Rising Pune Supergiants will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the match 16 of the Indian Premier League 2016 on Friday, April 22. The latest Rising Pune Supergiants v Royal Challengers Bangalore betting tips for this IPL encounter can be checked below.
A poor bowling performance continues to trouble Royal Challengers Bangalore, as they recently endured their second defeat of the season. Having failed miserably to gain some grip with the ball, it has led them to sixth place in the league table.
However, Rising Pune Supergiants aren’t too far behind either, as they too have lost a couple of matches, while winning only one. They currently have a small edge over the lads from Bangalore, owing to a slightly superior net run rate.
Good news for the hosts is that their players will be certainly active and well rested, with no signs of fatigue. Their last fixture was five days back, when they lost to Kings XI Punjab by six wickets. Having batted first, they set a target of 153 runs, which Punjab chased down in the 19th over.
Rising Pune Supergiants have got a pretty decent batting attack, in the likes of Faf du Plessis and Ajinkya Rahane. Their captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is definitely the backbone of the team, but expensive spells in bowling have certainly brought them down.
Interestingly enough, Royal Challengers Bangalore too have lost their previous two fixtures batting first. They last played Mumbai Indians, where they set a target of 171 runs. Against Delhi Daredevils, they set a target of 192, but in both the cases, they failed to defend the target.
Shane Watson and Kane Richardson have been quite costly in their bowling, while the less experienced lads such as Varun Aaron and Sreenath Aravind are trying to maintain some kind of rhythm.
With Virat Kohli on one side while Dhoni on the other; this match is definitely going to be a thrilling one. However, RCB have the upper hand here owing to their faintly better batting line-up.
Rising Pune Supergiants v Royal Challengers Bangalore head-to-head
This is the first time that the two teams will be facing each other.
Rising Pune Supergiants v Royal Challengers Bangalore betting tips for the IPL match one:
RCB to win with bet365: 13/17
The match begins at 8:00 pm local time (2:30 pm GMT) on Friday, April 22.