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Rajasthan Royals had a comfortable win against the Kolkata Knight Riders in their previous match, as they won the match by 9 wickets. It was Yashasvi Jaiswal’s show last night when he smashed down the fastest fifty of IPL history, which came in just thirteen balls breaking the KL Rahul record of the fastest fifty in 14 balls.
Bowling first, Rajasthan Royals restricted the Kolkata Knight Riders to just 149 scores in 20 overs, and that happened because of YUzvendra Chahal’s amazing spell of 4 overs in which he took 4 big wickets, and when the Rajasthan team came to chase the total, Jaiswal hit 26 runs in the first of the second innings which the captain of Kolkata team Nitish Rana bowled. He hit him for 2 sixes and 3 fours, and one double in the same over.
In the next over, Jos Buttler got out on duck by a run out which Andre Russell did. Jaiswal once again hit 3 fours in the next over, and after taking a single, he has broken the record for the fastest fifty in IPL. However, Jaiswal was not able to score a well-deserved century because they chased down the target of 150 in just 13.1 over, which was the second fastest run chase by any team when the target is 150 or more. 41 balls remained in the match.
Royal Challengers Bangalore is a team who have everything they need to win the cup, but it’s all about the bizarre performance they give on the field. In the last match, they lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore even when they had a great total on board to defend, but the bowlers of RCB have been one of the weakest points in their history of IPL.
Faf du Plessis is still doing everything for the team and scoring in every match they play. The other players are not giving support which will help them to win the match, and this has been the scene for the Royal Challengers Bangalore team in every season they play.
Harshal Patel gave away 41 runs in just 3.3 overs, and Suryakumar Yadav just toyed with RCB bowlers like he was playing against the u-17 domestic team. He scored 83 runs in just 35 balls, and every bowler of RCB had a 10+ economy rate, which is unacceptable on a stage like IPL.
The middle order of RCB is not supporting the top three batters, even in the last match. Only Glenn Maxwell and Faf du Plessis scored most of the runs for the team. It was their two back-to-back losses in the IPL which going to hurt them to qualify for the playoffs.
RR vs RCB: Head-to-Head Record
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals played 29 matches against each other, of which Royal Challengers Bangalore won 14 matches, and Rajasthan Royals won 12. They always had close encounters, and last season, both teams played playoffs against each other.
Royal Challengers Bangalore won their last match against the Rajasthan Royal side by 7 runs, in which Glenn Maxwell showed his skills by scoring a quick-fire 77 runs in just 44 balls. Both teams need a win to keep themselves in a race to qualify for the playoffs, but it will be a super exciting match.
RR vs RCB: Pitch Report of Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
|Batting first won||17|
|Batting second won||33|
|Average 1st innings batting score||165|
|Pace Bowlers Took||333 Wickets|
|Spin Bowlers Took||161 Wickets|
The last match on the Sawai Mansingh pitch was between Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, which was a high-scoring encounter. Jos Buttler was the star performer of the match as he scored 95 runs in 59 balls which helped the team to post a total of 214 which was a high score total at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
The batters enjoyed the pitch, and both teams scored a total of 430 runs in 40 overs. Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur pitch has been tough for the batter and good for the bowlers, but recently Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 200 run mark, which is the first occasion in all 50 matches of IPL,
The ex-Pakistani and Rajasthan Royals player Sohail Tanveer has a record of 6/14 in his four-over spell in IPL, which is a 2nd best bowling figure after the Gujarat Titans bowler Alzarri Joseph who has a record of 6/12 in 3.4 overs.
The average score here is 165 runs which is a low total in IPL, and batsmen have difficulty picking the right length for the bowlers. The ground dimension is also big if compared to other grounds, providing comfort to spin and pace bowlers.
As it will going to be a day match so the pitch will be more on the drier side, and the average score will be low. The spinners will be going to get more help compared to the night game.
Team Preview of Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals is 3rd on the table, and after their last match win, they have a good chance to be in playoffs again this season of IPL 2023. The last 9 wickets win gave them a huge boost in net run rate, which will be crucial for them in the IPL.
Rajashtan Royal needs to keep their momentum like this if they want to qualify for the playoffs because there are 3-4 teams that are fighting for the qualification, and it is going to be hard for them the next is against the Royal Challengers Bangalore who defeated them in the last encounter they have in the same season of the IPL 2023.
Jos Buttler needs to give his all in the next match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore because in the last encounter, he got out on a duck, and even in the last match, he got run out on a duck. He needs to play Mohammed Siraj with patience because he bowls some beautiful inswinging delivers, which always caused problems for Buttler, which is known by most of the team that if you wanna get Buttler out, then bowl an inswinger.
Yashasvi Jaiswal got 5 awards in the previous match because of his 98 runs innings in just 47 balls, and now he banged the door of the Indian Cricket Team so hard that the selector should consider his name for the team selection for the T20 international matches. However, he wants to be on the ODI side also, and many cricketers like Suresh Raina support that and said that he should immediately sign up for the world cup, which will happen in October.
“If I was the Indian selector, I would have signed him today itself for the World Cup because he is in a very fresh mind. He reminds me of Virender Sehwag. I’m sure Rohit Sharma will be watching this because he will be searching for batters like him for the World Cup,”Suresh Raina said in the interview
Yashasvi Jaiswal said in the post-match presentation that he needs to be patient with the call-up, but he is sure about wearing the blue jersey for the team, and this is his goal of him. In the last match against the RCB side, Jaiswal hit 47 runs in 37 balls, and the form he is in right now will going to be a positive for the Rajasthan side.
Rajasthan just needs to get the top three out of the RCB side as quickly as they can because they are the only ones who are performing in IPL this season.
Team Preview of Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore have 10 points in their hand, but the last two back-to-back losses hurt them and made a tough path for them to qualify for the Playoffs.
They need to win their last 3 matches, and one of them should be won by a huge margin because their net run rate is negative, which can be deciding factor in the last stage of the match.
Faf du Plessis was not happy with his batters because they were not able to capitalize on the chance they got in the last 5 overs, and they were 20-30 runs short, which Faf said in the post-match interview.
I think we were at least 20 runs short, in context of the wicket. They are a strong chasing team and they bat deep. We didn’t capitalise in the last five overs, disappointed due to the lack of runs in those five overs. You need to say 200 is a good score (to motivate the players), needed to make sure you take the pace off. They capitalized the first 6 overs with the pace on.Faf du Plessis said in the Post Match interview
The bowlers of Royal Challengers Bangalore have been a total failure for the team this season as they are not able to defend 200+ totals in the IPL, and it was the third time when their bowlers were not able to defend the 200+ total, which is a shameful thing for the bowlers like Harshal Patel and Siraj who has been one of the best T20 bowlers in the world.
Virat Kohli has not performed well in the last 3 matches, and in the last encounter against the Rajasthan Royals, he got out on a duck. This time, Virat needs to play a big inning for his team, and the top three once again have to take all responsibility.
Josh Hazlewood needs to step up and take some wickets in the first few overs and the death bowling scenario should be sorted out for the Royal Challengers Bangalore because they give away too many runs in the death bowling.
RR vs RCB Probable Playing XIs:
Probable Lineup of Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w/c), Joe Root, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, KM Asif, Yuzvendra Chahal
Probable Lineup of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Anuj Rawat, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik(w), Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood
The player who can come in the match as an impact player: RCB vs RR
Wayne Parnell can be used as an Impact player to replace Michael Bracewell, who is an amazing explosive batsman. Devdutt Padikkal will be used as an impact player to replace Yuzvendra Chahal for Rajasthan Royals.