The IPL 2022 league phase is heating up, with teams vying for the right balance in their starting XI and crucial points from wins. Rajasthan Royals defeated SRH and MI in their first two matches and appear to be in good shape and momentum heading into their next match. They will look to make some minor changes to their starting XI in order to smooth out the kinks. After a loss, Royal Challengers Bangalore bounced back with a win in their next match, but it was not as convincing, and they will be looking to put on a strong performance in this match.
The 13th match between Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore will take place on April 5th, 2022 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 13th Match, Indian Premier League 2022
Date: April 5, 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Previews
With two wins in two games, the men in Pink would be brimming with confidence. With a crushing victory over the Mumbai Indians, they became the only team to defend a total twice in this edition of the tournament, something that has been extremely difficult to achieve even once.
The key to the Royals’ success in the two matches so far has undoubtedly been their power-hitting at the top, combined with some outstanding bowling in the middle. In the two previous matches, the likes of Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, and Shimron Hetmyer have ensured that the Royals score an above-par total, and the bowlers have done remarkably well to not even allow the opponents to get close to their total, despite defending in difficult conditions.
Rajasthan Royals are currently at the top of the table, with a fantastic net run rate of 2.1. Both of their victories were by significant margins, demonstrating how dominant they have been.
Rajasthan Royals Squad
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (wk/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna, Karun Nair, James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, KC Cariappa, Daryl Mitchell, Obed McCoy, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Anunay Singh, Kuldeep Sen, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Dhruv Jurel, Shubham Garhwal
Predicted XI: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag/James Neesham, Ravichandran Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna
Royal Challengers Bangalore started off on a low note, but just as they were reverting to their old habits of bowlers not doing enough, they turned in a sensational bowling performance against the Knight Riders. While they had some issues with the bat in the same match, the Royal Challengers just managed to do enough to stay in the game.
They found their way to winning ways with that victory and will be looking to continue on their journey. Royal Challengers Bangalore is currently fourth from the bottom of the points table, with a win from a couple of matches to their name. They have a net run rate of -0.048, which they would like to improve in the competition because it could mean the difference if things get tight.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad
Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, David Willey, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Siddarth Kaul, Karn Sharma, Chama V Milind, Rajat Patidar, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Aneeshwar Gautam
Predicted XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj
Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Toss Prediction
Teams batting second have won all three matches played here so far, and the dew may tempt captains to chase the total.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The wicket at Wankhede is slightly tacky, and the new ball is expected to swing around, troubling the batters. On this pitch, we expect the batters to play smartly and lead their teams to totals in the 160-180 run range.
On the day of the match, Mumbai will have bright and sunny weather with weather interruptions. We anticipate that dew will have a significant impact on the match’s second innings.
Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Match Prediction
Rajasthan Royals has a strong batting lineup until No. 7, but they lack depth in the lower order. In the previous match, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s batting depth came to their rescue, allowing them to secure two crucial points. Rajasthan Royals has four quality bowlers, with the fifth bowler being an issue so far, whereas Royal Challengers Bangalore’s bowling has been inconsistent, and they need to play more aggressively in this match. Because of their batting and bowling depth, we expect Royal Challengers Bangalore to win this match.
Royal Challengers Bangalore is the favourite to beat Rajasthan Royals at the odds of 1.80.
- Royal Challengers Bangalore has two points from two games, while Rajasthan Royals has four points from two games.
- In the three matches played so far, Wankhade Stadium has produced totals of less than 160 runs.
- So far, Rajasthan Royals is the only team to win while defending the total, and they have done so twice.