Royal Challengers Banglore will take on Rising Pune Supergiants in the 17th match of IPL 2017 at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium. This match would an interesting as one side will be led by the Indian captain Virat Kohli and the other side will be led by Steve Smith. Virat Kohli was unhappy with the behavior of all the Australian players after the test series but now will be up against the captain of Australia which would certainly add spice to the competition.
There will be many mini battles that we will see in this match like Dhoni and Kohli, Mills and Stokes. Both the team are in very poor form and are coming from the loss in their previous games. They would start on the winning ways by playing a good match. This match will also be special as two of the highest paid foreign players in the IPL will be up against each other and would try to prove their price.
RCB would be disappointed after they failed to close the last game. They started well against Mumbai Indians and got 4 quick wickets within 10 runs. They would have won that match but only to be denied by some brilliant batting by Pollard. They have been struggling the batting department which was their strength last season. Gayle has not been able to perform well and Kohli and de Villers are coming back from injury. There is no other batsman in the team that has stepped up to perform well. In this match, RCB would love to get back to last year’s form where they tore every bowling lineup apart. They have lost their three games out of 4 that they have played so far in the IPL.
In this match also batting lineup will depend on likes of Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, AB de Villers, Shane Watson, Jadhav, Binny. They need to bad well against Pune side that has weaker bowling attack. In the bowling department, Mills need to come to the part after he was paid a big sum to play in the IPL. He would get support from Chahal, Badree who got the hat trick in the last match that he played.
On the other hand, Pune side would be disappointed after failing in their last three games. The main reason for their loss as been the poor form of their bowlers. They lack the good quality bowlers in their lineup that could pick wickets on the regular interval. Imran Tahir has been the only bowler that has looked threating for the Pune side.
But, in this match, all the bowlers need to perform as they will be up against two of the best batsman in the world Virat Kohli and AB de Villers. In the batting department also they have not done so well. Rahane has failed to give his team a good start.
However, Smith looked in brilliant touch in the last match but rest of the guys has let the side down especially Ben Stokes. In this match, batting will depend on the likes of Rahane, Smith, Dhoni, Manoj Tiwari, Ben Stokes.
RCB vs RPS Match Prediction, IPL 2017:
The match between Royal Challengers Banglore and Rising Pune Supergiants surely promises to be exciting encounter but RCB is slightly favorite to win the match.