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IPL 2020: Match 33- Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals- Fantasy Tips, Predicted XI, Top Fantasy Picks

IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals- Fantasy Tips (Credits: IPL)

The Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Rajasthan Royals in match 33 of IPL 2020. The match will be contested on 17th October (Saturday).

Match Timings: 3:30 PM IST (2:30 PM local time)

Venues: Dubai International stadium

The match will be telecasted on Star Sports Network and viewers can also see the live match on Disney+ Hotstar.

Match Preview

Virat Kohli and his men lost their previous encounter on the final ball of the match against KXIP. The Royal Challengers Bangalore management made some bizarre decision, as a result, they could only make 171 at a small Sharjah stadium.

This is a quick turnaround for RCB and they will be keen to bounce back in their second-afternoon match of the season.

On the other hand, consistency has evaded the Rajasthan Royals who haven’t been able to produce 2-3 good performances in succession. It is now almost a much win game for their side when they take the field against RCB.

Head To Head 

Matches Played: 22

RR Won: 10

RCB Won: 9

No Result: 3

Weather Forecast

Never a chance of rain whatsoever at Dubai and both teams will have to fight the sweltering heat of Dubai during the afternoon clash.

Pitch Report

The Dubai pitch is expected to considerably slow down in the second half of the match. This means the side batting first will have an advantage as the 22 yards will be at it’s best in the first innings.

Average First Innings Score 

160-170 in IPL 2020

Injury and Availability News

No injury concerns for both RCB and RR.

Fantasy Tips-Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals

Predicted XI

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler (WK), Steve Smith (C), Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Kartik Tyagi, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat

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Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: Top Fantasy Picks

Virat Kohli: The RCB skipper came roaring back into form when his side previously faced RR in IPL 2020. Since then he has looked in terrific touch and will again be backing himself to play a match-defining knock.

Devdutt Padikkal: The elegant opening batsman of RCB has been a revelation for them this season. When Padikkal has scored RCB has won each time which has been a massive plus for them this season.

Ab de Villiers: The batting genius batted at no.6 for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last match which ultimately cost them the game. Come to the match against RR, De Villiers is expected to bat at number 4 and once again produce a magical performance.

Yuzvendra Chahal: With the surface at Dubai, aiding the spinners in the first half, Chahal will once again be the trump card for RCB.

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Jos Buttler: The Royals need Jos Buttler to fire against RCB in a significant match. If the destructive opener is able to give his side a flying start it will release some pressure from their rest of the batting line-up.

Ben Stokes: RR also wants their talisman Ben Stokes to deliver in the mighty clash against RCB. With both bat and ball, the great all-round cricketer will be a major threat for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Jofra Archer: The fast bowlers have so far looked in top form during IPL 2020. Archer has bowled with pace and also scalped crucial wickets. The onus will be once again on him when he comes up against the gun batsmen of RCB.

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Captain and Vice-Captain Picks

Captain: Virat Kohli

Vice-Captain: Jos Buttler

Fantasy 11 team

Wicket-Keeper – AB De Villiers, Jos Buttler

Batsmen –Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Steve Smith

All-Rounders – Rahul Tewatia, Ben Stokes

Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Isuru Udana, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal

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