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Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Rajasthan Royals on Thursday in the 16th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL-2021). Bengaluru’s team will enter the high scoring ground of Wankhede after putting a hat-trick of victories on a slow Chennai pitch. At the same time, the Rajasthan team will play its fourth match in a row here.
Powerful batting by RCB can work wonders
The team batting aggressively on the Mumbai pitch remains in advantage. In this case, RCB has one more batsman from opening to number 8 than one. Finn Allen can be tried alongside Virat Kohli in the opening. Then the presence of Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers in the middle order can create fear in any bowling attack. Apart from these, Shahbaz Ahmed and Kyle Jamison are also capable of power hitting.
Rajasthan team more dependent on Sanju-Butler
If Sanju Samson and Jose Balter bat well for the Rajasthan team, then the team has the ability to beat any opponent. But, excessive dependence on these two batsmen is also a negative point for Rajasthan. Ryan Parag, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia and Chris Maurice will have to increase their contribution with the bat. Meanwhile, the bad news for Rajasthan is that team batsman Liam Livingstone has decided to exit the league due to fatigue caused by the bio bubble.
What will Shreyas Gopal play?
Rajasthan spinner Shreyas Gopal has dismissed AB de Villiers 4 times and captain Virat Kohli 3 times. Because of this Gopal can be included in the playing-11. There is a possibility of playing either Shivam Dubey and Gopal. On the other hand, Bangalore spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has dismissed Sanju Samson 5 times in T20 cricket. He has dismissed David Miller three times in 5 innings in the IPL.
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