RR vs RCB, IPL 2023 Match 60 Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Rajasthan Royals host Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first match of Sunday’s IPL double-header. Both teams are currently outside the top four but a win for Rajasthan will see them move into a play-off position. However, the bookies can not separate the sides and have them both at 10/11 (1.91) to win.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 60
  • May 14, 2023 – 11:00 GMT
  • Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

This is an excellent batting wicket, as Rajasthan Royals found out to their cost last time out when they posted 214-2 but were still beaten!

The forecast is for extremely hot conditions in Jaipur on Sunday. The temperature will be above 40 degrees at the start of the match but should drop to the mid-30s later on.

Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Match Predictions

Both teams have won only one of their last four matches but it is Rajasthan Royals who won their last game compared to Royal Challengers Bangalore who have lost their last two fixtures. In front of their home fans, we are backing Rajasthan Royals to win.

Probable 6s

We expect the six-hitting counter to have plenty of work on Sunday and it would not surprise us if the two teams end up with close tallies. Yashasvi Jaiswal is a more than capable striker of the ball as is his skipper Sanju Samson. However, Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell are the top two players for number of sixes in the 2023 IPL and we expect Royal Challengers Bangalore to clear the ropes more times than Rajasthan Royals during this game.

Our prediction: Royal Challengers Bangalore to hit most sixes in the match at 5/6 (1.83).

Probable Wickets

Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is in excellent form right now and comes into this match looking to post a four-wicket haul for the third successive match! He took 4-29 against Sunrisers Hyderabad on this Jaipur wicket in Match 52 before running through the Kolkata Knight Riders’ batting line up with 4-25 at Eden Gardens on Thursday. It will take a fine performance from any of his team-mates to beat him at this rate!

Our prediction: Yuzvendra Chahal to be Rajasthan Royals’ highest wicket-taker at 5/2 (3.50).

Man of the Match

He may have recorded a three-ball duck in his last innings, and has been outscored by his younger opening partner in many games this season, but we recommend backing England white-ball skipper Jos Buttler to take the Man of the Match Award. He hit 95 runs from 59 balls in his last innings in Jaipur and we expect him to deliver the best performance on all sides in this match.

Our prediction: Jos Buttler to be the Man of the Match at 6/1 (7.00).

Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore lead the head to head 14-12 and it was them who won the contest between the sides when they met earlier in this campaign. Glenn Maxwell top scored with 77 from 44 when these teams last faced off.

Rajasthan Royals

No changes are expected for Rajasthan Royals ahead of this important clash. They won their last game and feel they have plenty more runs in the tank, particularly with Joe Root still waiting for his first opportunity with the bat in the IPL.

Predicted XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c) (wk), Joe Root, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sandeep Sharma KM Asif, Trent Boult Yuzvendra Chahal

Royal Challengers Bangalore

After two successive defeats, will Faf du Plessis be able to name an unchanged XI once more for this game? Due to their best available players being selected in the last match, we expect to see the same set given the opportunity to right the wrongs.

Predicted XI: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Halewood, Mohammed Siraj, Vijaykumar Vyshal, Harshal Patel

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Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Sunday’s IPL action looks set to be another cracker so don’t move from in front of your TV or your device throughout the day. You can follow every ball via the Sky Go App or on the Sky Sports Cricket channel.

  • Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
  • Sky Go (Streaming)

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