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

Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore will lock horns against Rajasthan Royals in match 15 of IPL 2020 at Abu Dhabi.

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RCB vs RR preview

After a close victory in the last game, Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore is set to take on 2008 Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Rajasthan Royals. The 13th edition of this tournament will also witness its first double-header as this game will begin from 3:30 PM (IST) onwards. The Sheikh Zayed Stadium of Abu Dhabi will host this game on October 3 (Saturday).

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

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Royal Challengers Bangalore

This season has so far turned out to be a roller-coaster for Virat Kohli and co. After a victory and defeat in their first two respective games, RCB won their last match against Mumbai Indians in the Super Over. Skipper Virat Kohli has failed to put up any significant individual score on the board in this edition.

Their death bowling also looked a bit concerning before they added Isuru Udana and Adam Zampa to the lineup in the last match. Nonetheless, RCB is most likely to take the field with the same playing XI in this clash.

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Rajasthan Royals

Steve Smith’s Rajasthan Royals have looked like one of the consistent teams in this year’s IPL. With two wins out of three games, the Royals are placed at the fifth spot in the Points Table. Although their batting unit looks heavily dependent on Smith, Buttler and Samson as middle-order batsmen: Robin Uthappa and Riyan Parag have failed to deliver so far.

So, youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal might get a chance in this game who got dropped after the first match. This decision may result in an exit for Uthappa or Parag in this match.

Match Details

Date: October 3, 2020

Time: 3:30 PM onwards (IST)

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi 

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Squads

Royal Challengers Bangalore Full Squad

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

Rajasthan Royals Full Squad

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

Ideal Playing XIs

Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing XI

  •  Aaron Finch
  • Devdutt Padikkal
  • Virat Kohli (C)
  • AB de Villiers (WK)
  • Shivam Dube
  • Gurkeerat Singh Mann
  • Washington Sundar
  • Isuru Udana
  • Navdeep Saini
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Adam Zampa

Rajasthan Royals Playing XI

  • Yashasvi Jaiswal
  • Jos Buttler (WK)
  • Steve Smith (C)
  • Sanju Samson
  • Robin Uthappa/Riyan Parag
  • Rahul Tewatia
  • Tom Curran
  • Jofra Archer
  • Ankit Rajpoot
  • Shreyas Gopal
  • Jaydev Unadkat

Head-to-Head

Total matches played: 21

RCB won: 8

RR won: 10

No Result: 3

Tie: 0

Fantasy XI

Wicket-keeper:

  • Jos Buttler
  • Sanju Samson (C)
  • AB de Villiers

Batsmen:

  • Steve Smith
  • Aaron Finch
  • Devdutt Padikkal

All-rounders:

  • Rahul Tewatia
  • Washington Sundar

Bowlers:

  • Jofra Archer
  • Adam Zampa
  • Navdeep Saini (VC)

Key Players

Royal Challengers Bangalore: AB de Villiers, Aaron Finch, Navdeep Saini

Rajasthan Royals: Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer

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