RCB vs RR Match Preview – The Chinnaswamy Stadium will witness a mouth-watering contest tonight when the Royal Challengers Bangalore will be challenged by the visitors, Rajasthan Royals.
The 49th match of IPL 2019 will be played tonight at 08:00 PM local time.
Royal Challengers has been knocked out of this season of IPL with their defeat against the Delhi Capitals in their previous match. Despite losing 7 games in a row, the Virat Kohli-led RCB came back in the competition by winning 4 out of the 5 matches.
However, with their loss in the previous match, all of their chances to get qualified for the playoffs are over.
On the other hand, despite having an unsatisfactory start to the season, the Steve Smith-led Rajasthan Royals performed really well in the last few matches. They are high on confidence with their wins in the last two matches against the Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Last time when both these team faced each other in this season, RR defeated RCB by 7 wickets.
Now, with RR getting back on the winning track, it’ll be very interesting to see, how both the teams tackle each other’s strategies to 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.
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The Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru will host the 49th game of IPL season-12th between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals.
This encounter between both the teams will start at 08:00 PM local time tonight (14:30 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 of RCB vs RR on Hotstar.
The pitch of Chinnaswamy is behaving differently in this edition of IPL. It is now supporting batters and has been really tough for the bowlers. We can thus expect a high scoring game tonight as well.
Average 1st Innings total at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru (last 4 Night IPL games): 188
Records of the chasing teams at this venue: Won 1, Lost 3
The temperature tonight is expected to remain in the range of 32 and 36-degree Celsius during the play time. There are slight chances of rain as well.
During the second innings of the game, the things will get cooler as the temperature will get down under 30 degrees, making the crowd and players to get comfortable. Dew can also play an important role in the second half of the match.
Last 5 IPL Matches (most-recent match first)
The win/lose stats for both the teams are as follows;
Royal Challengers Bangalore: L, L, W, W, L
Rajasthan Royals: W, W, L, W, L
Possible Playing 11:
Here are possible playing 11 of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) for tonight’s match.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Parthiv Patel (WK), Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Heinrich Klaasen, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Marcus Stoinis, Kulwant Khejroliya/Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
RCB’s Bench Strength – Devdutt Padikkal, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Akshdeep Nath, Kulwant Khejroliya/Umesh Yadav, Shimron Hetmyer, Prayas Ray Barman, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi
Ajinkya Rahane, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson (wk), Steve Smith (C), Ashton Turner, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Riyan Parag, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas
RR’s Bench Strength – Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Shubham Ranjane, Rahul Tripathi, Shashank Singh, Ish Sodhi, Mahipal Lomror, Sudhesan Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Krishnappa Gowtham, Dhawal Kulkarni
Steve Smith will play his last match of the season tonight as he will join the Australian practice camp ahead of the World Cup 2019.
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 RCB vs RR.
Captain Choices: Ajinkya Rahane, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli
Vice Captain Choices: Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Liam Livingstone
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 Dream11, My Team 11, Mobile Premier League, 11 Wickets, Dot Ball, etc.
Here are our teams for small and grand leagues of Dream 11 for tonight’s match of RCB vs RR.
Small League/Head To Head Team
Wicket Keeper – Parthiv Patel
Batsman – Liam Livingstone, Ajinkya Rahane (VC), AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli (C)
All-Rounders – Riyan Parag, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Varun Aaron, Shreyas Gopal, Navdeep Saini
Grand/Mega League Team
Wicket Keeper – Sanju Samson
Batsman – Liam Livingstone (VC), Steve Smith, AB de Villiers (C), Ashton Turner
All-Rounders – Marcus Stoinis, Riyan Parag, Washington Sundar
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Shreyas Gopal, Navdeep Saini
Power Pick Player
Our power pick for today’s match between RCB and RR is Shreyas Gopal.
In his last 5 matches against RCB in IPL, Gopal took 12 wickets at an average of 9.0, making him a must-have player in both the leagues.
For grand leagues, you can pick Ajinkya Rahane or AB de Villiers as a captain as they are performing consistently for their sides.
Our Match Prediction:
RR has been back to the winning track with Steve Smith getting over the captaincy, but we expect RCB to win this match.
Current Points Table
Here is the current position of all teams in the points table.
Our fantasy cricket league teams for yesterday’s match of SRH vs KXIP performed really well, and we hope you win small & grand leagues of fantasy cricket games with our today’s teams, match predictions, match previews, detailed analysis of the match, and fantasy cricket tips.
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*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.