Both Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore, despite looking good on papers failed to grab a win so far in this IPL. While Rajasthan has had close matches, Bangalore failed in that too.
For a team that has players like Kohli and de Villiers, one definitely expect a great performance from them. Unfortunately, cricket is a team game.
For Rajasthan, they do have a great batting line-up but their bowling really isn’t helping them. We might see Varun Aaron coming in for any of their pacers and the poor form of Smith might get benched with Ashton Turner replacing him.
For Bangalore, They might go for Tim Southee or Nathan Coulter Nile or Marcus Stoinis. We might also witness Washington Sundar coming in.
The darkhorse of the match definitely will be the young kid Prayas Barman.
All eyes on Kohli as he will lead RCB for the 100th time.
RCB:Parthiv Patel (wk), Moeen Ali, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme/Tim Southee/Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prayas Barman, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj/Washington Sundar
RR: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Sanju Samson, Steven Smith/Ashton Turner, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal