Rajasthan Royals will be taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the third playoff and second Eliminator match of Indian Premier league 2022. The match will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmadabad Gujrat, staring at 7:30 PM IST.
Winning 9 and losing 5 matches, the Rajasthan Royals have played a total of 14 matches in the league stage of the tournament, finishing second on the points table. Having played spangled cricket to reach this far in the tournament, their last match was a bit of an aberration where very little seemed to click in their favour. To wipe off the memory of their last match they need to start afresh with a solid performance.
Royal Challengers Bangalore on the other hand ended their league stage winning 8 matches and losing 6. They have finished fourth on the points table. Playing reasonably good cricket so for, this match is going to be a litmus test for their team where passing this means a straight entry into the final. Whoever wins this decider match will be having one hand on the trophy for sure.
TFG Fantasy Stars for RR vs RCB
Jos Buttler has been in stormy form scoring 718 runs in the 15 matches he has played in IPL 2022. He has been karting the ball to every corner of the ground giving a hard time to the bowlers. They sure are having sleepless nights just by the thought of bowling to him.
Devdutt Padikkal the mellifluous player can time the ball with elegance through the offside and control the innings as well as smash the ball to every part of the ground. Adorned with great fielding skills, Padikkal has played 15 matches and scored 365 runs with the bat this season.
Sanju Samson has a silky touch to his batting and is absolutely clean with the gloves. An important cog in the wheel for his team, he has played 15 matches ands scored 421 runs in this campaign.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Faf Du Plessis is an experienced hand and knows how to run the game. He can smash the ball down the ground and disturb the bowlers by playing some ramp shots over the top of the keeper's head. The Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper has played 15 matches and scored 443 runs in IPL 2022.
Virat Kohli has played 15 matches and scored 334 runs so far this season. Although he has not been in the best of touches for most of the tournament, the last few matches have brought back smiles on the faces of his fans. He seems to have bounced back and may be virtually unstoppable.
Rajat Patidar doesn’t need a second invitation to throw the ball out of the ground. He can smoke the ball very easily and get the job done. Having played 7 matches and scored 275 runs in IPL 2022, he is for keeps.
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen, Trent Boult.
Possible 11: RCB
Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Josh Hazlewood, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Wanindu Hasaranga.