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Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals, 16th Match IPL 2021

22 Apr 2021, Wankhede Stadium, Indian Premier League 2021
Royal Challengers Bangalore win by 10 wickets
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Current Batters
Virat Kohli – 72(47)
Devdutt Padikkal – 101(52)
Current BowlerMustafizur Rahman – 3.3ov – 34/0
Current Run Rate10.97
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bowl.
Home TeamRoyal Challengers Bangalore
Score: 0-181 | Overs: 16.3
Away TeamRajasthan Royals
Score: 9-177 | Overs: 20.0
SeriesIndian Premier League 2021
UmpiresMadanagopal, J
Ravi, S
Sharma, V K
Match RefereeSingh, S

Match Scorecard

1st Inn Royal Challengers Bangalore
BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
Virat Kohli not out 72 47 6 3 153.19
Devdutt Padikkal not out 101 52 11 6 194.23
Total (16.3 Ov, RR: 10.97) 181/0
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Shreyas Gopal 3.0 0 35 0 11.67 0 0
Chetan Sakariya 4.0 0 35 0 8.75 1 0
Chris Morris 3.0 0 38 0 12.67 0 0
Mustafizur Rahman 3.3 0 34 0 9.71 1 0
Rahul Tewatia 2.0 0 23 0 11.50 0 0
Riyan Parag 1.0 0 14 0 14.00 0 0
1st Inn Rajasthan Royals
BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
Jos Buttler b: Siraj 8 8 2 0 100.00
Manan Vohra c: Richardson b: Jamieson 7 9 1 0 77.78
Sanju Samson c: Maxwell b: Sundar 21 18 2 1 116.67
David Miller lbw: Siraj 0 2 0 0 0.00
Shivam Dube c: Maxwell b: Richardson 46 32 5 2 143.75
Riyan Parag c: Chahal b: Patel 25 16 4 0 156.25
Rahul Tewatia c: Ahmed b: Siraj 40 23 4 2 173.91
Chris Morris c: Chahal b: Patel 10 7 0 1 142.86
Shreyas Gopal not out 7 4 0 1 175.00
Chetan Sakariya c: de Villiers b: Patel 0 1 0 0 0.00
Total (20.0 Ov, RR: 8.85) 177/9
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Jos Buttler, 2.3), 2-16 (Manan Vohra, 3.5), 4-43 (Sanju Samson, 7.2), 3-18 (David Miller, 4.3), 6-133 (Shivam Dube, 15.3), 5-109 (Riyan Parag, 13.3), 7-170 (Rahul Tewatia, 18.6), 8-170 (Chris Morris, 19.1), 9-170 (Chetan Sakariya, 19.2)
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Mohammed Siraj 4.0 0 27 3 6.75 1 0
Kyle Jamieson 4.0 0 28 1 7.00 2 0
Kane Richardson 3.0 0 29 1 9.67 1 0
Yuzvendra Chahal 2.0 0 18 0 9.00 1 0
Washington Sundar 3.0 0 23 1 7.67 0 0
Harshal Patel 4.0 0 47 3 11.75 3 0

