Royal Challengers Bangalore will be taking on Rajasthan Royals on 15th April 2018 at their home ground, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. Bangalore will be expected to perform well in its home ground while the Rajasthan will be hoping to make a mark after its two-year hiatus.
|Match||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals, 11th Match|
|Date||Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 4:00 PM ( 10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCAL )|
|Venue||M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru|
|Weather Forecast||Partly Cloudy|
The pitch in Bangalore is made for batsmen to go berserk during T20 and other limited-over formats. So, in this game, expect the side batting first to post a high score, and the side batting second to go guns blazing to get to that score.
When it comes to the game between the Royal Challengers and the Royals, Bangalore has an upper hand, especially with the likes of Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli and Quinton de Kock. However, a lot will depend on how the Royal Challengers’ bowlers perform.
Ajinkya Rahane is not well-known as a limited over player. So, he may find it tough to motivate and inspire his inexperienced side to give it their all when they take on Royal Challengers Bangalore. Hence, it is best to throw in your lot with Bangalore as the odds are high they will win the match.
Here are some reasons why Royal Challengers Bangalore could end up on the winning side:
Bangalore has a formidable batting line up with Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock and Brendon McCullum.
With young spinner Washington Sundar joining Yuzvendra Chahal, Bangalore has a great spinning pair
Rahane is struggling with form and this could prove to be expensive for Rajasthan Royals
There will be too much pressure on Rahane, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes to perform in the absence of Steve Smith.