[19 May IPL 2018]RR Vs RCB Match Prediction, Pre-Match Analysis, Playing 11 and Betting Tips.

[19 May IPL 2018]RR Vs RCB Match Prediction, Pre-Match Analysis, Playing 11 and Betting Tips.

The 53rd match of Vivo IPL 2018 is not only an enthralling encounter but also a mathematical juggernaut. RR and RCB both sit on 12 points at the IPL 2018 points table, but RCB has an upper hand due to superior NRR (Net Run Rate). This one is going to be an absolute nail biter given both the teams having their hopes hanging by the thread. Starting Playing XIs, team news, key players, pre-match analysis, and predictions will be all up.

Rajasthan Royals

RR looked to have bounced back from their mid season setback with Buttler paving the way with an astonishing 5 consecutive half centuries, but against KKR their hopes seem to have been dissipated. They are not knocked out of the Vivo IPL 2018 officially, and mathematically they do have a chance of making it to the qualifiers, but they will need to win this tie, and hope MI and KXIP both lose their matches or at least a win for any of them should not knock them out on the basis of NRR. The maths is complicated, and all they can do is play their best cricket and hope for the results to fall their way. However, their biggest setback would be Buttler being recalled into the England side, and that would mean Rajasthan Royals will need to do it without him at the helm of things. Stokes will also fly out of India, and that would mean RR pinning their hopes on D Arcy Short, who has had a forgettable IPL in 2018.


Batting Line-up

Ajinkya Rahane is a class act, but he is certainly deprived of confidence and has been all over the place with his batting. His dismissal against KKR shows why team India does not bank on him as a competent ODI or T20 player. A dismal looking reverse sweep with his head falling on the leg side, that’s not the Jinx we know of. However, RR will bank on him to make it big and seal an improbable Playoff spot. Sanju Samson has been decent but hasn’t played those match-winning knocks. We may finally see Heinrich Klassen get a chance and open the batting.

Bowling Line-up

It is time for RR to look beyond Jaydev Unadkat who hasn’t reciprocated to the monstrous amount of money that RR paid to avail his services. Archer has been terrific and Krishnappa Gowtham is an exciting bowler as well. Anureet Singh isn’t your wicket-taking option. Ish Sodhi has been fantastic and RR will rue not giving him chances before the mid half of the season.

Key Players

The key players would be Ajinkya Rahane and Samson with the bat, and Ish Sodhi with the ball.

Playing XI

Heinrich Klassen, Rahul Tripathi, Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, D Arcy Short, Stuart Binny, Krishnappa Gowtham, Anureet Singh, Ish Sodhi, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni

Royal Challengers Bangalore

It has been an amazing turnaround by the men from Bangalore. What looked like another dismal campaign can well see them reach the playoffs of IPL 2018 and be a strong contender for the title. They have superior NRR with only MI the only side with a positive NRR and eyeing for a spot. RCB defeated SRH as we predicted in a high scoring thriller, but the slow rank turner of Sawai Man Singh, Jaipur would mean RCB will need to grind it out.

Bowling Line-up

Their bowling has always been questioned, but it looks like Siraj is getting along with his duties as a death over specialist. Umesh has been excellent, and so has been Southee at the death. Chahal is Kohli’s go-to man when he is in need of wickets, and will count on him to spin a web around RR batsmen.

Batting Line-up

ABD is from another planet and he proved it with a 69 from 39 balls and an out of the planet catch that will be remembered for ages. Moeen Ali is finally getting into his element and will be a key player as well. Kohli missed out against SRH but will be eyeing to stamp his authority. Mighty impressed with Colin De Grandhomme’s ability as a finisher.


Key Players

In a team full of superstars, choosing a key player/s is hard, but for us, it will be Virat, ABD, Moeen, and Chahal.

Playing XI

Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Moeen Ali, Mandeep Singh, Colin De Grandhomme, Sarfaraz Khan, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj

RCB Vs RR: Where to watch/Live streaming?

TV channels: Star Sports, Willow TV, SuperSport, Sky Sports, Channel 9, Fox Sports, Geo Super, BeIN Sport

Live streaming: Hotstar, Sky Go, Yupp TV, SuperSport.

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Match Prediction: RR Vs RCB. Who Will Win?

In a do or die situation it will be RCB with an edge considering their current form, and also because RR relies on individual brilliance, which will be their biggest lookout after the competition is finished. In short, RCB is favorites to win today’s match.

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