IPL 2018: RCB v RR, Match 11: A stern test for Rajasthan at Bangalore's fortress

Both teams have won their respective last games.

Both Rahane and Kohli will be key for their respective teams.

This game is a matchup between two sides with contrasting features as a team. While RCB led by  Virat Kohli is a team which wears its attitude on its sleeve, while Rajasthan led by Rahane is a team heavily dependent on their foreign players like Buttler and Stokes. 

Something that's similar for both teams coming into this game is that both teams have notched up a win in their previous encounters at their respective home grounds. 

While for Rajasthan this is a sojourn down south in search of a win, Kohli will look for more dominating performance from his players. 

Weak with their bowling lineups, both teams will look to chase in search of a win and it will be interesting to see at what score does the team bowling first manages to restrict their opposition to. 

As far as team news from both camps are concerned, RCB is thinking to replace Sarfraz Khan with either of Pawan Negi or Murugan Ashwin, while One look at the RCB batting line-up could tempt Rahane to swap Jofra in for Ben Laughlin. The 23-year-old also comes with a T20 strike-rate of 143.38, and can form a devastating middle-to-lower order trio with Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler. 

Weather is expected to be a pleasant one with a 4 pm start with clear and pleasant evening as the game goes by. 

Toss : RCB won the toss and will bowl first

Playing XI 

RCB: Brendon McCullum, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli (c), Umesh Yadav, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Yuzvendra Chahal, Quinton de Kock (wk), Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Kulwant Khejroliya

RR: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Dhawal Kulkarni, Ben Laughlin, Jos Buttler (wk), Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Krishnappa Gowtham, Rahul Tripathi, Shreyas Gopal, D Arcy Short


By Anshuman Roy - 15 Apr, 2018

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