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RCB vs RSP : First Innings Score Prediction – IPL 2017

RCB vs RSP : First Innings Score Prediction – IPL 2017

IPL 2017 Match Prediction for match between Royal Challengers Bangalore taking on the Rising Pune Supergiant in IPL 2017 clash at Bengaluru on the 16th of April 2017.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

IPL 2017 Match Prediction : First Innings Score

Gayle, Kohli and Villiers – with Kohli and Villiers already having shown some signs of form with the bat, should Gayle too find it easy to get going – the RCB should get over 160+.

The star power on paper isn’t translating into results

With a side that reflects great star power on paper, the situational factors however tend to showcase a much different tale for the Royal Challengers Bangalore – who’ve had a start far away from being called ideal in IPL 2017. The batting hasn’t fired and neither is their sharpness in their bowling unit.

Kohli is back and in form

The return of Kohli into the side saw him coming into runs straight away with a 61-run innings versus the Mumbai Indians and his form will definitely give great boost to the RCB but the performance from their other star batsman in Gayle will give them equal question to ask as to whether they need to think about serious overhaul in their playing XI.

Travis Head – it’s time to get him into playing XI

The inconsistent run of form for Gayle has been reason of worry for RCB – so much so that he was even dropped for one match from the side but that too didn’t do much. Villiers has had a mixed start with a 60 and 20+ in his 2 innings, he surely can’t be called out of sync. Our prediction for RCB to change things around however remains with making amends in the middle order by getting Travis Head into the XI (someone who bats as well as bowls off-spin).  The bowling for RCB doesn’t look weak with Badree in the XI but there was carelessness shown by RCB bowlers after having Mumbai down by 5 wickets with less than 50 runs on board and yet losing the clash.

Rising Pune Supergiant

 IPL 2017 Match Prediction : First Innings Score

Pune will eye over 150+ with due consideration to the form shown by Steve Smith in the tournament thus far, however MS Dhoni needs to step up and take responsibility in the middle order – where the onus of converting a good start into a big final score lies.

Smith’s form is the lone reason for Pune to still have hope

The Smith led Rising Pune Supergiant started the IPL with a bang against the Mumbai Indians – chasing over 180 runs due to a phenomenal star performance from Steve Smith who quite expectedly continued from the form he showed against India in the recently concluded test series but since their first match, Pune’s IPL 2017 journey has only gone downhill.

The losing streak just doesn’t stop for Pune

With Smith not able to repeat his heroics from first match into Pune’s second match to him not playing their 3rd match due to food poisoning – Pune lost momentum as they lost their captain which meant Rahane had to fill Smith’s shoes for one match which clearly didn’t go down well as Pune lost to Delhi by 97 runs. In their last match against Gujarat Lions – it was another losing tale where Pune got a good start but gave away far too many wickets at the end of the innings.

Batsmen getting starts, not converting starts into big scores

With 43 from Steve Smith, 33 from Tripathi and 31 from Manoj Tiwary – Pune didn’t have any of their batsmen going past 50+ which is quintessential to post a total in excess of 200+ in t20’s, something that cost Pune their last match, which Gujarat Lions won with 2 overs to spare and 7 wickets in hand – showcasing the lacklustre bowling of Pune.

IPL 2017 Match Prediction : Match Winning Team

The Royal Challengers Bangalore will go into the match as more favourites to win primarily due to them playing at their home ground but also since they’ve potential match-winners in their team, more so as compared to Pune – that are depending heavily on Steve Smith.

 IPL 2017 Match Prediction : Key Player

RCB vs RPS Prediction  : We predict Kohli will shine again with the bat for RCB
RCB vs RPS Prediction : We predict Kohli will shine again with the bat for RCB

Virat Kohli – the RCB captain cannot stay away from a win for too long and with the kind of form he showed in the last match, he’ll be keen to showcase his power with the bat and get his side into winning ways. We predict he’ll again cross 30 runs for RCB.

 IPL 2017 : Previous match accurate predictions

We had predicted a loss for RCB in their last match due to the star power failing to come big

We had predicted accurately both the result of Gujarat’s last match and key player in Raina, who crossed the 30 run mark

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