IPL 2020, RCB vs RR, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals: Players to watch out for
Virat Kohli and Steve Smith will have two current stalemate of the game against each other in the Royal Challengers Bamlor vs Rajasthan Royals IPL 2020 match. The IPL 2020 match will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday and it will be the first day of the season. RCB returned to style with an embarrassing defeat of Kings XI Punjab to give the defending champions Mumbai Indians a better score in the Super Over Thriller. Meanwhile, the Rajasthan Royals went into the game after their first defeat in IPL 2020 and will return on the path to victory. After a brilliant batting performance in his first two matches, the Rajasthan batsmen had a day to forget against KKR and he would be right to go wrong in the match against RCB.
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AB de Villiers: The South African veteran has once again proved that if you are adequately fit then you are young. De Villiers has been a standout for RCB and failed to make his mark in the first three matches with Virat Kohli. The RCB star has scored 134 runs in three matches at an average of 67 and a strike-rate of 186.11.
Virat Kohli: It is not often that the superstar of world cricket is missed and even less rare is that he failed in back-to-back three matches. But this is the story of Virat Kohli’s IPL 2020 so far. But the law of averages has to hold some time or another. The RCB captain is there for a big reason and this match could happen when he finally arrives at the party.
Yuzvendra Chahal: Once again, RCB bowling has left much to be desired, but all but one certain Yuzvendra Chahal has given a brilliant performance. But a man can only do so much. The leg-spinner has taken five wickets in three matches played at an economy rate of 7.58. RCB will be hoping that Chahal gets imprisoned in the same vein but he gets the support of others.
Sanju Samson: It is difficult to see Sanju Samson when Rajasthan Royals are playing. The wicketkeeper-batsman once again demonstrated his talent with the bat, scoring 167 runs in three matches, including two fifties at an average of 55.56. The stylish right-hander has scored big runs in double quick time and this is evident by his incredible strike-rate of 201.20.
Steve Smith: There were many question marks about the Australian team going into the tournament and Steve Smith answered them all. The Australian superstar has played the role of opening the innings for the Rajasthan Royals. Smith has scored 122 runs in three matches at an average of 40.66, including two half-centuries and a strike rate of 150.61.
Joffra Archer: The fiery English pacer is yet to make his mark this season and will be eager to go up against some of the best batsmen in the RCB lineup. Archer has played all three games for RR so far, taking three wickets at an economy rate of 7.50.
Note: All statistics courtesy iplt20.com