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RCB predicted XI against Rajasthan Royals: Virat Kohli to make changes to Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB predicted XI - RCB will be playing at their home venue and there will be vociferous support, but the management needs to find the right balance and players at different positions.

cricket Updated: Apr 30, 2019 10:15 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Rajasthan Royals and they would aim for a win, for there is hope and a mathematical chance for them to make it to the playoffs. So, they will have to put their bleak season behind them and put in a convincing performance.

They will be playing at their home venue and there will be vociferous support, but the management needs to find the right balance and players at different positions. They have to win both their remaining matches by a huge margin and then sit and hope for a bunch of other results to fall their way.

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Kohli, who went in with a bowler short in the previous match, will address this issue here and he has to also sort out the position of Marcus Stoinis in the playing XI. Shivam Dube, who such a prized pick in the auctions, has only flattered to deceive, but he has never got an extended run with a specific role to perform.

RCB have already been pushed aside by Rajasthan in the earlier fixture and for both Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, the threat of Shreyas Gopal remains. Flexibility in the batting order could be the way go forward for RCB, but on a flat track in Bengaluru, their bowlers could be under pressure.

Here is the predicted XI for the match against Rajasthan Royals:

Virat Kohli (capt), Parthiv Patel (wk), AB de Villiers, Heinrich Klaasen, Shivam Dube, Marcus Stoinis, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Tim Southee

First Published: Apr 30, 2019 10:10 IST