IPL 2021, Live Cricket Score, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR): RCB beat RR by 10 wickets! Bengaluru maintain their 100 per cent record with a fairytale finish, whereas RR will have more questions than answers after this match. It's a win and three losses for Rajasthan in the four games they've played so far. RCB retain top spot in the points table with eight points from CSK.
Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Match 16 of IPL 2021 on Thursday.
RCB have long endured the tag of perennial underachievers but are flying high at the moment in the IPL 2021 with three wins from as many games. In fact they are the only team with 100 per cent win record in the tournament now.
With six points already in the bag, RCB have one leg almost in the playoffs but Virat Kohli knows it better than anyone that the job is far from over. The team cannot afford to be complacent and that will be the aim as they seek the fourth consecutive win of the season against RR.
RCB captain Virat Kohli (L) and RR skipper Sanju Samson. Image: Sportzpics
Apart from complacency, RCB also have the challenge of quickly adapting to new conditions in Mumbai. All of their three matches had taken place in Chennai. RCB's winning streak has been a result of their players performing well in all departments. Their only area of concern at the moment is the lack of runs from the openers. Both Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal are yet to play an innings of note.
On the other hand, RR are on a sticky wicket losing two out of their three matches. Their only victory came against Delhi Capitals. They come into the match after losing to Chennai Super Kings by 45 runs. The defeat was down to RR's batting collapse and in the absence of Ben Stokes their middle-order looks extremely brittle and heavily reliant on young Indian players.
Sanju Samson has a tough task on his hand to inspire a young group of players against RCB, a team with a solid mix of seasoned and young cricketers. However, RR go into the match with one advantage and that is the knowledge of the conditions at the Wankhede Stadium. RR have played all their matches in Mumbai so far and that could help them against RCB.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Sachin Baby, Srikar Bharat, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Sams
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson(w/c), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Liam Livingstone, KC Cariappa, Mahipal Lomror, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, Kuldip Yadav, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Akash Singh