The first doubleheader of Sunday (April 15) will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals. The match will begin at 04:00 PM Local. RCB will hosts RR at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
RCB won its previous encounter at the same ground on Friday against KXIP. They will be looking to repeat the same on Sunday when they will face RR.
After a terrific loss against SRH in their first encounter, RAJ won their second game against DD under a rain-affected match. They would be too looking to carry their momentum.
It will be interesting to watch both the teams coming face to face. Both have won just one match in two matches played so far.
Bangalore won an easy contest against KXIP on Friday and are expected to field the same playing. It was a team effort and almost everyone played their part. Management can look for options for Sarfaraz Khan who has not performed well in both the matches. He got out for a duck in the second match. However, nothing is concrete.
On the opposite, Rajasthan Royals, are too not expected to tinker their playing 11. D Arcy Short has been unfortunate in both the games. He has got run out in both the games, but the team management wouldn’t be worrying about it.
Rest no changes are expected in both the teams.
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Moeen Ali, Aniruddha Joshi, Virat Kohli (c), Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Manan Vohra, Murugan Ashwin, Pawan Negi, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Brendon McCullum, Washington Sundar, Aniket Choudhary, Parthiv Patel, Chris Woakes, Yuzvendra Chahal, Quinton de Kock (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Kulwant Khejroliya, Colin de Grandhomme, Corey Anderson, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Siraj
Ajinkya Rahane (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Dhawal Kulkarni, Stuart Binny, Jaydev Unadkat, D Arcy Short, Sudhesan Midhun, Sanju Samson, Dushmantha Chameera, Ben Stokes, Heinrich Klaasen, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Laughlin, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Mahipal Lomror, Ankit Sharma, Anureet Singh, Zahir Khan, Prashant Chopra, Aryaman Birla, Jatin Saxena, Jofra Archer
No changes are expected in both the lineups. Both the side might field the same playing 11. The probable BLR vs RAJ playing 11 is listed below.
Sarfaraz Khan, Brendon McCullum, Umesh Yadav, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Quinton de Kock (wk), Kulwant Khejroliya, Yuzvendra Chahal
Ajinkya Rahane (c), Ben Laughlin, Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Krishnappa Gowtham, Dhawal Kulkarni, Rahul Tripathi, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal, Sanju Samson, D Arcy Short
Both the team won their last encounter due to a team effort. While Rajasthan Royals thrived upon their bowlers to restrict DD from achieving the DLS revised target, it was an overall performance from batsman as well as the bowler from RCB.
While skipper Ajinkya Rahane (45 of 40 balls), Sanju Samson (37 of 22) and Jos Butler (29 of 18 balls) will be the key batters for Rajasthan, Bangalore will thrive upon B McCullum, Virat Kohli, Q de Kock and AB de Villiers for scoring runs. While AB scored a half-century in the previous encounter against KXIP, Q de Kock scored 45 off 34 balls.
In bowling, Ben Laughlin, Jaydev Unadkat, and Dhawal Kulkarni will be crucial for RR, Umesh Yadav, Washington Sundar and Chris Woakes will be the key bowlers for RCB. Umesh took 3 wickets for RCB while C Woakes and W Sundar shared two wickets each against KXIP.
Both the teams would be high on confidence after registering their first win of the season. If we compare both the teams, RCB has a strong batting line-up but lacks in penetration when it comes to bowling while Rajasthan Royals has not performed to their full potential in both games. Ben Cutting, their trump card has failed in both the games. RR is still lacking somewhere in finding a perfect batting order for each person. Overall, RCB has an edge over the visitors, but you never know. So, as per our BLR vs RAJ match predictions, RCB will win the contest.
Q de Kock will be the perfect choice for wicketkeeper as Jos Butler comes lower in the batting order. in batting, V Kohli, AB de Villiers, A Rayudu and Sanju Samson will be the safest bet. In all-rounders, we will choose Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes as they will get you more points than any other player. In bowling, U Yadav, W Sundar, Dhawal Kulkarni will be the better choice as they are also economical in fantasy credits.
So, here’s our BLR vs RAJ Dream11 Team predictions-
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