IPL 2022, Match 39: BLR vs RR Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury And Weather Updates – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals
BLR vs RR Dream11 Match Preview
Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 5 games out of 8 and are at the 5th position. They had a very bad day in the last game against SRH. Their batters failed completely and they were bundled out for just 68 runs. Their top order has been in poor form as Anuj Rawat has got out cheaply in all the games except against MI where he scored a fifty. Faf has been a little inconsistent as well. Virat Kohli is going through the worst phase of his IPL career as he has got out on a golden duck in the last two games. Glenn Maxwell is the only consistent batter for them alongside Shahbaz Ahmed and Dinesh Karthik. RCB needs all the other batters to start performing.
Their bowling attack is one of the best in the entire tournament. Josh Hazlewood has been in exceptional form and has picked wickets in every game. Harshal Patel is as usual their wicket-taker and death overs specialist. Mohammad Siraj has been in very poor form and will look to do well. Wanindu Hasaranga too has failed to pick wickets in the last few games. Glenn Maxwell too has rolled his arm over for an over or two. RCB’s bowling, overall, is in good form but will expect improvements from one or two players.
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Rajasthan Royals, meanwhile, are having an excellent time in IPL 2022. They are in 3rd position with 5 wins and 2 defeats after 7 games. Their batting has been carried by Jos Buttler who is in the form of his life at the moment. Buttler has scored 3 centuries in IPL 2022 and is the main reason for the good performance of Rajasthan till now. Sanju Samson too has played a couple of good knocks in the last 2 games. Devdutt Padikkal scored a half-century as well in the last game. Shimron Hetmyer has been good as their finisher. Overall, they are doing well as a batting unit.
The Royals too have a good bowling attack with the likes of Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy, Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin. They are performing well as the bowling unit too. Yuzvendra Chahal is the purple cap holder and has picked wickets whenever the team has required. Trent Boult has been great with the new ball while Prasidh Krishna too has bowled well. They will look to continue their good form in this game as well.
BLR vs RR Dream11 Match Venue, Date and Time
Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 39, Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022
Venue: MCA Stadium, Mumbai
Date and Time: 26th April 2022, Tuesday, 7:30 PM IST
Pitch Report for BLR vs RR Dream11 Match
The pitch at Pune has been excellent for batting. There is a help for the pacers initially with the new ball while the big dimensions allows the spinners to come into play as well. The pitch overall is a great one for batting. The average first innings total here is 173 runs in iPL 2022 and chasing sides have won 3 out 6 games played here. Teams will look to chase here after winning the toss but won’t mind batting first as well.
BLR vs RR Dream11 Match Prediction
Both teams are very strong and well balanced but Rajasthan Royals are looking in better form and should be the winners for this game.
BLR vs RR Playing XI
RCB may bring in Mahipal Lomron or Rajat Patidar for Anuj Rawat. Virat Kohli will open in that case.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Suyash Prabhudesai, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Josh Hazlewood
Rajasthan Royals are expected to be unchanged for this game.
Rajasthan Royals: Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Karun Nair, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Obed McCoy, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna
Top Captaincy Choices for BLR vs RR Dream11 Match
Jos Buttler: Buttler as mentioned above, is in the form of his life. He is the highest run scorer of the tournament with 491 runs at an average of 81.83. He has scored 2 back to back centuries as well. Buttler will be the best captaincy option for this game.
Faf du Plessis: Faf du Plessis scored 96 in the second last game. He will open the innings and will look to play till the end. He is one of the best batters in the league and has a tendency to play big knocks after he settles in. Faf will be another good captaincy choice.
Glenn Maxwell: Glenn Maxwell is RCB’s best batter at the moment. He has been very consistent and has looked in excellent form as well. He will contribute with the ball as well and give points from fielding too. Maxwell in an excellent captaincy pick.
Budget Picks for BLR vs RR Dream11 Match
Mohammad Siraj (8 Credits): Mohammad Siraj at 8 credits is the best budget pick for this game. He hasn’t been in the best of form but he is a quality bowler and can win games single handedly on his day. Siraj will bowl with the new ball and in the death overs.
Shahbaz Ahmed (8.5 Credits): Shahbaz Ahmed has been an unsung hero for RCB in this season. He has scored consistently for them in the middle-overs and bowled well. He scored 45 against Rajasthan earlier this season and won the game for his side. He will be a great budget pick as well.
Differential Pick for BLR vs RR Dream11 Match
Obed McCoy: Obed McCoy has done a great job in the last two games for RR. He is their death overs specialist and has kept his nerves in the last two games and won the match for his side. He can pick a lot of wickets with his variations in the death overs. He will be the best differential pick for your fantasy team in this match.
Small/Head-to-Head League Team for BLR vs RR Dream11 Match
If BLR Bats First: C - Jos Buttler, VC - Glenn Maxwell
If RR Bats First: C - Faf du Plessis, VC - Devdutt Padikkal
Mega League Team for BLR vs RR Dream11 Match
If BLR Bats First: C - Yuzvendra Chahal, VC - Sanju Samson
If RR Bats First: C - Shimron Hetmyer, VC - Josh Hazlewood
Which Contests to Join for BLR vs RR Dream11 Match
Joining small league contests of upto 7 members are recommended from the small/head-to-head league team. Join Mega contest and all the other contests with a big prize pool with the mega league team.a