Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals Head To Head Records, IPL 2022, Match 39, RCB vs RR
RCB vs RR Head to Head Records.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals Head To Head Records, IPL 2022, Match 39, RCB vs RR. After a massive defeat against SRH, Royal Challengers Bangalore will now take on Rajasthan Royals in the 39th match of the IPL. The match will be played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium (MCA), Pune on 26th April from 7:30 pm onwards.

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This will be the second encounter between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals this season. RCB defeated RR by 4 wickets while chasing the target of 170 runs in that game.

Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered a huge defeat in their last game against SRH after getting bowled out on 68. RR is in the third position in the points table with 10 points. RCB have dropped down to 4th position after their loss against SRH with 8 points in 8 matches. RR has both Orange and Purple cap holders in batter Jos Buttler and spinner Yuzvendra Chahal respectively.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) batter Jos Buttler and spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Photo- Twitter
Rajasthan Royals (RR) batter Jos Buttler and spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Photo- Twitter

Batting first against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore lost 3 wickets in the second over of the match. It looked like they were about to break the record of the lowest score of the IPL at one point. But Glenn Maxwell and Suyash Prabhudessai helped RCB to move past 49 runs. SRH chased the target in the 8th over with 9 wickets in hand.

Suyash Prabhudessai
Suyash Prabhudessai Photo Credit: (IPL)

On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals had a tough game against DC. Jos Buttler’s third IPL 2022 ton and a fiery knock of 46 in just 19 balls from skipper Sanju Samson took RR to 222 runs with the loss of 2 wickets. A wonderful effort from Delhi Capitals’ batters brought them 36 runs closer to the target with 2 overs in hand. A magnificent maiden over from Prasidh Krishna made it easier for RR to win the game by just 15 runs.

Dinesh Karthik (Image Credits: Twitter)
Dinesh Karthik (Image Credits: Twitter)

Royal Challengers Bangalore faced RR earlier this season in the 13th match. Batting first, RR set a target of 170 runs. In-form Buttler scored 70 off just 47 balls. Ex-RCB and current RR leggie Yuzvendra Chahal bowled a beautiful spell by taking 2 wickets for 15 runs. The new finisher of the town Dinesh Karthik scored 44 of 23, in the end, to win the game for Royal Challengers Bangalore by 4 wickets in the final over.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals Head To Head Records, IPL 2022, Match 39, RCB vs RR

In the previous meetings in IPL history, RR and RCB have been more or less neck and neck against each other. In 26 clashes between these two Royal sides, the Bangalore-based outfit emerged winners 13 times including the last meeting in IPL 2022, while 10 games went in Rajasthan’s favor, and 3 games got abandoned.

Virat Kohli and Yuzvendra Chahal
Virat Kohli and Yuzvendra Chahal (Image Credit: Twitter)

Virat Kohli has scored the most runs (584) in the matches between these two sides in the IPL. He is followed by AB de Villiers (488), Ajinkya Rahane (347), and Rahul Dravid (323). Among the bowlers, Yuzvendra Chahal has picked up the most wickets (20), followed by Shreyas Gopal (14) and Harshal Patel (12).

Harshal Patel
Harshal Patel. Image: BCCI

RCB and RR clashed with each other in the 43rd match of IPL 2021 in Dubai. Evin Lewis smashed a fifty as RR batted first and posted 149/9 with Harshal Patel taking 3/34 in his four overs spell. In reply, Srikar Bharat scored 44 runs as Glenn Maxwell remained unbeaten on 50 runs to win the encounter for RCB by seven wickets.