VIVO IPL 2021: RCB vs RR Preview & Dream 11 Prediction
- Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers are in tremendous form for RCBRR has lost its previous two matches as its batting has failed to fire
- RCB is perfectly suited to take advantage of the high-scoring conditions in Mumbai
Royal Challengers Bangalore is unbeaten in IPL 2021 so far and is leading the table with three wins out of three matches. There is a legitimate reason for the fans to get excited as RCB is now going to be playing in conditions that should suit it better.
RCB’s next match is against the Rajasthan Royals who have been struggling to get the level of consistency needed in their performances. RR has lost two out of its three matches and none of its big names are performing as expected. It will have a slight advantage over RCB because it knows what to expect from the conditions having played all of its matches in Mumbai.
We expect an exciting and high-scoring contest between two strong batting teams!
Virat Kohli will be very happy to have come away from Chennai with three wins under his belt. In years past, adapting to the slow and low conditions was a huge challenge but RCB has shown itself to be an improved outfit in IPL 2021.
The Royals have suffered two batting collapses in their previous two matches and that would be a big concern. Chris Morris and David Miller managed to get them over the line against Delhi Capitals but that does not change the fact that they were 42 for 5 in that match as well.
Date: April 22, 2021 (Thursday).
Time: 07:30 PM (IST), 02:00 PM (GMT).
Venue: Wankhede stadium Mumbai
RCB vs RR: Head to Head:
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Head to Head||Rajasthan royals|
|10 won||23 Matches||10 won|
|70 runs||Lowest Score||58 runs|
|200 runs||Highest Score||217 runs|
Pitch and Weather Conditions:
The pitch at the Wankhede has been a batting beauty. If the team gets off to a decent start and does not lose too many wickets upfront, it can really go hard through the entire inning and make the opposition pay.
The ball comes on nicely to the bat throughout the game. We did see the spinners start to play a role as Moeen Ali got some spin off the surface but neither team has a spinner that puts a lot of revs on the ball.
A score of around 170 should be seen as par batting first, although even something like 200 can be chased down in Mumbai.
TV and live streaming details:
TV: Star Sports Network.
Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar VIP
RCB vs RR Probably XI:
Batting: Of course, a lack of runs for Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal so far would be a bit concerning. They are going to have much better batting conditions to play in and we think it is just a matter of time before they get in the act as well.
Bowling: Death bowling was a major problem for RCB in the past but it seems like Mohammad Siraj is taking up that role quite well. Harshal Patel is also able to take the pace off the ball and make it difficult for the opposition batsmen to lineup him up.
Predict XI: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Batting: Sanju Samson started IPL 2021 with a brilliant century but has since gone off the boil. Jos Buttler is one of the world’s best T20 batsmen but has been short of runs.
X-Factor: David Miller, Chris Morris, and Mustafizur Rahman are all doing their job quite well and so that leaves Liam Livingstone on the sidelines otherwise we think he would be the perfect person to bolster the Rajasthan Royals middle-order.
Bowling: The Royals have also struggled with their bowling. Chetan Sakariya has been quite good so far but every other bowler has struggled. Chris Morris has been expensive and unable to deliver consistently at the death while Jayadev Unadkat is too inconsistent from one match to the other.
Predict XI: Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal/Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
RCB vs RR Dream 11 Prediction:
Please check the team once when Playing XI Announced.
Captain Options – Virat Kohli, Jos Buttler
Vice-Captain Options – Glenn Maxwell, Ab de Villiers
RCBvRR Team Prediction: According to the Daily IPL Poll Reports- RCB to win
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Squad:
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Kane Richardson, Washington Sundar, Pavan Deshpande, Finn Allen, Shahbaz Ahamad, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Kyle Jamieson, Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, Sachin Baby, Mohammed Azharuddin, Dan Christian, KS Bharat, Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Sams, Harshal Patel.
Rajasthan royals (RR) squad:
Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson(w/c), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, KC Cariappa, Mahipal Lomror, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, Kuldip Yadav, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Akash Singh