IPL 2021: Match 16, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals Preview & Prediction

IPL Match 16

Time     :  7:30 PM IST

Date     :  22 April 2021

Venue    :  Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai


Royal Challengers Bangalore is unbeaten in IPL 2021 so far and is leading the table with three wins out of three matches. There is a legitimate reason for the fans to get excited as RCB is now going to be playing in conditions that should suit it better.

The star of the team so far has been Glenn Maxwell with two fifties in his previous two matches. He has been able to boss the middle overs and is particularly effective against the spinners. AB de Villiers’ role in the lower order is also something that fits him and the team perfectly. The pair of them make the RCB batting very dangerous.

Death bowling was a major problem for RCB in the past but it seems like Mohammad Siraj is taking up that role quite well. Harshal Patel is also able to take the pace off the ball and make it difficult for the opposition batsmen to line him up.

Sanju Samson started IPL 2021 with a brilliant century but has since gone off the boil. He needs to find a way to be more consistent and lead his team from the front. He has an excellent record against RCB in the past and maybe that will spur him on in this match.

Jos Buttler is one of the world’s best T20 batsmen but has been short of runs. He seems to be getting started and then throwing it away. Everyone knows that he can win matches on his own but when that will start happening is anyone’s guess.

David Miller, Chris Morris, and Mustafizur Rahman are all doing their job quite well and so that leaves Liam Livingstone on the sidelines otherwise we think he would be the perfect person to bolster the Rajasthan Royals middle-order.

RCB vs RR Head to Head

Total Matches:  23,  RCB Won:  10,  RR Won: 10 NR: 3

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Wankhede has been a batting beauty. If the team gets off to a decent start and does not lose too many wickets upfront, it can really go hard through the entire inning and make the opposition pay.

The ball comes on nicely to the bat throughout the game. We did see the spinners start to play a role as Moeen Ali got some spin off the surface but neither team has a spinner that puts a lot of revs on the ball.A score of around 170 should be seen as par batting first, although even something like 200 can be chased down in Mumbai.

Possible Playing XI

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Harshal Patel, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal and Shahbaz Ahmed/Navdeep Saini

Rajasthan Royals:

Jos Buttler (wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal/Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (c), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, Jaydev Unadkat

RCB vs RR Match 16 IPL 2021 Prediction

If we talk about batting line-ups, both teams look dangerous as both sides have a plethora of classic and fearsome strikers. Both teams are balanced with Indian and overseas players. While batting is a concern for Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore eventually come up as the favorite team in this match as they have quality all-rounders around. Royal Challengers Bangalore are likely to emerge as winners over Rajasthan Royals.

For thorough understanding of every aspect that can win you real money throughout the IPL, keep visiting our website for calculated and best match predictions and free IPL betting tips. Studying all the facts and conditions for today’s match, we have reached the conclusion that Royal Challengers Bangalore will win this match but still there will be a tough fight from both the teams and a thrilling, high score match is expected to entertain fans across the world.

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