Rajasthan Royals will lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 13 of IPL 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Both teams are coming off a win in their previous encounters and will be looking to continue the winning momentum. The Jaipur-based team has won both their games so far and are at top of the points table with an excellent net run-rate. Sanju Samson has led the side really well and the bowling department looks really formidable for them.
On the other hand, the Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered a defeat in their first game against the Punjab Kings, after not being able to defend 205 runs in 20 overs. However, they did bag a win in their next game against the Kolkata Knight Riders but it wasn’t in the most convincing way as they almost stuttered in a low run chase. They will be looking for a clinical victory to inject a lot more confidence into their squad.
Virat Kohli has got off to starts in both the matches but could not convert it into a big score. But he is still the best available option in the batting section. Back the veteran to get a big score in this match.
Faf du Plessis has started the season with a bang and is looking in good form, scoring 93 runs in 2 matches at an average of 46.5 and a strike rate of 152.
Jos Buttler scored a wonderful century in the previous match against Mumbai Indians and will be looking to continue his good form at the top of the order.
Wanindu Hasaranga has been brilliant in both the games so far and has picked up 5 wickets in 2 matches at an average of 12. The leg spinner will be a key player in this match.
Yuzvendra Chahal has picked up 5 wickets in 2 matches at an average of 9.6. The former RCB bowler will be looking forward to make an impactful performance.
Akash Deep has bowled well in this edition, picking up 4 wickets in 2 matches at an average of 20.75. Although his economy is on the higher side he can be backed to pick some wickets.
The deck at Wankhede Stadium has always been a promising one for batting. There is an even bounce on the track, and the smaller boundaries make the job even easier for the batters. There will be a massive dew factor and both teams would want to bowl first after winning the toss. With the super-fast outfield, high-scoring games are always on the cards at Wankhede Stadium.
|1||Gujrat Titans - Q||14||10||4||0||0.316||20|
|2||Rajasthan Royals - Q||14||9||5||0||0.298||18|
|3||Lucknow Super Giants - Q||14||9||5||0||0.251||18|
|4||Royal Challengers Bangalore - Q||14||8||6||0||-0.253||16|
|5||Delhi Capitals - E||14||8||6||0||0.204||14|
|6||Punjab Kings - E||14||7||7||0||0.126||14|
|7||Kolkata Knight Riders - E||14||6||8||0||0.146||12|
|8||Sunrisers Hyderabad - E||14||6||8||0||-0.379||12|
|9||Chennai Super Kings - E||14||4||10||0||-0.203||8|
|10||Mumbai Indians - E||14||4||10||0||-0.506||8|
|Recent Forms: W = Won, L = Lost, T = Tie, D = Draw, NR = No Result|