RR and RCB are two teams battling for a playoff position and both look to be in very good form. Both the teams are placed side by side and this match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium holds the key to both the teams qualifying for playoffs.
RCB have been in sensational form having won their last 3 games resulting in a late resurgence. The season looked dead and buried for them with the team not looking cohesive as a unit but this late run of form has seen them eye a real chance for a strong finish.
RR have been similar to RCB if their last hiccup to KKR is to be ignored. They too have won 3 out of their last 4 games and look a strong candidate for a top 4 finish. But what might come to bite them back is their NRR which is the third lowest in the league and they’d need huge favours from other sides if they are to sneak in to a playoff place.
Their last games had contrasting results but their overall form has been the same. RCB won against table toppers SRH while KKR beat RR in a marginally low scoring game. Both the teams are in a do or die situation and have to win tomorrow to give themselves a chance.
RR will take huge encouragement from the fact that they have home advantage and they have already defeated RCB at their home ground but have been depleted with Jos Butler, Ben Stokes leaving for international duty and Team Mentor, Shane Warne missing too.
RR: Jos Butler and Ben Stokes being unavailable make it a very difficult task but they’d have to cope without them tomorrow.
-No more changes, unless forced.
RCB: no changes expected.
Probable Playing XIs:
RR: Henrich Klassen (wk), Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, D’Arcy Short, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin
RCB: Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (capt), AB de Villiers, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tim Southee, Mohammed Siraj
RR: Sanju Samson. With Butler gone and Rahane struggling for form, it is down to this young man to get as many runs on the board as possible.
Jofra Archer. He needs to be at his best against this formidable batting lineup of RCB.
RCB: Kohli and de Villiers. The explosive duo can make any bowling lineup look bad and with this depleted RR Side they’ll look to make the most of it.
Wicket-keeper: Parthiv Patel is the automatic pick.
Top Order: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Sanju Samson are the glowing options for tomorrow.
All Rounders: Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali are the all rounders that you should pick
Bowlers: Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tim Southee, Jofra Archer, Jayadev Unakdat complete the fantasy XI.