Rajasthan has been performing up to their mark but they have been miserable in their crucial moments. In their last match against Chennai, they needed only 12 runs in the last over to win, they managed to conclude only 3 runs and lost the match by 6 runs. They are hoping to clinch their first win this time around against Bangalore. The defect lies in the bowling order, if improved then definitely dodge their lack of bowling skills in the death overs and reverse their fortunes. They have managed to concede more than 10 runs per over in the last eight overs in both their games. Although they are winless, their performance has sent some positive vibes. They have been brilliant with the bat while their bowling has been decent. As five of its eight players are set to leave in the first week of May, every point and every match is crucial for the team.
Probable Line-ups: Jos Buttler (WK), Ajinkya Rahane Rahane(C), Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, K Gowtham, Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal and Jofra Archer.
Meanwhile, Bangalore is resting at the bottom of the table and their performance has been nothing but a sheer embarrassment. After getting bowled out for just 70 runs in the IPL opener, Virat and Co managed to bounce back with an improved performance against Mumbai. When moment surfaced of Bangalore raising its stakes, yet again they were demolished by Hyderabad by a whopping 118-run margin. Many fans expected the batting department to shine but both Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers failed to make an impact. Their bowling department is looking to fade out as none of the bowlers made any fine impression. Bangalore would be desperate to come out with all the shine, there are hope and trust on miracles otherwise none of the technical department is making a fortune out of it.
Probable Line-ups: Parthiv Patel, Shimron Hetmyer, Virat Kohli ( c ), Ab de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sundar/Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
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Blindly we can expect Rajasthan to clinch their maiden victory of the season. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore are way off from their best. Considering the recent form and the teams on paper, Rajasthan Royals are better-placed to emerge victorious in the upcoming match.
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.
Time: 20:00 IST