Undefeated RCB vs Inconsistent RR, Who will win?
RCB vs RR in IPL 2021: Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore are the only undefeated side remaining in the tournament. As they take on incosistent Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan Royals – it is unlikely that RCB’s winning juggernaut will be stalled. Reason, it will be difficult for RR to stop 4 big match winners of RCB.
RCB vs RR in IPL 2021: Can Rajasthan Royals stop Royal Challengers Bangalore’s 4 match winners?
RCB vs RR in IPL 2021, Match Winner 1 – Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli has got decent starts in a couple of games but the talismanic skipper will be itching to play a big inning. With him opening, it’s just a matter of time before he fires up all his cylinders. The run machine is also moving towards a big record. Kohli is just 51 runs away from becoming the first batsman in IPL to score 6000 runs.
RCB vs RR in IPL 2021, Match Winner 2 – Glenn Maxwell
After 2014, this is the first season where Maxwell is living up to his name in IPL. He has perfectly donned his No. 4 cap and has been one of the biggest reasons for RCB’s unbeaten run. In three games he has scored 176 runs and is second in the Orange Cap race. His partnership with AB de Villiers will be a headache for Rajasthan bowlers who are yet to pose a serious threat to the opposition.
RCB vs RR in IPL 2021, Match Winner 3 – AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers is doing what AB de Villiers does every IPL season – Justify the Mr 360 tag. The South African is scoring at the strike rate of 189.39, the best of the season so far, and has scored, 125 runs in three games. His contribution as a finisher has been very crucial, especially since the arrival of Glenn Maxwell as No.4.
RCB vs RR in IPL 2021, Match Winner 4 – Kyle Jamieson
Bought for 15 crores, the 6ft 8inch all-rounder has been lethal in the middle-overs for RCB. Playing his first IPL, Jamieson has left a mark with his impressive length balls which gets extra bounce due to his height. It has kept batters at bay. In three matches he has taken five wickets, the second-highest for RCB. He has also been able to deliver blows with bat which RR bowlers will vary.
RCB vs RR in IPL 2021: Will Sanju Samson & Company overcome inconsistentcy?
The Royals and especially their skipper Sanju Samson are as ususal very inconsistent. They have struggled to perform as a cohesive batting unit. While Samson led the team to within touching distance of victory with his sensational century against Punjab Kings, it was the South African duo of David Miller and Chris Morris that pulled off a win against the Delhi Capitals.
Against CSK, opener Jos Buttler looked dangerous but the other batsmen failed to provide any valuable contributions. For the former champions to do well, the side must click as a batting unit with Samson and the Englishman playing key roles.
The Royals bowling unit has been underwhelming to say the least, apart from the game against Delhi Capitals, the bowlers have leaked runs. Pacer Jaydev Unadkat shone against the Rishabh Pant led-side, registering the impressive figures of 3/15, while young Chetan Sakariya has shown promise.
In the absence of Jofra Archer, more will be expected out of the likes of Chris Morris and Bangladesh speedster Mustafizur Rahman.
RCB vs RR in IPL 2021: Teams (from):
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Kane Richardson, Washington Sundar, Pavan Deshpande, Joshua Philippe, Shahbaz Ahamad, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Kyle Jamieson, Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, Sachin Baby, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Dan Christian, KS Bharat, Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Sams and Harshal Patel.
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (c & wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Manan Vohra, Anuj Rawat, Riyan Parag, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, KC Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh.
IPL 2021 Teams Points Table
|1||Chennai Super Kings||4||3||1||0||6||+1.142|
|2||Royal Challengers Bangalore||3||3||0||0||6||+0.750|
|6||Kolkata Knight Riders||4||1||3||0||2||-0.700|
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