BLR vs RR Fantasy Prediction: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals – 3 October 2020 (Abu Dhabi). The two Royal teams are up against each other for the first time in IPL 2020.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Rajasthan Royals in the league match of IPL 2020 aka Indian Premier League which will be played at the Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have won two of their three games so far in the tournament and they are coming on the back of a really good win against the strong Mumbai Indians. The top-order of the team is in a really good form and they would want Virat Kohli to help them as well. The death bowling is still looking a concern for the side but Navdeep Saini has been bowling really well. RCB would definitely want to continue their winning momentum in this game as well.
Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, faced their first defeat of the tournament in the last game. They have to adjust to the bigger ground dimensions after winning both of their games in the pocket-sized Sharjah stadium. Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, and Jos Buttler will play a huge part in their batting whereas Jofra Archer will lead the bowling line-up yet again. The Royals would want to return to the winning ways.
Pitch Report – This pitch has been decent enough for the batting in the first innings whereas it gets a little slower in the 2nd innings. The average 1st innings batting score in IPL 2020 at Abu Dhabi is 170.
Total IPL 2020 Games Played: 5; Batting 1st Won: 3; Batting 2nd Won: 2
Match Details :
Time:- 3.30 PM, Live on Star Sports Network
Probable XI for both sides:-
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shivam Dubey, Gurkeerat Mann, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Adam Zampa, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Rajasthan Royals – Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, Robin Uthappa, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Rajpoot.
Clean-Hitters in the Team
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, and AB de Villiers.
Rajasthan Royals – Jos Buttler, Steve Smith, and Sanju Samson.
Death Overs Specialist Bowlers
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Navdeep Saini.
Rajasthan Royals – Jofra Archer and Tom Curran
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
AB de Villiers, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, Virat Kohli, and Tom Curran.
BLR vs RR Team Wicket-Keeper
AB de Villiers (Price 10), Jos Buttler (Price 10.5), and Sanju Samson (Price 9.5) will be the wicket-keepers of our squad. AB has been in a wonderful form and has already scored two half-centuries in the tournament whereas Samson is also smashing the ball really well and has scored two half-centuries as well. Buttler has not performed really well so far but he is a world-class player and can demolish any bowling line-up on his day. All three of them are really good run-scorers.
BLR vs RR Team Batsmen
Steve Smith (Price 10) will be our batsman from the Rajasthan Royals. Smith has been batting fantastically in the tournament so far and has scored two half-centuries in three games. He will open the innings for his side and is an un-droppable option.
Virat Kohli (Price 10.5) and Devdutt Padikkal (Price 8.5) will be our batsmen from the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Virat is struggling to find his form in the tournament but he is a class player and there is no doubt about it whereas Padikkal has been brilliant so far in the tournament and has already smashed two wonderful half-centuries. Both of them are wonderful players.
BLR vs RR Team All-Rounders
Washington Sundar (Price 8) will be our all-rounder from the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Sundar is majorly picked to manage the credits in this game. He has been bowling with a really good economy and has picked one wicket in the tournament. Sundar can be really handy with the bat as well.
Rahul Tewatia (Price 8.5) will be our all-rounder from the Rajasthan Royals. Tewatia is now an IPL superstar and the heroics he showed against Kings XI Punjab will be remembered for very long. He has clearly proved his powers with the bat and is a really good leg-spinner as well.
BLR vs RR Team Bowlers
Tom Curran (Price 8.5) and Ankit Rajpoot (Price 8) will be our bowlers from the Rajasthan Royals. Curran has been bowling well for the side and has picked three wickets in his bowing. He also scored a half-century in the last game with the bat whereas Rajpoot has also picked a couple of wickets in the couple of games he has played so far. Both of them will be picked for this game.
Isuru Udana (Price 8) will be our bowler from the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Udana made his debut for the RCB in the last game and he looked really decent. He picked a couple of wickets and is a really good death-overs bowler.
Match Prediction: Royal Challengers Bangalore will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
AB de Villiers and Sanju Samson
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Virat Kohli and Steve Smith
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.