The Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated the Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets earlier this season.
The 33rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.
This game is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM IST (02:00 PM local time) (10:00 AM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
With a fabulous chase against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), the Rajasthan Royals (RR) seemed to have got back on track. But, they have themselves to blame for the loss against the Delhi Capitals (DC) in their previous game and allowing the momentum to slip away. The DC bowlers might have been excellent with the ball. But scoring 39 runs off the final 30 balls is something you’d expect most of the modern-day teams to pull off.
In the next game, the Royals will be up against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Even RCB is coming into this match on the back of a loss against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). RR would look to capitalize on this situation and possibly inflict another loss on RCB. But for that to happen, they will need to have their big guns firing. It was just one-off for RCB and they’d be hopeful of bouncing back in this match.
RR vs RCB Weather Report for Match 33:
It will be a hot afternoon with the temperatures touching nearly 35 degrees Celsius in Dubai. The strong winds, however, should bring some relief to the players.
Only one afternoon game was played in Dubai thus far. In the match, the pitch seemed to have got better for batting in the second half of the match. However, the venue has usually been quite friendly for the teams batting first. Chasing teams lost 10 games so far here.
Average first innings score:
176 (Thus far at this venue in this tournament)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 2, Lost – 10, Tied – 2
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
RR vs RCB Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Smith (c), Sanju Samson, Manan Vohra/Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi.
David Miller, Aniruddha Joshi, Manan Vohra/Robin Uthappa, Ankit Rajpoot, Tom Curran, Shashank Singh, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mahipal Lomror, Andrew Tye, Varun Aaron.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Dale Steyn, Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Josh Philippe, Parthiv Patel, Adam Zampa, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahmed.
RR vs RCB Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Sanju Samson’s form has dipped alarmingly in the last few games. However, he is someone you can’t avoid in your Fantasy team. He scored 227 runs thus far in 8 matches.
Virat Kohli mustered 304 runs in 8 games at an average of 61. But his strike rate in the tournament is only 127.
AB de Villiers should be a good option for your team if he gets back to batting at No.4. He scored 230 runs in the tournament so far at a strike rate of 180.
Ben Stokes was good in the last game with a 35-ball 41. He can deliver with the ball too.
Jos Buttler has been getting off to brilliant starts but is finding it hard to convert those into big scores consistently. He raced his way to 22 off 9 balls in the last match.
Jofra Archer has got 12 wickets from 8 games and record figures of 3/19 in the last game against the Delhi Capitals (DC).
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Virat Kohli, Jos Buttler
Vice-Captain Options – Ben Stokes, Chris Morris
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for RR vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – AB de Villiers, Jos Buttler
Batters – Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Riyan Parag
All-Rounders – Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Ben Stokes (vc)
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Jofra Archer, Kartik Tyagi
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for RR vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jos Buttler (c), Sanju Samson
Batters – Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Steve Smith
All-Rounders – Chris Morris (vc), Washington Sundar, Ben Stokes
Bowlers – Isuru Udana, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shreyas Gopal
Sanju Samson and Steve Smith haven’t been in great form in the last few games. They have struggled to get going. Thus, it is better to pick them only in the Grand League teams.
Today’s RR vs RCB Probable Winners:
The team batting first is predicted to win the match.