Match Commentary

Over 17 185 runs
RCB
4
Over 17. 11 runs. Bowler: Mustafizur Rahman. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 0-181(rr 10.65)
Wide Mustafizur Rahman to Devdutt Padikkal. Off cutter full toss, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to fine leg for 5 runs. That’s curtains down on this game. A convincing victory for RCB as they thump RR by 10 wickets. RCB openers were unfazed by RR bowlers and smashed boundaries for fun. Padikkal is adjudged as the Player of the Match for his scintillating performance with the bat. Join us for tomorrow’s game. Until then, Cheers.
3 1
Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the front foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Sakariya.
2 180
APPEAL! Mustafizur Rahman to Devdutt Padikkal. Full toss, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to point for 1 run, fielded by Buttler, appeal made for L.B.W.
1 4
FOUR! Mustafizur Rahman to Devdutt Padikkal. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
Over 16 8 runs
RCB
6
Over 16. 8 runs. Bowler: Chetan Sakariya. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 0-170(rr 10.62)
Chetan Sakariya to Virat Kohli. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track working, hit pad to silly point for no runs.
5 1
Chetan Sakariya to Devdutt Padikkal. Full toss, middle stump on the back foot flick, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
4 1
Chetan Sakariya to Virat Kohli. Off cutter length ball, middle stump no foot movement Steer, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Rahman.
3 1
Chetan Sakariya to Devdutt Padikkal. Yorker, middle stump on the back foot defending, inside edge to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Tewatia.
2 4
FOUR! Chetan Sakariya to Devdutt Padikkal. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, thick edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs.
1 1
Chetan Sakariya to Virat Kohli. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump down the track driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Tewatia.
Over 15 3 runs
RCB
6
Over 15. 3 runs. Bowler: Mustafizur Rahman. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 0-162(rr 10.80)
Mustafizur Rahman to Devdutt Padikkal. Full toss, outside off stump no foot movement Steer, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Dube.
5
Mustafizur Rahman to Devdutt Padikkal. Yorker, middle stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs.
4 1
Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli. Full toss, outside off stump no foot movement driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
3
Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli. Off cutter length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, missed for no runs, fielded by Samson.
2 1
Mustafizur Rahman to Devdutt Padikkal. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on for 1 run, fielded by Miller.
1 1
Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli. Half volley, to leg down the track dropped, to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Buttler.
Over 14 17 runs
RCB
6 1
Over 14. 17 runs. Bowler: Shreyas Gopal. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 0-159(rr 11.36)
Shreyas Gopal to Virat Kohli. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Buttler.
5 4
FOUR! Shreyas Gopal to Virat Kohli. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Smears it! Kohli slices it past the ropes for a boundary.
4 1
Shreyas Gopal to Devdutt Padikkal. Googly length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Dube.
3 4
FOUR! Shreyas Gopal to Devdutt Padikkal. Googly back of a length, middle stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs.
2 1
Shreyas Gopal to Virat Kohli. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
1 6
SIX! Shreyas Gopal to Virat Kohli. Leg spinner short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
Over 13 13 runs
RCB
6
Over 13. 13 runs. Bowler: Chris Morris. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 0-142(rr 10.92)
Chris Morris to Devdutt Padikkal. Full toss, off stump no foot movement driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
5 1
Chris Morris to Virat Kohli. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Das.
4 4
FOUR! Chris Morris to Virat Kohli. Full toss, to leg on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs.
3 1
Chris Morris to Devdutt Padikkal. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the back foot dropped, to short extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Buttler.
2 1
Chris Morris to Virat Kohli. Off cutter full toss, off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Tewatia.
1 6
SIX! Chris Morris to Virat Kohli. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs.
Over 12 1 run
RCB
6 1
Over 12. 12 runs. Bowler: Chetan Sakariya. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 0-129(rr 10.75)
Chetan Sakariya to Virat Kohli. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Das.
5
FOUR! Chetan Sakariya to Virat Kohli. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs.
4
Chetan Sakariya to Devdutt Padikkal. Off cutter short, outside off stump down the track pulling, missed to short fine leg for 1 run, mis-fielded by Samson, fielded by Rahman.
3
Chetan Sakariya to Virat Kohli. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track Steer, to backward point for 1 run, shy attempt by Dube.
2
FOUR! Chetan Sakariya to Virat Kohli. Off cutter length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Stylish stroke! Kohli gently guides it to the ropes for a boundary.
1
Chetan Sakariya to Devdutt Padikkal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Dube.
6
Over 11. 10 runs. Bowler: Chris Morris. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 0-117(rr 10.64)
Chris Morris to Virat Kohli. Short, outside off stump moves in front pulling, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Vohra.
