IPL 2019 Predictions: RCB vs RR Dream 11 Predictions

Published 04/30/2019, 6:21 AM EDT

Match 49 of IPL 2019 will be a RCB vs RR clash tonight as the battle to stay off the bottom of the table continues. Rajasthan and Bangalore have nothing to lose except for their pride as they are 7th and 8th place in the IPL 2019 table.


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Tonight’s IPL 2019 match will see RCB with the home crowd egging them on at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium and ES will help with the Dream 11 Predictions in case fans are still unsure.

People interested in Dream 11 predictions will likely have a hard time figuring out the perfect 11. But we have it sorted for them. We will provide an extensive detailed analysis helping fill up the perfect 11.


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Team News

Both teams head into this RCB vs RR match on the back of mixed results, with a loss for RCB and a win for RR. The Royals sealed victory in their last match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, while the Royal Challengers Bangalore lost to the Delhi Capitals.

Predicted Playing 11

Bangalore: Virat KohliAB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Akshdeep Nath, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Washington Sundar, Tim Southee, Umesh YadavYuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini

Rajasthan: Liam Livingstone, Steve SmithAjinkya RahaneBen StokesSanju Samson, Stuart Binny, Oshane Thomas, Shreyas GopalVarun Aaron, Riyan Parag, Jaydev Unadkat

Weather and pitch report

Interestingly, there are chances of rain, to be precise, at least a 51% chance. Also, the temperature will likely be hovering around 24°C. In addition to that, owing to the rain, there will likely be plenty of humidity and dew.

The Bangalore pitch does not look favourably on the bowlers while batsmen have a whale of a time. However, it does produce a significant amount of turn, which bowlers will be grateful for. So, a high-scoring match is expected tonight.

H2H record

There have been 20 RCB vs RR ties with Rajasthan edging out Bangalore in the head to head scene. The Rajasthan Royals have sealed 10 wins to the Royal Challengers 8, with two ending in a non-result. As of now, the pendulum swings towards the Royals as they have won their last match. The highest score statistic goes to RR’s side with 217 to RCB’s 200. The lowest score goes in the other direction with 70 to Rajasthan’s 58.


Parthiv Patel gets the nod as wicketkeeper ahead of Sanju Samson. The 34-year old wicket-keeper/batsman has 365 runs including a high score of 67. He also has a strike rate of 140.38 and he can be a key player for the Royal Challengers in this encounter.


Among the four batsmen, two are RCB players, namely Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. Liam Livingstone and Ajinkya Rahane represent Rajasthan in this RCB vs RR encounter. Kohli has a 100 to his name at a strike rate of 134.71 while de Villiers has an unbeaten 82* at a strike rate of 153.38.

On the side of the Rajasthan Royals, Livingstone has a high score of 44  from 2 matches at a strike rate of 160.71. Rahane boasts of a strike rate of 139.14 with a 105 to his credit.

All rounders

Two all-rounders make the RCB vs RR list, with the honour going to Washington Sundar for RCB and Riyan Parag for RR. Parag has 110 runs and 1 wicket in hand at an economy of 8.08. Meanwhile, RCB counterpart, Sundar has only got one run and 1 wicket at an economy of 8.33 in 2 matches



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For the bowling quartet, the Royal Challengers have two players in the RCB vs RR Dream 11 team. They are Yuzvendra Chahal and Navdeep Saini. The remaining two spots are occupied by Shreyas Gopal and Oshane Thomas. Saini has 9 wickets at an economy of 8.04 while teammate Chahal boasts of 16 wickets at an economy of 8.04.

On the other end of the spectrum, Gopal has 15 wickets at an economy of 7.30 and Thomas has 3 wickets at an economy of 7.50.

Captain and vice captain


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The one leading this RCB vs RR Dream 11 side is Virat Kohli with Ajinkya Rahane taking on the role of vice captain.



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