The upcoming Super Sunday in the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will feature a match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) on April 23. Rajasthan Royals are currently at the top of the IPL 2023 points table, having won four games and lost two, whereas RCB holds the fifth position with an equal number of wins and losses, that is three each.
Sanju Samson is leading Rajasthan Royals, who have a balanced team with a combination of seasoned players like Jos Butler, Ravi Ashwin, and Yuzvendra Chahal, along with promising young talents such as Kuldeep Sen and Yashasvi Jaiswal. Conversely, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s performance in IPL 2023 is being primarily driven by their experienced players.
RCB vs RR Match Details
Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals
Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Day & Date: Sunday & April 23
Time: 03:30 PM IST
M. Chinnaswamy stadium has always been known for being a batsman-friendly pitch, with short boundaries that favour aggressive batsmen. As a result, players from both Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore can expect to have a good time batting here. It is highly likely that we will witness a high-scoring match when these two teams meet. Additionally, the weather forecast for the match day in Bangalore predicts clear skies with temperatures hovering around 33 °C.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals – The Squad
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (c), Harshal Patel, Wayne Parnell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Suyash Prabhudessai, Mohammed Siraj
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (c & wk), Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravi Ashwin, Jason Holder, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dhruv Jurel, Kuldeep Sen, Riyan Parag
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals-Team performance in the past matches
Royal Challengers Bangalore faced off against Punjab Kings. Opting to bat first after winning the toss, RCB managed to post a competitive total of 174/4 with strong batting performances from Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell. In response, RCB’s bowling attack, led by Harshal Patel’s three-wicket haul, restricted Punjab Kings to 150/10, resulting in a comfortable 24-run victory for RCB. It was a clinical display of all-round cricket from RCB, who dominated the game from start to finish.
RR faced off LSG on their last match. LSG put up a score of 154/7, while RR struggled to chase down the target and finished at 144/6 in their 20 overs, resulting in a 10-run victory for LSG. The win was a morale booster for LSG, while RR will need to bounce back in their next match.
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Captain: Virat Kohli
Vice-captain: Sanju Samson
Wicketkeeper: Jos Butler
Batsmen: Faf du Plessis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dhruv Jurel
Bowlers: Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Wanindu Hasaranga
All–rounders: Glenn Maxwell