The 33rd match of the 13th season of IPL in Dubai is being played between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Rajasthan Royals are batting first after winning the toss. In today's match, the Royals have not made any changes, relying on the same 11 players who were given a chance in the last match. There are two changes in the Kohli Brigade. Gurkeerat Mann has replaced Mohammed Siraj and Shahbaz Ahmed has got the chance to play the first match in place of Shivam Dubey. RCB captain Virat Kohli has a chance to become the highest fifty Indian in the IPL. At the same time, Rajasthan will have to win this match to stay in the tournament, otherwise, its path will become even more difficult.
The last time the two teams faced each other in the season, RCB registered an easy win over Rajasthan. In the 15th match of the season, Rajasthan gave a target of 155 runs to Bengaluru. In reply, Bengaluru had achieved the target at the loss of 2 wickets.
Kohli has a chance to make another record
RCB captain Virat Kohli has a chance to become the highest-ranked Indian player in the tournament. Kohli (38) is just one step away from Shikhar Dhawan (39) of Delhi Capitals. If runs come off his bat, he can equalize the summit. Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner (46) holds the record for the highest FIFTY in the league.
At the same time, Kohli needs only 3 fours to complete 500 fours in the IPL. In this case, only Dhawan is ahead of Kohli. Dhawan has hit a total of 549 fours in the IPL. Apart from these, Suresh Raina (493) of Chennai Super Kings is third and former Delhi Capitals captain Gautam Gambhir (491) is at number four.
Virat Kohli Orange Cap contender
RCB captain Virat Kohli is fourth in the list of batsmen scoring the most runs in a season. He has scored 304 runs so far in the season. They are also named 2 Fifty. 90 not out is his best score. After Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal has scored the most 261 runs for RCB in the season.
Chahal took the most wickets for RCB
RCB spinner Yuzvendra Chahal took the highest 11 wickets in the season. He is ranked sixth in the Purple Cap list. Kagiso Rabada of Delhi remains on top with 18 wickets.
Sanju Samson Rajasthan's top scorer
Rajasthan top-order batsman Sanju Samson is the top scorer of Rajasthan Royals in the season. He has scored 227 runs so far. His bat has calmed down after scoring runs in the opening matches. After Samson, Jos Buttler has scored 168 runs for his team.
Jofra Archer Rajasthan's most successful bowler
Rajasthan Royals fast bowler Jofra Archer is the successful bowler of the team in the season. Archer has 12 wickets in his name so far. Archer is also the only bowler to throw 100 dot balls in a season. After Archer, Shreyas Gopal has taken 5 wickets for his team.
Rajasthan-Bengaluru's expensive players
Captains Steve Smith and Ben Stokes are the most expensive players in Rajasthan with a price of Rs 12.50 crore. At the same time, Captain Kohli is the most expensive player in RCB. The team will give him 17 crores of a season. After him, AB de Villiers is named in the team, who will get Rs 11 crore this season.
Bengaluru top-3 in the points table, Rajasthan at number-7
Bengaluru is third in the IPL points table. Bengaluru has won 4 of the 8 matches played so far in the season and has 8 points. At the same time, Rajasthan is 7th in the points table with 6 points. Rajasthan has won 3 out of 8 matches and lost 5.