IPL 2019

IPL 2019: Match 49 – RR Hoping to Keep Their Playoffs Hopes Alive

IPL 2019: Match 49 - RR Hoping to Keep Their Playoffs Hopes Alive


After a one-sided affair on Monday, it is time for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Bengaluru as the home team will eye consolation wins in the last couple of games. Both the teams are placed at the bottom of the table as Bangalore have almost been knocked out of the tournament, while Rajasthan still have a chance to make it to the playoffs.

Entering into the game on the back on successive wins, Rajasthan Royals will have to make sure they win all their remaining matches to maximize their chances of ending up in the top 4. A win for RR will take them to 12 points. The currently 4th ranked team, SRH also have 12 points, which highlights the importance of tonight’s game for the away team.

Team News

Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes are off to England for their preparatory camp ahead of Pakistan series, while Steve Smith is likely to leave soon for his national duties. The high-profile exits haven’t seemed to hamper Rajasthan Royals’ campaign, in fact, it’s gotten better as they have won their previous two matches to stay in contention for the playoffs.

With Moeen Ali gone, RCB might look to field the South African Heinrich Klaasen owing to his strong power-hitting capabilities. Washington Sundar is a good option as he is handy with both bat and ball. It remains to be seen which 4 overseas players make it to the XI.

Playing XI

Here are the teams for RCB vs RR clash:

Royal Challengers Bangalore

  1. Parthiv Patel(w)
  2. Virat Kohli(c)
  3. AB de Villiers
  4. Heinrich Klaasen
  5. Gurkeerat Singh Mann
  6. Marcus Stoinis
  7. Pawan Negi
  8. Umesh Yadav
  9. Navdeep Saini
  10. Kulwant Khejroliya
  11. Yuzvendra Chahal

Rajasthan Royals

  1. Ajinkya Rahane
  2. Liam Livingstone
  3. Sanju Samson(w)
  4. Steven Smith(c)
  5. Riyan Parag
  6. Stuart Binny
  7. Mahipal Lomror
  8. Shreyas Gopal
  9. Jaydev Unadkat
  10. Varun Aaron
  11. Oshane Thomas


Match Time, Venue, Weather Conditions and Toss

Match Time: The match will start at 7:00 PM (India), 7:30 PM (Pakistan).

Venue: MA Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.

Weather Conditions: Rain can have a role in tonight’s fixture.

Toss: Rajasthan Royals won the toss and chose to field first.

What’s on Twitter?

Battle Royal.

Will Sodhi feature tonight?

An interesting award.

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