RR vs RCB Match Preview – Both Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have been defeated in their first their matches of IPL 2019. It is not the start which both the franchises have wished for.
The skippers of both the teams are highly desperate for their first victory in the season, and tonight one of them will definitely succeed to do so.
The crowd at Sawai Mansingh Stadium will witness the neck-to-neck battle when Indian Test Team Captain, Virat Kohli and the Vice Captain Ajinkya Rahane will face off each other in a battle tonight.
Now, it’ll be very interesting to see, how both the teams tackle each other’s strategies to register their first win of this edition of IPL and get themselves up in the points table.
Here are the match preview, Dream 11 fantasy league teams, pitch report, weather conditions, our power picks, and all the details of today’s match.
This epic encounter between both the teams will start at 08:00 PM local time tonight (02:30 GMT).
In India, the official broadcasting channel for live telecasting of IPL matches is Star Sports.
You can also watch the online Live Streaming of today’s game between RR and RCB on Hotstar.
Average 1st Innings total at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur (last 5 Night IPL games): 169
Records of the chasing teams at this venue: Won 3, Lost 2
The temperature is expected to be in the mid-30s during the first hour of the game, which will reduce in the second half.
The players and the crowd will not be daunting tonight as the level of humidity will be on the lower side.
Last 5 IPL Matches (most-recent match first)
The win/lose stats for both the teams are as follows;
Rajasthan Royals: L, L, L, L, W
Royal Challengers Bangalore: L, L, L, L, W
Possible Playing 11:
Here are possible playing 11 of the Rajasthan Royal (RR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for tonight’s match.
Ajinkya Rahane (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Ashton Turner, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Varun Aaron.
RR’s Bench Strength – Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Ish Sodhi, Oshane Thomas, Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Prashant Chopra
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Parthiv Patel (WK), Virat Kohli (C), Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Umesh Yadav
RCB’s Bench Strength – Akshdeep Nath, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Navdeep Saini, Tim Southee, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Milind Kumar
Australian series against Pakistan has been completed, and thus Marcus Stoinis and Nathan Coulter-Nile will join the RCB’s squad, while Ashton Turner will join Royal’s camp.
Fantasy Cricket League Tips
Win Small and Grand leagues of fantasy cricket leagues by following our tips and match predictions. Here are our suggested options for Captain and Vice-captain choices for tonight’s match of RR vs RCB.
Captain Choices: Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Marcus Stoinis, Sanju Samson
Vice Captain Choices: Parthiv Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes
Crickclassics’ Dream 11 Teams
At Crickclassics, we carry out an in-depth analysis of each and every match to make the best and winning teams for the fantasy cricket leagues like Dream 11, My Team 11, Mobile Premier League, 11 Wickets, Dot Ball, etc.
Here are our teams for small and grand leagues of Dream 11 for RR vs RCB match.
Small League/Head To Head Team
Wicket Keeper – Parthiv Patel
Batsman – Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Ashton Turner, Ajinkya Rahane (c)
All-Rounders – Ben Stoke, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers – Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jofra Archer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dhawal Kulkarni
Grand/Mega League Team
Wicket Keeper – Parthiv Patel
Batsman – Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ashton Turner (VC)
All-Rounders – Ben Stokes, Krishnappa Gowtham, Marcus Stoinis (C)
Bowlers – Jofra Archer, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Nathan Coulter-Nile
Power Pick Player
Our power pick for today’s match between RR vs RCB is Ajinkya Rahane.
The Vice Captain of Indian-Test team, and the Captain of Rajasthan Royals, Ajinkya Rahane has always been dominating against the Challengers in IPL.
In his last 17 innings against RCB, Rahane has scored 557 runs with an average of 38.13, in which 1 century and 3 half-centuries are involved.
Due to Aston Turner’s return to the Royals’s side, Steve Smith may make way for him in the playing 11. Thus, select Aston Turner instead of Steve Smith.
Our Match Prediction:
Both the sides are balanced in all the departments and it’ll a close encounter tonight. We predict Royal Challengers Bangalore to win this match against Rajasthan Royals.
Hope you win small and grand leagues of fantasy cricket games with our match predictions, match previews, detailed analysis of the match, and fantasy cricket tips. Stay updated with Crickclassics to get the same for every match.
*Disclaimer: These teams are based on the analysis, instinct, and understanding of the author. Make your own decision and consider the points mentioned while selecting your team.