IPL 2022 Qualifier 2 – Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Dream11 Predictions, Lineups and more
Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore will square off in the second qualifier for the IPL 2022, which will take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. RR finished sixth the previous season, while RCB finished fourth. Both clubs have finished in the top three this season but are now vying for the final berth. So far this season, RR has won nine and lost five group stage matches before falling in the first Qualifier. RCB, on the other side, had won eight and lost six games in the group stage before winning the Eliminator. Both teams have played each other twice this season, with each team winning once. This will be the first match played in front of a full house at the world’s largest sports arena.
The match between the Rajasthan Royals and the Royal Challengers Bangalore will be held on the 27th of May, 2022.
Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Qualifier 2 – Pitch Report
The surface at Narendra Modi Stadium is expected to create a level playing field for bat and ball. The stadium has both red and black soil pitches, so it will be interesting to see which one is used for the match. The captain who wins the toss may wish to bat second in order to properly examine the pitch and circumstances before batting.
Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Qualifier 2 – Probable XI
Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj.
Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Qualifier 2 – Players to Watch
Faf du Plessis
The RCB skipper was dismissed for a golden duck in the Eliminator game against the Lucknow Super Giants and while his team did pull off the win, he would have definitely wanted to contribute with runs, and we predict that to happen against the Rajasthan Royals. The RCB camp find themselves only two steps away from winning their first-ever IPL title, but with Faf leading the way, there seems to be a sense of calm and confidence in this squad and the belief that the victory will be theirs.
He got off to a great start in the game against the Lucknow Super Giants but the poor form curse struck again as get found himself walking to the dressing room with just 25 runs to his name. He is a champion in his mind and will be looking to put up a big partnership with skipper Faf du Plessis and make things a bit easier to handle for the middle order. Another advantage is that Virat has extensive experience when it comes to facing bowlers like Ashwin and Chahal, and the RCB camp will be hoping that he capitalizes on this and scores those big runs.
He seems to have found his rhythm in the game against the Gujarat Titans and while that innings came in a losing cause, Jos will be looking to repeat the same performance against the RCB camp and help get his team across the line. Statistics go out the window when we reach the final stages of any tournament and it is now form and momentum that dictates the game, in which case, Jos seems to be the man to lead the batting charge for the Rajasthan Royals.
Yuzvendra Chahal, the Purple Cap holder in IPL 2022, will be playing against his former outfit once more and will seek to provide crucial breakthroughs for his new franchise RR. The leg-spinner has taken 26 wickets so far and will be looking to add a few more to his tally. The RR camp will be hoping to see Chahal exploit the weaknesses of his former colleagues in order to get those quick breakthroughs.
Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Qualifier 2 – Fantasy Lineup No.1
Wicket Keeper – Jos Buttler (c), Dinesh Karthik
Batters – Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Shimron Hetmyer, Rajat Patidar