Tomorrow on 18th March 2010, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their home ground M Chinnaswamy Stadium. It is going to be the second consecutive home match for Royal Challengers Bangalore. The match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals is scheduled to be the only one game for the day. This much exciting match has caught the attention to the audience. This match will kick off at 14:30 GMT and 20:00 Indian Standard Time. This is going to be an exciting and thrilling fight between last year’s runners up team Royal Challengers Bangalore and inaugural champion team Rajasthan Royals. I hope that fans will enjoy it very much.
Visiting team Rajasthan Royals is under huge pressure after losing their two matches in the third edition of Indian Premier League. They lost to both Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils. No doubt, they will struggle hard to get their first victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2010.
On the other hand, home team Royal Challengers Bangalore will try to get their second consecutive victory in a row. They will take inspiration from their superlative victory against the Kings XI Punjab on Tuesday. However, they were back from a defeat which came against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday. As it is the home match for RCB club, so they will get advantage from home crowd.
Rajasthan Royals will have to fight not only with RCB but also with injury. Injury will be a big problem for Rajasthan Royals team. Fans are excitedly waiting to see how they overcome this problem. Injuries of Graeme Smith and Dmitri Mascarenhas have put the club under immense pressure. They are the key players of Rajasthan Royals team. Even they were the member of this team when they won the inaugural champions trophy in 2008. Because of their injuries, they have been ruled out for the rest of Indian Premier League.
Graeme Smith fractured his right middle finger while taking Virender Sehwag’s catch during Rajasthan Royals’ match against Delhi Daredevils. English all rounder Dmitri Mascarenhas has injured his ankle in the same game.
However, Rajasthan Royals should look for replacement to fill up overseas players in the tournament. Players name have not been confirmed yet for replacement. In another report, I have seen that IPL official confirmed that Rajasthan Royals cannot avail any replacement at this stage of the tournament. In this situation, they will have to bank on their overseas back-up to fill up empty position.
The good news for Rajasthan Royals is that they are going to get support as some of their foreign players are on their way to
You should know that Yusuf Pathan is the only centurion in IPL 3. His 37-ball 100 came in their first encounter against Mumbai Indians. Despite scoring century, he could not lead his team to a victory.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will get advantage against the injury affected Rajasthan Royals. Host team is hunger for a victory. They are eyeing for a victory against Rajasthan Royals. It is going to be a third game for both teams in this tournament. It is expected to be a high scoring game as M Chinnaswamy Stadium is helpful for batsmen.
Most of you are excitedly waiting to enjoy this game live on stadium. However, it will not be possible for all of them. Most of the fans will have to depend either on TV or on websites. Ten Sports and SuperSport will watch this game live. If you can not see it live on TV then get live score from several websites that I have given below-
Let us see who will get the victory in this match. I think that Royal Challengers Bangalore will defeat Rajasthan Royals. Opposite can happen as it is T20 cricket.