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Two giants of IPL 2022, Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore, will cross each other’s path at Wankhede Stadium at 7:30 pm. 

Rajasthan Royals have done a tremendous job winning their first two games of IPL 2022 and sitting at the top like Royals. Sanju Samson dominated the headlines once again after his stellar performance. 

Their next test will be against Bangalore, who have fared decently. However, given the form, RR looks unbeatable if they maintain their momentum. 

It’s too early to predict Bangalore’s fate in this competition, they have always surprised us, and their last five meetings with RR have resulted in a win for RCB. Virat Kohli and Co. will have to play out of their skins to prevail in this match. 

Match Timing 

Match Toss time: 19: 00 IST (13:30 GMT)

Match start time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Match Venue: Wankhede Stadium

Head-to-Head

Matches Played:25, RR: 10, RCB: 12

Last 5 meetings: RR: 1, RCB: 4

Weather conditions and pitch

RR vs RCB weather and pitch

Team news

RR played only three overseas players when they crossed Mumbai’s path in the previous match and looks to stick with the same line-up against Bangalore. However, no injuries have been reported yet for RR. 

Bangalore also looks to go with the same line-up as they have not changed their starting XI since two games. So, a revamp looks unlikely in the next game too. 

Probable Playing XI

Rajasthan Royals (RR): Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj

Must-Picks

Sanju Samson has been the star player in two games, and the way he has carried RR like a true leader, he deserves to be in the fantasy XI. Alongside him Jos Buttler has been named in our fantasy team, his batting prowess has helped RCB in many crunch games. 

Virat Kohli did not excel in the previous match, but he has been the team’s legend, being the top scorer of Bangalore.  RCB's skipper Faf du Plessis is another must pick for the upcoming encounter.

RR vs RCB fantasy team

RR vs RCB fantasy team
Cricwizz fantasy team

Captain vs Vice-captain picks

Jos Buttler Faf du Plessis IPL
 Jos Buttler (C) and Faf du Plessis (Vc)

Prediction 

If we talk about their form, Rajasthan are clear favourites in this game, and RCB is one of those teams who can defy the odds and hand them their first defeat. In the last five meetings, RCB have always chased the target because of their solid batters. 

Overall, Rajasthan are the better team because they have a balanced squad, and considering their batting and bowling stats, we side with Rajasthan in this fixture. 

Cricwizz predicts Rajasthan Royals to win the 13th match of the IPL 2022.

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