5 1
Chris Morris to Devdutt Padikkal. Short, to leg on the back foot pulling, mis-timed to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Vohra.
4 2
Chris Morris to Devdutt Padikkal. Half volley, to leg on the back foot working, to mid on for 2 runs, shy attempt by Miller, mis-fielded by Dube, fielded by Gopal.
3 1
Chris Morris to Virat Kohli. Yorker, off stump backing away driving, inside edge to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Gopal.
2 4
FOUR! Chris Morris to Virat Kohli. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
1
Chris Morris to Virat Kohli. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump down the track driving, mis-timed to cover for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
6
Over 10. 11 runs. Bowler: Mustafizur Rahman. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 0-107(rr 10.70)
Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli. Off cutter length ball, down leg side down the track driving, well timed in the air under control to long off for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
5 1
Mustafizur Rahman to Devdutt Padikkal. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, well timed to long on for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
4 6
SIX! Mustafizur Rahman to Devdutt Padikkal. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs. Bangs it! Padikkal is smashing sixes for fun.
3 1
Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Das.
2 1
Mustafizur Rahman to Devdutt Padikkal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to short extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Tewatia, fielded by Morris.
1 1
Mustafizur Rahman to Virat Kohli. Back of a length, down leg side down the track driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
6
Over 9. 15 runs. Bowler: Rahul Tewatia. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 0-96(rr 10.67)
SIX! Rahul Tewatia to Devdutt Padikkal. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
5
SIX! Rahul Tewatia to Devdutt Padikkal. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs.
4
Rahul Tewatia to Virat Kohli. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Miller.
3
Rahul Tewatia to Devdutt Padikkal. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for 1 run, shy attempt by Gopal.
2
Rahul Tewatia to Devdutt Padikkal. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
1 1
Rahul Tewatia to Virat Kohli. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Das.
6
Over 8. 14 runs. Bowler: Riyan Parag. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 0-81(rr 10.12)
SIX! Riyan Parag to Devdutt Padikkal. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs.
5
Riyan Parag to Virat Kohli. Off break full toss, outside off stump down the track driving, to deep extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Vohra.
4
Riyan Parag to Devdutt Padikkal. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
3
FOUR! Riyan Parag to Devdutt Padikkal. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Padikkal gets to his fifty in style with a boundary.
2 1
Riyan Parag to Virat Kohli. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Buttler.
1 1
Riyan Parag to Devdutt Padikkal. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Miller.
6
Over 7. 8 runs. Bowler: Rahul Tewatia. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 0-67(rr 9.57)
Rahul Tewatia to Virat Kohli. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Sakariya.
5
Rahul Tewatia to Devdutt Padikkal. Googly length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
4
Rahul Tewatia to Virat Kohli. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
3
Rahul Tewatia to Devdutt Padikkal. Leg spinner back of a length, off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Buttler.
2 4
FOUR! Rahul Tewatia to Devdutt Padikkal. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs.
1
Rahul Tewatia to Virat Kohli. Googly short, outside off stump down the track pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Gopal.
Over 6 10 runs
RCB
6 6
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 10 runs. Bowler: Chetan Sakariya. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 0-59(rr 9.83)
SIX! Chetan Sakariya to Devdutt Padikkal. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Glorious stroke! Padikkal powers it over the fence for a maximum.
6 1
Wide Chetan Sakariya to Devdutt Padikkal. Length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left for 1 run, fielded by Samson.
5 1
Chetan Sakariya to Virat Kohli. Off cutter back of a length, to leg on the back foot Steer, to short third man for 1 run, shy attempt by Rahman.
4
Chetan Sakariya to Virat Kohli. Half volley, off stump down the track working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Dube.
3
Chetan Sakariya to Virat Kohli. Bouncer, down leg side on the back foot pulling, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for no runs, fielded by Samson.
2 1
Chetan Sakariya to Devdutt Padikkal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, to gully for 1 run, fielded by Miller.
1 1
Chetan Sakariya to Virat Kohli. Off cutter back of a length, to leg on the back foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Buttler.
6
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 10 runs. Bowler: Mustafizur Rahman. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 0-49(rr 9.80)
SIX! Mustafizur Rahman to Devdutt Padikkal. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs.
5
Mustafizur Rahman to Devdutt Padikkal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Vohra.
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Devdutt Padikkal. Half volley, outside off stump no foot movement driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Dube.
3
FOUR! Mustafizur Rahman to Devdutt Padikkal. Half volley, outside off stump on the back foot working, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs.
2
Mustafizur Rahman to Devdutt Padikkal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to backward point for no runs, fielded by Miller.
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Devdutt Padikkal. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to mid on for no runs, fielded by Dube.
6
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 15 runs. Bowler: Chris Morris. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 0-39(rr 9.75)
FOUR! Chris Morris to Virat Kohli. Length ball, to leg moves in front glancing, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs.
5 1
Chris Morris to Devdutt Padikkal. Off cutter length ball, to leg on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Gopal.
4 1
Chris Morris to Virat Kohli. Length ball, outside off stump down the track working, leading edge in the air uncontrolled to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Tewatia.
3 1
Chris Morris to Devdutt Padikkal. Half volley, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Vohra.
2 4
FOUR! Chris Morris to Devdutt Padikkal. Short, to leg on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs. Double delight for Kohli as he bashes it past the ropes for a boundary.
1 4
FOUR! Chris Morris to Devdutt Padikkal. Length ball, middle stump on the back foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs.
Over 3 10 runs
RCB
6 1
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 10 runs. Bowler: Shreyas Gopal. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 0-24(rr 8.00)
Shreyas Gopal to Devdutt Padikkal. Googly length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Das.
5
Shreyas Gopal to Devdutt Padikkal. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Tewatia.
4 4
FOUR! Shreyas Gopal to Devdutt Padikkal. Googly length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs.
3
Shreyas Gopal to Devdutt Padikkal. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump backing away cutting, well timed to point for no runs, fielded by Tewatia.
2 4
FOUR! Shreyas Gopal to Devdutt Padikkal. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs.
1 1
Shreyas Gopal to Virat Kohli. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Miller.
6
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 6 runs. Bowler: Chetan Sakariya. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 0-14(rr 7.00)
Chetan Sakariya to Devdutt Padikkal. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to short third man for no runs, direct hit by Gopal, fielded by Samson.
5
Chetan Sakariya to Devdutt Padikkal. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to silly point for no runs.
4 4
FOUR! Chetan Sakariya to Devdutt Padikkal. Length ball, outside off stump down the track flick, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
3 1
Chetan Sakariya to Virat Kohli. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Tewatia.
2
Chetan Sakariya to Devdutt Padikkal. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Gopal.
1
Chetan Sakariya to Devdutt Padikkal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Miller.
6
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 8 runs. Bowler: Shreyas Gopal. Royal Challengers Bangalore: 0-8(rr 8.00)
Shreyas Gopal to Virat Kohli. Googly length ball, outside off stump deep in crease working, to silly mid on for no runs.
5
Shreyas Gopal to Virat Kohli. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, well timed to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Tewatia.
4
SIX! Shreyas Gopal to Virat Kohli. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Surreal stroke! Kohli dances down the track and lofts it over the fence for a maximum.
3
Shreyas Gopal to Virat Kohli. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Das.
2
Shreyas Gopal to Virat Kohli. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Das.
1
NEW BALL. Shreyas Gopal to Virat Kohli. Googly back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pulling, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Samson.
Start of Royal Challengers Bangalore Innings.
6
Over 20. 7 runs. Bowler: Harshal Patel. Rajasthan Royals: 9-177(rr 8.85)
Harshal Patel to Shreyas Gopal. Half volley, down leg side backing away working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Richardson. That’s curtains down on RR’s innings. They have set a target of 178 for the RCB. They have recovered well after a poor start. Can RCB breeze past this total with ease? Let’s see. Join us in another few minutes for the RCB run chase.
5
Harshal Patel to Shreyas Gopal. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Jamieson.
4
SIX! Harshal Patel to Shreyas Gopal. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
3
Harshal Patel to Shreyas Gopal. Half volley, outside off stump no foot movement cutting, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Jamieson.
2
OUT! Caught. Harshal Patel to Chetan Sakariya. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to short leg, caught by de Villiers. Another one bites the dust! Two in a row for Harshal.
1
OUT! Caught. Harshal Patel to Chris Morris. Full toss, outside off stump moves in front Scoop, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to short fine leg, caught by Chahal. Morris plays a poor stroke and pays the price with his wicket.
Over 19 0 runs
RAJ
6
Over 19. 13 runs. Bowler: Mohammed Siraj. Rajasthan Royals: 7-170(rr 8.95)
OUT! Caught. Mohammed Siraj to Rahul Tewatia. Off cutter short, down leg side deep in crease pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, caught by Ahmed. Tewatia departs after a quickfire 40.
5
FOUR! Mohammed Siraj to Rahul Tewatia. Short, down leg side moves in front Scoop, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs.
4
Mohammed Siraj to Rahul Tewatia. Off cutter short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Maxwell.
3
SIX! Mohammed Siraj to Rahul Tewatia. Length ball, outside off stump deep in crease driving, well timed in the air under control over deep cover for 6 runs.
2
Mohammed Siraj to Rahul Tewatia. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, mis-timed to silly mid off for no runs.
2
Wide Mohammed Siraj to Rahul Tewatia. Length ball, outside off stump deep in crease driving, missed for 1 run, fielded by de Villiers.
1
Mohammed Siraj to Rahul Tewatia. Half volley, outside off stump no foot movement driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Jamieson.
Over 18 9 runs
RAJ
6 6
Over 18. 12 runs. Bowler: Kyle Jamieson. Rajasthan Royals: 6-157(rr 8.72)
SIX! Kyle Jamieson to Chris Morris. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Into the stands! Morris dispatches it over the fence for a maximum.
5
Kyle Jamieson to Chris Morris. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Richardson.
5
Wide Kyle Jamieson to Chris Morris. Off cutter bouncer, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left for 1 run, fielded by de Villiers.
5
Wide Kyle Jamieson to Chris Morris. Half volley, wide outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed for 1 run, fielded by de Villiers.
4
Kyle Jamieson to Rahul Tewatia. Half volley, to leg on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Siraj.
3 2
Kyle Jamieson to Rahul Tewatia. Off cutter length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep cover for 2 runs, dropped catch by Sundar.
2
Kyle Jamieson to Rahul Tewatia. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to silly mid on for no runs.
1 1
Kyle Jamieson to Chris Morris. Yorker, off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Sundar.
6
Over 17. 9 runs. Bowler: Harshal Patel. Rajasthan Royals: 6-145(rr 8.53)
FOUR! Harshal Patel to Rahul Tewatia. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs.
5
Harshal Patel to Rahul Tewatia. Off cutter half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Kohli.
4
Harshal Patel to Chris Morris. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for 1 run.
3
Harshal Patel to Rahul Tewatia. Yorker, middle stump on the back foot dropped, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Kohli.
2
Harshal Patel to Chris Morris. Half volley, off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Kohli.
2 1
Wide Harshal Patel to Chris Morris. Off cutter full toss, down leg side on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for 1 run, fielded by de Villiers.
1 1
Harshal Patel to Rahul Tewatia. Off cutter full toss, outside off stump deep in crease pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Kohli, fielded by Siraj.
Over 16 8 runs
RAJ
6 1
Over 16. 8 runs. Bowler: Kane Richardson. Rajasthan Royals: 6-136(rr 8.50)
Kane Richardson to Rahul Tewatia. Off cutter back of a length, off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
5 1
Kane Richardson to Chris Morris. Length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Kohli.
4 1
Kane Richardson to Rahul Tewatia. Off cutter back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
3
OUT! Caught. Kane Richardson to Shivam Dube. Off cutter length ball, middle stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, caught by Maxwell. Velcro hands! Dube tries to go big but in vain. Maxwell takes an outstanding catch to send Dube back to the pavilion.
2 4
FOUR! Kane Richardson to Shivam Dube. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot Slog, thick edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs.
1 1
Kane Richardson to Rahul Tewatia. Off cutter length ball, off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
6
Over 15. 8 runs. Bowler: Washington Sundar. Rajasthan Royals: 5-128(rr 8.53)
Washington Sundar to Rahul Tewatia. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.
5
FOUR! Washington Sundar to Rahul Tewatia. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs.
4
Washington Sundar to Rahul Tewatia. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Kohli.
3
Washington Sundar to Shivam Dube. Off break back of a length, outside off stump backing away driving, to point for 1 run, shy attempt by Padikkal.
2
Washington Sundar to Rahul Tewatia. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot dropped, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Kohli.
1
Washington Sundar to Shivam Dube. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to fine leg for 1 run, mis-fielded by de Villiers, fielded by Patel.
6
Over 14. 16 runs. Bowler: Harshal Patel. Rajasthan Royals: 5-120(rr 8.57)
FOUR! Harshal Patel to Rahul Tewatia. Half volley, down leg side on the back foot glancing, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled past fine leg for 4 runs.
6
Wide Harshal Patel to Rahul Tewatia. Off cutter full toss, wide outside off stump deep in crease Leave, Left for 1 run, fielded by de Villiers.
5 6
SIX! Harshal Patel to Rahul Tewatia. Short, down leg side deep in crease pulling, well timed in the air under control over fine leg for 6 runs.
4
Harshal Patel to Rahul Tewatia. Length ball, outside off stump deep in crease Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by de Villiers.
3
OUT! Caught. Harshal Patel to Riyan Parag. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front Scoop, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to third man, caught by Chahal. Parag miscues it straight into the hands of Chahal. He departs for 25.
2 4
FOUR! Harshal Patel to Riyan Parag. Off cutter yorker, off stump on the back foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
1 1
Harshal Patel to Shivam Dube. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Siraj.
Over 13 8 runs
RAJ
6
Over 13. 8 runs. Bowler: Kyle Jamieson. Rajasthan Royals: 4-104(rr 8.00)
Kyle Jamieson to Riyan Parag. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, mis-timed to short extra cover for no runs, dropped catch by Kohli.
5 1
Kyle Jamieson to Shivam Dube. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot driving, to point for 1 run, fielded by Padikkal.
