IPL 2024- Eliminator1 (Rajasthan Royals vs Royals Challengers Bangalore)

A long-time table topper Rajasthan Royals is going to play the eliminator against Royal Challengers Bangalore. These two teams have very different games at the start of league matches and at the end of the league matches. RR was expected to be in the qualifier but ended as the eliminator. On the other side, RCB was expected to be ruled out of the playoffs but they ended as qualified. It is unexpected for many of us. So in this article, we will revamp this eliminator match details. Stay tuned with us to know all about the IPL Eliminator1, RR vs RCB. 

Time and venue 

This match is going to be played on 22nd May at 7.30 PM. The venue of the match is the same as the qualifier, Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad, Gujarat. This stadium is known for its vibrant crowd and enthusiastic environment. Both teams will present their best to win this match. It is a core match for both teams. Fans will be excited to watch this match. 

What does this eliminator mean? 

So in this eliminator match the team that lost will be ruled out from the playoffs. The winner has to play the next eliminator match against the winner of the KKR vs SRH match. Further the winner of the match qualified for the final. So this upcoming eliminator match is a do-or-die match for both teams. Both teams' only goal is to win this match. The team as well as fans are excited for this upcoming eliminator match. 

Both teams form in this IPL 

This IPL is a great turnaround for Royal Challengers Bangalore. At first, no one was expecting that Royal Challengers Bangalore would be in the playoffs as they have lost a lot of matches. But in the last 6 matches including the last match against CSK, they have shown some amazing innings. They have won their last six matches in a row. These all turn around the fate of Royal Challengers Bangalore. And now fans are expecting that RCB will lift this year's trophy. RCB is also looking forward to this. 

On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals have a very different scenario. At first Rajasthan Royals are doing well, they are winning every match and placed in first position in the points table. But in the last few league matches they lost a lot of matches. These all moved the RR from the top to 3rd position. These shift the RR from qualifier to eliminator. In this match, RR will try their best to win this match against RCB. However, it will not be easy to cross the RCB winning streak. But Still, Rajasthan Royals look forward to winning this match. 

RR vs RCB so far in IPL history 

Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Rajasthan Royals both have played 31 matches against each other. And in this rivalry, the competition looks so close. In these matches, Bangalore won 15 matches and RR won 13 matches. Even in the playoffs of 2022, Rajasthan beat Bangalore. So a mixed kind of history is there between both teams. Although we as cricket fans can only wait for the match to know more. 

Playoff records of RR and RCB

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) 

It is a well-known fact that RCB never won the IPL trophy. Although they have been in the playoffs 8 times. Last time in the 2022 season they were in the playoffs. They had successfully won the first eliminator against LSG but lost the second one against the same RR. This time RCB will try to compensate for it by winning this match. Other times when RCB was in the playoffs: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2020, 2021, and 2022. This year RCB will try to win this match and be on the way to the final to win the trophy. 

Rajasthan Royals (RR) 

Rajasthan Royals was the champions of the first season of IPL. They have been playing good cricket for many years. But they are rarely in the playoffs. They have qualified for playoffs 5 times in this long IPL history. They won the 2008 IPL and then they qualified for playoffs in 2013, 2015, 2018, and 2022. In 2022 they lost the final against Gujarat Titans. This year RR and the team will try to win this eliminator and make their way to the final. Even in the same 2022, they defeated RCB in the eliminator round. So RR will try to repeat the history again. If they win this match then it becomes easy for them to be in the final. 

Players to look in this RR vs RCB match

For RCB it is the Virat Kohli who can help the team in this match. He is in superb form. He is leading the orange cap race. He is currently in first position. Other players of RCB that can outperform are Faf du Plessis and Rajat Patidar. These all are the last match heroes. From the bowling side, we can expect good bowling from Yash Dayal and Mohamad Siraj. They can help the team to win this eliminator match against RR. 

Rajasthan Royals have been in good form for a long time, although in the last few matches, they are not in good form. However, the Rajasthan players who are still doing well are Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, and Jos Buttler. These all can help Rajasthan to win this upcoming eliminator match. The bowling department is led by Yuzvendra Chahal and Awesh Khan. If these players performed well in this upcoming match then Rajasthan can easily win this match. 

Expected Playing 11

Rajasthan Royals (RR) 

Sanju Samson (c) (wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Riyan Parag, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Ravichandran Ashwin,  Dhruv Jurel, Avesh Khan, Shubham Dubey, Sandeep Sharma, Rovman Powell 

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Faf du Plessis (C), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Cameron Green,  Yash Dayal, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Mohammed Siraj,  Karn Sharma, Lockie Ferguson, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal lomror

Fantasy playing 11 

Wicketkeepers: Sanju Samson, Dinesh Karthik

Batsmen Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli ©, Rajat Patidar, Yashasvi Jaiswal

Bowlers: Yash Dayal, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal

All-Rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Riyan Parag(vc), Ravichandran Ashwin

Concluding the above 

Eliminator matches are worth watching. In this match, a do-or-die situation makes the match more interesting to watch. This RR vs RCB match is going to be an interesting one. Who can be the winner? A difficult thing to guess. By looking at the current form of both teams it looks like RCB is a good contestant for this match. However, we can expect tough competition from this season's sensation Rajasthan royals. 

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