Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals, 15th T20 Match Prediction 03 Oct 2020

Indian Premier League 2020

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals, 15th T20 Match Prediction

2020-10-04

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Royal Challengers Bangalore

8.24 158/2 in 19.1
7.70 154/6 in 20.0

Rajasthan Royals

8.24 158/2 in 19.1 Cricbettingbuzz
7.70 154/6 in 20.0
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Rajasthan Royals won the toss and chose to bat first
Cricbettingbuzz Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets

Man of the Match: YS Chahal

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals cricket betting odds

RCB 1.76
RR 1.95

RCB vs RR Prediction

Shoaib Z.

Resurgent Rajathan Royals enjoy edge over in-form Royal Challengers Bangalore

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore managed to eke out a close win over Mumbai Indians.
  • AB De Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch smashed half-centuries for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the previous game played against Mumbai Indians.
  • Rajasthan Royals lost their previous game against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Expect Rajasthan Royals to register a hard-fought win over Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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Match Preview

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals will lock horns in the 15th match of 2020 Indian Premier League at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

Royal Challengers Bangalore have registered back-to-back victories in the competition. Virat Kohli and co. managed to pull off a heist over Mumbai Indians via Super-over Eliminator. Royal Challengers Bangalore will be looking to maintain their decent form in the next couple of matches.

In their previous fixture, Rajasthan Royals were completely outplayed by Kolkata Knight Riders in all three departments. Rajasthan Royals will be keen to make amends for their mistakes in the previous game and come with better plans against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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Teams Preview

Royal Challengers Bangalore

The franchise will be looking to go top of the league when they take on Rajasthan Royals. The side is currently lying at fourth place in the points table.

In their previous game, Royal Challengers Bangalore got off to an excellent start against Mumbai Indians, courtesy 81-run opening wicket partnership between Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch.

Rookie opener Devdutt Padikkal notched up his second half-century of the competition. He scored 54 runs off 40 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes. He was well supported by Aaron Finch, who chipped in with 52 runs off 35 balls with the help of seven boundaries and one six.

Wicket-keeper batsman AB De Villiers stitched crucial partnerships with Devdutt Padikkal and Shivam Dube to see Royal Challengers Bangalore post 201 runs for the loss of three wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

AB De Villiers shifted gears at the back end of the innings and smashed three sixes off the bowling of Jaspreet Bumrah. He remained unbeaten till the end and scored 55 runs off 24 balls with the help of four boundaries and four sixes.

He was well supported by Shivam Dube, who chipped in with 27 not out off 10 balls with the help of one four and three sixes.

Off-spinner Washington Sundar put in splendid bowling performance and finished with figures of 1 for 12 in his four overs. The likes of Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal and Adam Zampa conceded a lot of runs against Mumbai Indians.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Actual Playing XI:

YS Chahal, AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikal, Aaron Finch, Washington Sundar, NA Saini, Isuru Udana, Adam Zampa, Virat Kohli, GR Singh Mann, Shivam Dube

Royal Challengers Bangalore Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
A de Villiers 55 24 4 4 229.17
D Padikal 54 40 5 2 135
A Finch 52 35 7 1 148.57
Bowlers O M R W Econ
I Udana 4.0 0 45 2 11.25
W Sundar 4.0 0 12 1 3
Y Chahal 4.0 0 48 1 12
Bowlers O M R W Econ
I Udana 4.0 0 45 2 11.25
W Sundar 4.0 0 12 1 3
Y Chahal 4.0 0 48 1 12
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Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted Playing XI

Virat Kohli (captain), AB De Villiers, Adam Zampa, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini, Gurkeerat Singh, Isuru Udana, Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Washington Sundar.

Rajasthan Royals

Despite losing against Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals have managed to retain their third place in the league table.

In their previous game, Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to bowl first. The bowlers put in decent effort to see Kolkata Knight Riders post 174 for 6 in their allotted 20 overs.

Pacer Jofra Archer was the standout performer for Rajasthan Royals and claimed 2 for 18 in his four overs. Ankit Rajpoot, Rahul Tewatia and Jaydev Unadkat claimed one wicket each.

Chasing 174 runs for victory proved to be a tough ask for Rajasthan Royals lost the game by 37 runs. Wicket-keeper Jos Buttler failed to capitalize on his good start and perished after scoring 21 runs off  16 balls with the help of one four and two sixes.

Steven Smith, Riyan Parag, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson and Rahul Tewatia perished for low scores to see Rajasthan in deep trouble at 66 for 6 after 11 overs.

Tail-ender Tom Curran put up a strong fight with the bat to save Rajasthan from embarrassment. He scored his first half-century of Indian Premier League. Curran remained unbeaten till the end and scored 54 runs off 36 balls with the help of two fours and three sixes

Rajasthan Royals Actual Playing XI:

Steven Smith, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, RV Uthappa, R Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, S Gopal, Tom Curran, Riyan Parag

Rajasthan Royals Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
T Curran 54 36 2 3 150
J Buttler 21 16 1 2 131.25
R Tewatia 14 10 0 1 140
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Archer 4.0 0 18 2 4.5
A Rajpoot 4.0 0 39 1 9.75
J Unadkat 2.0 0 14 1 7
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Archer 4.0 0 18 2 4.5
A Rajpoot 4.0 0 39 1 9.75
J Unadkat 2.0 0 14 1 7
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Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing XI

Steven Smith (captain), Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler (wk), Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Ankit Rajpoot, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 30 0 mm. 3.47 k/h From: N 0%
03h 30 0 mm. 3.1 k/h From: E 0%
06h 31 0 mm. 0.36 k/h From: WSW 0%
09h 33 0 mm. 3.57 k/h From: NW 0%
12h 33 0 mm. 4.09 k/h From: NNW 0%
15h 32 0 mm. 6.1 k/h From: WNW 0%
18h 31 0 mm. 4.61 k/h From: NNW 0%
21h 31 0 mm. 2.21 k/h From: NNW 0%

The wicket prepared for the game will be decent for batting. The quick bowlers might get something out of this surface. The weather forecast for Saturday is going to be bright sunshine with gentle breeze.

Venue Details

Rajasthan Royals will take heart from the fact that they have their previous three matches against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.

Toss Prediction

Both the teams will be looking to win the toss and bowl first. The average first innings score at Sheikh Zayed Stadium has been around 145 to 150 runs.

Winning Prediction

Based on current form, Rajasthan Royals will fancy their chances of beating Royal Challengers Bangalore. Rajasthan Royals will have the advantage as they have superior bowling attack in comparison to Royal Challengers Bangalore.

On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore main weakness has been their bowling and they will need to do well in order to keep their winning record intact in this fixture.

Expect Rajasthan Royals to register a hard-fought win over Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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