RCB Playing 11 today: The Sportsrush presents before you RCB Predicted Playing 11 for their 49th match of IPL 2019 vs RR.
Back in the relief of known conditions, the Royal Challengers Bangalore who take on Rajasthan on Tuesday know they can’t afford any more slip ups. With a spot for the top 4 already well out of their hands, RCB can continue to hang onto the last bit of thread with a comprehensive win against the Rajasthan Royals on April 30.
A massive reason for their defeat against Delhi at the Feroz Shah Kotla was a massive failure by the team management to replace Moeen Ali and Dale Steyn. With Tim Southee out for the match as well pertaining an injury sustained, RCB’s pace department was left paper thin. With Umesh Yadav and Navdeep being cleaned out, RCB were torn apart by Delhi as their bowlers got hit all around the park.
Ahead of their encounter against a reinvigorated Royals, RCB need their gameplan to be on the money. They need to nail down on the best possible XI, players who ensure that the identity of the team is kept immaculate and can deliver a truly match winning effort on the day.
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In a season where RCB have yet again failed to live upto expectations, the top-order has been the only agenda that has been bankable for them yet again. In the opening spot, Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel have been flawless and dependable with Parthiv surprisingly merging a his side’s top scorer for the season.
With AB de Villiers to follow in number 3, if this trio gets going on the day, no target is too big for the franchisee. It is a line-up that is befitting of putting on a stupendous show, working together in unions to act as the fulcrum of an enthralling batting pefromance.
It is from here onwards that RCB’s problems big. With Moeen Ali having gone back for England’s ODI against Ireland, RCB have lost a player who ensured that the runs kept coming down from number 3. In what was a flabbergasting move, Heinrich Klaasen was not called up to the side, something RCB will without a doubt correct come the Royals.
Following up in the middle-order will be Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Marcus Stoinis and Shivam with Hetmyer out given his massive lapses in the chances afforded to him. What is a bigger cause of concern for RCB though is not the players asked to represent number 4-8 but the order in which they are asked to come out. Despite having played 11 matches, RCB have murkily yet failed to nail down on their best order, one which should take the shape of Klaasen, Stoinis, Gurkeerat, Shivam and Washington.
RCB Bowling Order
Having yet to announce a replacement for Dale Steyn, it looks like Royal Challengers Bangalore will be turning to their current pool of players for a fast bowling option. The need for Tim Southee to recover from his injury is a massive one and with it looking unlikely that he’ll be fit in time, no matter what battery RCB send out, it will always be a weak one.
Expect Umesh Yadav, Navdeep and Marcus Stoinis to be the main pace options for the side alongside Washington. What is a problem is the spin department, with no one partnering Chahal. It’s been a problem throughout, something which has made it all too easy for opposition batsmen to take him apart for colossal runs and keep plummeting his widish line and lengths.
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