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RR vs RCB IPL 2024 Eliminator Match Preview, Head-to-head, Possible XIs and Dream11 Team Prediction

Read the full match preview, head-to-head stats, possible playing XIs, and Dream11 Team Prediction of the KKR vs SRH match in IPL 2024 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on 22nd May, Wednesday.

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RR vs RCB IPL 2024 Eliminator Match Preview

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Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore are all set to face each other in the Eliminator of the ongoing IPL 2024 season on Wednesday, 22nd May, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. When RR and RCB met earlier this season, the Royals won that game by five wickets comfortably but they are currently in a very poor form. On the other side, RCB are coming after six straight victories so it is going to be an epic clash at Ahmedabad. From possible playing XIs to Dream11 predictions, here is everything you need to know about the RR vs RCB match in IPL 2024.

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Match Details

  • Match: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - IPL 2024

  • Date: 22/5/2024

  • Time: 7:30 pm

  • Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

How to watch the RR vs RCB IPL 2024 Match?

The Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2024 match will be televised on Star Sports Network. All the Indian Premier League matches will be streamed free on the Jio Cinema app and website.

Pitch & Weather Report

The pitch of the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad has changed a lot. It was a solid batting pitch but black soil has been used and now it helps the slower bowlers. Batters will have to score runs in the powerplay because, with the progression of the match, the wicket will get slower and tricky for batting. The average 1st innings total in T20 internationals is 160 while the 2nd innings total is 140

The temperature in Ahmedabad on 22 May can go as high as 45 degrees Celsius and rain should not play any role in the match.

RR vs RCB: Head-to-Head Record

Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore have faced each other in 26 matches. KKR have been the dominant force, winning 17 games while SRH have won only 9

  • Matches played: 31
  • Rajasthan Royals won: 13
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore won: 15
  • No result: 2
  • Abandoned: 1

RR vs RCB head-to-head at the Narendra Modi Stadium

  • Total matches played: 2
  • Rajasthan Royals won: 1
  • Royal Challengers Bengaluru won: 1
  • No result: 0
  • Abandoned: 0

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Team News

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals finished third in the points table with 17 points but they aren't in good form. They are coming after three straight losses and their last game was washed out due to rain. Jos Buttler has returned to England so Yashasvi Jaiswal will open the inning with Tom Kohler-Cadmore. He doesn't have any sort of IPL experience as Tom has played only one game in the tournament. Jaiswal is in poor form and he must step in a huge knockout game like this.

Sanju Samson has been the most crucial player for Rajasthan in the top order, scoring 504 runs in 13 innings. Riyan Parag is set to bat at no 4 and he has been brilliant for the side. He has already scored 531 runs for RR in 13 innings which speaks volumes. Dhruv Jurel has played some crucial cameos here and there but hasn't been consistent.

Trent Boult and Sandeep Sharma are expected to feature as the leading pace bowlers with Avesh Khan bowling the death overs. Avesh has bowled some critical overs but Boult's performances in the recent few matches haven't been that good. The same problem lies with Sandeep too. But, the duo can cause some problems for RCB in Ahmedabad's pitch.

Yuzvendra Chahal bowled a sensational spell against CSK but his economy is the most concerning part. He has failed to show his pure qualities this season but can turn up in a huge game like this against his former franchise. Ashwin can also cause problems in Ahmedabad's pitch although scalping wickets has been the most challenging part for the ex-CSK spinner this season.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB have won their last six games comfortably and are playing top-tier cricket right now. They qualified for the playoffs after delivering a complete team performance against Chennai Super Kings at home. Virat Kohli is in great form and is the Orange Cap holder with 708 runs. He is by far the best batsman of this season. Faf has been inconsistent but has played some really good knocks too including last match's half-century.

Glenn Maxwell and Dinesh Karthik played brilliant cameos in the last game and they can provide a very good finish. The team is looking quite confident and are the favourites in this game. Cameron Green and Patidar have contributed with some great innings in the last few matches including the partnership they made against CSK.

The issues in bowling have been resolved a lot lately. Mohammed Siraj who was struggling to bowl one decent over, is bowling quite confidently in the last couple of games. Bangalore don't have a good spin bowler in their squad to handle the middle overs. But, Maxwell is there and he has been very reliable with the bowl. He bowled the first over in the last game and in the first delivery, Maxwell got rid of CSK skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad.

Yash Dayal has bowled some sensational spells this season and he is the most important bowler for the Royals right now. His final over against CSK was one of the best overs of this IPL 2024 season. He has scalped 15 wickets until now and bowled some really good overs throughout the season. Swapnil Singh is also contributing here and there but Lockie Ferguson is the weak link. He hasn't bowled even a single decent spell this season. His economy of almost 11 is a huge concern.

Possible XIs

Royal Challengers Bengaluru: Faf du Plessis (C), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Swapnil Singh, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal

Impact player subs: Anuj Rawat, SS Prabhudessai, S Chauhan, M Bhandage, TK Curran, MJ Dagar, Vijaykumar Vyshak, RJW Topley, Rajan Kumar, Alzarri Joseph, Himanshu Sharma, LH Ferguson, Akash Deep

Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Sanju Samson (C), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Shubham Dubey, Rovman Powell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal

Impact player subs: Kunal Singh Rathore, D Ferreira, Shimron Hetmyer, NA Saini, N Burger, KR Sen, Sandeep Sharma, Abid Mushtaq, TK Kotian, KA Maharaj

Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: Dream XI Team Prediction

RR vs RCB Fantasy Team Prediction
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Yashasvi Jaiswal Ravichandran Ashwin Virat Kohli Glenn Maxwell Mohammed Siraj Yuzvendra Chahal Ipl Trent Boult Indian Premier League Rajasthan Royals Sanju Samson Cameron Green Royal Challengers Bangalore Faf Du Plessis Dinesh Karthik Ipl 2024 Riyan Parag Yash Dayal Rajat Patidar