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IPL 2024: Eliminator (RR vs RCB) – Playing XI and Fantasy XI Predictions
By CricShots - May 22, 2024 12:10 am
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The IPL 2024 eliminator will see a thrilling showdown between the Rajasthan Royals (RR) and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on May 22nd. As the season reaches its climax, the Rajasthan Royals have secured the third spot in the points table, while the Royal Challengers Bangalore have clinched the fourth spot. This sets the stage for an electrifying match with both teams vying for a chance to advance further in the tournament.

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RR vs RCB

Throughout this season, both teams have played fourteen matches. The Rajasthan Royals have won eight games, while the Royal Challengers Bangalore have secured seven victories. The Royals’ last match against the Kolkata Knight Riders was unfortunately abandoned due to rain, leaving them eager to get back on the field. Meanwhile, the Royal Challengers Bangalore are coming off a strong performance against the Chennai Super Kings, where Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis showcased their batting prowess with impressive runs.

This match promises to be a high-scoring affair, featuring big hitters and quality bowlers from both sides. While RCB boasts a formidable batting lineup, the Royals are known for their strong bowling attack, making this a classic contest between RCB’s batting and RR’s bowling. The dynamics of this encounter could hinge on how well RCB’s batsmen can handle RR’s bowlers and vice versa.

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Historically, these two teams have faced each other 28 times in the IPL, with RCB slightly ahead, having won 15 matches compared to RR’s 13. However, since 2020, RCB has dominated with a 7-3 record against the Jaipur-based side. When it comes to knockout games, both teams have struggled, with RCB winning six and losing nine, while RR has won four and lost five.

As the teams prepare for this crucial match, both will be keenly aware of their past performances and will aim to leverage their strengths while addressing their weaknesses. The outcome of this eliminator will not only depend on individual brilliance but also on strategic planning and execution under pressure. Fans can expect a gripping contest that could go down to the wire, showcasing the best of what the IPL has to offer.

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals (RR) lost their first game of IPL 2024

Virat Kohli has successfully managed to counter the threat posed by Trent Boult during the powerplay, showcasing his skill and resilience against the bowler. However, he faces a different challenge when up against Sandeep Sharma, who has managed to dismiss him seven times in 67 balls. This statistic highlights a potential vulnerability that the opposition might look to exploit.

Probable XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Sanju Samson (c/wk), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Rovman Powell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB)

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Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB)

Will Jacks and Reece Topley have returned to their home country to rejoin the national team, leaving a gap in the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) lineup. On the Rajasthan Royals’ side, Yash Dayal has proven to be particularly effective against Yashasvi Jaiswal, having dismissed him twice in just 12 balls while conceding only 11 runs. Given this success, Dayal is expected to play a significant role in the powerplay, aiming to leverage his left-arm pace to put early pressure on the RR batsmen.

Probable XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, Cameron Green, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Karn Sharma, Yash Dayal, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Siraj

Fantasy XI Suggestion 1:

Sanju Samson (c), Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Rajat Patidar (vc), Glenn Maxwell, Riyan Parag, Cameron Green, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, Yash Dayal

Fantasy XI Suggestion 2:

Virat Kohli (c), Riyan Parag (vc), Sanju Samson, Rajat Patidar, Riyan Parag, Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Mohammad Siraj, Yash Dayal