The 32nd match of IPL 2023 will take place between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Given that both teams are considered strong contenders in the IPL, this match is likely to be highly competitive. The coin toss is scheduled to take place at 03:00 PM, 30 minutes prior to the match's start time, and as previously mentioned, both teams boast talented players. The outcome of this match will play a vital role in deciding the playoffs fate of both teams, as they are equally motivated to win. The game is expected to be an intense battle between two formidable teams.
- Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals, 32nd Match of IPL 2023
- Day: Sunday
- Date: 23 Apr 2023
- Time: 3:30 pm IST
- Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
RCB vs RR Head-to-Head
RCB vs RR Last Meeting
On 26 April 2022, Tuesday at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune, Rajasthan Royals (RR) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 29 runs, maintaining their winning streak in the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. This victory, led by Riyan Parag's unbeaten 56*(31) and Kuldeep Sen's exceptional four-wicket haul, propelled RR to the top of the table.
RCB, chasing a target of 145, lost an early wicket when Prasidh Krishna bowled to Virat Kohli, who was caught inside the circle. Skipper Faf du Plessis scored three fours and a six and took RCB to 37/1 by the end of the powerplay, but Kuldeep Sen claimed two wickets in two deliveries in the 7th over, dismissing du Plessis and Maxwell. Shahbaz Ahmed and Rajat Patidar then steadied the innings before Ashwin dismissed Patidar in the 10th over. Kuldeep Sen and Prasidh Krishna also contributed to RCB's demise, and Harshal Patel was the last to be dismissed.
Earlier, RR made two changes to their lineup, with Daryl Mitchell and Kuldeep Sen named in the eleven. After Devdutt Padikkal hit the first six of the game off Mohammed Siraj's bowling, he was trapped LBW in the 2nd over. Samson crunched two sixes in the 8th over, but Hasaranga dismissed him after he missed the reverse-sweep. Parag and Mitchell added some runs before Hazlewood and Hasaranga claimed two more wickets, and Parag reached his half-century off 29 deliveries, finishing the innings with a six as RR posted 144-8 at the end of 20 overs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted Playing 11
Although Royal Challengers Bangalore made their debut in the IPL in 2008, they have yet to win the competition.
Here are the probable Playing 11 of Royal Challengers Bangalore:
1. Virat Kohli
2. Faf du Plessis (C)
3. Mahipal Lomror
4 Glenn Maxwell
5. Shahbaz Ahmed
6. Dinesh Karthik (WK)
7. Anuj Rawat
8. David Willey
9. Karn Sharma
10. Harshal Patel
11. Mohammed Siraj
Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing 11
After finishing as runners-up in the previous season, the team has made adjustments to their squad in preparation for the tournament.
Here are the probable Playing 11 of Rajasthan Royals:
1. Yashasvi Jaiswal
2. Jos Buttler
3. Sanju Samson (C & WK)
4. Nicholas Pooran
5. Obed McCoy
6. Ravichandran Ashwin
7. Riyan Parag
8. Trent Boult
9. Jimmy Neesham
10. Prasidh Krishna
11. Yuzvendra Chahal
Royal Challengers Bangalore Top Players
Here are the stats of the top 5 players of RCB:
Rajasthan Royals Top Players
Here are the stats of the top 5 players of RR:
IPL 2023 Match 32 RCB vs RR Fantasy Team
1. Virat Kohli
2. Jos Buttler
3. Faf Du Plessis (c)
4. Yashasvi Jaiswal
5. Glenn Maxwell
6. Shahbaz Ahmed
7. Ravichandran Ashwin
8. David Willey
9. Trent Boult (vc)
10. Mohammad Siraj
11. Yuzvendra Chahal
Captain: Faf Du Plessis
Virat Kohli, the former skipper of RCB, announced on March 12, 2022 that he would be passing on the captaincy to Faf du Plessis, who will now lead the team. This marks a fresh start for RCB, as du Plessis takes over as captain and the team will have a new look with a change in team colours. The South African right-handed batsman was instrumental in RCB's performance in the 2021 edition of the league, as he played a crucial knock of 86 runs off 59 balls in the finals and was awarded the Player of the Match.
Faf Du Plessis' IPL career spans 119 matches, during which he has amassed 3578 runs at an average of 35.43. He has achieved 27 half-centuries, and his highest IPL score is 96 runs. Throughout his IPL career, Faf Du Plessis has struck a total of 326 fours and 122 sixes.
