RAJASTHAN ROYALS VS ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE MATCH PREVIEW
It’s another doubleheader weekend in the IPL as we head into matchday nine with Rajasthan Royals taking on Royals Challengers Bangalore at the Dubai International Stadium. Both teams come into the fixture with losses in their previous games and would be hoping to get two vital points as both strive to take a step towards the final four.
Dubai will be the venue for the return leg of the Battle Royale in the IPL. It will be the first time that these two sides will clash at the Dubai International Stadium, having twice played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. The last afternoon game in Dubai saw the men in the pink chase and win against the Sunrisers, a feat that is likely to present the Royals with some happy memories as they strive for their second win at Dubai and the fourth of the tournament.
The Royal Challengers lost their last game to the Kings XI owing to some brilliant batting by the Punjab top-order who were able to secure a win eventually, in what turned out to be a tense game in the end. Despite that defeat, the Virat Kohli led side have looked really good in the tournament with both the bat and bowl and have notched up some good wins. The Royal Challengers would be out to get two points and are likely to provide a tough challenge to the Royals on Saturday.
The Big Talking Point
The bowlers from Rajasthan Royals have looked good in the past couple of games and would want to continue that impressive run against the Royal Challengers in their next game. The batsmen would be hoping to take their performances in the previous games to the next level for the team to go all the way. The Royals were excruciatingly close in the last game and would hope to turn it around at the weekend and clinch that all-important win in this crunch clash.
Word From The Camp
Jofra Archer: “ I think there are wins out there and we just as a team needs to go out there and get those wins. We’ve had some good performances this year now we just need to get together and do well collectively in the coming games.”
“ We’ve been in this situation and before and have come back from this, so we’re not panicking about this, we know it can be done and I believe in this team to do it.”
Jaydev Unadkat: “I think we’ve done well in phases in the last couple of games. We’ve lacked a bit in certain aspects which we would like to improve going ahead. We’re still in with a chance to make the playoffs, the table is still very open and the team which has momentum on their side in this crunch phase will qualify.”
“We’re looking to improve in every game and want to do well no matter who the opposition. We know where we’re lacking and will do everything in our power to correct those errors and hopefully win matches now going forward.”
News Desk, Ne India News