RR vs RCB head-to-head IPL record: Stats, total matches and history

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Rajasthan Royals (MI) will lock horns with each other in Match No.60 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 on Sunday, May 14 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

The Challengers, led by Faf du Plessis, are hanging in the middle of the table with 10 points and a net run rate of -0.345 thanks to win in five out of 11 matches. They desperately need a win to keep alive their hopes of advancing to the playoffs. RCB will go into the match after losing to David Warner’s Delhi Capitals (DC) by six wickets on May 9 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.

The Royals, on the other hand, are placed third in the table with 12 points and a net run rate of +0.633 courtesy of six wins out of 12 matches. They will go into the game after beating Nitish Rana’s Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by nine wickets in their previous game on Thursday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Yashasvi Jaiswal hit the fastest IPL fifty off 13 balls and helped the Royals chase down 150 with 41 balls to spare.

RCB vs RR head-to-head record

There is not much to separate the two teams. They have played 29 matches out of which the Challengers have won 14. Barring the 216 and 2017 editions when the Royals were suspended, the teams faced each other in every other season.

Here is a look at how the current RCB vs RR head-to-head record stands:

Matches played 29
RR won 12
RCB 14
N/R 3

RCB vs RR IPL match results

Since the 2020 edition of the IPL, RCB have won six out of eight matches against the Royals. It remains to be seen if RR can change their fortunes in their upcoming fixture.

Here is a more detailed look at how this rivalry has unfolded:

Date Winner Won By Venue
23-Apr-2023 RCB 7 runs Bangalore
27-May-2022 RR 7 Wickets Ahmedabad
26-April-2022 RR 29 Runs Pune
05-April-2022 RCB 4 Wickets Mumbai
29-Sept-2021 RCB 7 Wickets Dubai
22-Apr-2021 RCB 10 Wickets Mumbai
17-Oct-2020 RCB 7 Wickets Dubai
03-Oct-2020 RCB 8 Wickets Abu Dhabi
30-Apr-2019 No Result          – Bangalore
02-Apr-2019 RR 7 Wickets Jaipur
19-May-2018 RR 30 Runs Jaipur
15-Apr-2018 RR 18 Runs Bangalore
20-May-2015 RCB 71 Runs Pune
29-Apr-2015 No Result          – Bangalore
24-Apr-2015 RCB 9 Wickets Ahmedabad
11-May-2014 RR 5 Wickets Bangalore
26-Apr-2014 RR 6 Wickets Abu Dhabi
29-Apr-2013 RR 4 Wickets Jaipur
20-Apr-2013 RCB 7 Wickets Bangalore
23-Apr-2012 RCB 46 Runs Jaipur
15-Apr-2012 RR 59 Runs Bangalore
11-May-2011 RCB 9 Wickets Jaipur
19-Apr-2011 No Result        –
14-Apr-2010 RCB 5 Wickets Jaipur
18-Mar-2010 RCB 10 Wickets Bangalore
07-May-2009 RR 7 Wickets Centurion
18-Apr-2009 RCB 75 Runs Cape Town
17-May-2008 RR 65 Runs Jaipur
26-Apr-2008 RR 7 Wickets Bangalore


RCB vs RR IPL stats

Most runs

Virat Kohli is the leading run-scorer in matches between the two teams. The former RCB skipper has notched 600 runs. AB de Villiers, who retired from IPL cricket in 2021, is second in the list with 488 runs. Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson and Devdutt Padikkal are third, fourth and fifth in the list respectively.

Player name Runs
Virat Kohli 600
AB de Villiers 488
Ajinkya Rahane 347
Sanju Samson 340
Devdutt Padikkal 326



Most wickets

Yuzvendra Chahal is the leading wicket-taker in matches between the two sides. Chahal, who is currently with the Royals, has 21 wickets to his name. Harshal Patel has picked up 17 wickets. Shreyas Gopal, Anil Kumble, and Siddharth Trivedi have 14, 9 and 9 wickets respectively.

Player name Wickets
Yuzvendra Chahal 21
Harshal Patel 17
Shreyas Gopal 14
Anil Kumble 9
Siddharth Trivedi 9


Best match in the Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore head-to-head

Back on April 23, the Royals and the Challengers were involved in a closely fought affair. In the end, RCB beat RR by seven runs at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

Here is a look at how the match unfolded:

After being put in to bat first, the Challengers scored 189 for the loss of nine wickets. Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell resurrected the RCB innings after Virat Kohli and Shahbaz Ahmed departed cheaply. Du Plessis and Maxwell put on 127 runs for the third wicket.

Even as Du Plessis scored 62 runs off 39 balls, Maxwell raced his way to 77 off 44 balls with six fours and four sixes. Trent Boult and Sandeep Sharma picked up two wickets apiece for the Royals.

RR lost the early wicket of Jos Buttler, but Yashasvi Jaiswal and Devdutt Padikkal put on 98 runs for the second wicket to bring their team back into the game.

Later, Sanju Samson and Dhruv Jurel also played cameos of 22 and 34 not out respectively, but their efforts went in vain. RR finished their innings at 182 for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs.


Rohit is an experienced cricket writer based in India