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RR vs RCB Head to Head Records: Rajasthan Royals’ H2H Record Against Royal Challengers Bangalore- IPL 2021 Match 43. Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on each other in the 43rd match of IPL 2021 on Sunday. Rajasthan Royal are at sixth on the points table. They have secured four wins out of 10 matches this season.

Sanju Samson would be gutted with the way his team has performed in the last two games. After securing a 2-run win against Punjab, Rajasthan had the chance to make rapid strides on the points table. But they went on to lose the next two matches. Sanju Samson was the only bright spot in the last two matches.

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson. (Photo: IPL)

In the last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Samson played a sensational knock of 82 runs off just 57 balls, however, he found little support at the other end. Yashasvi Jaiswal (36 off 23) once again got out after getting a great start, while the likes of Evin Lewis and Liam Livingstone failed to make an impression. Rajasthan Royals made 164 runs in the first innings.

RR bowlers looked ineffective against the likes of Jason Roy, Saha and Williamson in the second innings. Their inability to pick wickets helped SRH develop big partnerships in the chase. Sakariya and Mustafizur got one wicket each but that’s about it. Sunrisers Hyderabad chased down the score in just 18.3 overs.

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Chris Morris’s poor form in the last few games has made things difficult for Rajasthan. They need to really introspect on how to go about their plans for the rest of the tournament.

Facing them are Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are coming on the back of a 54-run win against Mumbai Indians. Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell both scored half-centuries and this would give the team a lot of confidence.

Thanks to those two knocks, RCB managed to score 165 runs in the second innings. Their two biggest bets in the bowling department, Yuzvendra Chahal and Harshal Patel were sensational with their line and lengths. Harshal Patel’s slower balls made life difficult for MI batsmen, while Chahal too was brilliant with his googlies. Both combined to pick seven wickets between them as MI were bundled out for just 111 runs in the second innings.

RCB have now secured 6 wins in 10 matches and just two wins away from confirming their top-four berth. RCB should come into the game as favourites on Wednesday.

RR vs RCB Head to Head Records: Rajasthan Royals’ H2H Record Against Royal Challengers Bangalore- IPL 2021 Match 43

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Teams’ Head-to-Head Records

Stats Matches RCB Won RR Won Tied No Result
Overall 24 11 10 0 3
In IPL 24 11 10 0 3
At Dubai International Cricket Stadium 1 1 0
In the last 5 matches 5 4 1 0 1
IPL 2021 1 1 0 0 0

Successful Head-to-Head Records in 1st Batting vs 2nd Batting

Innings RCB Won RR Won
1st batting 3 4
2nd batting 8 6

Teams’ and Players’ Records in Head-to-Head Battles

(Teams’ stats)

Stats RCB (vs RR) RR (vs RCB)
Highest total 200/7 (20 overs) at Bengaluru on 29th April 2015 217/4 (20 overs) at Bengaluru on 15th April 2018
Lowest completed total 70 (15 overs) at Abu Dhabi on  26th April 2014 58 (15.1 overs) at Cape Town on 18th April 2009
Largest victory (by runs) 75 runs at Cape Town on 18th April 2009 65 runs at Jaipur on 17th May 2008
Largest victory (by wickets) 10 wickets at Bengaluru on 18th March 2010 7 wickets for thrice

(Top players’ stats)

Stats RCB (vs RR) RR (vs RCB)
Highest individual score 83 by Yuvraj Singh at Bengaluru on 11th May 2014 103* by Ajinkya Rahane at Bengaluru on 15th April 2012
Best bowling figures 5/5 by Anil Kumble at Cape Town on 18th April 2009 4/16 by Shreyas Gopal at Jaipur on 19th May 2018
Most runs scored 484 runs by AB de Villiers 347 runs by Ajinkya Rahane
Most wickets 16 wickets by Yuzvendra Chahal 14 wickets by Shreyas Gopal