In match 49 of the VIVO Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL 2019), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will host Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Tuesday. Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to give their forgettable campaign a semblance of respectability with just two remaining matches while Rajasthan Royals would look to secure a wim to keep faint IPL 2019 playoffs hopes alive. Rajasthan is at the seventh position in IPL 2019 Points Table.
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Rajasthan, with 10 points from 12 games, still have a theoretical chance to make it to the playoffs, provided they do not lose any of their remaining two matches. Also, they would require table-toppers Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals to defeat their respective opponents.
Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes' absence will add to Rajasthan's pressure. Jos Buttler, who had 311 runs and three fifties in eight innings, had also returned to England for World Cup preparations.
The change in captaincy - replacing Ajnkya Rahane with Steve Smith - helped RR to an extent as this helped Rahane roar back to form with an elegant century, albeit in a losing cause, against Delhi Capitals. It also saw Rajasthan bring their campaign back on track by beating Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders.
RR's last win at the Eden Gardens could galvanise their players to believe in themselves, after Ryan Parag led a dramatic late comeback.
They, however, still need to iron out a few flaws which have plagued them of late. The failure to grab moments, which cost them the games against Kings XI Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings, is one of them.
The biggest positive for Rajasthan has been Sherays Gopal, who, with his googlies, deceived the likes of Virat Kohli, A B de Villiers and Shimron Hetmyer in the previous match. Sanju Samson, who had hit the first ton of this IPL, has been good.
Virat Kohli's RCB won three matches at a stretch but their winning spree came to an abrupt end as they lost against Delhi Capitals on Sunday. RCB will be playing for pride after their slender hopes of entering the playoffs went up in smoke with their defeat to Delhi Capitals.
With nothing much to loose now, RCB can marr the plans of other teams. RCB would also look to give the opportunity to least used players and Virat Kohli may look for some rest as World Cup preparations begin.
IPL 2019, Match 49: RCB vs RR Live streaming details
Date and Day: April 30, 2019, Tuesday
Place: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Time: 8:00 pm IST
RCB vs RR match live streaming will be available live on Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 in English Commentary and Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD in Hindi Commentary. One can also live stream the RCB vs RR 2019 IPL match on Hotstar app and Tatasky app. The fans can also watch in-depth analysis of live match on Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select 1 HD.