Indian Premier League, RCB vs RR, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royal Preview: Virat Kohli, Steve Smith to revive old rivalry
When Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) take on the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the first match of the weekend double-header in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, the match between Virat Kohli and Steve Smith will return to a boil. Almost all of 2019 was spent in this mystery – which one of them is a better batsman. While this is always a question, the main show will be with double digits between RCB and RR. Bengaluru’s outfit has been a joyous wave since their Super Over victory over Mumbai Indians, while the Rajasthan Royals will be a big defeat for Kolkata Knight Riders.
RCB have got two wins and one defeat from three matches, which is a much better position than last year, and Kohli will be happy with the way they were able to win the Mumbai Indians and then lose the batting. . Super over.
Navdeep Saini was a star enough to send an excellent super over, which made the task easy for Kohli and AB de Villiers. Saini has been at the forefront of RCB’s attack, with Isuru Udana coming in as a surprise foil, as Legis Yuzvendra Chahal and Adam Zampa were made toilets by Ishaan Kishan and Kieron Pollard.
For batting, Devdutt Padikkal has been a considerable bonus at the top of the order, while Aaron Finch is doing what he does best. In fact, the other top four in the line-up, including de Villiers and Shivam Dubey, have been quite efficient, stopping Kohli.
For the Rajasthan Royals, they were quite high in the first two matches, but were brought down to earth with thumps by KKR.
Joffra Archer was sensational with the ball and KKR’s total of 174 runs was not perfect, but the batting was in front of some accurate bowling.
This can be called apostrophe, as Smith, Jose Butler, Sanju Samson and Robin Uthappa are often unlikely to fail among other players. But they did that day, and paid the price.
Therefore, it becomes inevitable that RR come back with a bang, which will make these batsmen crucial when they face RCB on Saturday.