RCB VS RR – This article brings to you the preview, team news and top Funtasy picks for the 11th match of IPL 2018 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals.
The second day of double header weekend will see the ‘Battle Royale’ with Kohli’s Red Army hosting the Men in Blue of Rajasthan at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on 15 April.
While the RCB opened their account against Kings XI Punjab after loosing to KKR in the IPL opener, Rajasthan enter their third fixture, having defeated Delhi at home in a rain-curtailed contest.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Team News
The Kohli-led side remained unscathed against Punjab the other night, chasing 156 rather easily. Umesh Yadav produced a top-notch spell throughout the innings, though the highlight was his second over where he uprooted Mayank Agarwal, Aaron Finch and Yuvraj Singh.
It turned out to be yet another ‘AB de Villiers show’ which got RCB home in a one sided affair. Virat Kohli looked in fine touch until he was dismissed by Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s unplayable delivery.
The only change Kohli might be willing to make is bringing in Parthiv Patel or a Manan Vohra for out of form Sarfraz Khan.
Playing XI (Last Match): Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock (wk),Virat Kohli (capt), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Sarfraz Khan, Washington Sundar, Chris Woakes, Kulwant Khejroliya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
Rajasthan Royals Team News
Skipper Ajinkya Rahane needs to collate his troops in the upcoming clash against the Royal Challengers. Fortunes haven’t been in a mood to favour the RR opener Darcy Short who got run twice in a row against Hyderabad and Delhi respectively.
All-rounder Ben Stokes needs to find his form straightaway if Rajasthan have to gain momentum further in the tournament. There shouldn’t be any alterations as far as the team combination is concerned, besides if Jofra Archer gets fit and replaces Ben Laughlin in the XI.
Playing XI (Last Match): Ajinkya Rahane (capt.), D’Arcy Short, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Laughlin, K Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat
Top Funtasy Picks
Royal Challengers Bangalore: AB de Villiers – Straight as an arrow! Pick De Villiers straight up, especially when the venue is Bengaluru. The way he transformed the match single handedly against Kings XI Punjab the other night gives a bright testimony of his carnage.
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson – The right hander has been in fine nick in the opening two games, which states why you should have him in your team.
Punt Pick: Jofra Archer: The English seamer is still doubtful for the upcoming clash due to his injury, but he could have dream IPL debut if deemed fit.
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