Match 49 of IPL 2019 sees the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Rajasthan Royals square off tonight. Both teams are well out of contention for the IPL playoffs with a handful of matches to go. So in other words, this RCB vs RR match is merely for bragging rights.
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.
Predicted Playing 11
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.
Prediction for match result
Both teams head into the game on the back of mixed results, namely a loss for Bangalore and a win for Rajasthan. This match is also set to take place in the Royal Challengers’ turf, so this RCB vs RR match may be swinging towards the Royal Challengers.
This is the second time this season that there will be an RCB vs RR meeting. The Rajasthan home leg of the RCB vs RR tie resulted in the hosts winning.