In the DLF Indian Premier League T20 Cricket 2012 (IPL 5) today 23 April 2012, Rajasthan Royals (RR) will face Royal Challengers Bangalore in their home pitch at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.
The two teams have met 9 times previously in the IPL and each has won 4 times. One match was washed away in the rains.
In this season of IPL 5, RCB got a royal drubbing at the hands of RR at Bangalore. After scoring 195 runs, RR restricted RCB to 136 runs posting a victory with huge margin of 59 runs.
Rajasthan Royals have an excellent track record at home. RR is playing like a team and Rahul Dravid, Ajinkya Rahane, OA Shah is in top form. It takes a special effort from their opponents to beat them at home.
On the other hand RCB is dogged with bad form factor of Virat Kohli, Mayank Agarwal. Even their captain Daniel Vettori is not in the pink of his form. They are languishing in second from the bottom while Rajasthan Royals are in second place in IPL Points table.