Rajasthan Royals will face off against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 43rd match of the Indian Premier League. Both teams need to secure a win in order to ensure a qualification for the playoffs. It will be a battle between third and seventh spot on the points table. Betting in India will be focused on this game with RCB as favourites.
Rajasthan Royals have had mixed results in the UAE leg so far. They’ve won a match and lost two, as they have been inconsistent with the cricket bat. Against Punjab, Kartik Tyagi pulled off a brilliant last over to defend four runs but after then the Royals lost by 33 runs to Delhi and seven wickets to Sunrisers Hyderabad. Sanju Samson followed up his unbeaten 70 against the Capitals with an 82 run knock versus Sunrisers Hyderabad. Samson now is the orange cap holder. However, he is yet to get support from his teammates. The Royals batting in Yashasvi Jaiswal, David Miller, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Evin Lewis, Riyan Parag and Liam Livingston have to fire consistently.
Rajasthan Royals squad: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c), Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, David Miller, Anuj Rawat, Chris Morris, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Akash Singh, Chetan Sakariya, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, KC Cariappa, Kuldip Yadav, Mayank Markande, Mustafizur Rahman, Shreyas Gopal, Gerald Coetzee, Liam Livingston
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Royal Challengers Bangalore secured their first win at the UAE after suffering seven consecutive defeats. Virat Kohli and company defeated Mumbai Indians by 54 runs. The win was more of a statement as the 2016 finalists bowled the defending champions by bowling them out for a mere 111. Glenn Maxwell and Virat Kohli coming back amongst runs is another take away for Bangalore.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Daniel Christian, Dushmantha Chameera, Sachin Baby, Srikar Bharat, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Azharuddeen, George Garton, Suyash Prabhudessai, Tim David, Akash Deep
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals have faced each other 24 times in the IPL. Bangalore have won 11 matches while Rajasthan have won on 10 occasions.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have got the big names and the momentum to get going. Rajasthan on the other hand have been a one man ship with Sanju Samson leading charge. Going into the game RCB will be the favorites.
Date and Time:
September 29, 2021 (Wednesday), 7:30 PM IST
Dubai International Stadium, Dubai