Royal Challengers Bangalore’s win in their last game against Mumbai Indians would boost their confidence when they take on struggling Rajasthan Royals in an IPL 2021 match on Wednesday.
The Virat Kohli-led side is currently placed third in the standings with 12 points from 10 matches, and a win over Rajasthan will brighten their playoff chances.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan find themselves in a must-win situation with eight points from 10 matches. A loss here could very well dampen their chances of making it to the top four.
In the UAE-leg upon resumtion of the tournament, Bangalore had a poor start as they lost two successive games to Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings. The positive for Bangalore has been Kohli’s form, who has hit two back-to-back fifties. Glenn Maxwell and Devdutt Padikkal too look in good touch, however, AB de Villiers seems to be a bit of concern.
Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal have been delivering in the bowling department, but the form of New Zealand quick Kyle Jamieson is a worry, who has not picked a single wicket from two games.
On the other hand, Rajasthan has been hit by poor batting, especially the middle-order. Except for skipper Sanju Samson and Yashasvi Jaiswal others are yet to fire.
In bowling, Kartik Tyagi (3 wickets), Chetan Sakariya (4 wickets) and Mustafizur Rahman (3 wickets) have done reasonably well for Rajasthan.
Head-to-head: Nothing to separate both the teams here, with RCB and RR neck-and-neck with 11 and 10 wins respectively from 23 games.
Where to watch IPL 2021 match 43 between Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings live on TV?
Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 1 Hindi will provide live telecast of the Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals match in India.
Where to watch the RCB and RR match live online?
Disney+Hotstar VIP will provide live streaming of the IPL 2021 game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals.
What time the match starts: Match 43 between Bangalore and Rajasthan starts at 7:30 PM IST.
Rajasthan: Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (capt & wk), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris/Tabraiz Shamsi, Chetan Sakariya, Jaydev Unadkat/Sheyas Gopal, Mustafizur Rahman.
Bangalore: Virat Kohli (capt), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Shahbaz Ahmed, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Navdeep Saini, Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian, Rajat Patidar, Dushmantha Chameera, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Sachin Baby, Wanindu Hasaranga, George Garton, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Devdutt Padikkal, Kyle Jamieson, Suyash Prabhudessai, KS Bharat, Tim David, Akash Deep.
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (captain), Liam Livingstone, Evin Lewis, David Miller, Chris Morris, Oshane Thomas, Mustafizur Rahaman, Tabraiz Shamsi, Glenn Phillips, Chetan Sakariya, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Akash Singh, Anuj Rawat, KC Cariappa, Yashashvi Jaiswal, Shivam Dube, Shreyas Gopal, Kartik Tyagi, Mayank Markande, Jaydev Unadkat, Kuldip Yadav, Mahipal Lomror.