Stuart Binny © IANS (File photo)
Stuart Binny © IANS (File photo)

The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have travelled to Ahmedabad to take on the in-form Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 encounter. RR may not be playing in Jaipur this year but have made Ahmedabad their territory. So far, they have lost only one match at this venue, that too in a Super Over. This will be a big test for RCB. Live Updates: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2015

The thing about RCB is that they have not produced the goods this year. A look at the side would tell you that they have all the players to go all the way, but they have struggled a lot this year. Apart from the first victory, they have struggled. Perhaps, their struggles were symbolised by Chris Gayle’s 24-ball 10 against Mumbai Indians (MI). That innings was a real nightmare for the West Indian. Live Scorecard: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2015

On the other hand, RR have a contrasting approach. They only have a couple of big stars and they believe in nurturing youngsters and bringing the best out of lesser nown stars. One can say that they play good efficient cricket and the best part about them is that they do not need individuals, but they click as a team, which brings about more consistency.


Rajasthan Royals (RR): Shane Watson (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Steven Smith, Sanju Samson (wk), Pravin Tambe, Tim Southee, James Faulkner, Karun Nair, Dhawal Kulkarni, Chris Morris, Vikramjeet Malik, Rajat Bhatia, Stuart Binny, Ben Cutting, Ankit Sharma, Brainder Sran, Deepak Hooda, Abhishek Nayar, Dinesh Salunkhe, Rahul Tewatia, Dishant Yagnik, Sagar Trivedi, Juan Theron, Pradeep Sahu.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Virat Kohli (c), Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Darren Sammy, Mitchell Starc, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Subramanium Badrinath, Sean Abbott, Adam Milne, Nic Maddinson, Ashok Dinda, Manvinder Bisla, Varun Aaron, Vijay Zol, Sarfaraz Khan, Jalaj Saxena, Shishir Bhavane, Iqbal Abdullah, David Wiese, Rilee Rossouw, Abu Nechim, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sandeep Warrier, Yogesh Takawale, Jalaj Saxena.