Two teams that have been right in the thick of things are going to play against each other in this next IPL match. The Royal Challengers Bangalore team is coming into this match after winning their previous match against the Mumbai Indians in a Super Over. On the other hand, The Rajasthan Royals pulled off the highest-ever IPL chase just a few matches ago.
The 15th match of IPL 2020 will witness the Royal Challengers Bangalore hosting the Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi. Having three points in their kitty so far, Royal Challengers and Rajasthan Royals will take the field on the back of different preceding results. The game would also be a battle between the captains and two of the best players of this era, Virat Kohli and Steve Smith.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore managed to sneak out a victory in the super over against Mumbai Indians. They had positives in the form of Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, and AB De Villiers, all of whom made half-centuries to get their side over 200. However, RCB’s death bowling and fielding still remain their Achilles Heel. Despite that, they are likely to field the same side and not make changes.
Date: 3rd October 2020
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Time: 3:30 PM (IST)
The team that wins the toss may prefer batting first. DC struggled in its chase as the pitch slowed down and so that may play on the minds of the captains. So far, both the teams batting first and the chasing teams have won two matches at this venue each.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS:
This match is going to be played at Abu Dhabi. We saw the pitch slow up in the previous match here (DC vs SRH) in the second inning, even though the dew was a big factor. None of the matches here have been very high-scoring so far and in fact 162 was a winning total in the previous one. We think something around 170 could be very difficult to chase down here. Expect the spinners to play a major role in this match and others at this venue.
RCB Expected Playing XI:
Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube, Washington Sunder, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn/Adam Zampa/Moeen Ali, Isuru Udana, Yuzvendra Chahal
RR Expected Playing XI:
Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Smith (C), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Rahul Tewatiya, Shreyas Gopal, Riyan Parag, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Mayank Markande/Varun Aaron, Jayadev Unadkat.
Head to Head Stats:
Total Matches: 21, RCB won: 8, RR won: 10, NR: 3.
RCB vs RR Match Prediction:
Both teams have a strong batting lineup but we think RCB has more depth. Sanju Samson has appeared the best batsman of IPL 2020 so far and could be hard to stop. The quality of the spinners that RCB have is much better than RR.
We make our predictions after calculating each and every aspect of the match that is why we are the best tipper of IPL. We think RCB has a slightly better chance of winning in this match because of the quality of its spinners. Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, and Washington Sundar form a very dangerous trio on a pitch that could provide them some help. The form of AB de Villiers, as well as greater depth in the batting lineup, gives them a bit of an edge as well. For more and assured free IPL betting tips keep visiting our website throughout the IPL 2020.
RR has to hope for brilliance from Buttler or Samson to win them the match. It could happen but we are not going to bet on it! Bet on the Royal Challengers Bangalore to win.