RR vs RCB Eliminator IPL 2024 Highlights 5-22-2024

Watch cricket video highlights between Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru. Indian Premier League 2024 Eliminator, played at Ahmedabad.

The range of scores also vary significantly depending on the surface. There was only one match with 175-plus scores in the first four league matches in Ahmedabad, but the last two league games had scores of 200 for 3, 206 for 1 (RCB), 231 for 3 and 196 for 8. RR have not played a game in Ahmedabad this season. Additionally, the range of results varies greatly based on the terrain. In Ahmedabad, the first four league matches saw just one match with a score of 175 or above. However, the last two league games featured scores of 200 for 3, 206 for 1 (RCB), 231 for 3, and 196 for 8. This season, RR has not participated in any games in Ahmedabad.

RR, on the other side, has the lowest run rate of all 10 teams in the second half of the season at 9.07. Not only are their top four hitters no longer as productive, but in the first nine games they had a strike rate of 153 and an average of 50 between them. That average has decreased to 31.66 and the strike rate to 133.42 in their last four losses. In his final two innings, Samson has scored 33 runs off 34 balls, while Buttler’s replacement opener Tom Kohler-Cadmore has scored 18 runs off 23 in his lone game before the Eliminator. Yashasvi Jaiswal has scored 32 runs in his last three innings. The only player who has maintained form is Riyan Parag, and RR will be hoping he receives help from both below and above him in the batting order.

As a result of the quick starts from Kohli and Faf du Plessis, Patidar’s destruction of spin in the middle overs, and the finishing of Cameron Green and Dinesh Karthik, RCB’s run rate increased from 9.54 in the first half of the season to 11.03 in the second half, which is the highest during that time. on almost all of their hitters in top form going into the Eliminator, RCB enters the match on a six-match winning run. They have been scoring at a strike rate of 170 in the powerplay, 174 in the middle overs, and 199 at the end. Their bowlers have improved their collective economy rate from 10.70 (lowest in the league) in the first half of the season to 9.22 (second best) in the second, which has matched their batting surge.

For RR’s most recent league match, Shimron Hetmyer—who hasn’t played since May 2 due to an injury—was said to be healthy, but he wasn’t included in the starting lineup or on the substitutes’ bench for the seven-over match, which was ultimately washed out before a ball was bowled. He may replace Ferreira or Rovman Powell if he is healthy enough to compete in the Eliminator. In their two prior complete games, RR had won the toss but had lost due to poor totals. Do they choose to bat first in order to take full use of their Impact Player strategy?

If they don’t need to add a batter in the first innings, having six batters and five bowlers in their batting first XI allows them to have a sixth specialist bowler available for the chase. They will have just six specialist hitters left for the chase if they decide to field with six specialist bowlers in the opening XI. After the first innings in Chennai, fast bowler Nandre Burger was substituted for Dhruv Jurel. However, they brought in Donovan Ferreira as an additional hitter in the first innings due to a collapse against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Guwahati.

After Will Jacks returned to England, RCB inserted Glenn Maxwell back into the starting lineup for their match against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). On his route to a 1 for 25 in four overs, Maxwell got a wicket with the first delivery of the opposition and scored 16 off five balls. If they choose to bowl or bat first, expect them to remain intact, with Rajat Patidar and left-arm spinner Swapnil Singh beginning in the XI and the other entering as an Impact Player.

It was RCB’s fourth loss in five games and RR’s fourth victory in four. Even though he has subsequently picked up a lot of speed, Virat Kohli tied the record for the slowest IPL century with his 113 off 72 balls in Jaipur. Although that has also altered since then, the remaining RCB hitters didn’t contribute much, and they ended with 183 for 3. With a century to lead RR’s victorious chase, Jos Buttler is no longer with them, but Samson scored 69 off only 42 balls. In his past four innings, he has only reached 20 once.

The Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) team finished last in the league after losing a 200-plus chase to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team on April 21 by a single run. This was the team’s seventh loss in eight games. Even if it appeared unlikely, ESPNcricinfo explained how they still had a chance as a similar sense of hopelessness enveloped their season. Since then, RCB has seen a rebirth—the type of comeback story that has long been as a source of inspiration for motivational movies about underdog sports teams emerging victorious from adversity.

In addition to winning six straight games, RCB also triumphed by enormous margins of 35 runs, 24 balls remaining, 38 balls remaining, 60 runs, 47 runs, and 27 runs to raise their net run-rate and pass three other teams with identical points in order to make an incredible last-minute push into the playoffs. Just a few days following the start of RCB’s comeback, Rajasthan Royals (RR) easily won their eighth game in a row. They were favorites to finish at No. 1 since they had held it for weeks.

There was not the slightest indication of what lay ahead. A one-run loss in a 200+ chase and a 20-run loss in another 200+ chase marked the beginning of the collapse, both of which were readily ascribed to the unpredictable nature of T20 cricket. They were playing sluggish cricket in Chennai, but their skipper, Sanju Samson, didn’t think they were playing awful cricket even when his batsmen were muzzled.

On the other hand, their “failures” could not be denied when it occurred again in Guwahati. Though they lost their last league match and suffered four straight losses, RR would still have finished second if Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) hadn’t won. With all those early victories, they had created a safety net that was that robust. But not strong enough to offer them another shot at qualifying for the championship.

In sports, momentum and confidence have an incalculable worth. T20 cricket can be incredibly unpredictable, as seen by the sudden rise and collapse of teams like RR and RCB. But experience is another important factor in addition to intangibles like momentum and confidence. This season, RR has never participated in a high-stakes knockout game until entering the Eliminator. However, having already competed in and won six eliminators, RCB has earned a spot in the Eliminator.

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