The Rajasthan Royals vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore eliminator match of the 2015 IPL Playoff is all set to break the internet tonight. It is a straight forward knockout match between the two teams as the losing team will have to mark an end to their 2015 campaign. There is thus a lot up for grabs in the match, and here is the match preview.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have won three out of their last five matches and have the form in their favor. Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, have only managed to win two out of their last five matches.
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s batting line-up has been in some exceptional form. The chances of a change happening there is unlikely. The team might however think about replacing Ashok Dinda with either Sreenath Aravind or Varun Aaron. Aaron is the favorite of the two as Aravind is still recovering from an injury.
Rajasthan Royals have been consistent with their team throughout the tournament and might not make any major changes apart from bringing in Pravin Tambe.
Players to watch out:
Chris Gayle, AB De Villiers, Virat Kohli and Mitchell Starc have been the stand out players for Bangalore so far. If the first three fire with the bat, it will end up being an easy win for Bangalore. The key players for Rajasthan would be Ajinkya Rahane and Shane Watson. We could expect some fireworks from Sanju Samson as well.
Head to Head: Rajasthan Royals vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore
The Rajasthan Royals vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore match has happened 14 times in the IPL editions so far, with each team winning seven apiece. Their most recent game however was washed out and both teams will be looking to get the upper hand today.
Pitch and Weather:
The pitch at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium usually supports batting which is a big blessing for Royal Challengers. The predicted weather shows no signs of rain today and if this ends up being true, the fans are in for a treat from these two teams at the IPL Playoff.
Match Details: IPL Playoff Eliminator Match
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Date: May 20, 2015
Time: 20:00 IST
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