tournament.
Despite their moments of brilliance, RCB has been lacking consistency both with their batting and bowling. Although winning their last game would have eased their nerves, they need to focus on delivering more consistent performances.
RR vs RCB Head-to-Head
In the history of IPL, Bangalore and Rajasthan have played against each other 29 times. Bangalore emerged victorious in 14 of these matches, while Rajasthan won 12 times. Three matches ended without a result.
RR vs RCB Pitch Report
The Sawai Mansingh Stadium's wicket has a relatively slow pitch, providing advantages for both batsmen and bowlers. However, seam bowlers are likely to receive more assistance compared to spinners.
RR vs RCB Toss and Winner Prediction
The team that wins the coin toss would prefer to field first.
The Rajasthan Royals are leading the points table having won 4 out of 7 games and appear to be a formidable team in this season of the IPL. Although they lost their previous match, they would like to regain their form and start winning again. Meanwhile, the Royal Challengers Bangalore have shown a mix of good and bad performances in their matches so far, but their aggressive batting and improved bowling make them hopeful of winning more games and climbing up the standings. Our prediction is that the Royal Challengers Bangalore will defeat the Rajasthan Royals.
RR vs RCB Probable XIs
RR : Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Riyan Parag, Sanju Samson(w/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Dhruv Jurel, Trent Boult, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal.
RCB : Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (C), Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik(w), Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wayne Parnell, Suyash Prabhudessai, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj.