The points table certainly shows that RCB has won two out of the three matches they’ve played, but they haven’t looked like a team that can go on to win the title if you evaluate their results. They certainly have a potent batting lineup, but their bowling needs to be decent for them to win games regularly. In two out of three matches, they have conceded 200 + runs, and it will be a significant cause for Virat Kohli to worry. In one game, Yuzvendra Chahal performed well but leaked too many rounds against MI. The same was the case with Sunder of Washington and other bowlers. To alleviate some tension from their batsmen, they need to provide a collective performance that can not get you 200 + in every game. The shape of Kohli himself is another thing that RCB management may want to look into. With other batsmen doing well, however, this is not an as wide concern as the previous one.
In their previous game against Kolkata Knight Riders, the Rajasthan Royals were incapable, but they were hoping it was just one poor day. They still have a pretty strong batting lineup, just like RCB, but their bowling department lacks a little bit. Apart from Jofra Archer, none looked sufficiently intimidating. However, they have a more potent bowling lineup compared to RCB, which makes them favourites against Virat Kohli’s guys.
With temperatures topping 34 degrees Celsius, the weather in Abu Dhabi is likely to make the players sweat.
So far at Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium, the pitch has not been tolerant of competitive stroke play, and a total of over 180 has only been reached once. At a total of 180, batting first can be considered a good score on this wicket.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Yuzvendra Chahal
Steve Smith (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa/Yashasvi Jaiswal, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals Dream 11:
AB de Villiers (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Steve Smith, Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Rahul Tewatia, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Yuzvendra Chahal
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