This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for the 43rd game of the IPL 2021 between the Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore that is scheduled to take place on the 29th of September 2021.
Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) led by Virat Kohli will take on the Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday in Dubai. Both teams have lost 2 games out of the 3 they have played in the UAE leg of IPL 2021 and a win here would make their playoffs chances a little brighter. The last time these sides met in the IPL at Mumbai, RCB won the game by 10 wickets in a one-sided affair.
RCB will be high on confidence after winning their previous game against a strong Mumbai Indians team by 54 runs. Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell half-centuries for RCB batting first and this took the total to 165/6. Chasing 166, MI was in control for a large part of the chase but RCB bowlers turned tables in the 2nd half of the innings. Harshal Patel’s 4-wicket haul which included a hat-trick coupled with tight spells by Maxwell and Chahal help in RCB bowling out MI for 111.
Rajasthan had a disappointing couple of games and the last game particularly because it came against the bottom-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad to whom they lost by 7 wickets. Despite Sanju Samson’s efforts of 82 off 57, RR could only muster 165 batting first on a good batting surface. In the end, this total was not enough as SRH rode to their 2nd win in this season with more than an over to spare courtesy of half-centuries from the blade of Williamson and Jason Roy.
Venue: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
Pitch and Weather: Pitches in Dubai have been contrasting. While a few stayed throughout the course of the match making run-scoring easy, the other one slowed in the 2nd innings. Pacers might get some assistance with the new ball, while spinners also will be handy. The weather is likely to be sunny with the temperature touching to the late 30s even though it is a 6.00 PM start.
Date & Time: September 29, 6.00 PM Local time, 7.30 PM IST
Probable Playing XIs
Royal Challengers Bangalore finally got their much-needed win in their last game and wouldn’t want to change the winning combination. Glenn Maxwell found some form and Kohli was as usual at his attractive best, but the major worry could be the runs in the end overs. In the last match, they couldn’t capitalize on a good start in the final few overs of their batting innings. However, their bowling was spot on.
Rajasthan has a couple of bright spots in the batting department apart from the orange cap holder Sanju Samson. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Lomror have been amongst runs but the rest haven’t fired. They would want the likes of Livingstone, Evin Lewis, and Chris Morris to step up.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli(C), Devdutt Padikkal, KS Bharat, Glenn Maxwell, AB De Villiers(WK), Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Daniel Christian, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj
Yashaswi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Riyan Parag, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi/ Unadkat, Mustafizur Rahman
Royal Challengers Bangalore will be the clear favorites to win this contest against the Royals and make it 2 on 2 this season. They have found the combination in the last match and key players are back to form.
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Batsmen: Devdutt Padikkal scored a century when the sides met in the 1st leg of the IPL and can be picked in this match. Virat Kohli has scored back-to-back half-centuries in the last 2 games, so he is an obvious candidate. Ab De Villiers may have not had the best of outings thus far but he is a champion player. Young RR opener Jaiswal can be picked as the 4th batsman.
Wicket-Keepers: Sanju Samson can be one of the wicket-keeper of the fantasy side. He is the orange cap holder in the IPL having made over 150 runs in the last 2 games alone. The other keeper can be KS Bharat who bats at the top order.
All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell had a brilliant outing in RCB’s last fixture scoring 56 while taking 2 wickets. He along with Daniel Christian can be picked for the fantasy team.
Bowlers: The highest wicket-taker in IPL 2021 thus far Harshal Patel can be picked from RCB along with RR pacers Chetan Sakariya and Mustafizur Rahman.
Fantasy Team: Virat Kohli(C), Devdutt Padikkal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, AB De Villiers, Sanju Samson, Glenn Maxwell, KS Bharat, Daniel Christian, Harshal Patel, Chetan Sakariya and Mustafizur Rahman.
Captain – Virat Kohli
The RCB skipper can be made the captain of the side owing to his success rate as a batsman in the IPL, and showed a glimpse of that in the last 2 games.
Vice-Captain – Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson found some form in the last game and is expected to continue that. So he can be the vice-captain.