VIVO IPL 2021 – It’s Rajasthan vs Bangalore!
Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan in match number 43 of IPL 2021 on Wednesday in Dubai. Coming off from a comfortable win against Mumbai Indians on Sunday, Royal Challengers is at the third spot on the points table. Royals are in a tough fight with three other teams for fourth place in their race for a playoff berth. In the absence of Jofra Archer, Jos Butler and Andrew Tyre, the Royals struggle to find balance in their overseas combination.
Earlier on Tuesday, KKR registered a clinical victory against dominant Delhi by three wickets. Sunil Narine(2 wickets and a quick 21 runs) all-around performance and Nitish Rana clever batting helped the side to keep their playoff chances alive. Batting first, Delhi Capitals scored 127 for 9 wickets in 20 overs. Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer and Ferguson claimed 2 wickets each to restrict Delhi at a below-par score of 127. Delhi skipper Rishab Pant became the highest run-scorer for DC, surpassing Virendra Sehwag’s 2382. In response, Shubman Gill shined as always to provide a much-needed start to his side. Nitish Rana slammed Delhi spinner Lalith Yadav to consecutive sixes, which turned the game in KKR’s favour.
In Tuesday’s second game, Mumbai Indians managed to beat Punjab Kings in a must-win game to stay in the race for the playoffs. Hardik Pandya and Pollard brought their A-game in a close encounter to smash Punjab Kings. Chasing 136, Mumbai played some quality cricket and jumped to the fifth spot on the points table. Ironically, Punjab lost most of their games under pressure. “The boys showed a lot of fight with the ball; we have done that two games in a row. The next three games will be interesting for us as the table looks interesting. It is what it is; we haven’t been able to handle the pressure,” KL Rahul said at the post-match presentation.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will be up against Rajasthan Royals in Dubai on Wednesday. Watch IPL 2021 live on YuppTV and get ready to enter the thrill zone.