Vice Captain: Trent Boult
He debuted in the IPL in 2015 as a member of Sunrisers Hyderabad, where he helped the team win the championship by taking 25 wickets in just 15 matches. After two years with Mumbai Indians, Boult joined Rajasthan Royals at the IPL 2022 auction, where he was bought for a whopping Rs. 8 crore.
He played in all 16 matches, taking 16 wickets and showcasing his incredible fielding skills. Boult has been retained by the team for the upcoming 2023 IPL season and will undoubtedly be an essential component of the RR pace line-up. In his IPL career so far, Boult has taken 99 wickets in 83 innings, with an impressive strike rate of 19.28 and an average of 26.51. He has bowled 1909 balls, including 10 maiden overs, and taken 2 wickets 21 times and 3 wickets 7 times.
Top Picks – Batsmen for IPL 2023 Match 32
1. Virat Kohli: He is a modern cricketer known for his aggressive style of play on the field. IPL 2023 Orange Cap race, he occupies the third place with 279 runs in six matches with an average of 55.80 and strike rate of 142.34. Kohli has hit 25 fours and 11 sixes till now this season.
Throughout his IPL career, Virat Kohli has appeared in 226 matches and has scored a total of 6788 runs, averaging 36.69. He has achieved five centuries and 46 half-centuries, with his highest IPL score being 113. During his time in the IPL, Kohli has hit 591 fours and 227 sixes.
2. Jos Buttler: The wicketkeeper-batsman played a critical role in Rajasthan Royals making it to the final of the 2022 IPL tournament. He achieved the highest number of runs in the competition, accumulating a total of 863 runs. In 87 matches that Jos Buttler participated in during the IPL, he amassed a total of 3075 runs in 86 innings. His best score in the IPL is 124 runs.
Jos Buttler has achieved five centuries and 18 half-centuries in the tournament, along with 13 instances of scoring 30 or more runs and 20 instances of scoring 20 or more runs. His strike rate in IPL is 149.6, and he has an average of 35.34 after facing 2055 IPL balls. Jos Buttler has scored a total of 444 boundaries, comprising 300 fours and 144 sixes in the IPL.
3. Faf Du Plessis: Throughout his IPL career, Faf Du Plessis has played 119 matches and achieved a cumulative total of 3578 runs, averaging 35.43. Additionally, he has hit 27 half-centuries in the tournament, with his highest score being 96 runs. Across his IPL tenure, he has struck 326 fours and 122 sixes.
4. Yashasvi Jaiswal: Yashasvi has a good strike-rate and scored 249 runs in the 2021 season with his first 50. He continued his impressive form in the 2022 season, scoring 258 runs and being retained for IPL 2023.
Top Picks – All Rounder for IPL 2023 Match 32
5. Glenn Maxwell: He has participated in 114 games so far in his IPL career and has obtained a total of 2419 runs, with a mean of 25.73. He has also struck 14 fifty-plus scores, and his highest run score in IPL is 95. During his time in the IPL, Maxwell has hit 201 fours and 138 sixes. He has also taken 28 wickets, with a best performance of 2/15, and has an average of 39.1 for his bowling.
Glenn Maxwell Took 29 Wickets in 69 IPL innings with Strike Rate of 28.06 and Average of 38.93. G Maxwell delivered 814 balls with 1 Maiden over and took 2 wickets 5 times.
6. Shahbaz Ahmed: In his IPL career, Shahbaz Ahmed has played in 34 matches and batted in 22 innings, scoring a total of 312 runs. His highest score in the IPL is 45, and he has not scored any centuries or half-centuries, but has managed to score 30+ runs on 3 occasions and 20+ runs on 3 occasions. Shahbaz has a strike rate of 119 and an average of 9.17, having faced a total of 262 IPL balls. He has hit 21 fours and 12 sixes, making for a total of 33 boundaries.
In terms of his bowling, Shahbaz has taken 13 wickets in 25 innings, with a strike rate of 26.76 and an average of 38.76. He has bowled a total of 348 balls in the IPL, without delivering any maiden overs. He has taken 2 wickets on 3 occasions and 3 wickets once.
7. Ravichandran Ashwin: In the 2022 IPL season, he played a vital role in RR's performance, scoring 191 runs and taking 12 wickets, which helped the team reach the final. He is a hard-working and strategic player with many tricks up his sleeve, making him a player to watch out for.
8. David Willey: Additionally, as a left-arm fast bowler, he can also contribute crucial runs towards the end of an innings. Willey first played in the IPL for the Chennai Super Kings during the 2018 season. Thus far in his IPL career, he has played nine games, scoring 38 runs at an average of 19.00, with his highest IPL score being 20 not out.
