Based in Bangalore, Karnataka, the Royal Challengers Bangalore are also popularly known as RCB. The team has become a regular feature in the Indian Premier League (IPL). RCB came into existence in the year 2008. It was founded by United Spirits and got its name from the company’s liquor brand Royal Challenge. Ever since its existence, RCB has played its home matches at the renowned M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. RCB has yet to win an IPL trophy. However, the team has finished as runners-up on three occasions. RCB has earned the tag of underachievers. Despite the presence of star players, its success rate remained low. RCB also holds the record of registering the highest as well as lowest totals in the IPL. Their highest score was 263 while the lowest was 49.
RCB has yet to win any IPL title. For the current IPL season, RCB has bought leading South African bowling all-rounder Chris Morris for a massive sum of Rs 10 crore. The team has also bagged the Australian batsman Aaron Finch for Rs 4.4 core to boost the batting department of the team. The winning percentage of RCB in IPL games is 45.6 per cent. This year Virat Kohli-led RCB team hopes to bag its first IPL title.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals is based in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The team was also founded in 2008. RR is owned and controlled by Manoj Badale. The team has produced highly talented players in the past. RR’s leading run-scorer is Ajinkya Rahane with massive 2705 runs. And, Shane Watson is the leading wicket-taker with 67 wickets. The team’s home ground has been Sawai Mansingh Stadium which is situated in Jaipur. The team also went on to play their home matches at neutral venues.
It was a long time back when Rajasthan Royals won the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League. The team with a new squad is geared up to add yet another IPL title to their kitty in 2020. Rajasthan Royals began on a slow note in the previous edition. However, the team managed to make a strong comeback soon after the Australian player Steve Smith took charge of things. The team is expected to show their best performance under the guidance of new Australian-origin coach Andrew McDonald. Andrew has vast experience and has also worked with Smith in the past. When it comes to the batting department, RR sought the services of Robin Uthappa for a whopping Rs 3 crore. Earlier in the previous season, Uthappa played for Kolkata Knight Riders.
IPL has emerged as one of the biggest cricket events keenly watched by scores of cricket lovers all across the globe. Cricket fans enjoy watching games such as RCB vs RR live from their comfort zone. A large number of countries all across the globe have secured their own TV and streaming deals to show all the live-action. You need to find out who has got the rights to show IPL games in your particular nation. No cricket buffs want to miss the live-action taking place at the cricket stadium. There are many spectacular moments that IPL produces every year.
|Devdutt Padikkal||c: Stokes b: Tewatia||35||37||2||0||94.59|
|Aaron Finch||c: Uthappa b: Gopal||14||11||0||2||127.27|
|Virat Kohli||c: Tewatia b: Tyagi||43||32||1||2||134.38|
|AB de Villiers||not out||55||22||1||6||250.00|
|Gurkeerat Singh Mann||not out||19||17||1||0||111.76|
|Total||(19.4 Ov, RR: 9.10)||179/3|
|Fall of wickets: 2-102 (Devdutt Padikkal, 12.6), 1-23 (Aaron Finch, 3.3), 3-102 (Virat Kohli, 13.1)|
|Robin Uthappa||c: Finch b: Chahal||41||22||7||1||186.36|
|Ben Stokes||c: de Villiers b: Morris||15||19||2||0||78.95|
|Sanju Samson||c: Morris b: Chahal||9||6||0||1||150.00|
|Steven Smith||c: Ahmed b: Morris||57||36||6||1||158.33|
|Jos Buttler||c: Saini b: Morris||24||25||1||1||96.00|
|Rahul Tewatia||not out||19||11||1||1||172.73|
|Jofra Archer||lbw: Morris||2||3||0||0||66.67|
|Total||(20.0 Ov, RR: 8.85)||177/6|
|Fall of wickets: 2-69 (Robin Uthappa, 7.4), 1-50 (Ben Stokes, 5.4), 3-69 (Sanju Samson, 7.5), 5-173 (Steven Smith, 19.2), 4-127 (Jos Buttler, 15.3), 6-177 (Jofra Archer, 19.6)|
The last match that took place between RCB and RR, there was no result as it was abandoned due to rain. The result kept RCB out of contention for the playoffs. Rajasthan Royals made 41 runs for the loss of 1 wicket from 3.2 overs when rains suddenly lashed the stadium. Before the arrival of rain, Shreyas Gopal managed to dismiss the captain of RCB Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Marcus Stoinis. With these wickets, Shreyas claimed his first hat-trick of IPL. RCB scored 62 runs for the loss of seven wickets in their 5 overs quota. The match started late as a result of rain at the popular M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The rains left the scores of spectators and fans of both the teams disappointed.
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RCB and RR have played a total of 21 matches so far in the entire seasons of IPL. RCB has won 8 matches and RR has won 10 matches respectively. 3 matches could not produce any result between the two teams. When both the teams played for the first time against each other, RR beat RCB by 8 wickets. The captain of the Rajasthan Royals is Ajinkya Rahane. Both the teams have many star players who emerged as match winners.
