RCB vs RR Dream11 Team Predictions : The 3rd weekend of the IPL is just a day away with the first double header of the 2020 IPL on Saturday. In the afternoon game, the Royal Challengers will take on Rajasthan Royals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
After a disappointing defeat at the hands of Kings XI Punjab, RCB bounced back with a super over victory over last year champs Mumbai Indians in what was one of the best games of IPL 2020.
On the other hand, RR had one of the best starts to their campaign with two back to back wins in Sharjah but it went south when they faced KKR in Dubai.
On the whole, both the teams have won twice and lost one game with a little extra momentum with Royal Challengers Bangalore whereas RR would be looking to rectify their mistakes.
RCB vs RR Dream11 Team Predictions : 5 Team Recommendations
RCB vs RR Dream11 Team Predictions : X-Factor
The RCB’s strength lies in their batting line-up that we have witnessed for so many years. Devdutt Padikkal already has 2 fifties in three games whereas Finch finally broke the shackles with a much needed fifty. The biggest concern for the team though has been Virat Kohli who has been their biggest match winner over the years but hasn’t crosses 25 runs in his last 8 innings.
AB De Villiers even at 36 looks like a beast and showed why he is regarded as one of the greats with a match winning knock against the likes of Bumrah and Boult. Shivam Dube looked like a finisher with a quickfire 27 in the backend and has been the go-to bowler for an important breakthrough.
On the other hand, RR have a solid top order with the likes of Steve Smith, Sanju Samson and Jos Butler firing from the word go.
But it seemed like their middle order was exposed in Dubai against KKR when all their top 3 performers failed. It is very important for at least one of the three to hold one end so that there is stability in the squad.
Even a senior player like Robin Uthappa has been abysmal and could be dropped with Manan Vohra getting the go ahead. Riyan Parag hadn’t got proper game time until previous game but didn’t make the most of the situation in the last match.
The only thing that has always been their strength is their bowling with world’s deadliest pacer Jofra Archer in their eleven who got Shubman Gill and DK with a jaffa.
Tom Curran has played the bowling all-rounder role well but he has been very expensive which might work against him as Andrew Tye is keen to play.
RCB vs RR Dream11 Team Predictions : Preferred Captains and Vice Captains
Sanju Samson, AB De Villiers, Steve Smith and Devdutt Padikkal are the preferred options for the captain and vice-captain as they are looking in good touch.
The best combination would be 2WK, 4 batsmen, 1 All-rounder and 4 bowlers.
RCB vs RR Dream11 Team predictions: Top 8 Captaincy
Sanju Samson (WK)
AB De Villers (WK)
Steve Smith (BAT)
Rahul Tewatia (AR)
Devdutt Padikkal (Bat)
Shivam Dube (AR)
Jofra Archer (Bowl)
Yuzvendra Chahal (Bowl)
RCB vs RR Dream11 Team predictions: Poor performers
Virat Kohli (BAT)
Navdeep Saini (Bowl)
Robin Uthappa (BAT)
Riyan Parag (AR)
Jos Butler (WK)
Washington Sundar (Bowl)
Jaydev Unadkat (Bowl)
Umesh Yadav (Ball)
Josh Phillippe (WK)
RCB vs RR Dream11 Team predictions: Wicket-keeper
Sanju Samson is the backup keeper but has provided amazing starts to the team even as pure batsman. He has delivered an average of 103 Dream 11 points this season. He can be the first choice as Wicket Keeper.
Jos Butler has been waiting for that one match winning innings for a while. He has had a poor run recently which he would definitely want to rectify. He has provided an average of 23 points per game.
RCB vs RR Dream11 Team predictions: Batsman
Aaron Finch, AB de Villiers, Steve Smith and Devdutt Padikkal are having their best IPL season. They will be first ones to be preferred as Dream11 batsmen. Together they average over 57 Dream11 points per match in IPL 2020.
Robin Uthappa will not be proud of what he has done in the three matches with so many missed chances with the bat as well as in the field. He has only managed 10 points per game currently.
Virat Kohli will have to get back to his game and score a big one in the coming games. He has so far delivered 13.33 points per game this IPL. Both are pretty unreliable as Dream11 batsman.
Yashasvi Jaiswal could replace Uthappa who played only game and gave 11 points. Another potential replacement could be David Miller to play the finishing role.
RCB vs RR Dream11 Team predictions: All-rounders
As all-rounders, Rahul Tewatia and Shivam Dube should be the first preference. Tewatia from Rajasthan and Shivam Dubey from Bangalore are on roll in this IPL season.
Washington Sunder too has been consistent in this season. He may also be preferred as Dream11 all rounder.
The biggest disappointment has been Riyan Parag whose role hasn’t been defined until now. The youngster has all the potential but has managed just 8.66 points per match this season.
RCB vs RR Dream11 Team predictions: Bowlers
As Dream11 bowlers, it will be very difficult to miss Jorfa Archer, Yuzvendra Chahal and Tom Curran. Jorfra can be handy even with his bat and even Tom Curran can deliver as a batsman.
They together average over 50 Dream11 points per match.
Ankit Rajpoot took can be preferred as he too has been consistent in IPL 2020 season.
Navdeep Saini and Shreyas Gopal are very much unreliable.