4 2
Kyle Jamieson to Shivam Dube. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot Steer, well timed to third man for 2 runs, run save by Sundar.
3 1
Kyle Jamieson to Riyan Parag. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Siraj.
2 4
FOUR! Kyle Jamieson to Riyan Parag. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
1
Kyle Jamieson to Riyan Parag. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Padikkal.
Over 12 15 runs
RAJ
6 4
Over 12. 15 runs. Bowler: Harshal Patel. Rajasthan Royals: 4-96(rr 8.00)
FOUR! Harshal Patel to Shivam Dube. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, top edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs.
6 1
Wide Harshal Patel to Shivam Dube. Off cutter yorker, wide outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left for 1 run, fielded by de Villiers.
5
Harshal Patel to Shivam Dube. Off cutter full toss, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Kohli.
4 1
Harshal Patel to Riyan Parag. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Richardson.
3 4
FOUR! Harshal Patel to Riyan Parag. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled past deep point for 4 runs. Back to back boundaries for Parag.
2 4
FOUR! Harshal Patel to Riyan Parag. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs.
1 1
Harshal Patel to Shivam Dube. Off cutter back of a length, down leg side on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Jamieson.
Over 11 11 runs
RAJ
6
Over 11. 11 runs. Bowler: Kane Richardson. Rajasthan Royals: 4-81(rr 7.36)
Kane Richardson to Riyan Parag. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed for no runs, fielded by de Villiers.
5 1
Kane Richardson to Shivam Dube. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Sundar.
4 4
FOUR! Kane Richardson to Shivam Dube. Short, down leg side on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs.
3 1
Kane Richardson to Riyan Parag. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Chahal.
2 1
Kane Richardson to Shivam Dube. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Siraj.
1 4
FOUR! Kane Richardson to Shivam Dube. Length ball, off stump no foot movement driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs.
Over 10 6 runs
RAJ
6 1
Over 10. 6 runs. Bowler: Washington Sundar. Rajasthan Royals: 4-70(rr 7.00)
Washington Sundar to Shivam Dube. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Padikkal.
5 1
Washington Sundar to Riyan Parag. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run.
4 1
Washington Sundar to Shivam Dube. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Chahal.
3 1
Washington Sundar to Riyan Parag. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Jamieson.
2 1
Washington Sundar to Shivam Dube. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Richardson.
1 1
Washington Sundar to Riyan Parag. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Jamieson.
6
Over 9. 17 runs. Bowler: Yuzvendra Chahal. Rajasthan Royals: 4-64(rr 7.11)
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shivam Dube. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Kohli.
5
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shivam Dube. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to short third man for no runs, fielded by Richardson.
4
SIX! Yuzvendra Chahal to Shivam Dube. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Emphatic! Dube smokes it over the fence for a maximum.
4
Wide Yuzvendra Chahal to Shivam Dube. Leg spinner length ball, wide outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left for 1 run, fielded by de Villiers.
3
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shivam Dube. Leg spinner half volley, wide outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed past fine leg for 4 runs, mis-fielded by de Villiers.
2
SIX! Yuzvendra Chahal to Shivam Dube. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shivam Dube. Leg spinner back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to silly mid on for no runs.
6
Over 8. 10 runs. Bowler: Washington Sundar. Rajasthan Royals: 4-47(rr 5.88)
Washington Sundar to Riyan Parag. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Ahmed.
5
Washington Sundar to Shivam Dube. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Jamieson.
4
Washington Sundar to Shivam Dube. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot dropped, to point for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
3
Washington Sundar to Riyan Parag. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Richardson.
2
OUT! Caught. Washington Sundar to Sanju Samson. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to short mid wicket, caught by Maxwell. Sundar sends Samson packing! Samson plays without conviction and pays the price. He departs for 21.
1 6
SIX! Washington Sundar to Sanju Samson. Off break length ball, off stump down the track Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
6
Over 7. 5 runs. Bowler: Yuzvendra Chahal. Rajasthan Royals: 3-37(rr 5.29)
Yuzvendra Chahal to Sanju Samson. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Siraj.
5 1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shivam Dube. Leg spinner back of a length, to leg on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
4 1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Sanju Samson. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
3 1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shivam Dube. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.
2 1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Sanju Samson. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Siraj.
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Sanju Samson. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Sundar.
Over 6 10 runs
RAJ
6
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 10 runs. Bowler: Kane Richardson. Rajasthan Royals: 3-32(rr 5.33)
