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.

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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.

Match Details:

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).

Weather Conditions

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

Pitch Condition/Report:

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

Rajasthan Royals

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.

Team News

(Will be updated when then will be one)

Power Picks:

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


Expert Advice:

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.

Probable Winners:

The Royals are expected to win the contest.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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