A close overall contest with RR winning the past 3 matches
Games played: 21
Royal Challengers Bangalore wins: 8
Rajasthan Royals wins: 10
No Result: 3
|2019||Rajasthan Royals||7 Wickets||Jaipur|
|2018||Rajasthan Royals||30 Runs||Jaipur|
|2018||Rajasthan Royals||18 Runs||Bengaluru|
|2015||Royal Challengers Bangalore||71 Runs||Pune|
|2015||Royal Challengers Bangalore||9 Wickets||Ahmedabad|
|2014||Rajasthan Royals||5 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|2014||Rajasthan Royals||6 Wickets||Abu Dhabi|
|2013||Rajasthan Royals||4 Wickets||Jaipur|
|2013||Royal Challengers Bangalore||7 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|2012||Royal Challengers Bangalore||46 Runs||Jaipur|
|2012||Rajasthan Royals||59 Runs||Bengaluru|
|2011||Royal Challengers Bangalore||9 Wickets||Jaipur|
|2010||Royal Challengers Bangalore||5 Wickets||Jaipur|
|2010||Royal Challengers Bangalore||10 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|2009||Rajasthan Royals||7 Wickets||Centurion|
|2009||Royal Challengers Bangalore||75 Runs||Cape Town|
|2008||Rajasthan Royals||65 Runs||Jaipur|
|2008||Rajasthan Royals||7 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|2028||Rajasthan Royals||45 Runs||Jaipur|
RR and RCB faced each other twice in the year 2019. The first match produced results while the second match could not produce any result. In the first match, RR won the game by 7 wickets. The first match took place at Sawai Mansingh Stadium. RR had won the toss and decided to bowl first against RCB. Batting first, RCB made a moderate total of 158 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs. Parthiv Patel became the leading run-scorer in the game with 67 runs off 41 deliveries. Marcus Stoinis scored 31 runs off 28 balls and Virat Kohli made 23 runs by consuming 25 deliveries. RCB played quite slow in the game that was not expected from the team amid its starry batting line-up. Royals did not find it hard to chase the small target of 159 runs. Jos Butlers scored highest with 59 runs of just 43 deliveries. Steve Smith and Rahul Tripathi provided the much-needed support to Jos in achieving the target. Steve scored a quick 38 runs off 31 deliveries while Rahul scored 34 runs in just 23 balls.
The first match between RCB and RR was played on April 2, 2019. In the match, RR beat RCB by 7 wickets. While the second match was abandoned as a result of rain. Rajasthan Royals scored 41 runs for the loss of one wicket when the match was called off due to rain. Shreyas Gopal and Jos Butler ensured that RCB continued to remain winless. In the first match, RCB set a target of 159 for RR. While chasing the moderate target, Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Butler gave a solid start to RR. They added 60 runs for the first wicket. Both the players set the tone for the team that they required. Yuzvendra Chahal claimed Rahane in his very first over. From RCB’s side, barring Parthiv Patel no other player could produce a good knock. Parthiv Patel top-scored with 67 runs. The pacers of RCB also failed to produce the right deliveries that could claim wickets at the right interval. Rajasthan Royals went on to win the game without any problem in 19.5 overs and defeated RCB by 7 wickets.
It was the 49th match of the IPL in 2019 when RR and RCB faced each other. The match could not produce any result. Earlier, RR won the toss and decided to bowl first. RCB made 62 runs for 7 wickets in their allocated 5 overs. Due to the rain, the match was reduced to a five-over affair only to be abandoned in the end. Despite a flying start, RCB could only score just 62 runs for 7 wickets. Shreyas Gopal claimed a hat-trick that went in vain as the match had to be called off due to intermittent rain. Now when RR began the chase, it had comfortably reached till 41 runs for 1 wicket. RR needed 22 runs off last 10 balls but right then showers lashed the stadium. And, both the teams had to share a point each. The no result match kept hopes alive for RR but it dashed all hopes of RCB. The match ended the campaign of RCB from IPL 2019. The match took place at M. Chinnaswamy stadium.
Rajasthan Royals won the match by 19 runs after making 217 runs for 4 wickets. Sanju Samson displayed great performance when he made 92 runs off just 45 balls. He remained unbeaten and formed the centrepiece of RR’s 217. The target emerged a big challenge for RCB and their formidable batting line-up failed to put up a good show. While chasing the big score, the entire batting order of RCB collapsed at 198 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs. Skipper Virat Kohli produced a great knock in the match that became his fastest fifty as well. RR made 88 runs in the last 5 overs of the inning that perhaps snatched the match from the jaws of RCB. While chasing the target, the rapidly rising asking rate put immense pressure on RCB’S batting line-up. The entire team buckled under the pressure of high run rate and got out at 198. RCB’s player De Kock was dropped at 23 by the wicketkeeper, but he failed to utilize this opportunity. The wicketkeeper also dropped AB de Villiers on 2 and 3. RCB was given several chances, but it was RR’s day.
Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore played two matches against each other in the year 2018. In the first clash that took place between the two teams, RR registered a win against RCB by 19 runs. In the second contest, RR won the match yet again by 30 runs. The first match between the two teams took place on April 15 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. In the match, RCB won the toss and elected to field first. Royals posted a mammoth target of 217 for the loss of 4 wickets. Now RCB had to make 218 runs in 20 overs. From RR’s batting department, Sanju Samson was the leading scorer with a quick 92 off 45 balls. Ajinkya Rahane and Ben Stokes contributed to the score with 36 and 27 runs respectively. When RCB came to chase the target, it put all efforts to chase the huge target. However, barring three batsmen no one could contribute big scores in the game. Virat Kohli was the leading scorer with 57 runs off 30 deliveries. Mandeep and Washington Sundar put up a strong fight with 47 and 35 runs respectively. Shreyas Goyal, D’Arcy Short scalped two wickets each in the match. While Ben Stokes claimed one wicket.