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Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Eliminator IPL 2024

The 2024 Indian Premier League Eliminator takes place on Wednesday evening with Rajasthan Royals taking on Royal Challengers Bengaluru at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Rajasthan finished in third place in the group stage with RCB three points behind in fourth. Read on as we preview this match which gets underway at 19:30 local time on May 22nd.

After winning eight of their first nine in the competition this year, Rajasthan Royals went on a losing run which only ended with the washout against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday. Confidence across the side will not be particularly high and they are up against a team with plenty of winning momentum.

RCB’s run from bottom of the table to taking the final play-off place in their final game of the group stage is well known by all watchers of the IPL and Faf du Plessis’ side are now playing with immense confidence and will fancy their chances of getting another win today.

Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru T20 Live Streaming

TV channels: In India, RR vs RCB match will be available on Star Network. The match will also be available on Sky Sports (UK), Fox Sports (Australia), Sky Sport NZ (New Zealand), SuperSport (South Africa) and Willow TV (USA)

IPL 2024 Live Streaming: RR vs RCB fixture will be live-streamed on Jio Cinema in India. In Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal, the matches can be watched live on Yupp TV. Other channels where the match will be streamed live are Willow, Foxtel Go and Kayo.

RR vs RCB Match Toss Prediction

Just under 55% of the 33 IPL matches to take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium have been won by the team fielding first so we predict that both sides will approach this game hoping to win the toss and choosing to bowl first.

RR vs RCB Pitch Report

This pitch has helped to produce some big scores across this high-scoring IPL campaign and we could be in for two more high totals in this game. There is usually more assistance for the quick bowlers than for the spinners but overall the pace and bounce are extremely reliable at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Whoever bats first will be looking to pass 210.

Ahmedabad Weather Report

According to the forecast, the temperature could well be over 40 degrees at the start of this game on Wednesday. And it will not cool down all that much across the match with the temperature expected to still be over 37 degrees by midnight.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru, Eliminator Indian Premier League 2024

RR Team News & Playing 11

RR Team News

After their long run of defeats, Rajasthan Royals did not even get onto the pitch against KKR on Sunday with even the shortened seven over aside game rained off after the toss. Player availability is the same as ahead of that match with Jos Buttler the main absentee due to returning home to the UK.

RR Key Players

  • Sanju Samson- the 29 year old has a huge amount of experience in the IPL and comes into this Eliminator averaging 56 this season and after hitting 47 fours in total.
  • Yashasvi Jaiswal- the left-handed Indian international has made only one score of 50+ from his last five innings but he has the ability to take the game away from RCB if he stays at the crease for long.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal- the spinner is the only player in the history of the IPL to have picked up over 200 wickets and he has taken between 12 and 27 wickets each season from 2014 onwards.
  • Avesh Khan- the right-arm fast medium bowler took two wickets in three balls in the last game and Rajasthan need a big performance from him if they are to progress in the tournament.

RR Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Nandre Burger, Tanush Kotian, Keshav Maharaj, Kuldeep Sen, Donovan Ferreira

In Rajasthan Royals’ last match, it was South African all-rounder Donovan Ferreira who came into the side as the impact player in place of Dhruv Jurel. Nandre Burger will be an option for an additional pace bowler with Keshav Maharaj the probable selection if the pitch is spinning.

RR Team Form

Rajasthan Royals come into this knockout game with four losses and one abandonment from Match 50 onwards.

RR Predicted Playing 11

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Sanju Samson (c) (wk), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rovman Powell, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal

RCB Team News & Playing 11

RCB Team News

There is no doubt that there is a buzz in the RCB camp after their remarkable run of form and after they knocked out the defending champions in their last game. With no injuries, it is only Will Jacks, who has returned to the UK, who is unavailable for this match.

RCB Key Players

  • Virat Kohli- the leading run scorer in IPL 2024 made 47 runs from 29 balls in Saturday’s victory and he is averaging 64.36 from 14 innings this season.
  • Faf du Plessis- the South African skipper is full of confidence ahead of this Eliminator after scoring 54 runs from 39 balls at the top of the order against CSK.
  • Glenn Maxwell- the all-rounder came back into the team on Saturday and took a wicket first ball before returning the most economical figures for his side.
  • Yash Dayal- the left-arm pacer got two big wickets in Daryl Mitchell and MS Dhoni against CSK. Although he was expensive, he was once again RCB’s biggest wicket taking threat. 

RCB Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Swapnil Singh, Anuj Rawat, Suyash Prabhudesai, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Himanshu Sharma

Slow left-arm spinner Swapnil came into the team for the fielding innings in place of Rajat Patidar in the win over CSK and we expect the same substitution for this game.

RCB Team Form

After beating CSK by the sufficient number of runs to qualify for the play-offs on Saturday, RCB have now won six matches in a row.

RCB Predicted Playing 11

Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Yash Dayal, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Lockie Ferguson

RR vs RCB Head to Head

This will be the 32nd head to head clash between the sides with RCB currently leading the overall score 15-13. However, it was Rajasthan who won by 6 wickets when they met earlier in this edition of the IPL and who have won three of the last five.

RR vs RCB Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played RR Won RCB Won Tie NR
Overall 31 13 15 0 3
Last 5 5 3 2 0 0

RR vs RCB Betting Odds

In spite of finishing higher up in the table, it is Rajasthan Royals who are the underdogs ahead of this game with the bookmakers. The Royals can be backed at 2.10 with RCB the favourites at 1.75.

Who will win Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru T20 Match?

Rajasthan Royals have some exceptional players which is why they led the table for so long this season but it is RCB who are the form side ahead of this game. We have RCB as the top side for this clash on Wednesday.

🏆 RR vs RCB Prediction

Rajasthan Royals do not look as strong a batting side without Jos Buttler and they will need to produce their best batting effort in this game to give a very confident RCB something to worry about. Three weeks ago this fixture would have been an easy win for Rajasthan Royals but the sides are in completely different frames of mind now. We are backing RCB to record their seventh successive win and to progress to the Qualifier 2.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru to beat Rajasthan Royals

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