Rivalry runs deep between two Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket teams, the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Rajasthan Royals. They have squared off against each other 23 times in the Twenty20 (T20) cricket league in India. In 2020 Virat Kohli captained the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Steve Smith the Rajasthan Royals (RR.)
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Both captains, notably two of the best batsmen in world cricket, have worked hard to bring their teams to the IPL final in the past. RCB have never won the coveted IPL trophy, but have been runners up four times. RR won the title in 2008 only. It’s an exciting clash of the royals when RR vs RCB plays against each other.
Out of all the matches played by the Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals, RR has triumphed more. Because of the rivalry between the teams and captains, clashes between these sides are much anticipated, and they never disappoint.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore hold the record for the highest score in IPL history with 263 runs for five wickets, but also the lowest. They were bowled out by the Kolkata Knight Riders with 49 runs for 10 wickets in the 2017 IPL. On that day, batsman Kedar Jadhav achieved the team's highest score of just nine runs, which broke all records.
The Rajasthan Royals might have won the IPL in 2008, but to date have never been able to replicate that feat. They previously held the record for the lowest score in IPL with only 58 runs in 2009. Interestingly, they achieved that record by playing against their famous rivals, Royal Challengers Bangalore. RR maintained that record until RCB beat their lowest score with the 2017 game.
The 2009 IPL games were played in Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa, because of the general elections in India.
Here are the head to head records and stats of RR vs RCB:
In 2009 the Rajasthan Royals played the Royal Challengers Bangalore and were restricted to a dismal total of 133 runs for eight wickets. They struggled to put bat to ball in the powerplay, with only a measly 14 runs, and two wickets taken. Top batsmen Graeme Smith, Swapnil Asnodkar and Niraj Patel, could not find their form and struggled to put runs on the board.
The brilliant bowling of RCB bowler Anil Kumble, with his five wickets for five runs, ensured that RR was all out for the then lowest record of just 58 runs. Games were played in Newlands, South Africa and Anil Kumble was the hero of the day. This was one of the most interesting matches played in the RCB vs RR history.
In 2019, the much-anticipated game between the Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore was abandoned due to rain. This caused the RCB to crash out of the IPL at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. The game was reduced to five overs a side, and RR was well on track to win with their score of 41 runs in 3.3 overs. RCB only had 63 runs in their full over quota. RR had to settle for one point but still made the playoffs, and were beaten by the Delhi Capitals.
The exciting IPL 2020 clash between RR and RCB saw batsman Abie De Villiers lead the RCB to a resounding victory, scoring the winning runs with a boundary. The Rajasthan Royals ended their innings on 154 runs for six wickets. RCB replied with incredible batting form from their captain Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers. They won comfortably by eight wickets to move to the top of the IPL Points-Table. RCB were knocked out of the league by losing to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
The IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore cricket team was founded in 2008 by United Spirits, an Indian alcoholic beverage company. Named after the company’s whiskey brand Royal Challenge, the RCB have finished runners up in the Indian Premier League on only three occasions, despite having notable players.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore are best known for the lowest and highest scores in IPL history. In the past they’ve acquired Indian and international player greats like Rahul Dravid, Chris Gayle, Jacques Kallis, Anil Kumble, Zaheer Khan, Mark Boucher, Dale Steyn and Cameron White.
In January 2011, RCB had the option of retaining a maximum of four players in the Indian Premier League but chose to keep only one. They retained Virat Kohli, who to this day is the captain of the RCB, as well as the current captain of the Indian national team. Most notably in the IPL league is his rivalry with Steve Smith, captain of the Rajasthan Royals (RR). Often spoken about in cricket fraternities, these two batsmen display fierce competition. Both are aggressive, enthralling players with a hunger to score runs. Virat Kohli wins the rivalry on run totals, while Smith is the master of consistency. Another player worth noting is AB De Villiers of South Africa. He consistently played match-winning innings for RCB with destructive batting against bowlers and was especially prominent in the death overs.
The highest-paid cricketer in IPL history is Virat Kohli. RCB holds the record for the most centuries scored in IPL, and the most sixes hit by a team. Virat Kohli holds the record for the most runs in an IPL series with 973 runs in 2016. RCB holds the record for the most 200+ scores and partnerships in the IPL. Chris Gayle achieved the fastest century in IPL history with 175 runs off just 66 balls.
The IPL Rajasthan Royals sometimes referred to as the “Moneyball” team, are based in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Founded in 2008, they won the inaugural IPL league under the captaincy of Shane Warne. The team’s record run-scorer is Ajinkya Rahane with 2,705 runs, he played for RR in 2011 and captained the side in 2018.
Their leading wicket-taker was Shane Warne. He also leads with their highest score, highest batting average and most sixes. Other notable players of the Rajasthan Royals include Rahul Dravid, David Miller, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mayank Markane and Andrew Tye.
Steve Smith is the 2020 captain of the Rajasthan Royals. He is the former Australian cricket team captain, ranked as one of the top test batsmen in the world. His well-known rivalry and competition with current RCB captain Virat Kohli makes for exciting cricket when the two teams face off. Royal Challengers Bangalore are still, to this day, their favourite opponents to play.
RR is known as the “Moneyball” team due to their approach to recruiting players. Over the years, they have often bought new and inexperienced players, nurtured their talent and given them international exposure. A few “Moneyball” names to mention are the big hitter Yusuf Pathan and superstar Ravindra Jadeja.
The Rajasthan Royals along with the Chennai Super Kings were suspended from the IPL for two years by the Supreme Court of India, over a 2013 betting scandal. They could not play in IPL tournaments for 2016 and 2017 and returned to the game in 2018. They made a good comeback by reaching the playoffs that year but conceded to the Kolkata Knight Riders.
RR holds the record for the highest run chase in the league. They chased 215 against the Deccan Chargers in 2008, and to date, it remains the highest run chase.
The IPL 2021 in Chennai will be the 14th Twenty20 season played. The IPL auction is set to take place on the 18th of February, postponed from the 11th of February. The owner’s of the eight franchises won’t be subject to quarantine before the auction, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) states, but will have to produce Covid-19 negative test results.
The venue and dates for the 2021 IPL are yet to be announced by the BCCI. If the IPL is postponed due to the virus, it will return.
RCB released some big-name players for 2021, yet retained captain Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers. The RR has released Steve Smith, making Sanju Samson the new captain. They have also retained England pacer Jofra Archer, and youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal. Spectators around the globe are looking forward to the clash between the IPL 2021 RR vs RCB.
One of the most interesting matches that will be played in the 2021 IPL is the game between rivals Royal Rajasthan and Royal Challengers Bangalore. In their 2020 IPL clash, RR lost to RCB by eight wickets. With the new RR captain and clear strategy, management is hoping that the players will not only beat RCB but also lead them to the playoffs.
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