Kane Richardson to Shivam Dube. Short, to leg on the back foot Fended, missed for no runs, fielded by de Villiers.
5
Kane Richardson to Shivam Dube. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot dropped, to point for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.
4 1
Kane Richardson to Sanju Samson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
3
Kane Richardson to Sanju Samson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs.
2 4
FOUR! Kane Richardson to Sanju Samson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs.
2 1
Wide Kane Richardson to Sanju Samson. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for 1 run, fielded by de Villiers.
1 4
FOUR! Kane Richardson to Sanju Samson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
Over 5 4 runs
RAJ
6
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Mohammed Siraj. Rajasthan Royals: 3-22(rr 4.40)
Mohammed Siraj to Shivam Dube. Back of a length, down leg side no foot movement pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Sundar.
5 4
FOUR! Mohammed Siraj to Shivam Dube. Short, down leg side on the back foot pushing, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs.
4
Mohammed Siraj to Shivam Dube. Yorker, to leg on the back foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Jamieson.
3
OUT! L.B.W. Mohammed Siraj to David Miller. Yorker, to leg on the back foot defending, hit pad. Siraj continues to trouble RR batters! Miller walks back without scoring.
2
Mohammed Siraj to David Miller. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to silly mid on for no runs.
1
Mohammed Siraj to Sanju Samson. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Richardson.
Over 4 3 runs
RAJ
6 1
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 3 runs. Bowler: Kyle Jamieson. Rajasthan Royals: 2-17(rr 4.25)
Kyle Jamieson to Sanju Samson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot dropped, to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Kohli, fielded by de Villiers.
5
OUT! Caught. Kyle Jamieson to Manan Vohra. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, caught by Richardson. Oh no! Vohra looks to go big but perishes. Richardson takes a sitter to dismiss Vohra for seven.
4 1
Kyle Jamieson to Sanju Samson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.
3
Kyle Jamieson to Sanju Samson. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed for no runs, fielded by de Villiers.
2
Kyle Jamieson to Sanju Samson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Richardson.
1 1
Kyle Jamieson to Manan Vohra. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Sundar.
Over 3 1 run
RAJ
6
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 1 run. Bowler: Mohammed Siraj. Rajasthan Royals: 1-14(rr 4.67)
Mohammed Siraj to Sanju Samson. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Jamieson.
5
Mohammed Siraj to Sanju Samson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, Left for no runs, fielded by de Villiers.
4
Mohammed Siraj to Sanju Samson. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Chahal.
3
OUT! Bowled. Mohammed Siraj to Jos Buttler. Length ball, off stump backing away driving, missed. Cleaned him up! Siraj baffles Buttler with a peach of a delivery.
2
Mohammed Siraj to Jos Buttler. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Kohli.
1 1
Mohammed Siraj to Manan Vohra. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to extra cover for 1 run, run save by Kohli.
Over 2 5 runs
RAJ
6 1
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Kyle Jamieson. Rajasthan Royals: 0-13(rr 6.50)
Kyle Jamieson to Manan Vohra. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to short third man for 1 run, shy attempt by Patel, fielded by Maxwell.
5 4
FOUR! Kyle Jamieson to Manan Vohra. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Brute power! Vohra smacks it past the ropes for a boundary.
4
Kyle Jamieson to Manan Vohra. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed for no runs, fielded by de Villiers.
3
Kyle Jamieson to Manan Vohra. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed for no runs, fielded by de Villiers.
2
Kyle Jamieson to Manan Vohra. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed for no runs, fielded by de Villiers.
1
Kyle Jamieson to Manan Vohra. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed for no runs, fielded by de Villiers.
Over 1 4 runs
RAJ
6 4
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 8 runs. Bowler: Mohammed Siraj. Rajasthan Royals: 0-8(rr 8.00)
FOUR! Mohammed Siraj to Jos Buttler. Length ball, outside off stump down the track working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
5
FOUR! Mohammed Siraj to Jos Buttler. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
4
Mohammed Siraj to Jos Buttler. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed for no runs, fielded by de Villiers.
3
Mohammed Siraj to Jos Buttler. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Jamieson.
2
Mohammed Siraj to Jos Buttler. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Jamieson.
1
NEW BALL. Mohammed Siraj to Jos Buttler. In-swinging length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Richardson.
0
Start of Rajasthan Royals Innings. Welcome to 16th game of IPL between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. RCB will hope to extend their winning run and gain momentum early on in the tournament. On the other hand, RR will look to turn tides with a win in this game. RCB has won the toss and opted to bowl first. Here we go.
0
Start of Innings. Welcome to 16th game of IPL between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. RCB will hope to extend their winning run and gain momentum early on in the tournament. On the other hand, RR will look to turn tides with a win in this game. RCB has won the toss and opted to bowl first. Here we go.
0
Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to bowl.
0
Teams will be announced at the toss

