- Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals have been neck and neck with 10 wins to each team in head-to-head stats.
- So far in IPL 2021, Royal Challengers Bangalore has won all three matches this season.
- On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals have only won one of their first three games this season.
- Look at their head-to-head stats and more
Royal Challengers Bangalore have had an incredible start to their IPL 2021 campaign, winning three matches in a row so far. They will now face Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 22nd. This will be the first time RCB will be playing a match outside of Chennai this season. This season, they’ve beaten the Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, have lost two of their three matches so far. The only time they’ve won is against the Delhi Capitals. Chetan Sakariya, a young pacer for Rajasthan, has been outstanding this season. In the last game, RR crumbled in the chase against CSK. They’ll be hoping for a strong comeback against the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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RCB VS RR Head To Head
When we talk about the last matches of both the team, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers’ scored 78 and 76 respectively which was backed up by a spirited bowling performance from RCB.
Also, Kyle Jamieson bagged 3 wickets. In his four overs against Kolkata Knight Riders, he took three wickets while giving way 41 runs. Whereas talking about Rajasthan Royals, David Miller will play an important role in the team performance as he scored 62 runs in the team’s victory over the Delhi Capitals. However, Rajasthan’s batting collapse against CSK which cannot be blamed on David Miller as almost every batsman failed in that match to put up a fight.
Also, in this season’s IPL, Harshal Patel has realised his full potential as he managed to take 4 wickets in the last two games whereas, ChetanSakariyahas already picked up 6 wickets in 3 games and had shown immense potential so far.
Having said this, let us take a closer look at their past 5 meetings
RCB Vs RR Last 5 Encounters
17th October 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 7 wickets
5th November 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore by 8 wickets
30th April 2020: No Result
3rd April 2019: Rajasthan Royals won by 7 wickets
19th May 2018: Rajasthan Royals won by 30 runs
Additional Stats Of RCB and RR:
RCB highest score against RR: 200
RR highest score against RCB: 217
Most runs for RCB: 6, 373 (Virat Kohli)
Most runs for RR: 2,223 (Sanju Samson)
Most wickets for RCB: 123 wickets (Yuzvendra Chahal)
Most wickets for RR: 41 wickets (Shreyas Gopal)
Lowest total defended by RCB against RR: 133
Lowest total defended by RR against RCB: 164
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RCB seem to be one of the most dangerous teams in IPL 2021, and Wankhede is a perfect place for them. RR, on the other hand, is still searching for its best form. On Thursday, Virat Kohli’s team can continue their winning streak and easily dispatch RR.
Therefore, Virat Kohli & Co. have a high chance of winning the match against Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan Royals.