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Cricket Match Predictions: Indian Premier League 2024 - Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru - Eliminator - Match 72 - May 22

Royal Challengers Bengaluru's Faf du Plessis abd Virat Kohli
Royal Challengers Bengaluru's Faf du Plessis abd Virat Kohli

Here are the Fantasy Cricket Predictions and Betting Tips for Match 72 - the Eliminator - TATA Indian Premier League (TATA IPL 2024), RR vs RCB, which will be played between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bengaluru, on 22nd May 2024.

Points Table

Match 72- Eliminator - RR vs RCB (Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad)

Current Form RR:

Rajasthan Royals finished at the 3rd spot on points table after league stages. They will now face Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the Eliminator match.

Rajasthan Royals started their tournament really well but slipped during the latter part of the league stages.

The top run scorer for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League is Riyan Parag with 531 runs to his name.

The top wicket taker for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League is Yuzvendra Chahal with 17 scalps under his belt.

The previous match of Rajasthan Royals against Kolkata Knight Riders was washed off. However, in their last outing, Rajasthan Royals lost against Punjab Kings by 5 wickets.

Rajasthan Royals batted first and they were restricted to 144 for 9 in 20 overs. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Tom Kohler Cadmore got out early on. It was Riyan Parag in the middle order who shone bright yet again and scored 48 runs in 34 balls. Ashwin also contributed with an innings of 28 runs. The rest of the batters failed as Rajasthan Royals were restricted to a low total of 144.

During the chase, Punjab Kings got off to a terrible start, losing 4 wickets for just 48 runs. Just when things were looking tough for Punjab Kings, their captain Sam Curran stepped up, scored 63 runs off 41 balls and took his team home with 5 wickets in hand.

Batting Stats T20

Current Form RCB:

Royal Challengers Bengaluru have somehow managed to find a spot in the Playoffs by displaying their best performance in the last few league games.

They are in red hot form and should dominate Rajasthan Royals in the Eliminator match.

The top run scorer for Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the Indian Premier League is Virat Kohli with 708 runs to his name.

The top wicket taker for Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the Indian Premier League is Yash Dayal with 15 scalps under his belt.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru won their last league game against Chennai Super Kings to qualify for the Playoffs.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru batted first and they posted a huge total of 218 for 5 in 20 overs. Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis once again gave their team a fabulous start and scored 47 and 54 runs respectively at the top of the order. Cameron Green then played a scintillating cameo of 38 runs in 17 balls to take RCB to a tall total of 218.

During the chase, Chennai Super Kings lost Ruturaj Gaikwad and Daryl Mitchell early on in the innings. Ajinkya Rahane played some nice shots and instilled hope for a successful chase with his knock of 33 runs in 22 balls. Rachin Ravindra played to his potential, scored 61 runs in 37 balls but ran himself out at a wrong time due to a confusion with Shivam Dube on taking a double that was never there. The match turned over to RCB from then on and CSK eventually fell short by 27 runs.

Wicket Takers T20

Let’s have a look at the squads:

Rajasthan Royals
: Sanju Samson (c), Jos Buttler, Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Donovan Ferreira, Kunal Rathore, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Sen, Navdeep Saini, Sandeep Sharma, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Avesh Khan, Rovman Powell, Shubham Dubey, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Abid Mushtaq, Nandre Burger.  Players injured/withdrawn: Prasidh Krishna

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (c), Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Suyash Prabhudessai, Will Jacks, Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Manoj Bhandage, Mayank Dagar, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Rajan Kumar, Cameron Green, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Tom Curran, Lockie Ferguson, Swapnil Singh, Saurav Chauhan

Most 6's T20

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss?
 – Rajasthan Royals

Who will win?- Royal Challengers Bengaluru

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Rajat Patidar (Royal Challengers Bengaluru), Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Lockie Ferguson (Royal Challengers Bengaluru), Sandeep Sharma (Rajasthan Royals)

Most Sixes – Rajat Patidar (Royal Challengers Bengaluru), Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals)

Player of the Match- Rajat Patidar (Royal Challengers Bengaluru)

Team Scores Batting first - Royal Challengers Bengaluru 185+, Rajasthan Royals 175+

Match Handicap: Royal Challengers Bengaluru

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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