Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Ajinkya Rahane led Rajasthan Royals at their home ground today. Both the teams had a bad start with a loss in their first match in IPL 2018. But both also registered a win in their respective second match. While RCB defeated Kings XI Punjab by 4 wickets in their last match, RR defeated DD by 10 wickets in a rain-affected match by DLS method. Now with one win and one defeat in their pockets, both the teams will try to end this clash on a winning note.
The home team Royal Challengers Bangalore have a strong batting side with noted foreign players like Quinton de kock, Ab de Villiers and Brendon McCullum on their side. Also, with Umesh Yadav in a great form, RCB have a strong hold on their bowling as well.
Here is the RCB Dream XI which the audience can expect today.
Virat Kohli, Quinton de Kock, Ab de Villiers, Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mandeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Kulwant Khejroliya, Manan Vohra, Washington Sundar
Talking about Rajasthan Royals, the team will rely a lot upon skipper Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson in the batting zone. Dhawal Kulkarni and Ben Stokes will have to take the responsibility to handle the bowling effectively taking in view the powerful RCB batsmen. Due to the absence of Steve Smith, Rajasthan Royals seem a little weaker this time. So, Ajinkya will have to bank upon other players to pave way for team’s victory.
Here is the RR Dream XI which we can expect for today’s match.
Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Sampson, Ben Stokes, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jos Buttler, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, D’Arcy Short, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Stuart Binny