RR need to regroup after loss
- RCB defended 207 to win by 13 runs against LSG in the eliminator
- Rajasthan Royals had an ordinary game against Gujarat Titans
Rajasthan Royals had an off day with the ball and struggled to maximise their start with the bat against Gujarat Titans in the first qualifier. Onto the second qualifier, RR will know that they have no more chances. It’s come down to this game against RCB with a win taking them to the final. They have odds of 1.96 to beat RCB.
RCB, on the other hand, will be buoyed by their win over Lucknow Super Giants. But RCB will know that their big guns failed in the LSG game and that they nearly lost it with their bowling. They have odds of 1.81 to beat RR, but it will be a tough game for them.
How the season has gone…
Rajasthan Royals were in and around the top three of the points table throughout the season and were impressive with their batting in particular. However, Jos Buttler has struggled to strike at a quick rate since the last few matches and it’s starting to hurt Rajasthan. RCB have had a topsy turvy season, but have managed wins in crucial game so far.
Rajasthan Royals will bank on their superior bowling attack on a fresh wicket and it makes them favourites to win this clash.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
A big factor in this game would be how the RR spin duo of R Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal go against the RCB batters that haven’t quite done well against spinners. RR’s spinners have the best economy rate against RCB this year.
Keep an eye on…
Trent Boult: RCB have issues at the top and there’s none better than Trent Boult at exposing it. The left-arm quick will be a key bowler for RR in this fixture, especially with the new ball expected to assist pace.
Rajat Patidar: A sensational hundred in the eliminator and a few other crucial knocks this year has turned the focus on Rajat Patidar. Against RR’s spinners, Patidar will be a key player. He has the best strike-rate against spinners in IPL 2022..
TIP: Trent Boult will be more than handy with the new ball. Back him at 3.52 to be the top bowler tonight!