Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will host Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Tuesday.
Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore play each other at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday, knowing fully well that their respective chances of making it to the playoffs hang by a thread.
Rajasthan have arguably more to play for, with them two points ahead of Royal Challengers on 7th place, while the hosts sit at the bottom of the table.
Rajasthan, with 10 points from 12 games, still have a theoretical chance to make it to the playoffs, provided they do not lose any of their remaining two matches.
Virat Kohli’s RCB won three matches at a stretch but their winning spree came to an abrupt end as they lost against Delhi Capitals on Sunday. RCB will be playing for pride after their slender hopes of entering the playoffs went up in smoke with their defeat to Delhi Capitals.
With nothing much to loose now, RCB can marr the plans of other teams. RCB would also look to give the opportunity to least used players and Virat Kohli may look for some rest as World Cup preparations begin.
Here are the playing 11 prediction of RCB and RR:
RCB playing 11: Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Heinrich Klaasen, Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
RR playing 11: Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Riyan Parag, Ashton Turner, Liam Livingstone, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas