Royal Challengers Bangalore has made an extreme effort to claim their second win of this IPL 2020, against Mumbai Indians. The last match win fixed RCB back on the map. To continue the great run of victory, Virat Kohli and co might be so curious about winning the next match. This time it’s going to be against the pink team. 

RR, after winning two matches in Sharjah, lost the match against KKR in Dubai. Interestingly, the change of venue has disturbed almost all the teams of this tournament. As RR is scheduled to face another change of venue, this match against RCB would be an excellent watch for us on their adaptation to the new conditions and correcting the learnings from the last match. 

Without much ado, let’s get into predictions for the Match No.15 of IPL 2020: RCB vs RR.

Prediction on the Top Run-Scorer. 

Aaron Finch is the right choice to face the lethal Jofra Archer of RR. The Aussie opener was smashing the deadly bowling of Archer in England, and that provides an extraordinary chance for us to witness a batsman going hard against the Barbadian born English bowler. The player who is capable of taking off the pressure from Ab De Villiers and Virat Kohli. As he had found some sweet memories with his bat in the last match with his half-centuries, he might be vibrant, and at the same time, he is expected to have a better rhythm of bat flow in this match against Rajasthan Royals. 

Another mighty crop that would blast with the pink jersey on top would be Jos Buttler. The English wicket-keeper is yet to make an impactful inning in this tournament. With RCB’s poor bowling is very well known, the England player will step in as the favourite for this game as he is going to face the new ball from Umesh Yadav and Isiru Udana, who haven’t made so much impact with their performances in this tournament. These tiny factors combined to make this game for Jos Buttler a most memorable one. 

Prediction on Top Wicket-taker

Shreyas Gopal, being leggy is going to be a tough challenge for the superstar filled Bangalore batting line up. This Karnataka born wrist spinner has got the googly that would bemuse the batters so often. With the stellar batters of RCB Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli and Ab De Villiers are not so good against tackling the leg spinner’s incoming deliveries. 

Navdeep Saini won’t be just filling his shoes as he had already played for the Indian team. He has been into the international stage, and he knows what it takes to be successful against the international standard players. His super over heroics in the last match against Mumbai Indians has also got him the reputation. The way he guided his troops towards victory is something that comes only from learning with pure passion. With exceptional talent and current form, this Indian bowler is once again stepping in as a favourite for picking the most number of wickets in this match. 

Prediction on Who will win the Match?

RCB have picked up from where they left off. Their bowling is too weak to expose more runs in the middle overs. And in the final overs, Virat Kholi must be squeezing his brain cells on the combination that would be successful. 

But Abu Dhabi has been equally good for first batting and also for chasing some decent totals. This creates more chances for RCB. If the Virat Kohli led team decides to chase, this match would be a sure bet for them, as their star-studded line up is filled with master class chasers. They have already played three games which is far enough for them to get their adrenaline pump. 

Rajasthan Royals has showcased their unparalleled ability with their middle border. There is no current form match-winner after the top order batters, which puts the pink team under huge risk. Once the wickets of the first three Jos Buttler, Steve Smith and Sanju Samson are picked, then there is no story left for the Rajasthan team to say. So, according to the bench strength and ground conditions, the men in red will have the better chance to win this game. 

Prediction on the most Six-Hitting Batter:

Aaron Finch’s harsh slog of the ball makes him the deadly customer to deal with for the bowlers during the powerplay. Finch is a seasoned campaigner with the excellent skill of six making without having pressure on himself. Fast bowlers won’t bother him as he is from the land of pace. Finch’s bat swing is quick, and that is why he is getting under the ball quite quickly. He is not the quickest in the ground, but when it comes to hard-hitting, he is the one with the strongest and quickest batting muscles. Aaron Finch doesn’t use his footwork much, but the swing of his bat is enough to send the ball downtown. 

Playing against the spin bowlers is another critical point to add in his profile. His hard-hitting nature against spin makes him violent with all types of bowling. The way the ball would turn won’t trouble the Australian, as he has got the extreme power in his shoulders. Six hittings have been his shining light, and it is expected to be so in this match against the team in pink. 

Prediction on Man of the match

Navdeep Saini, being so fast and young is making a huge knock on the door to receive the man of the match award. The most important thing about him is the time where he comes into a bow. He has got all the options, he bowls with the new ball, he can be brought in to middle overs to make the effective break-throughs too He hits the deck harder, and at the same time, he is a practised tactician, who can even do magic in the sluggish, slow traditional tacks. The upright seam produces some change in the line, which eventually makes him a better wicket-taker during the penultimate over. 

Aaron Finch is a must in this list, as it has been predicted that he will be the top scorer and the one who will hit more number of sixes in this match. If it happens so, he will be the one to receive the man of the match award. There won’t be any power to stop the Aussie skipper if he gets on a roll. Since all the factors favor Aaron Finch, he steps in as favorite batter in this match. 

To Sum Up

Eventually, it is strongly believed that RCB will make a massive impact with the bat as the opponent bowling is not so dangerous, primarily if RCB chase the target. On speaking of the bench strength and current form at different venues, it is evident that RCB is the most favorite to win this exciting game between RCB and RR.