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

  • Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru match prediction: RR to win
  • Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru toss prediction: RR to win the toss and bat first

Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru prediction

  • RR vs RCB date and time: April 6, 7:30 PM IST
  • RR vs RCB venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

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RR vs RCB match preview

Rajasthan Royals (PBKS) and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) will lock horns in the 19th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

RCB and RR have had contrasting fortunes until now in their campaigns thus far. The Royals, who are looking to win their second IPL title since winning back in 2008, have won all their matches. Riyan Parag has been their key performer since he was promoted to bat at No.4 in the lineup.

RCB, on the other hand, have gone downhill. Virat Kohli has been exceptional and consistent, but needs support from the rest of the batting lineup. Lack of a quality spinner has also given them headaches. Losing both their last 2 matches, it remains to be seen how they respond with their backs against the walls.

The Royals and the Challengers have faced each other 30 times since their first meeting back in 2008. RCB have won 15 times while RR won 12 times. 2 matches did not produce results while one game was called off. In their previous meeting on May 14, RCB beat RR by 112 runs after bowling their opponents out for 59 in 10.3 overs.

The upcoming RR vs RCB prediction may turn out to be a one-sided affair since the Royals have been excellent thus far and the Challengers have been struggling.

Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru IPL 2024 prediction: RR vs RCB
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Rajasthan Royals

The Royals have been on a rampage, having won all 3 matches until now. After winning their home matches against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Delhi Capitals (DC), they won their first away match against the Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Riyan Parag has been in scintillating form, but the likes of Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal need to get amongst the runs. Their bowlers, especially Trent Boult, have been on top of their game.  

The RR vs RCB prediction will depend on how the Royals carry on from where they left off against MI in their previous game.  

Rajasthan Royals Possible 11: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Nandre Burger, Yuzvendra Chahal

Royal Challengers Bengaluru

RCB have found themselves under immense pressure in the ongoing edition of the T20 league. Having lost 3 out of 4 matches, Faf du Plessis and Co. are struggling at the bottom half of the table. They could have lost all their games had Dinesh Karthik not pulled out the finishing act against the Punjab Kings. Bowling has been a major concern for them in the tournament until now.

The outcome of the RR vs RCB prediction will depend on how RCB manage to keep aside the disappointment of their defeats and put up a strong performance.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Possible 11: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat (wk), Mayank Dagar, Reece Topley, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal

Pitch report and expected weather conditions

The pitch in Jaipur is expected to be an excellent one for the batters. But pacers will have a lot to extract out of the surface. Scores around the 180-run mark can be expected.

There is no chance of rain for the time being in Jaipur. Temperatures will be around the 34-degree Celsius mark. There will be 44 percent cloud, but they would not be threatening. Wind gusts of 24 km/h will be around.

RR vs RCB Dream11 prediction

Our RR vs RCB Dream11 predictions for this match:

  • Wicketkeeper(s): Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson
  • Batter(s): Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Jos Buttler
  • All-rounder(s): Glenn Maxwell, Riyan Parag, Cameron Green
  • Bowler(s): Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Nandre Burger
  • Recommended captain: Virat Kohli
  • Recommended vice-captain: Riyan Parag

We have picked Virat Kohli as our captain simply because of the form he has been in. He is currently the Orange Cap holder, having racked up 203 runs from 4 matches at an average of 67.66 and a strike-rate of 140.97 with 2 half-centuries and a top score of 83 not out to his name.

Overall, against the Royals, Kohli has scored 618 runs from 28 innings with 4 four half-centuries and a top score of 72 not out to show for his efforts.

Riyan Parag is our vice-captain as he is also amongst the top run-getters in IPL 2024. The youngster has scored 181 runs from 3 games at an average of 181 and a strike-rate of 160.17.

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RR vs RCB match prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win

As per the RR vs RCB match prediction, the Royals will go into the match as firm favourites without a shred of a doubt. Having won both their matches in Jaipur until now, Samson’s men will be looking to win their third one.

RR vs RCB toss prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win the toss and bat first

As per the RR vs RCB toss prediction, teams should opt to bat first after winning the toss. Chasing teams have lost both matches in Jaipur this season. The Royals also have the bowling to defend targets.

RR vs RCB head-to-head IPL record

Player of the Match prediction: Riyan Parag   

Before the start of the series, Parag was not expected to be among the standout batters for the Royals. But bearing in mind his knocks recently, one cannot rule him out from winning another Player of the Match award.

Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru betting odds

  • Rajasthan Royals odds: 1.700
  • Royal Challengers Bengaluru odds: 2.150

The RR vs RCB betting odds are tilted heavily in favour of the Royals and it does not come as a surprise. The Challengers need something special to beat their next opponents.


Rohit is an experienced cricket writer based in India