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IPL 2021 Match 43 RR vs RCB: Best Predicted Playing 11

IPL 2021 RR vs RCB: Under pressure, RR to face RCB as we look at the predicted playing 11 and best fantasy picks for both teams

Flag end is the right word as the teams enter the most interesting phase of the competition – the last leg. Interestingly, we are already into the 43rd match of the competition, but mathematically, neither any team has qualified for the Play-offs nor any team has been eliminated. 

The Royals, Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore find themselves in 3rd and 7th position respectively. While RCB are sitting slightly comfortably at 12 points from 10 games, RR are two wins short with 8 points from 10 games. However, the worrying part RR and RCB is their negative NRR of – 0.359 and – 0.369 respectively. 

A win for RCB win increase their Qualification chances, but a loss would mean they would need to win 2, or win 1 with a big margin, and hope other teams are below them in the overall points tally. For RR, a win will keep them alive in the competition, but a loss could mean their Qualification chances would then depend on other teams’ results. 

So, as we head into match 43 of IPL 2021 for RR vs RCB, what could be the predicted playing 11 for both the teams, and an ideal dream 11 fantasy player picks? Let’s find out in this article. Before that, let’s skim through the key match details. 

Match Details:

  • Type: IPL 2021 Match 43 RR vs RCB
  • When: September 29, 2021
  • Where: Dubai
  • Time: 7:30 pm IST

IPL 2021 RR vs RCB: Predicted Playing XI for Rajasthan Royals:

Rajasthan Royals fine themselves in a position where the lower-order is unable to fire. This has resulted in two successive losses for them. With the Play-offs Qualification chance under threat, RR would be itching to make a few big changes in their line-up. 

Given the misfiring Chris Morris, Rajasthan Royals may want to leave him out, and bring in David Miller as the overseas replacement. To compensate in the bowling, Kartik Tyagi, who was rested in the previous match could be brought in for Jaydev Unadkat, who wasn’t impressive in the bowling department in the last match.

Another change could be to leave out Rahul Tewatia, and bring in Shreyas Gopal. Given the current form of Rahul Tewatia, it makes sense to bring in a spinner that gives confidence. Apart from being a decent batsman, Shreyas Gopal has a really good record against RCB, which will tempt RR management to make these changes.

Another change that RR management could be forced to make is to bring in the attacking all-rounder Shivam Dube at number 7. Riyan Parag, who has been very bad as a batter this season could be left out to accommodate an extra batter and a part-time bowler. With this option, Lomror and Dube will have to complete the quota of 4 overs.

IPL 2021 UAE RR vs RCB: Predicted Playing 11 for Rajasthan Royals

Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (C&WK), Liam Livingstone, David Miller, Mahipal Lomror, Shivam Dube, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi & Mustafizur Rahman. 

IPL 2021 RR vs RCB: Predicted Playing XI for Royal Challengers Bangalore

Unsurprisingly, Royal Challengers Bangalore made 3 changes to their squad in the previous match as they stuck to their original combination by bringing in Kyle Jamieson, Daniel Christian, and Shahbaz Ahmed. While Daniel Christian wasn’t impressive in the bowling department, and Shahbaz Ahmed didn’t play much of a role. Still expect RCB to stick to the winning combination.

The only thing which RCB could do is alter their playing 11. KS Bharat may play the role of a floater depending on the match situation. If RCB get a good opening stand of 7-8 overs then Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers could be promoted. If they lose an early wicket then KS Bharat will play the role of a consolidator.  

IPL 2021 UAE RR vs RCB: Predicted Playing 11 for Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli (C), Devdutt Padikkal, KS Bharat (WK), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj & Yuzvendra Chahal. 

Picking the dream 11 fantasy players for this match could be interesting. Sanju Samson and Virat Kohli have been in good form in the last two matches, but the law of averages could come into pitcure. Devdutt Padikkal, Evin Lewis are good bets given ABD has hardly had anything to do this season. So, here are the top fantasy picks for RR vs RCB.

Top Fantasy Players to Pick for RR vs RCB: 

Batsmen: Evin Lewis, AB de Villiers, and Devdutt Padikkal

All-rounders: Mahipal Lomror & Glenn Maxwell

Bowlers: Shreyas Gopal, Mohammed Siraj, Chetan Sakariya & Yuzvendra Chahal

CVC Choice: AB de Villiers & Evin Lewis

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