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IPL 2015: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals - Venue, date and predicted line-ups

The winner will face Chennai Super Kings in the second qualifier at Ranchi.

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News 20 May 2015, 16:58 IST
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RCB enter the match as slight favourites

It will be Battle Royal tonight as the Royal Challengers Bangalore take on the Rajasthan Royals at Pune in the eliminator. Both teams have overcome all odds and a bit of rain to make it to the playoffs, but sadly one of them will get knocked out by the end of the night.

Both teams are batting heavy, but the Royals have a stronger middle order compared to RCB, but on the other hand, the Bangalore-based franchise has Mitchell Starc whereas the Royals have just had Morris step up a bit when it comes to their bowling department.

Here are all the details:

Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

Date and time: May 20, 2015, 8PM (Indian Standard Time)

Previous meeting: Match called off due to rain


Top run-getters

Rajasthan Royals – Ajinkya Rahane (498 runs in 14 matches)

Royal Challengers Bangalore – Virat Kohli (481 runs in 14 matches)


Top wicket-takers

Rajasthan Royals – Chris Morris (12 wickets in 10 matches )

Royal Challengers Bangalore – Mitchell Starc (19 wickets in 11 matches)


Predicted Lineups

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Sarfaraz Khan, David Wiese, Harshal Patel, Mitchell Starc, Yuzvendra Chahal and Iqbal Abdulla

Rajasthan Royals:  Ajinkya Rahane, Shane Watson, Steven Smith (C), Karun Nair, Sanju Samson (WK), Deepak Hooda, Stuart Binny, James Faulkner, Chris Morris, Dhawal Kulkarni and Pravin Tambe


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