Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) seem to have found a combination that works for them. With Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli opening the innings, they have the armoury right in front. Then there is AB de Villiers who would walk in at No. 3. In the middle, they may have some promising youngsters in Mandeep Singh and Sarfaraz Khan. However, one should also remember that David Wiese and Dinesh Karthik bring in a lot of experience there and have to contribute consistently to help RCB keep up the good work.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) had only one bad game, which was the loss against RCB. The defeat to Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) came in a Super Over contest, so one may not read too much in to it. The defeat to RCB could have been a slip-up, that a team may go through during a tournament.