Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be desperate to get back on track when they face Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Match 39 of IPL 2022 at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Tuesday. RCB were brutally thrashed by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their previous game.

On the other hand, RR won their last fixture against Delhi Capitals (DC) by 15 runs as ‘Orange Cap’ holder Jos Buttler slammed his third century of the season.

Pitch report

The pitch on offer in Pune is helpful for the pacers if they bowl the required line and length. At the same time, batters can also utilize the bounce in the wicket to the best of their abilities to score as many runs as possible.

Head to head record

Played: 23 | RCB won: 13 | RR won: 10 | No result: 0

Probable XIs

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat/Mahipal Lomror, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Suyash Prabhudesai, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c&wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Karun Nair, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy, Yuzvendra Chahal

Match Prediction

Case 1:

RCB wins the toss and bowls first
Powerplay score: 45-50
RR total: 170-180

Case 2:

RR wins the toss and bowls first
Powerplay score: 40-45
RCB total: 160-170

Team batting second to win the contest.

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