Rajasthan Royals will face Royal Challengers Bangalore in match number 13 of the IPL 2022 at Wankidi Stadium in Mumbai. Both teams score victories in their previous matches and will try to continue their winning streak. Jaipur team has won both matches so far and is at the top of the points table with the best net run rate. Sanju Samsun has led the team very well and the bowling department looks really cool to him.
On the other hand, the Royal Challengers Bangalore lost their first match against the Punjab Kings as they failed to defend 205 runs out of 20 times. Although they won their next match against the Kolkata Knight Riders, it wasn't in the most convincing way as they nearly stumbled while chasing a low-range target. They will look for a clinical victory to put great confidence in their team.
Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 13, IPL 2022
Venue: Wankhede Stadium
Date & Time: 5th April, 7:30 PM
Live prediction updates: INSTAGRAM
All three matches played at Wankhede Stadium so far have gone in favor of the team that hits in second place and one of the main reasons for this is the splashing that was played in the second half. The playing court is quite narrow for hitting and the stakes in hand will always matter when the total is rolled out. Looking at the results so far, the captain who won the lottery is likely to bow again.
Probable Playing XIs for Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj
Today's best performers Players
Best possible hitter of the match: Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli, having scored two superb goals in the previous match against the Kolkata Knights Riders, has been sent off for 12 years and will be tired of the grand total. The right batsman played 29 balls 41 unbeaten against the Punjab kings and looks good when in the penalty area. He loves to participate in the big matches and will play a key role against the star-studded bowling attack of the Rajasthan Royals.
Best Bowler today Match: Harshal Patel
Harshal Patel has had an amazing season with Royal Challengers Bangalore and has started this year's campaign well. He took the right arm closer 2 for 11 in his previous match against the Kolkata Knights Riders, and also threw two boys in the middle. He has proven to be a team match-winner in the past two seasons and is excellent at death overruns, making him one of the strong choices for RCB.
Today’s match prediction: Royal Challengers Bangalore to win.