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IPL 2018, RCB vs RR: Rajasthan Royals’ probable playing XI for the game in Bangalore

There might be one change in the Rajasthan Royals' XI.

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Top 5 / Top 10 15 Apr 2018, 01:47 IST
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Rajasthan Royals will face off against RCB

Rajasthan Royals are one of the two teams that have made a comeback to the IPL this year. However, their return wasn’t as celebrated as that of Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

In the first game, Rajasthan Royals were outplayed against Sunrisers Hyderabad, where they lost by 9 wickets and 25 balls to spare.

However, with a bit of luck from the rain, the Royals managed to sneak home against Delhi Daredevils, and registered their first win of the tournament.

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With a big test coming up against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Garden City (Bangalore), let's take a close look at the possible playing XI for Rajasthan Royals.


Openers

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D'Arcy Short and Ajinkya Rahane will be looking to give RR a good start.

Ajinkya Rahane has had an indifferent time in limited-overs cricket leading up to the IPL. But, given the responsibility of captaincy, Rahane has always relished the challenge and has done well.

Having scored 13 and 45 in the first two games respectively, Rahane will be looking to make amends on a ground where he has happy memories (in 2012, he scored his only IPL ton in Bangalore).

In Steve Smith’s absence, D’Arcy Short became a certainty, at least for the first few games of the IPL. However, his IPL career is not off to the best of starts.

He’s scored just 10 runs in the first two games and he is yet to be dismissed by a bowler. Despite starting well, he has been run out in both the games. Hence, he will be itching to get a good score. 

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