The first double header of the Dream 11 IPL 2020. Rajasthan will go against Bangalore in the first match of Super Saturday at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
RCB kicked off their campaign with a win against Sunrisers Hyderabad but lost their second game of the season against Kings XI Punjab. RCB though managed to return to winning ways after they beat Mumbai Indians in a thrilling Super Over-finish in their third game. With the change in bowling line up the squad looks good on paper. It’s high time Virat Kohli puts up a blistering innings, which I think he will today.
Meanwhile, RR registered two wins in as many games – against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and KXIP. However, KKR denied Steve Smith and Co. a hat-trick of wins, handing them their first loss of the tournament.
Head to Head
The two teams have faced each other 20 times in the IPL so far, and RR holds a 10-8 head-to-head win/loss record over RCB, with two games washed out.
RCB to win the match
Steve Smith wins toss, choose to bat
RR : 50/3 at the end of 8 overs
Individual milestones up for grabs
Among all openers of the eight franchises, Aaron Finch is the only batsman who has not been dismissed inside the first six overs in the IPL 2020.
Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch have been among the best openers. For RCB this season they have scored 111 and 101 runs respectively. They are one of only two pair of openers this season to have scored 100 runs each.
Rajasthan Royals leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal has dismissed Virat Kohli three times in three matches. And with just 18 runs from three matches, Shreya couldn’t have hoped for better timing to bowl at RCB captain. Can he make it four dismissals in four matches today??
Yuzvendra Chahal continues to be nemesis of RR with a fine spel of 4-0-24-3.
Chahal vs RR in IPL, M 10 W 14 A 12.50 ER 5.73 SR 13.1
Virat Kohli breaches the 5500 run mark in IPL.
Chahal having the best IPL season!
Declared Man of the Match
King Kohli back with a bang!
RCB win their 3rd win in 4 games. Beat Royals by 8 wickets.
Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal’s half-centuries take RCB to the top of the table.
What a start this has been for Devdutt Padikkal’s IPL career to be counted among the BEST!
A strong candidate for the Emerging Player of the Season award!
Yeah! Devdutt had a flying start to his IPL career! fifties in 4 innings is no mean feat! As I said earlier the boy has a solid OneDay potential as he scores at a steady pace and consistently at that though he isn’t a big hitter.
My only grouse is he runs out of steam once he reaches 40s. He seems to lack stamina especially a hustled T20 pace tires him easily. But we need to give it to him that he is only a Boy and will only get stronger. And in a heartening note for Devdutt, two other Indian flying starter made it BIG!
Rahul Tewatia is elated as he gets an autographed jersey by Virat Kohli!