The IPL 2020 season, the 13th edition of the cash-rich cricket league has its 33rd match on 17th October when Rajasthan Royals will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Dubai International Stadium.
Rajasthan Royals are failing to rise from their 7th position in the table. They failed to chase down the target of 162 against Delhi Capitals on Wednesday, despite a good effort of 42 from Ben Stokes and Robin Uthappa (32). Although, Jofra Archer shined in bowling with triple wickets, while Unadkat picked two.
Full Squad: Steve Smith (c), Jofra Archer, David Miller, Robin Uthappa (wk), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Sanju Samson (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Mayank Markande, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Aniruddha Joshi, Andrew Tye, Tom Curran, Oshane Thomas, Anuj Rawat, Shreyas Gopal, Shashank Singh, Rahul Tewatia, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore missed the chance to secure the top spot in the table after a shocking defeat against Kings XI Punjab on Thursday. An impressive 48 was scored by the skipper Virat Kohli, along with some quick hits from Morris at the end, pushing the score to 171. Unfortunately, the RCB bowlers failed in defending the total, with Morris and Saini being the only two bowlers with good economy rates.
Full Squad: Virat Kohli (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), AB de Villiers, Chris Morris, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dubey, 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 Ahamad, Joshua Philippe (wk), Pavan Deshpande.
Waging odds: Rajasthan Royals (2.05) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (1.72)
Rajasthan Royals are priced at 2.05 and are the underdogs. Betting ₹100 on them will earn you ₹205 if they come out as winners.
Royal Challengers Bangalore are priced at 1.72 and are the favourites. Betting ₹100 on them will earn you ₹172 if they come out as winners.
In their previous faceoff, RCB walked out with an 8 wicket victory over RR so will have the confidence factor in the coming match. However, Ben Stokes can easily be the match-winner for RR with the right support from the rest of the squad.
Rajasthan Royals are likely to win the match.