Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals Match Prediction: Who Will Win Today’s IPL Match Between RCB And RR? 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. 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.
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.
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.
RCB 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 RCB by 4 wickets in the final over.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals Match Prediction: Who Will Win Today’s IPL Match Between RCB And RR? IPL 2022, Match 39, RCB vs RR
It is always a close encounter between these two teams. But RCB has emerged victorious against RR on the last 5 occasions. But in its current form, RR has been doing well in every department. Not only they are winning but also have the leaders in the batting and bowling table. The loss against SRH will be bugging RCB for a long time. RR will have an upper hand in this game over RCB.
Rajasthan Royals have been in terrific form of late, and England batter Jos Buttler has shown the form he has been in by scoring consecutive centuries in the last two innings. He has already 3 tons in IPL 2022. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore have also looked good in patches, but in the last match, they were dismissed after scoring only 68 runs against Hyderabad, which is the lowest score of this season. This was the second shortest total in RCB’s career.
RCB’s dismal feat comes exactly five years after it was bowled out for the lowest total (49 all out on April 23, 2017) in IPL history by the Kolkata Knight Riders. Interestingly, the day also marks nine years since Bangalore slammed the highest total in IPL history (263/5 on April 23, 2013) against the now-defunct Pune Warriors India, thanks to Chris Gayle’s ballistic unbeaten 175 off 66 balls.