Today the first doubleheader is going to be played in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL). The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on the Pink Army Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Sheikh Zayed Stadium Abu Dhabi. Let’s check out some pre-match predictions and hints about the two teams.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) started their journey with a win against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) but lost their second match against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). Later, RCB managed to defeat defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in a super over. This year Royal Challengers Bangalore is looking desperate to hold the IPL trophy for the first time. But in all matches played by RCB, King Kohli is not in the form. However, the RCB batting lineup is quite strong with the duo of Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal. As far as the bowling attack is concerned, RCB has better spinners than Rajasthan Royals (RR).
On the other side, Rajasthan Royals (RR) have won two matches out of 3 defeating CSK and KXIP. However, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) ended their winning streak handing them the first defeat of the Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL). Rajasthan Royals batting line up also looks promising with Sanju Samson and Rahul Tewatia, who played aggressively in their last game against KXIP.
RCB vs RR Pre Match Prediction
If we talk about the pre-match prediction, both of the teams are in very good form. RCB is coming in the ground after defeating Mumbai Indians (MI) in a super over while Rajasthan Royals (RR) pulled off the highest IPL Run Chase against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) a few matches ago. The two of the teams are playing their first match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium Abu Dhabi so it will take a little time for both of the teams accustomed to the conditions.
Bowling and Batting
Comparing the strength of both the teams, RCB slightly better in terms of batting and bowling.
- Date: 03 October
- Toss Time: 15:00 IST
- Match Time: 15:30 IST
- Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium Abu Dhabi
Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) My Dream11 Team
Batsmen: Virat Kohli (C), Devdutt Padikkal, Steve Smith, AB de Villiers (VC), Jos Buttler
All-rounders: Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia
Bowlers: Jofra Archer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Playing XI
J Buttler, S Smith, S Samson, R Uthappa, R Parag, R Tewatia, M Lomror, T Curran, S Gopal, J Archer, J Unadkat
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Playing XI
D Padikkal, A Finch, V Kohli, AB de Villiers, S Dube, GM Singh, W Sundar, I Udana, N Saini, A Zampa, Y Chahal
Bowling First or Batting First Winning Prediction at Abu Dhabi Stadium
So far at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium Abu Dhabi, 5 matches have been played and 3 of them were won by the team who batted first.
Here is the complete Winning and losing detail by choosing bowling or batting first at Sheikh Zayed Stadium
Saturday, 19th September 2020 Match 1: MI vs CSK, CSK bowl first won the match
Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 Match 5: MI vs KKR, MI bat first won the match
Saturday, 26th September 2020 Match 8: KKR vs SRH, KKR bowl first won the match
Tuesday, 29th September 2020 Match 11: DC vs SRH, SRH bat first won the game
Thursday, 1st October 2020 Match 13: KXIP vs MI, MI bat first won the match
Analyzing the previous match results here at Abu Dhabi we can say that the team who bat first can have advantage on other team and win the match.
The Abu Dhabi pitch is a balanced one equally favorable to batsmen and bowlers.If a batsman settles down here he would be unstoppable. Teams need to save wickets here and then go for a blast. This is not a high scoring pitch and a total of 160 to 175 would be good enough to defend. Spinners are going to play a major role in this match.
The weather in Abu Dhabi remains hot and humid. The temperature will hover around 35 degrees celsius to 28 degrees celsius. There is no chance of rain at the match time and the humidity level in the air will be around 60%.