Bangalore vs Rajasthan

The two teams who play today are hoping to do the impossible. They have an uphill battle and even if they win their matches their fate depends on how other teams do. Its a mathematical nightmare for them with points & net run-rate coming into play. Then again, its cricket and we have seen crazier things happen. Will they be able to do it?

Bangalore

Captain Kohli’s boys are still bottom of the table with 8 points from 12 games. They need to win their remaining matches with a good margin & hope for a few other results to go their way to make it to playoffs. Although they have made a good comeback after the disastrous start to the campaign, it might be a little too late. But don’t expect them to be laid back. They will still try to give their best to try and finish above their opponents of today.

Probable Line-up: Parthiv Patel (WK), Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen, Gurkeerat Mann, Marcus Stoinis, Mohammad Siraj, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal

Rajasthan

Smith’s team are slightly better placed than Bengaluru. Although even their fate is out of their hands. If Rajasthan win both their matches they may still not make it to the playoffs. And the fact that some of their crucial overseas players are on their way to the world cup doesn’t help. The change in captain-ship has worked with 3 wins out of 4 matches since Rahane was relieved of his duties.

Probable Line-up: Ajinkya Rahane, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson (WK), Steve Smith (C), Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Oshane Thomas, Varun Aaron

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SportsGuru Prediction

Rajasthan have a better head to head record against Bengaluru. And we think they will win this encounter.

Match Details

Tuesday April 30 (8pm IST) at  Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Overcast weather conditions with a slight chance of rain