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The Royal Encounter: RCB vs RR



Both sides are coming from victories in the last game. RR can thank rain gods for it. RCB can thank ABD for it, who held his calm in the last game to guide them through


Squad News:


Royal Challengers Bangalore


RCB is more or less expected to field the same squad as they did against Kings XI Punjab.


RCB Probable XI:


  1. Brendon McCullum

  2. Quinton de Kock

  3. Virat Kohli

  4. AB de Villiers

  5. Mandeep Singh

  6. Sarfaraz Khan

  7. Chris Woakes

  8. Washington Sundar

  9. Yuzvendra Chahal

  10. Umesh Yadav

  11. Kulwant Khejroliya


There are talks of Sarfaraz khan being replaced with an all-rounder or maybe another batsman who can make runs. Ideally he may get another chance before they decide to move away from him. Can Manan Vohra get a game? No idea


Rajasthan Royals


Rain gods showed them the way and they started winning. Still there problems are far from over. Sanju Samson has been there best scorer. Some runs were scored by Ajinkya in the last match and the batting order looks settled. Tripathi is getting very less opportunities but looks good when he gets. Jeffra Archer is available for selection and now it may be Klaasen who gets a look in. For my personal likings Darcy shall get an opportunity in which he is not run out. We shall know if he is capable of before he is dropped


Expecting no Change except for Archer coming in for laughlin or they might want to give Ish Sodhi a look in. May be not right now.


Probable 11:


  1. Ajinkya Rahane

  2. D'Arcy Short\Heinrich Klaasen

  3. Sanju Samson

  4. Ben Stokes

  5. Rahul Tripathi

  6. Jos Buttler

  7. Ben Laughlin/Jofra Archer

  8. Krishnappa Gowtham

  9. Shreyas Gopal

  10. Dhawal Kulkarni

  11. Jaydev Unadkat


Dream 11: Taking a bet with Archer. His chances are very high today. He is touted as a game changer. Worth trying.


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