The 60th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 will be played between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. RR is currently placed at the fifth position on the points table of IPL 2023 whereas RCB is currently placed at the 7th place on the points table. The Royals played 12 games this season so far, where they have managed to win six games while the RCB played 11 games this season where they managed to win 5 matches.
Rajasthan Royals played their last match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) where they registered a dominating 9-wicket win. Yashaswi Jaiswal managed to score 98 runs for Rajasthan Royals in that game. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore played their last game against Mumbai Indians (MI) where they lost that game by 6 wickets.
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Suryakumar Yadav and Nehal Wadhera played a fiery knock of 83 runs and 52 runs respectively for MI in that game. These two teams have played 29 games against each other in the history of IPL so far where Rajasthan Royals won 12 matches while Royal Challengers Bangalore won 14 matches.
Here are the anticipated player matchups for the game:
#1 Trent Boult vs Virat Kohli
When the two teams met earlier in the season, Trent Boult managed to send Virat Kohli back to the pavilion for a golden duck. However, Kohli has never been trapped by the New Zealand pacer during the IPL. The latter has a respectable strike rate of 127.65 and has scored 60 runs in this contest. This season, Kohli has a strike rate of 157.62 against southpaw fast bowlers.
#2 Yuzvendra Chahal vs Glenn Maxwell
Yuzvendra Chahal and Glenn Maxwell will be locking horns with each other in the middle overs of the RCB innings. While Maxwell has been dismissed by the leg-spinner three times in eight IPL innings, he has a strike rate of 123.68 in this match. This season, Maxwell has maintained a strike rate of 169 points against leg-spinners. He has been their victim on three occasions. Chahal has notable four-wicket hauls from his last two games.
#3 Wanindu Hasaranga vs Sanju Samson
With a scorching 48* in his most recent game, Sanju Samson has been maintaining a good batting form. Wanindu Hasaranga needs to hit his target against Samson in order to maintain his season-high strike rate of 186 points against leg-spinners. However, in the previous season, Hasaranga has dismissed the RR captain three times while allowing 23 runs off of the same number of deliveries. But this season, the Sri Lankan star has not been at his best.