In the 60th game of the Indian Premier League 2023, the Rajasthan Royals will look to secure a playoff spot against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Rajasthan arrives here after a convincing 9-wicket win over the Kolkata Knight Riders in their previous game. The Royal Challengers were defeated by the Mumbai Indians in the previous game, and they must win this game to keep their hopes of qualifying for the next round alive.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling attack has failed to trouble opponents in the majority of games the team has played. The middle order is out of form at the plate. The Rajasthan Royals have been fantastic with the bat, and defeating them will take a lot of guts.
The 60th Match between Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore will take place on May 14th, 2023 at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.
Match Details to Note
Match: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 60th Match, Indian Premier League 2023
Date: May 14, 2023 (Sunday)
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Sanju Samson’s team soared into the Top 3 with a 9-wicket victory over the Kolkata Knight Riders. They annihilated the KKR bowling attack in a one-sided contest, winning with nearly seven overs to spare. The team hopes to maintain its momentum in this game and advance to the next round.
Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal have been in fantastic form and will look to get the game off to a good start. Samson has performed admirably in the middle order and will look to add quick runs alongside Joe Root and Dhruv Jurel. Shimron Hetmyer, who bats in the lower middle order, adds firepower to this lineup and will look to add runs with Ravichandran Ashwin.
Trent Boult and Sandeep Sharma bowled well in the previous game, and they will be looking to exploit the RCB opening pair, who have been in good form. Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal have been on a roll and will look to keep the pressure on in the middle overs. Joe Root, Obed McCoy, and KM Asif round out the team’s bowling attack.
Sanju Samson (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Sandeep Sharma, Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, KC Cariappa, Jason Holder, Donovan Ferreira, Kunal Rathore, Adam Zampa, KM Asif, Murugan Ashwin, Akash Vashisht, Abdul P A, Joe Root
Players to watch out for:
Despite scoring 575 runs in IPL 2023, Yashasvi Jaiswal trails Faf du Plessis by one run in the Orange Cap race. In this match, both teams will be looking to outscore the other.
The 28-year-old keeper-batter-skipper maintained his excellent form with 48* against the Kolkata Knight Riders. He has not hit 114 runs in his last two innings without being relieved.
The spinner was the tournament’s top wicket taker last year, dismissing Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, and Shardul Thakur in the final game.
Possible Playing XI:
Sanju Samson (c & wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Joe Root, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, KM Asif, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy (Impact Player)
Faf du Plessis’ team was defeated by the Mumbai Indians by six wickets in their most recent game. The top order performed admirably, the middle order faltered, and the bowling attack failed miserably. It’s a must-win game for the team as they face the strongest batting lineup this season. To win this game, the Royal Challengers captain will need his middle order and bowling attack to perform admirably.
Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli have performed admirably at the top, and this duo will require another electrifying partnership. Glenn Maxwell has been the side’s lone middle-order performer, and he will need to form partnerships with Mahipal Lomror and Anuj Rawat. The lower order has struggled, and they require runs from Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, and Wanindu Hasaranga.
This season, the bowling attack has struggled. All eyes will be on Mohammad Siraj and Josh Hazelwood, who must strike early blows against the RR Top 3 bowling attack. Hasaranga will benefit from this wicket and must perform well in the middle overs. Vijaykumar Vyshak and Harshal Patel are expected to cast powerful spells.
Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Siddarth Kaul, Akash Deep, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Michael Bracewell, Manoj Bhandage, Rajan Kumar, Avinash Singh, Sonu Yadav
Players to watch out for:
The right-handed opener has had a fantastic season, but he only made one against the Mumbai Indians and will be eager to contribute in this match.
Faf du Plessis
Throughout the tournament, the skipper’s consistency in terms of runs scored and strike rate has been very impressive. On Tuesday, he hit eight more home runs.
The Sri Lankan spinner took the wickets of both Mumbai Indians openers. In the previous game, Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan batted.
Possible Playing XI:
Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Anuj Rawat, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Kedar Yadav (Impact Player)
Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Head to Head
Before Royal Challengers Bangalore won by seven runs earlier this year, Rajasthan Royals had won the previous two meetings. Bangalore currently leads the series by two games.
Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Head to Head Stats in IPL
Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Toss Prediction
In the last two games, the team chasing the score has won comfortably. The pitch has been difficult, with batsmen struggling to get going. Keeping score on such a track is never easy. The winning team will bowl first on this wicket without hesitation.
Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Pitch Report
The Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur is a batsman’s dream. Batters can hit through the line because the wicket has true bounce and pace. Because the ball bounces and turns sharply, spinners enjoy bowling on this surface. Unless the conditions are ideal, there isn’t much help for fast bowlers.
On May 14, the weather in Jaipur will be clear, and the conditions will be ideal for the game. The surface will be good for batting, but fast bowlers will struggle. To feel comfortable on this surface, the first side batting would aim for 180 or higher.
Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Prediction
To win this game, Royal Challengers Bangalore must perform well in the middle order and with the ball. The top order has performed admirably, but the rest of the team has struggled this season. The Rajasthan Royals have a strong batting lineup and play their home games. The Rajasthan Royals will start as favorites in this game based on their current form. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Rajasthan Royals is the favourite to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore at the odds of 1.80.
Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Yuzvendra Chahal took 4-25 against the Kolkata Knight Riders, and the spinner is well worth backing as the top wicket taker for the Rajasthan Royals on Sunday.