As the final leg of the IPL 2018 begins with each team has just a single match to play. In its first game, Rajasthan Royals will take on the Royal Challengers at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.
It will be a knockout game for the two games as both of them are placed at fifth and sixth place respectively with 12 points each. RCB has a great advantage over RR in terms of the Net Run Rate as the former run rate of 0.26 while the other has of -0.4.
Rajasthan won’t be playing this game with their actual team as their main players, Jos Butler and Ben Stokes have left the country for national duty. Butler has been their their lone warrior in batting as he scored around 50 percent of their total runs in the last few matches.
RCB, on the other hand will be very high on confidence as they have won their last three consecutive games, that too convincingly. So they might not look to make any changes in their playing XI while RR have to make forced changes as most probably D’Arcy Short and Heinrich Klaasen will play today.
As it’s an evening game that too in Jaipur, it will be a test for the players out in the middle as the temperatures are likely to remain on the higher side most of the times.