It is going to be a do or die outing for both the teams in the Rajasthan Royals vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore match today. A win would ensure their survival in the tournament, while a loss would mean crashing out of the same. The stage is set and the only question now is about the winner. Here is a look at our prediction for the match.
Rajasthan Royals vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore: Pitch and Firepower Favors Bangalore
The Rajasthan Royals vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore match will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. The pitch there is known to favor both batsmen and spinners.
This will be the first match in the ground for RCB this year, while for Rajasthan Royals it will be the second.
A pitch that favors batting is expected to do wonders for both teams. RCB has the magical trio of AB De Villiers, Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli in their top order and we could expect big fireworks from them.
When it comes to Rajasthan, they too have firepower in their batting lineup thanks to Shane Watson, Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson. Steven Smith could get some runs on the board as well.
As far as the spinners are concerned, Pravin Tambe is likely to play for Royals. Yuzvendra Chahal will be the secret weapon for Bangalore.
Bangalore Have Better Form
If we take a look back at the last five matches of both the teams, Bangalore is having a better run. The team won the last three games out of their five and lost just one. The remaining game was washed away due to rain.
Royals, on the other hand, lost three out of their last five matches. They have been struggling recently, despite the impressive start to the season. RCB also defeated Rajasthan once this season and it was a commendable win as well.
To summarise, if we look at the team power, Royal Challengers Bangalore have a slight edge over Rajasthan Royals.
Final Prediction for Rajasthan Royals vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Considering factors like pitch condition, team strength and form, the favorite team today is Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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