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 who 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.
As for Rajasthan Royals, after a strong start to their campaign, capped by two victories in Sharjah, Kolkata Knight Riders served them with a reality check in Dubai. In pursuit of 175, the Royals’ batsmen failed to keep their head cool, read the conditions, and play the shots accordingly. Rajasthan Royals’ fielding was also below par in Dubai, which they need to get it right against RCB to prevail over them.
IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals: Match prediction:
With Royal Challengers Bangalore having the experience of playing in Abu Dhabi over Rajasthan Royals, one would have to sense that the hosts hold the upper hand. However, Steve Smith’s men have managed to surprise in their two victories despite the unavailability of Ben Stokes. Nevertheless, the prediction is for the Royal Challengers to emerge victorious due to their balance too.