New Delhi. Confident after defeating defending champions Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore will aim to maintain the winning streak when they play Rajasthan Royals (RCB vs RR) in the 43rd match of IPL 2021. RCB, captained by Virat Kohli, are on the third spot with 12 points from ten matches. Their place in the playoffs will be almost confirmed by defeating the Royals. Royals on the other hand have eight points from ten matches and it will be no less than a fight or die for them . If they lose here, the road to the last four will be very difficult for them.
RCB did not have a good start on the resumption of this season of IPL and had to face two consecutive defeats. They lost by nine wickets before being reduced to 92 against Kolkata Knight Riders . After that Chennai Super Kings defeated him. However, in the last match against Mumbai, Kohli’s team returned to the winning path. Kohli scored his second consecutive half-century and Glenn Maxwell also scored 56 runs in 37 balls. Kohli, who is going to leave the captaincy of RCB after this season, would like to maintain this momentum. On the other hand, South Africa’s AB de Villiers could only score 0, 12, 11 runs in three matches, which is expected to be a big innings. At the same time, Maxwell would like to continue this momentum before the T20 World Cup. In bowling, Harshal Patel has taken six wickets in three matches including a hat-trick in the last match. Yuzvendra Chahal has also taken five wickets. New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jameson has not got a single wicket in two matches.
Rajasthan needs victory in any case
After winning the first match by two runs, Rajasthan has lost both the previous matches. Barring captain Sanju Samson and Yashasvi Jaiswal , all his batsmen are in poor form . After being dismissed for four in the first match , Samson scored 70 and 82 runs but the rest of the batsmen disappointed . Samson scored 82 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday to take the team to 164 runs for six wickets. However, this score was also not enough and his team lost by seven wickets. Among the bowlers, Karthik Tyagi, Chetan Sakariya and Mustafizur Rahman have performed well.
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (capt), Liam Livingstone, Evin Lewis, David Miller, Chris Morris, Oshane Thomas, Mustafizur Rahman, Tabrez Shamsi, Glenn Phillips, Chetan Sakaria, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Akash Singh, Anuj Rawat, KC Cariappa , Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shivam Dubey, Shreyas Gopal, Karthik Tyagi, Mayank Markande, Jaydev Unadkat, Kuldeep Yadav, Mahipal Lomror.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), Navdeep Saini, Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian, Rajat Patidar, Dushmantha Chamira, Pawan Deshpande, Mohammad Siraj, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Azharuddin, Sachin Baby, Wanindu Hasaranga, George Garten, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Devdutt Padikkal, Kyle Jameson, Suyash Prabhudesai, KS Bharat, Tim David, Akash Deep, AB de Villiers.