This year’s Indian Premiere League has been a little different for the Royal Challengers Bangalore as they have managed to win 5 matches out of the 8 they have played so far. This was not the case with Kohli’s team in the past few years.
The Rajasthan Royals on the other hand have not had a pleasant season so far with only 3 wins in 8 matches. The team management is still looking for a balanced eleven and the skipper Steve Smith has also failed to impress with his captaincy.
The 33rd match of the IPL 2020 between the two Royals will be played in Dubai in the afternoon. So, the heat can effect the performance of the players. Spinners can play an important role in the pitch that is expected to slow down with time.
Although RCB will start as the favorites for the game but players like Jos Butler, Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson can change the game any day.
Top 5 Players who Should be in your Fantasy Team
No matter which form the game it is or where on earth is it played, Virat Kohli just needs to be there on your team. He is one if those special players who manages to match excellence with consistency. Virat will play a vital role in a pitch like Dubai which needs the right mindset with the dryness and the heat coming in play.
AB De Villiers
AB has the rare ability to play all kinds of shots all around the ground. This skill will play an important role in a stadium like Dubai where the boundaries are quite big. Also, his quick running between the wickets never lets the pressure accumulate on his team.
As I said earlier, spinners like Chahal who have the combination of turn and flight will play a pivotal role in the slow and dry pitch of Dubai. Although the leggie has not had a very good season so far, this one can prove to be the one for him.
Sanju had the perfect start in the IPL 2020 with back to back half-centuries but has not had a great time with the bat in the last few games. This young talent from Kerala is expected to shine in Rajasthan’s next encounter with Bangalore.
This English wicket-keeper batsman is known for his aggressive batting performances that put the opponents in pressure situations. This can be really handy for Rajasthan as with Buttler opening the batting for them, they can fully utilize the powerplay overs and then consolidate from a great start.
These were 5 players who can play a vital role for their teams in the match between RCB and RR on 17th October, 2020. However, at the end of the day, no one can really say what cricket has to offer. Unpredictability is the major aspect of the game.