Top Picks – Bowler for IPL 2023 Match 32
9. Trent Boult: As a bowler, he has taken a total of 99 wickets in 83 innings with a strike rate of 19.28 and an average of 26.51. Boult has bowled 1909 balls in the IPL, including 10 maiden overs, and he has taken 2 wickets on 21 occasions and 3 wickets 7 times.
10. mMohammed Siraj: As of now, Mohammed Siraj has played in 68 matches throughout his IPL career and has succeeded in taking 64 wickets. His average is 31.84, and he concedes approximately 8.70 runs per over, with his best individual performance being 4/32.
11. Yuzvendra Chahal: Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 172 wickets in 132 innings of the IPL, with a strike rate of 16.88 and an average of 21.36. He has bowled a total of 2904 balls, including 4 maiden overs, and has taken 2 wickets 32 times, 3 wickets 16 times, and 5 wickets once.
RCB vs RR Game Prediction
In the ongoing IPL 2023 season, Rajasthan Royals have participated in six matches, winning four and losing two games. With eight points they currently hold the first position in the points table with four points with an current net run rate of 1.043. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore have played five matches, out of which they have won two and lost three. With four points, they occupy the eighth position in the points table. So, we can say that Rajasthan Royals have the upper hand to win this game. Rajasthan Royals have a 68% chance of winning the game as per cricket experts at Frolic11.
Best Batter of the Match
Virat kohli: He announced prior to the 14th season of the league that he would be stepping down as the captain of RCB after this season. Since taking over as RCB's full-time captain in 2013, he has led the team in 140 matches, winning 66 and losing 70. In his IPL career, Virat Kohli has participated in 226 matches, scoring a cumulative total of 6788 runs at an average of 36.69. He has also smashed five centuries and 46 half-centuries, with his highest score being 113. Moreover, Kohli has hit 591 fours and 227 sixes during his time in the IPL. He assured fans that despite stepping down as captain, he would remain loyal to the franchise and will always be an RCB player.
Kohli was picked in the IPL draft before the IPL 2022 mega auction for INR 15 crores.
Best Bowler of the Match
Trent Boult: Boult has played 83 IPL matches and batted in 19 innings, scoring a total of 53 runs. His highest score in IPL is 17, and he has never scored a century or half-century, nor has he scored 30 or 20+ runs in any IPL innings. His strike rate is 108.1, and his average is 0.63 in the 49 balls he has faced in the IPL. Boult has hit a total of four boundaries in the IPL, including two fours and two sixes. As a bowler, he has taken 99 wickets in 83 innings with a strike rate of 19.28 and an average of 26.51. Boult has bowled 1909 balls in the IPL, including 10 maiden overs. He has taken 2 wickets on 21 occasions and 3 wickets seven times.
Match 32: RCB vs RR Pitch and Weather Report
According to the latest game held at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, it is known for having a bowling-friendly surface. The primary characteristic of M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is its grassy surface, which favours the fast bowlers. This pitch is advantageous for fast bowlers across the game, while spin bowlers also benefit from it. The ball tends to spin a little early in the game, providing the fast bowlers with some swing and bounce. However, as the game progresses, the playing field becomes flatter, making it easier for batters to score runs.
- Initial Ball Movement (1st Inning): High chance
- Initial Spin Movement(1st Inning): High chance of Turn on Pitch
- Middle Over: Scoring and wicket taking pitch
- 2nd Inning Pitch Behaviour: Advantage for spinners
- Due factor: Less chance of Due
- Pitch Nature: Dry Pitch
Although the cricket pitch is known for being favourable to bowler, it can also provide advantages to batsmen. During afternoon matches, there is a chance for early seam and swing movements with the ball. Furthermore, spin bowlers tend to benefit from the pitch in the later stages of the game.
According to the weather forecast for April 23rd, 2023, the temperature in Bangalore is expected to reach 34 degrees Celsius, with a wind speed of 10 km/h and a humidity level of 36%.
The prevailing hot weather has led to a solid and uniform pitch, which tends to be advantageous for the batsmen, enabling them to score boundaries with ease. Nevertheless, there is a possibility that the ball may exhibit some swing and seam movements in the initial stages of the game, providing opportunities for both batsmen and bowlers. Despite this, the weather and pitch conditions could play a crucial role in deciding the match's result.
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The upcoming match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals is highly anticipated, as both teams are eager to secure two crucial points. Royal Challengers Bangalore, currently placed at the fifth position on the IPL 2023 points table, are particularly keen to win this match. Although it is difficult to predict the outcome of the game, our cricket experts believe that Rajasthan Royals hold the upper hand and are expected to emerge victorious against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday, April 23rd, 2023.