The two bottom side teams of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 – Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) already interchanged their place at point table. Although most of the time it is RCB who occupied the last place, this is RR who also touched the bottom but left it for RCB again after their surprising winning against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Two Bottom Side Team of IPL 2019 – RCB and RR Will Face Each Other:

This seems almost impossible for both of the teams to get a ticket to play at play-offs, but as their IPL 2019 adventure is nearing at end, they would surely like to get some wins under their belts at the very last stage. So, it’s likely the match will be heated one while both of the teams will seek to retain some prestige from the current tournament. RCB will welcome RR at their home ground M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on April 30 as the action is expected to begin at 02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL.

RCB Team News

After loss of versatile all rounder Moeen Ali, who recently flies back to his homeland England for world cup preparation, RCB surely loss a huge player who’s replacement is impossible. Heinrich Klaasen is playing in place of Moeen Ali but time will tell how he can replace the huge vacant of Moeen Ali in RCB squad.

Main Players Who Can Make a Difference

The main power of RCB is undoubtedly the enigmatic opening partnership between their skipper Virat Kohli and Ab De Villiers. Both of the opener already formed a fulminant opening partnership.

Another Batsman, Parthiv Patel is also playing good in recent matches and RCB will doggedly looking forward to him to score a healthy amount of runs against RR.

Ab De Villiers is their top scorer for the running season as he snatches up staggering 431 runs from 11 matches while skipper Virat Kohli has 432 runs in his kettle from 12 innings.

Australian all rounder Marcus Stoinis found his lost form and on song again after scoring undefeated 46 and 32 in his last two games. Moeen Ali’s loss a big loss for them as their economy rate isn’t on their side in this current campaign. His departure will surely haunt them against RR.

RCB is quite weak in their bowling department specially in pace bowling. They will be heavily depend upon Yuzvendra Chahal to do something for their team.

Overall Current Form of RCB

Royal Challengers’s three match winning streak ended by Delhi Capitals on their last game. Before the loss against Delhi Capitals they scored more than 200 runs in two of their last three matches while Captain Virat Kohli and Ab De Villiers scored a very healthy amount of runs.


Possible Starting XI of RCB

Virat Kohli (C), Ab De Villiers, Parthiv Patel (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Gurkeerat Singh, Navdeep Saini, Tim Southee, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal

RR Team News

RR already lost their significant strength by losing their English players like Joss Butler, Ben Stokes. It will be a huge challenge for them to meet RCB in this condition. They’ve already won three of their last five matches. Liam Livingstone got the chance to prove himself and he rewards the faith by his good form as RR chase down 161 runs and beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets.

Main Players Who Can Make a Difference

Ajinkya Rahane is back with his freestyle batting and good form after getting relieved from the burdens of captaincy. He is now the top scorer for RR with confounding 391 runs.

The second position occupied by the man who replaced Ajinkya as the Captain, Steve Smith. This Australian international scored whopping 319 runs from ten games so far. His tally also includes of two half centuries.

Young star-player, Sanju Samson is on good form and scored 309 runs in total. He scored an unbeaten 48 runs in last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad which helped Rajasthan Royals to overcome the challenge.

Liam Livingstone’s performance was also eye raising as he shines on top order.

Varun Aaron and Oshane Thomas will be leading the bowling lineup for RR.

Overall Current Form of RR

Rajasthan Royals is playing their best games in the last phases of their current IPL journey though they still have a very little chance to get a ticket of play-off mathematically. They managed to win three of their last five outings. Although, they lost their two vital Englishmen but still they have the capability to do good against RCB.

Possible Starting XI of RR

Steve Smith (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson (wk), Liam Livingstone, Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Varun Aaron, Shreyas Gopal, Oshane Thomas, Jaydev Unadkat

Performances of Recent Matches

Both team has played good and raise their overall performances in their last few matches. Although, their performances in recent times maybe will not be good enough to secure their places in play-off but they will try to make some good memories in the last stages.

The Last Five Matches of Royal Challengers Bangalore – L W W W L
The Last Five Matches of Rajasthan Royals – W W L W L

Head to Head

Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore already meet 19 times in IPL. Rajasthan Royals are slightly ahead of Bangalore with 10 wins against Royal Challengers Bangalore’s 8 wins. The other match ends with no result. In IPL 2019, both team already been met once when RR beat RCB by seven wickets.


It’s practically truth that Royal Challengers Bangalore do not have the best records against Rajasthan Royals. But, considering their recent forms and high scoring capability unlike Rajasthan Royals who lost their two big players for upcoming world cup surely slightly ahead of them.

Moreover, RCB is playing their home ground and it will add a advantage to them to seal the victory against Rajasthan Royals.

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