Here’s the IPL 2019 RR vs RCB pitch report for you. The only sides yet to taste the sweet success of a win in the frontier tournament, match 14 holds massive ramifications for both the Rajasthan Royals and the Royal Challengers Bangalore. It’s been a torrid start to the 2019 edition of the league and either side will be looking to finally gets its campaign underway with a runaway win in Jaipur today.
IPL 2019 RR vs RCB pitch report
The surface has played good for the batsmen till now despite fears of it being doled out on the slightly slower side. Batting first is the best option of this wicket with cracks developing as the game progresses to give something to the spinners to extract.
Key Players of RR and RCB
Jos Buttler, Steve Smith, Ajinkya Rahane and Kulkarni.
Royal Challenger Bangalore
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Colin de Grandhomme.
AB de Villiers record against RR
An opposition he loves facing, AB de Villiers averages a staggering 46.5 in 15 innings against them and has amassed 558 with seven 50 plus scores to his name. He has scored three of those half-centuries in his last six outings against the opposition.
Last 6 innings vs RR – 53, 20, 66, 57, 47, 58
IPL 2019 RR vs RCB pitch report – Record at the venue
T20 format – 4 innings, 153 runs, 51 average, 164.51 S/R, 2 fifties.
T20 innings at this venue – 53, 21, 59, 20
Last 7 innings in T20s – 1, 70, 9, 33, 47, 45, 52
Last 6 innings in IPL – 1, 70, 9, 53, 69, 72
IPL 2019 RR vs RCB pitch report – Head To Head Record RR Vs RCB
In the 17 matches the two sides have squared off till date, RR hold the slightest of edge over RCB, having won 9 times as opposed to the visiting units 8 wins.
At the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, both teams have a similar record with 3 wins each. In the last fixture played on this venue in 2018, RR defended a score of 164 and defeated the Virat Kohli-led side by 30 runs.
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Highest Run Getter
AB de Villiers is the highest run-getter in this particular fixture with 394 runs while Ajinkya Rahane has scored the most runs for RR against RCB with 325.
Highest Wicket Taker
Warne has taken most number of wickets in RR vs RCB matches at Jaipur with 5 wickets.
IPL 2019 RR vs RCB pitch report – Playing 11 and squads
RR playing 11: Ajinkya Rahane, Jos Buttler, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Rahul Tripathi, Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Stokes
RCB playing 11: Virat Kohli, Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Akshdeep Nath, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Heinrich Klaasen, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Siraj, Tim Southee
Rajasthan Royals: Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Ashton Turner, Ish Sodhi, Oshane Thomas, Liam Livingstone, Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Shubham Ranjane, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Sudhesan Midhun, Jaydev Unadkat, Prashant Chopra, Mahipal Lomror, Aryaman Birla, Riyan Parag, Dhawal Kulkarni, Krishnappa Gowtham, Varun Aaron, Shashank Singh, Manan Vohra, Rahul Tripathi
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Royal Challengers Bengaluru: Virat Kohli, Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Devdutt Padikkal, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Heinrich Klaasen, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Akshdeep Nath, Prayas Barman, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee.