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IPL Fantasy 2019, Match 14, RR vs RCB: Who would be the X-Factor in today's game?


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Rajasthan Royals will host Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 2nd at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium for Match 14 of IPL 2019. This will be one of the most crucial games of this tournament because both these sides have not won a single game this season and whoever gets the win will get their campaign underway properly.

RCB were decimated by SRH and this further highlights their issues with their bowling after Warner and Bairstow took full advantage of their woes. Their batting was even more shoddy as off-spinner Mohammed Nabi cleaned up their top order as Kohli fell prey to the rising scoreboard pressure.

RR, meanwhile put up a tough fight but lost to CSK by 8 runs thanks to an all-round show from skipper MS Dhoni and some great bowling with the wet ball from Imran Tahir. RR controlled the CSK innings till the death overs before Dhoni cut loose to score 75 off 46 balls and this indicates a death bowling issue for RR.

With both the teams fueled by the desire to win, this match promises to be an exciting contest. This match will have a lot of players with fantasy points potential and let's take a look at who the X-Factor for this match will be.

Smith got going but failed to convert it into a big score against CSK. (Image Courtesy: IPLT20)
got going but failed to convert it into a big score against CSK. (Image Courtesy: IPLT20)

Steve Smith will be the X-Factor for this match and he can make a huge difference in this match. With both the teams looking dented, RR will look to take the upper hand with their better-organized team as well as the home advantage. RCB, however, will have Marcus Stoinis and Nathan Coulter-Nile returning and can have an impact on the game.

This is the ideal time for a player like Steve Smith to step up and set the league on fire like his buddy David Warner did. With these 2 teams playing, the match is expected to be a high-scoring one and both the teams have the habit of picking up early wickets, hence the middle order batters will have work to do. Smith is low-owned and can be a good differential pick and help RR to their first win this season.

Players like AB De Villiers, Virat Kohli, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler will be good picks.

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