The 39th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 will be the battle of royals as Rajasthan Royals (RR) take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Tuesday, April 26 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Pune at 7:30 PM IST.
After witnessing a humiliating nine-wicket defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) over the weekend on Saturday, Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to bounce back on Tuesday with two crucial points. The entire team got bundled out for 68, with the likes of Virat Kohli, Anuj Rawat and Dinesh Karthik being sent back to the pavilion for a duck. The bowlers had almost nothing to defend in the second innings. RCB played eight matches so far out of which they won five and lost thrice. With 10 points, the Faf du Plessis-led team has acquired the fifth spot on the table.
On the other end, Rajasthan Royals have been going through a terrific season after witnessing several underwhelming outings in the past few years. After playing seven games so far, they won five times and lost twice. Jos Butler has been carrying the batting of the franchise, the English batter has smashed three centuries so far in the season. The consistency of Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal have been making things a little better with the ball. After gathering 10 points, RR have occupied the third position.
In the head-to-head competition between the two teams, RCB have a slight advantage. The two teams faced off in 26 games, Bangalore won 13 matches while Rajasthan emerged victorious on 10 occasions.
In the last outing between the two teams earlier this season, RCB won the game by four wickets.
RCB: DP World, Exide, and Jio.
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