Match Prediction

After remaining unbeaten in the Chennai leg, the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are out to conquer Mumbai. They play a couple of games at the Wankhede Stadium before flying out. They face Rajasthan Royals (RR) in match number 16 to kickstart their Mumbai leg.

RCB have been excellent in the three games that they have played so far. They are the only team to have not lost a game in this tournament so far. In each of the three games, they had different players stepping up and they’ve had three different players winning the man of the match award. The three-time finalists hunted down 160 in their first game before defending scores of 149 and 204 successfully.

The death bowling has been top-notch and Harshal Patel, in particular, has been highly impressive. Mohammed Siraj has been superb with the new ball, in the middle and at the back end. Kyle Jamieson has been expensive but he has chipped away with a few wickets. The spinners have been decent as well. Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers have led the batting charge and Virat Kohli has got a couple of decent starts. Now, the key for RCB will be adapting to the new venues and continuing the good work. They’ve never had such a start before and hence, they will do well not to get carried away.

Meanwhile, RR have been very inconsistent. The bowling has blown hot and cold and they’ve been expensive at the death once again. The absence of Jofra Archer has hurt them quite a bit and barring that game against Delhi where they picked wickets in heap at the top, the overall bowling attack has lacked some bite.

The batting seems to be over-reliant on Jos Buttler at the top of the order. Sanju Samson’s inconsistency hasn’t helped. The RR skipper did smash a ton in the first game but with two low scores, his perennial problem of inconsistency has just continued. David Miller’s form will also be the key. Hence, RR will be desperate to turn things around.

RR and RCB have a neck and neck head to head record. Both teams have won 10 games apiece. In 2020, it was RCB who won both the encounters.

Team News

Team news: Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB will make a change or two to their combination as this is their first game in Mumbai. It is less likely to assist the spinners and hence, either of Washington Sundar or Shahbaz Ahmed might sit out. Meanwhile, Dan Christian might slot back into the side. If Daniel Sams is match fit, he might come into consideration as well.

Team news: Rajasthan Royals

Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the entire IPL 2021 due to a fractured finger. Meanwhile, Jofra Archer continues to be absent as he recovers from a hand injury. Liam Livingstone has flown back home and will miss the rest of the season due to bio-bubble fatigue. Thus, RR are left with just five overseas players in their ranks at the moment.  

Predicted XI

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Washington Sundar/Shahbaz Ahmed, Dan Christian/Daniel Sams, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman

Key players

Mohammed Siraj: Mohammed Siraj has been excellent with the ball in this IPL 2021. The Hyderabad-born fast bowler has led this RCB pace attack admirably and has looked threatening almost every time he has come on to bowl. He may have picked up just two wickets in three games but the lines and lengths that he has bowled have been impeccable. Siraj has bowled 37 dot balls (in 11 overs). Moreover, he has improved quite a bit at the death. Hence, with RCB moving to Mumbai, there is some nip around with the new ball and Siraj’s spell might be crucial at the top.

Jos Buttler: Jos Buttler has looked pretty good in this tournament. He has scores of 25, 2 and 49 so far and is striking at 138.18. However, the England wicket-keeper batsman just hasn’t been able to convert these starts into big knocks and that has slightly hurt RR. However, he is a match-winner at the top of the order and he is one of the few experienced batters in that RR line-up. Thus, Buttler’s form will be the key for RR.

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