IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Preview, Probable XI, Head-to-Head and Fantasy 11

Both Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered losses in their previous respective matches, but RCB beat RR when these two teams last met.

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RR vs RCB preview

Inaugural Indian Premier League (IPL) season champions Rajasthan Royals will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in match 33 of the ongoing tournament. The two teams will lock horns at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai on October 17 from 3:30 PM (IST) onwards. Last time when these two teams met, RCB registered a comfortable victory by eight wickets at Abu Dhabi

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Rajasthan Royals

With just three wins in eight matches, Rajasthan Royals have only six points in their kitty. As a result, they hold the second last spot at the Points Table. Moreover, they suffered a loss in their previous game as well, against Delhi Capitals.

The Rajasthan-based franchise has several issues in front of them in this season. Unsettled batting order and overreliance on Jofra Archer in bowling are two key concern areas. They might replace Robin Uthappa with Manan Vohra in this game.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

RCB Players

Until the last game, Royal Challengers Bangalore was looking like one of the strongest sides of this tournament. But their previous game’s loss against Kings XI Punjab revealed many loopholes. Virat Kohli’s captaincy also seemed quite ordinary and defensive during the clash.

They still hold control over the Points Table with 10 points in eight matches. The Bangalore-based franchise will back themselves to bounce again in this match against Rajasthan.  

Match Details

  • Date: October 17, 2020
  • Time: 3:30 PM onwards (IST)
  • Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Squads

Rajasthan Royals Full Squad

Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Andrew Tye, Kartik Tyagi, Steven Smith (c), Ankit Rajpoot, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Riyan Parag, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shashank Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Robin Uthappa, Aniruddha Joshi, Jofra Archer

Royal Challengers Bangalore Full Squad

Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Parthiv Patel (wk), Aaron Finch, Josh Philippe (wk), Chris Morris, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Pawan Negi, Isuru Udana, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa

Also Read | IPL 2020: All Ex-RCB players shine in Kings XI Punjab victory over against Royal Challengers Bangalore

Ideal Playing XI

Rajasthan Royals Playing XI

  • Jos Buttler (wk)
  • Ben Stokes
  • Steven Smith (c)
  • Sanju Samson
  • Robin Uthappa/Manan Vohra
  • Riyan Parag
  • Rahul Tewatia
  • Jofra Archer
  • Shreyas Gopal
  • Jaydev Unadkat
  • Kartik Tyagi

Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing XI

  • Aaron Finch
  • Devdutt Padikkal
  • Virat Kohli (C)
  • AB de Villiers (wk)
  • Washington Sundar
  • Shivam Dube
  • Chris Morris
  • Isuru Udana
  • Navdeep Saini
  • Mohammed Siraj/Pawan Negi
  • Yuzvendra Chahal

Head-to-Head

  • Total matches played: 22
  • RR won: 10
  • RCB won: 9
  • No Result: 3
  • Tie: 0

Fantasy XI

Wicket-keeper:

  • Jos Buttler (c)
  • AB de Villiers

Batsmen:

  • Virat Kohli (vc)
  • Riyan Parag
  • Devdutt Padikkal

All-rounders:

  • Rahul Tewatia
  • Chris Morris
  • Ben Stokes

Bowlers:

  • Jofra Archer
  • Kartik Tyagi
  • Navdeep Saini

Key Players

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Morris

Also Read | IPL 2020: Why AB de Villiers was sent at no.6 against KXIP?

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