New Delhi, 22/4 (AO Bureau)In the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021), the Royal Challengers Bangalore will now face the Rajasthan Royals (RCB vs RR). This is the 16th match of the season. Virat Kohli’s captaincy team Bangalore is performing well. He made a record debut in his first match of the season by defeating the five-time champion Mumbai Indians by two wickets. After this, Sunrisers defeated Hyderabad by a close margin of 6 runs at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Then after scoring 204 runs in their last match, Kolkata was stopped for 166 runs for 8 wickets and won the match by 37 runs. Now the Bangalore team will play in Wankhede, which is their first match on this ground in the season.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals is the team headed by young wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson. This one-time winner, the team suffered a 4-run defeat against Punjab Kings in their first match played in Wankhede. However, chasing the target of 222 runs, he scored 217 runs for 7 wickets. After this, the Delhi Capitals were defeated by 3 wickets. Then Chennai Super Kings, captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, defeated Rajasthan by 45 runs.
Bangalore team is the unbeaten team of the season so far, having won all three matches. At the same time, the Rajasthan team has won one of the 3 matches and had to face defeat in two matches. Bangalore is at second and Rajasthan at number 7 in the table of eight teams. There can be changes in the playing-XI of both teams for the match between Bangalore and Rajasthan. Yuzvendra Chahal’s performance has not been much in the season so far, it remains to be seen whether he can retain his place or not. At the same time, Shreyas Gopal can get a chance in the Rajasthan team. Liam Livingstone has also returned, so Rajasthan has the option to choose from 5 foreign players.