IPL 2019, Match 49 – RCB vs RR: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Marcus Stoinis will be playing his last game of this IPL edition.
After their defeat against the Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Feroz Shah Kotla, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) became the first team in this Indian Premier League (IPL), to be eliminated. In their last two games, Virat Kohli & Co have nothing, but pride to play for. In their next contest, the Challengers are scheduled to face the Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
The Royals, on the contrary, are still in contention for a playoffs berth following back-to-back victories. However, their Net Run Rate at -0.321 isn’t in the greatest of shapes and the same needs to be resurrected if RR have to progress with seven wins under their belt. RR haven’t lost to Bangalore at the Chinnaswamy since 2013 and also have four victories against them at the venue.
The 49th game of the IPL between RCB and RR will be hosted by the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
The match starts at 08:00 PM local time (14:30 GMT).
The game will be live on Star Sports in India. (Live streaming on Hotstar).
According to Accuweather, the weather forecast isn’t something to cheer for the teams. There are chances of rain from 1 pm and it is expected to pick up from 4 pm onwards. Even during the match, there are 28 to 51 per cent chances of rain. The temperature isn’t a matter of concern with the numbers around the 24 degrees Celsius mark. The conditions will be humid tomorrow.
Last five completed T20 matches: (Most recent- first)
Royal Challengers Bangalore – L, L, W, W, L
Rajasthan Royals – W, W, L, W, L
The pitch in Bengaluru has been a tough one to deal with for the bowlers. The batsmen have been able to make hay in every other match. However, the deck has something for the bowlers and has at times shown signs of generating a significant amount of turn. Another high-scoring affair seems to be in the store for tomorrow’s contest.
Average first-innings score: 189 – 4 night matches in IPL 2019
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 3
Probable Playing XI:
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Shivam Dube, Heinrich Klaasen, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Marcus Stoinis, Washington Sundar, Kulwant Khejroliya/Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
Bench – Devdutt Padikkal, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Akshdeep Nath, Kulwant Khejroliya/Umesh Yadav, Prayas Ray Barman, Shimron Hetmyer, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi
Ajinkya Rahane, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson (wk), Steve Smith (C), Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas
Bench: Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Rahul Tripathi, Shashank Singh, Ish Sodhi, Mahipal Lomror, Shubham Ranjane, Sudhesan Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Krishnappa Gowtham, Dhawal Kulkarni.
(Will be updated when then will be one)
Shreyas Gopal in IPL versus RCB: Matches – 3 Overs Bowled – 12 Wickets – 9 Average – 5.55 Economy – 4.16 Strike-Rate – 8.00
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers
Vice-Captain Options: Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, AB de Villiers, Liam Livingstone
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/ Small Leagues:
Keeper – Parthiv Patel
Batsmen – Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Liam Livingstone, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli (C)
All-Rounders – Riyan Parag, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers – Varun Aaron, Shreyas Gopal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Sanju Samson
Batsmen – Steve Smith, Liam Livingstone (VC), AB de Villiers (C), Ashton Turner
All-Rounders – Riyan Parag, Marcus Stoinis, Washington Sundar
Bowlers – Shreyas Gopal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini
Of late Virat Kohli hasn’t scored much and hence one can take the risk of not making him the captain. Rather, one can assign the role to someone like Ajinkya Rahane, who has got runs consistently at the top of the order.
The Royals are expected to win the contest.