RCB look to complete double against Rajasthan Royals
Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to complete the double against Rajasthan Royals at the Dubai International Stadium on Saturday. While RCB have started the campaign on a good note with five wins from 8 games, Royals have just managed to secure three victories. The last time the two teams faced each other, RCB essayed a comfortable victory courtesy half-centuries from Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli.
Players to watch out
If someone charts the variables that have helped RCB enhance their bowling attack, then one need not look beyond the Protea all-rounder, Chris Morris. The tall and lanky pacer has been commendable ever since he burst onto the RCB scene. He has thus far recorded 5 wickets out of three matches, functioning at a phenomenal economy rate of 4.83. His inclusion has certainly bolstered our bowling arsenal.
Having started the tournament on a slow note, the skipper's scores have progressively become better. With scores of 90*, 33*,48 in the last three fixtures, Virat Kohli has looked at his usual best. The 31-year-old will certainly be a fundamental element to Royal Challengers Bangalore's prospects in the second half of the tournament.
Amongst the most equipped and fierce bowlers, Jofra Archer has been a devout performer for Rajasthan Royals this season. He has accounted for 12 wickets, just behind Rabada's tally of 18 wickets. The Steve Smith-led side will be trusting the skills of the England pacer to land the blows in powerplays and death overs.
Date: Saturday, 17 October
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Time: 3:30 PM (IST)
Royal Challengers Bangalore: WLWWL
Rajasthan Royals: LLLWL
Head to Head
Rajasthan Royals: 10
Royal Challengers Bangalore - 9
No Result - 3
RCB: Virat Kohli, Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dube, Aaron Finch, Umesh Yadav, Adam Zampa, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Dale Steyn, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Isuru Udana, Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Joshua Philippe, Pavan Deshpande.
RR: Steven Smith, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ben Stokes, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Robin Uthappa, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Tom Curran, Anuj Rawat, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Akash Singh, Andrew Tye, Aniruddha Joshi, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Kartik Tyagi, Mayank Markande, Oshane Thomas, Rahul Tewatia, Varun Aaron.