When will RCB vs RR match start: The Sportsrush presents before you full details of the rain-affected match between Royal Challengers and Royals.
The 49th match of the ongoing 12th season of the Indian Premier League will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals at Bengaluru. In what is a bottom of the table contest, the team which losses will be highly unlikely of going forward in the tournament.
Incessant rain played the spoilsport in the match as it is yet to start. With rain entering into a start-stop mode, covers were put on and off a few times tonight. Despite it stopping, several wet patches on and near the pitch further delayed the start of the match.
With more than a three-hour delay from the initial start of the match, the umpires have finally decided that it will be a five-over contest which will begin at 11: 26 PM.
Royals won the toss
Earlier, Royals captain Steven Smith won the toss and opted to field. “Looks a good wicket. Generally a chasing ground here. Not thinking much about the math. Need to play to win, and then see how it pans out. Mahipal Lomror comes in place of Ashton Turner,” Smith was quoted as saying.
“Trying to practice the coin toss before we started, but I’ve lost 10 out of 13 tosses now. This is a ground where pitch will be nice in both innings. Chasing is a bit of an advantage, but if you play good cricket, you have a chance of winning batting first or second. We can max get to 12 points, so for us it’s about enjoying the last two games.
“Sometimes the season goes like this, and we need to respect. Me and Parthiv need to set the tone. Pawan Negi comes in because of how many right-handers they have, and Kulwant Khejroliya will play. Shivam Dube misses out,” RCB captain Virat Kohli said during the toss.
How Twitter reacted:
inspection soon to determine how many strategic timeouts will be possible tonight #RCBvRR
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) April 30, 2019
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 30, 2019
Couldn’t agree more, if the curtailment is substantial in white ball cricket , should be deemed as a new game. For argument sake let’s say 40% of the overs https://t.co/z5HfIfPhIc
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) April 30, 2019
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 30, 2019
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