IPL2022, RRvsRCB Preview: Playing XI predictions, Head-to-head, When, where, & how to watch!

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Ahmedabad: If you believe in fairy tales, then one is about to written when the two ‘Royals’ teams will fight off for the spot in the Qualifier 2 to get a spot in summit clash of the Indian Premier League. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore can now  dream of their maiden silverware given the momentum they are moving ahead with in the tournament. By winning the last two most crucial games of the season, RCB have gained a confidence that a magic can save their sinking ship at the times when the tides are too high. 

In the last league fixture against Gujarat Titans, Virat Kohli found his mojo back and hit a 73-run knock to power RCB for a win and thus, a place in playoffs. In the Eliminator of the IPL, the Royals in Red almost lost hope when Plessis and Kohli went back to dressing room one after another. Then a miracle happened and an uncapped player, Rajat Patidar, became the first to hit a century in IPL playoffs, that too in just 49 balls. 

When Plessis’s side will walk the field of Narendra Modi Stadium today against Rajasthan Royals, all eyes will be set on top three players of the line-up.

On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals are close to ending their trophy drought as their consistency in the tournament has been promising and the stats are also tiled towards in their favor. In past 11 years, the team finishing second in league phase has been the side to reach finals. 

Head-to-Head

The two Royals have met a total of 26 times and RR marked 11 wins and RCB 13 came out victorius in 13. Since 2018, RR have come out on top in four matches while RCB have won five.

Probable XI Predictions

Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood.

Squad

Rajasthan Royals Squad: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w/c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy, Yuzvendra Chahal, Karun Nair, James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Corbin Bosch, Navdeep Saini, KC Cariappa, Daryl Mitchell, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Anunay Singh, Kuldeep Sen, Dhruv Jurel, Shubham Garhwal

Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik(w), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj, Akash Deep, Aneeshwar Gautam, Sherfane Rutherford, Anuj Rawat, Suyash Prabhudessai, Chama V Milind, Jason Behrendorff, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Finn Allen, Siddarth Kaul

Where, When & How to Watch!

When is RRvsRCB?

27 May, 7:30 PM

Where can I watch RRvsRCB ?

Star Sports channels – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3, and Star Sports 3 HD.

Where can I watch RRvsRCB  online?

Disney+ Hotstar

first published:May 27, 2022, 1:24 p.m.

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