Rajasthan banking on batting to script turnaround
Royal Challengers Bangalore come off the back of a loss to Kings XI Punjab which affects their position in the top half of the points table. A formidable batting and bowling unit, Bangalore have flown under the radar this season despite some fantastic wins. They have odds of 1.71 to win another game as they meet Rajasthan Royals in their ninth game of the tournament.
Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, have had a questionable season after some additions and changes in their team make-up. RR have banked too much on Rahul Tewatia and the lower-order alongside the bowling of Jofra Archer to help them win. The team seem to be too dependent on a few players and have odds of 2.05 to win this game.
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Overall record equially balanced
Both Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore have had their share of big wins in head to head clashes. Over 22 matches in the history of the league, RCB have won 9 and RR have won 10 with two matches ending in no result and another abandoned entirely.
TIP: Virat Kohli is finding form as is evident from his last two knocks and he has odds of 7.00 to be Player of the Match.
Keep an eye on…
RCB spinners: While a lot of talk is about their batting line-up, RCB have some exceptional spinners handling key areas in an innings. Washington Sundar has thrived in the powerplay and immediately after while Yuzvendra Chahal has rocked the middle overs with consistent wickets.
Ben Stokes: The move to open the batting bore fruit last game and Ben Stokes looks like he is here to make a good season. The England all-rounder could once again be a big factor as RCB awaits him. The make up of the RCB attack also suits Stokes the batsman.
RECOMMENDED BET: RCB have a much stronger squad and in-form players and have odds of 1.71 to win.
This year, RR have just three wins in five games and are second from the bottom. Royal Challengers Bangalore have won five and lost three and figure in the top half of the table.
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