New Delhi. In IPL 2023, double header ie two matches will be played on Sunday. In the first match of the day, Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on the top-ranked Rajasthan Royals. For the first time in this season, the teams of Rajasthan and Bangalore will be face to face. The last time both the teams clashed in the qualifiers of IPL 2022, in which Rajasthan won. In such a situation, Royal Challengers Bangalore would like to settle the account of that defeat at home.
Where RCB won their last match. At the same time, Rajasthan Royals had to face defeat at the hands of Lucknow Super Giants in their last match. In such a situation, Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan would like to return to the winning track again. Rajasthan Royals have won 4 out of 6 matches played so far and the team is on top with 8 points. At the same time, RCB has won 3 out of 6 matches and Bangalore’s team is in sixth place in the points table.
Eyes on Yuzvendra Chahal
For the first time in his IPL career, Yuzvendra Chahal will leave RCB and play in Bangalore for the first time in his IPL career. Instead of retaining Chahal in the mega auction of IPL 2022, Royal Challengers Bangalore chose to secure the services of Wanindu Hasaranga of Sri Lanka. 10.75 crore was spent for this. At the same time, Chahal was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 6.5 crore. Chahal’s bowling had improved as soon as he went to Rajasthan and Chahal won the Purple Cap. This season too, Chahal remains in the race for the Purple Cap. He has taken 11 wickets in 6 matches.
Virat Kohli-Faf important for RCB
Virat Kohli and RCB captain Faf Duplesey are the most important link of RCB’s batting. Both these players are in good shape this season. Virat has scored 4 half-centuries. At the same time, Faf has also scored 343 runs. In such a situation, Rajasthan’s eyes will be on getting both of them out quickly.
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Tags: Faf Du Plessis, IPL 2023, RR vs RCB, Sanju Samson, Virat Kohli, Yuzvendra Chahal
FIRST PUBLISHED : April 23, 2023, 14:28 IST