Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru Eliminator IPL 2024 prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss

  • Match Prediction: Royal Challengers Bengaluru to win
  • Toss prediction: Royal Challengers Bengaluru to win the toss and field first

Here is our Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru Eliminator prediction for Indian Premier League 2024, which is set to take place on Wednesday, May 22nd. Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bengaluru will lock horns at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad for a spot in Qualifier 2.

Keep reading on for our detailed RR vs RCB predictions ahead of this match.

  • Date and time: May 22, 7:30 PM IST
  • Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

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Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru Eliminator match preview

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals won eight of their first nine games in IPL 2024 but then fell apart, losing four on the trot. They finished third on the table with 17 points, same as the second placed Sunrisers Hyderabad but with an inferior net run-rate. In the game before a washout against Kolkata Knight Riders, they lost to Punjab Kings by five wickets. 

Batting first, the RR top order just could not get going and lost 3 for 42 in 7.2 overs. Riyan Parag provided some fight, scoring 48 in 34 deliveries along with Ravichandran Ashwin, who made 28 off 19. But they kept losing wickets and could only manage 144. Defending the target, they had reduced PBKS to 48/4 but could not maintain the pressure.

RR possible XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Sanju Samson (c/wk), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Rovman Powell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sandeep Sharma 

Royal Challengers Bengaluru

Royal Challengers Bengaluru have had the most outrageous comeback in the history of the league. They lost seven of their first eight games and were almost out of the race. But six wins in a row and a few results going their way has propelled them into the playoffs. 

RCB needed to beat Chennai Super Kings by 18 runs while batting first and they did it by 27 runs. They posted 218 runs on the back of a fifty from Faf du Plessis and 47 off 29 by Virat Kohli. Rajat Patidar hit 41 off 23 while Cameron Green smashed 38 not-out in 17 balls. Bowlers did a good job to hold off CSK to 191 in a thrilling game. 

RCB possible XI: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Swapnil Singh, Karn Sharma, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal

Pitch and expected weather conditions

The pitches at the Ahmedabad stadium are generally very flat and have consistent bounce. Bowlers don't find much assistance here barring some new ball movement in the second innings. In six games played here this season, the average first innings score stands at 175. The pitch for this game as well should be batting-friendly. 

The weather in Ahmedabad is expected to be clear and very warm on Wednesday evening. There is zero chance of precipitation or cloud cover so rain shouldn't be an issue. The temperature is likely to range between 33-38 degree Celsius.

Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru Eliminator Dream11 prediction

Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru Eliminator
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Our RR vs RCB Dream11 prediction for this match

  • Wicketkeeper(s): Sanju Samson 
  • Batter(s): Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rajat Patidar 
  • All-rounder(s): Cameron Green, Riyan Parag
  • Bowler(s): Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal 
  • Recommended captain: Virat Kohli 
  • Recommended vice-captain: Sanju Samson 

Here in this RR vs RCB match prediction, let's discuss why we picked the above XI for the Dream11 contest. Considering the pitch is likely to be batting friendly, we have opted to go with more batters and all-rounders.

Among wicket-keepers, we have picked Sanju Samson, who has been one of the top run-scorers in the season and left out Dinesh Karthik, who bats down the order. From the batters section, RCB's Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis and Rajat Patidar have been in superb form and are must picks. Yashasvi Jaiswal hasn't been at his best but should still be picked for his ability. 

All-rounders Cameron Green and Riyan Parag have done well for their respective team. We have picked four bowlers in Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal, Trent Boult and Yuzvendra Chahal. 

As for C and VC, Virat Kohli and Sanju Samson are two of the best options. Kohli has scored over 700 runs in the tournament at 64 average while Samson has piled on 504 runs at an average of 56. 

Match prediction: Royal Challengers Bengaluru to win

The head to head record between these two teams is slightly tilted towards Royal Challengers Bengaluru, who have won 15 games as opposed to 13 by Rajasthan Royals. As for this game, RCB hold an edge as they are coming on the back of incredible form whereas RR have lost their way. RCB's batting unit has fired collectively in the second half of the season with bowlers doing a decent job. Our match prediction is for Royal Challengers Bengaluru to win. 

Toss prediction: Royal Challengers Bengaluru to win the toss and field first

The Ahmedabad Stadium has been a host to 22 games in the IPL, of which the team batting first has won 9 while the team batting second has won 13 games. Chasing has always been a more preferred option at this ground in the shorter format. Four out of six matches this season were won by the chasing side. Our toss prediction is that Royal Challengers Bengaluru will win the toss and opt to field first. 

Man of the match prediction: Virat Kohli 

Virat Kohli is the leading run-scorer in the ongoing IPL 2024 and has had only one single-digit score in 14 innings. He has been incredible for RCB at the top of the order, amassing 708 runs in the season at an average of 64 while striking at 156. Kohli has registered six fifties and a hundred in the competition, and should be backed to come good in this game as well.

Betting Odds

  • Rajasthan Royals: 2.12 (PARIMATCH)
  • Royal Challengers Bengaluru: 1.72 (PARIMATCH)

The bookmakers have placed Royal Challengers Bengaluru as favourites to win this game. RCB are coming off some great form and have the odds of 1.72 whereas RR have greater odds of 2.12 to win this match. 


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