Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 11th match of the 11th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) tournament on 15th April 2018 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. This will be a day match and weather as forecasted will be a cloudy evening, temperature around 30ºC.
IPL 2018 Match 11 RCB vs RR Pitch Report
This will be the second match played at Chinnaswamy in this season. As far as pitch is considered, the pitch is slow but is slightly better than the last year. Against the older ball, middle overs can be difficult to play; 170+ will be par score at this ground.
IPL 2018 Match 11 RCB vs RR Team News
Royal Challengers Bangalore made a comeback against Kings XI Punjab after losing the first game against Kolkata Knight Riders. If RCB wins, it will be replacing CSK who is on the second place on the IPL 2018 points table with 4 points; RCB is currently on 5th spot with two points. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royal is on the 7th spot in the points table.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Team News
Batting unit of Royal Challengers Bangalore are looking strong but the bowling unit is a concern for RCB. It may be possible that RCB goes for this match with an extra spinner and drop out of form Sarfaraz Khan as the pitch is slow which would help them to save some runs in middle overs; Pawan Negi or Murugan Ashwin are options available who can also hit down the order.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Team News
Rajasthan Royals are struggling with the ball. The lead bowler Jaydev Unadkat is out for or may be under pressure for the price tag he got at the IPL 2018 Auction. 23 years old West Indies all-rounder Jofra Archer can be included in the playing XI to make the bowling attack stronger; he will most likely to replace Ben Laughlin.
IPL 2018 Match 11 RCB vs RR Head to Head
In 15 encounters between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals in IPL, Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 8 matches and Rajasthan Royals have won 7 matches. In last 5 matches with the results, Rajasthan Royals have won 3 matches and Royals Challengers Bangalore won only 2 matches.
In 5 matches played at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru between RCB and RR, RCB had won 2 matches and RR had won 3 matches.
|At M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
Match Details: IPL 2018 Match 11 RCB vs RR
Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Date: 15th April, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm (IST)
Toss: Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Playing XI for RCB: Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Pawan Negi, Kulwant Khejroliya, Washington Sunar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Chirs Woakes, Umesh Yadav.
Playing XI for RR: Ajinkya Rahane(c), D Arcy Short, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Jos Buttler(w), Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin.