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RR vs RCB Predicted Playing XI: Will Jacks in for visitors? Sandeep Sharma fit again?

RR vs RCB Predicted Playing XI: Will Jacks in for visitors? Sandeep Sharma fit again?

This encounter promises to be a fascinating clash. RCB desperately needs a win to revive their campaign, while RR seeks to extend their winning streak.

The Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) are under pressure to bounce back after suffering consecutive losses in IPL 2024. They’ll be looking to turn things around when they face the in-form Rajasthan Royals (RR) today.

RCB Struggles and Potential Changes

Despite boasting a star-studded lineup, RCB has yet to click as a unit. Their batting has been inconsistent, with top players failing to fire consistently. This has put undue pressure on the middle order. The bowling attack hasn’t fared much better, reflecting a familiar pattern for RCB fans.

The management is contemplating changes to the playing XI, with all-rounder Will Jacks emerging as a possible replacement. Bringing in Jacks could bolster their lower-middle order and provide more depth in the bowling department.

Rajasthan Royals: A Team on a Roll

In stark contrast to RCB, the Rajasthan Royals have enjoyed a winning start to the season, securing victories in all three of their matches so far. While their top batsmen, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler, haven’t reached peak form yet, the team has managed to overcome these shortcomings.

Rajasthan Royals Predicted XI

The return of pacer Sandeep Sharma is expected after missing the previous match due to a niggle. He is likely to replace Nandre Burger, who will move back into the Impact Player pool alongside players like Rovman Powell and Shubham Dube. Rajasthan Royals are known for their flexible approach to substitutes, utilizing them based on the match situation rather than solely depending on the toss outcome. Ideally, they aim to field six full-time bowling options.

Likely XII 1 Yashasvi Jaiswal, 2 Jos Buttler, 3 Sanju Samson (capt & wk), 4 Riyan Parag, 5 Shimron Hetmyer, 6 Dhruv Jurel, 7 R Ashwin, 8 Trent Boult, 9 Avesh Khan, 10 Sandeep Sharma, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal, 12 Nandre Burger/Rovman Powell.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Predicted XI

After an impressive start with a quickfire 48 in the opening match, wicket-keeper batsman Anuj Rawat has struggled in recent games. There’s a possibility RCB might bench him and reinstate Dinesh Karthik behind the stumps. This move would allow Mahipal Lomror a starting position instead of being used as an Impact Player.

Openers for potential inclusion are middle-order batsman Suyash Prabhudessai and all-rounder Manoj Bhandage. The inclusion of Will Jacks is an intriguing option, but it would likely come at the expense of their big-money signing Cameron Green.

Likely XII 1 Virat Kohli, 2 Faf du Plessis (capt), 3 Rajat Patidar, 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 Cameron Green, 6 Anuj Rawat/Suyash Prabhudessai/Manoj Bhandage, 7 Mahipal Lomror, 8 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 9 Mayank Dagar, 10 Reece Topley, 11 Mohammed Siraj, 12 Yash Dayal.

RR vs RCB: Match of Redemption and Promise

This encounter promises to be a fascinating clash. RCB desperately needs a win to revive their campaign, while RR seeks to extend their winning streak. The playing XI choices for both teams will be crucial in determining the outcome of this high-voltage match.

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