The Indian Premier League Qualifier 2 match will be played between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. If the team that wins this match will enter the final, then the dream of winning the title of the losing team will be shattered. See the Narendra Modi Stadium Pitch Report for RR vs RCB, together know the performance of both the teams so far.
The last 2 matches of the group stage were won by Rajasthan Royals RR. The teams bowling looked the most dangerous of all the teams. Rajasthan RR team opener Jos Buttler has returned to form, scoring 89 runs against Gujarat. Butler has the Orange Cap.
In the group stage, the Rajasthan Royals RR team won 9 out of 14 matches while the team had to face defeat in 5. The team had 18 points, and third place Lucknow also had 18 points but the team finished second in terms of net run rate. This is the reason why the team is getting one more chance to reach the final even after losing Qualifier 1. In Qualifier 1, the team lost to Gujarat by 7 wickets.
Under the captaincy of Faf du Plessis, RCB became the fourth team to reach the playoffs. The teams entry into the playoffs was due to Mumbai Indians, who defeated Delhi in their final match and were eliminated from the race for the playoffs. The team won 8 and lost 6 in 14 matches in the group stage.
Bangalore had to first defeat the Lucknow Super Giants to keep their hopes of winning their maiden title alive. Bangalore beat Lucknow Super Giants by 14 runs in the Eliminator match. Rajat Patidar played a brilliant century in the match. Bangalores bowling was also excellent in this match in Kolkata. Now the team has to beat Rajasthan Royals to reach the finals.
The pitch at the Narendra Modi Stadium is expected to see a level playing field between bat and ball. The stadium has both red and black clay pitches and it will be interesting to see on which strip the match will be played. The captain winning the toss may want to bat before batting to get a better assessment of the pitch and conditions.
|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|