Rajasthan Royals(RR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) are set to lock horns in the Indian Premier League(IPL) on April 5 (Tuesday) at Wankhede Stadium.
In their last match, Rajasthan Royals picked up a win against Mumbai Indians by 23 runs. Batting first, Jos Buttler banged a superb ton for RR. With his 100 off 68 balls, he took the team’s score to 193-8 in 20 overs. Jasprit Bumrah and Tymal Mills scalped 3 wickets each for MI.
Later, Ishan Kishan slammed 54 while Tilak Verma hit 61 for Mumbai Indians. However, the rest of the batsmen could not come up with a good knock for the team. Reaching 170-8 in 20 overs, MI lost the match by 23 runs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Royal Challengers Bangalore had defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in their previous match by 3 wickets. Batting first in the match, KKR became a victim of RCB’s brutal bowling attack. With Andre Russell scoring the highest 25, KKR was bowled out for just 128.
RCB also lost quick wickets at the start while chasing. Later, Sherfane Rutherford hit 28 and Shahbaz Ahmed scored 27 to help RCB grab the victory. Wanindu Hasarangawas awarded player of the match for scalping 4 wickets in the match.
WAGING ODDS: RR(2.00) VS RCB(1.80)
RR are the favorites and are priced at 2.00, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹200.
RCB are the underdogs and priced at 1.80, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹180.
RR have a more balanced side that will give them an edge against RCB after four successive defeats to the side. RR will be eyeing to put pressure on RCB in the powerplay overs with Buttler and Boult being the key figures at the beginning. As it seems, RCB are likely to get away with the win.