IPL 2020 – Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore taking place? Saturday 17th October, 2020 – 11:00 (UK)

Where is Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore taking place? Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

What is the expected weather for Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore? 36c sunny

Where can I get tickets for Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore? IPL 2020 matches will be played without spectators to begin with but the official IPL website will update fans if this situation changes

What channel is Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore on? Sky Sports will be televising this match

Where can I stream Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore? Sky Sports subscribers will be able to stream the match live vis the Sky Go website or app

THE PREDICTION

The pressure is firmly on Rajasthan Royals here as they have only won three of their eight matches so far and simply have too many under-performing players in their ranks. It is no surprise that their best performances and victories have come when star man Steve Smith has contributed with the bat and their dismal form has coincided with his struggles. Unless they can get him firing again, it will only serve to add more pressure on to their other batsmen. Similarly with their bowling attack, they desperately need more bowlers to step up and support Jofra Archer who has been sensational but not enough of the supporting cast are contributing. They will have to improve if they are to beat Virat Kohli’s RCB side here. They have already hammered the Royals once IPL 2020 by eight wickets and they will be confident of bouncing back after defeat against Kings XI Punjab. Compared to the Royals, they do have key men in good form with Finch, Kohli and De Villiers all looking in decent nick with the bat while Chris Morris is looking effective at the death. They just have more players in form here and they have to be favoured to do the double over the struggling Royals.

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