Rajasthan Royals will lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 13 of IPL 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Both teams are coming off a win in their previous encounters and will be looking to continue the winning momentum. The Jaipur-based team has won both their games so far and are at top of the points table with an excellent net run-rate. Sanju Samson has led the side really well and the bowling department looks really formidable for them.
On the other hand, the Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered a defeat in their first game against the Punjab Kings, after not being able to defend 205 runs in 20 overs. However, they did bag a win in their next game against the Kolkata Knight Riders but it wasn’t in the most convincing way as they almost stuttered in a low run chase. They will be looking for a clinical victory to inject a lot more confidence into their squad.
Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 13, IPL 2022
Venue: Wankhede Stadium
Date & Time: 5th April, 7:30 PM
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network for Television and Disney + Hotstar app for live streaming.
All three games played at the Wankhede Stadium have so far gone in the favour of the side batting second and a major part of the reason is the dew that comes into play in the latter half. The pitch is absolutely a belter for batting and wickets in hand will always be key while posting a total. The captain that wins the toss is likely to bowl first again going by the results so far.
Probable Playing XIs for Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj
Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter of the Match: Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli, after scoring two exquisite boundaries in the previous game against the Kolkata Knight Riders, was dismissed for 12 and he will be hungry for a big score. The right-hander started well against the Punjab Kings with an unbeaten 29-ball 41 and has looked in good touch whenever he has been at the crease. He likes to step up in big games and he will have a big role to play against the star-studded bowling attack from Rajasthan Royals.
Probable best bowler of the Match: Harshal Patel
Harshal Patel had a fantastic season for the Royal Challengers Bangalore and he has started this year’s campaign really well. The right-arm seamer picked up 2 for 11 in his previous game against the Kolkata Knight Riders and bowled two maidens as well, coming in the middle overs. He has turned into a match-winner for the side in the last two seasons and is excellent in the death overs which makes him one of the potent options for RCB.
Today’s match prediction: Royal Challengers Bangalore to win.