IPL 2020: Match 15, RCB vs RR – Royal Challengers Bangalore Player Ratings

IPL 2020: Match 15, RCB vs RR – Royal Challengers Bangalore Player Ratings

The Challengers moved to the top of the points table with the triumph in Abu Dhabi.

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

In the last few years, the Rajasthan Royals (RR) mostly dominated the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, fortunes turned around this time as RCB came out trumps by eight wickets with five balls to spare.

Apart from losing the toss, very few aspects went against Virat Kohli’s men. They looked organised, both in the batting and bowling area. Most importantly, the victory took them to the top of the points table with three wins from four games at a net run rate of -0.954.

As far as the Royals are concerned, they started with back-to-back wins and now have lost consecutive games. Steve Smith and Co, after the 15th match, went down to the sixth position. They will have to go back to the drawing board to make amends next time.

Here are the RCB Player Ratings for the RCB vs RR match:

Devdutt Padikkal- 9.5/10

Devdutt Padikkal started with a six on the on side off Jaydev Unadkat. Ever since then, he didn’t look back. His attacking approach helped RCB rack up 50 runs in the powerplay. He got to his third IPL fifty this season and perished to Jofra Archer after scoring 63 off 45 balls with six fours and a six.

Aaron Finch- 3/10

Aaron Finch started with a couple of fours, but he failed to get going. He got out trying to sweep leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal in the third over of RCB’s run-chase. The on-field umpire didn’t adjudge him out after which RR went for the DRS. In the field, he took the catch of the young Riyan Parag.

Virat Kohli- 9.5/10

Virat Kohli had scored 18 runs in the first three games of this IPL. However, the RCB captain put his best foot forward and guided his team through to win. The captain notched 72 unbeaten runs off 53 balls with seven fours and two sixes. He started in a cautious manner and then stepped on the gas.

AB de Villiers- 6/10

AB de Villiers didn’t have much to do as the RCB top-order was at its very best. He came to bat when the Challengers required 31 runs off 25 balls with eight wickets in hand. In his short stay, he scored 12 runs off 10 balls and also hit the winning shot off Tom Curran in the first delivery of the 20th over.

Shivam Dube- 6/10

Shivam Dube didn’t have much to do in the match either. He bowled only a solitary over where he gave away four runs. He conceded only four singles and churned out a couple of dot balls as well. It was a bit surprising that Steve Smith didn’t hand him the ball again. Dube didn’t get a chance to bat.

Gurkeerat Singh- N/A

Washington Sundar- 8/10

Washington Sundar wasn’t amongst the wickets, but yet again, he had economy on his side. He bowled four overs and conceded only 20 runs. Only one four was hit off his bowling and that showed how accurate he was. The off-spinner also bowled eight dot balls to keep a lid on the run-scoring.

Isuru Udana- 8/10

Isuru Udana started by conceding a couple of boundaries, but he made a comeback. In the third over, the left-armer castled Steve Smith, who got an inside-edge on to the stumps. Thereafter, the southpaw accounted for Parag’s wicket. In four overs, Udana also gave 41 runs with eight dot balls.

Navdeep Saini- 7.5/10

Navdeep Saini again bowled with venom, though he would have hoped for his economy to be a tad on the lower side. He also bowled a wicket-maiden when he got rid of the dangerous Jos Buttler, who threatened with a 12-ball 22. The fast bowler gave away four fours and a couple of sixes.

Yuzvendra Chahal- 9.5/10

Yuzvendra Chahal picked up his second three-wicket haul in the ongoing IPL. He gave away absolutely nothing and picked up the important scalps of Sanju Samson and Robin Uthappa. Then he got the prized wicket of Mahipal Lomror in the 17th over. In his four overs, he gave only 24 runs.

Adam Zampa- 5/10

Adam Zampa was the most expensive of the spinners with an economy rate of nine. He didn’t get a wicket either, conceding 27 runs in the three overs he bowled. He churned out only three dots, showing that batters played him with comfort. Zampa will be looking to hit his straps at the earliest.