- Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Rajasthan Royals today in the 43rd match of IPL 2021
- In the 24 matches played between the two teams, 11 were won by RCB, 10 wins went to RR while 3 matches ended in No Result
- The match between RR and RCB will be played at the Dubai International Stadium at 7:30 PM (IST)
In the 43rd match of the Indian Premier League 2021, Rajasthan Royals will face Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Dubai International Stadium at 7:30 PM (IST). While RCB enjoys 3rd position along with a 2-point and 1-match lead from the team at 4th position, Rajasthan Royals sits at 7th position of the IPL points table with 8 points, however, also has a 1-match advantage over team above it.
If Rajasthan Royals wins the match today, they will at least reach rank 6th or at best can reach rank 4 on the points table, whereas, for RCB, this win will not help them gain rank immediately.
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RCB is coming in after breaking their streak of losing matches (3 games in a row) after they defeated the defending champions by 54 runs. RR on the other hand, have lost 2 consecutive matches, SRH defeated RR in their last match by 7 wickets (9 balls remaining).
In total, RR and RCB have faced each other in 24 since the beginning of the IPL and 11 times from those RCB went home as winners, RR won 10 matches while on 3 occasions the matches ended with No Result.
RR Vs RCB Head To Head Stats
Not to jinx anything, but it is looking like this could be RCB’s year and they might finally lay their hands on the IPL trophy. They have been in tremendous form, not just the batsman but also their bowlers, in their last match against Mumbai Indians, with Harshal Patel taking a hat-trick of wickets and RCB bowling out MI for 111.
The last time RR and RCB met in IPL 2021was in Match 16th and it was nothing short of a nightmare for Rajasthan Royals. Though they were able to put up a respectable score of 177/9 after 20 over with Shivam Dube scoring 46 of 32 hitting 2 maximums and 5 boundaries along with Rahul Tweatia scoring 40 from 23 with 2 maximums and 4 boundaries to his name. Only Mohammed Siraj, from Bangalore’s bowlers, was able to keep a good bowling figure of 3/27 in 4 overs.
However, when Royal Challengers Bangalore came out to bat, Rajasthan, even in their wildest dreams, would not have imagined they would be thrashed so badly.
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Not only did Rajasthan Royals failed to take a single wicket, but they also lost the match with 21 balls remaining. Virat Kohli scored 72 in just 47 deliveries hitting 6 boundaries and smashing 3 maximums. Devdutt Padikkal showed his prowess as he hit a ton, in 52 deliveries he scored 101 runs hitting 11 boundaries and 6 maximums.
Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 181 runs without a loss of a single wicket, with 21 balls to spare.
RR Vs RCB Last 5 Encounters
22nd April April 2021: Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 10 wickets
17th October 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 7 wickets
3rd October 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 8 wickets
30th April to 1st May 2019: No Result due to rain
2nd April 2019: Rajasthan Royals won by 7 wickets
Additional Stats Of RR & RCB
RR highest score against RCB: 217
RCB highest score against RR: 200
Highest Individual Score against RCB: 83 (Yuvraj Singh)
Highest Individual Score against MI: 103* (Ajinkya Rahane)
Most wickets for RR against RCB: 14 (Shreyas Gopal)
Most wickets for PBKS against MI: 16 (Yuzvebdra Chahal)
Lowest RR score against RCB: 58
Lowest RCB score against RR: 70
It has been said by a lot of Cricket pundits that RCB is playing like it a do or die situation for them, they mean serious business and it shows in their performances, individually as well as on a team level.
If RCB are given to chare the score, as the past 5 matches show against Rajasthan Royals, then RCB will most definitely come out as winners of today’s match. However, if they bat first, it could go either way.
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There is no denying of the fact that both Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings are great franchises of the Indian Premier League, however, with their track record, and the famous, infamous for the opposing teams, comebacks from Mumbai Indians in matches and league table, we are inclined to say that Mumbai Indians will come out on top in today’s match.