Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals
The fifteenth meeting of the IPL 2020 between RCB and RR is going to be played at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on October 3rd 2020.
RCB vs RR History:
The teams completed 21 meetings, till date. Out of them, RCB won 8 times and lost 10 times. Two were concluded without result and one was abandoned without a ball.
The teams met 9 times at the home ground of RCB. The host won just twice and lost 4 times.
The teams met 7 times at the home ground of RR. The host won 4 times. On the other hand, visitors won thrice.
The teams met 5 times at the neutral venue, RCB won thrice and RR won twice.
Victory brings points:
In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.
Weather forecast for Abu Dhabi shows the weather would be pretty clear and hot during the match. The precipitation percentage would be almost 0% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 32 – 34 Celsius. The wind would be between 14 to 17 km/h throughout the match. The speed of wind and the temperature would decrease as the match progressed.
Toss and Pitch (Record of International Matches):
Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 24 times out of 45 matches. The selection favored the teams, and the teams won 13 times, while lost 11 times. On the other hand, the team chose to bat first after winning the toss won 9 times and lost 12 times. Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 22 times and lost 23 times.
The first batting team won the matches 20 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 25 times.
The lowest defended total was 129 on the venue in 2012. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 163 on the ground.
The first inning lowest total was 66, though it was by associate country, Nigeria against Ireland, and the highest total was 225 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 89 runs (completed innings), whereas the highest was 166 runs.
The batting average of the first innings is 19.41 and 23.03 is for the second innings.
Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL 2020 Matches):
Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 4 times out of 5 matches. The selection didn’t favor the teams, and the teams won just once, while lost thrice. On the other hand, the team chose to bat first after winning the toss never won, yet and lost the only game. Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches just once and lost 4 times. Another toss win lose match ground.
The first batting team won the matches thrice. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won twice.
The lowest defended total was 162 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 163 on the ground.
The first inning lowest total was 142, and the highest total was 195 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 143 runs, whereas the highest was 166 runs.
The batting average of the first innings is 32.77 and 23.34 is for the second innings.
History Between the Teams:
Both the teams faced each other at the venue just once. In which, RR was the winner.
T20I History at Venue:
RCB got just one chance to play the match at the venue, in which the team lost. RR had three opportunities to play at the venue, and the team won all of them, though one of them was tied, but the team won by boundary count.
Tentative XI for both the Teams:
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
The team would go for a couple of changes in the team. The team may include P. Patel in place of G. Singh and either C. Morris or D. Steyn may come in place of A. Zampa.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Eleven: D. Padikkal, A. Finch, V. Kohli, AB. de Villiers, P. Patel / G. Singh, S. Dube, I. Udana, W. Sundar, C. Morris / D. Steyn, N. Saini, Y. Chahal
Rajasthan Royals Indians:
The team would prefer to go with minor change and give a chance either Y. Jaiswal or M. Vohra in place of R. Parag.
Rajasthan Royals Eleven: R. Uthappa, J. Buttler, S. Samson, S. Smith, M. Vohra / R. Parag, R. Tewatia, S. Gopal / M. Markande, J. Archer, T. Curran, A. Rajput, J. Unadkat