RCB vs RR, IPL 2019: Who will win today’s IPL match – predictions, playing 11s and head to-head
Virat Kohli's RCB meet Steve Smith's RR at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium today. © BCCI

Today’s IPL match is between the two teams sitting at the bottom of the 2019 points table, last-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore and seventh-placed Rajasthan Royals.

Game 48 of the tournament is Steve Smith’s final match of IPL 2019. Will he bow out on a high for Royals?

TEAM NEWS:

RCB likely XI: 1 Virat Kohli (capt), 2 Parthiv Patel (wk), 3 AB de Villiers, 4 Shivam Dube, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Heinrich Klassen, 7 Gurkeerat Singh, 8 Washington Sundar, 9 Umesh Yadav, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Navdeep Saini/Kulwant Khejroliya

RR likely XI: 1 Ajinkya Rahane, 2 Liam Livingstone, 3 Sanju Samson (wk), 4 Steve Smith (capt), 5 Riyan Parag, 6 Ashton Turner, 7. Stuart Binny, 8 Shreyas Gopal, 9 Jaydev Unadkat, 10 Varun Aaron, 11 Oshane Thomas

(READ: RCB vs RR Match 49: Will Virat Kohli be rested?)

RCB vs RR Head to Head (IPL matches)

Matches played: 20

Won by RCB: 8

Won by RR: 10

(READ: Match 49 – Where to watch on TV and online)

Match played in Bangalore: 8

Won by RCB: 4

Won by RR: 2

No result: 2

Form Guide (most recent first)

RCB: L W W W L

RR: W W L W L

RCB vs RR PREDICTION: 

Rajasthan have more to lose, and with Smith leaving the IPL there is a reason to believe he will give his best for RR. If Rajasthan can get Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers early, it is their game.