| Rajasthan Royals
||vs|| Royal Challengers Bangalore
ScheduleSaturday, 26 April 2014 at 10:30 GMT / 11:30 UK / 16:00 IST
VenueSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Royal Challengers Bangalore tasted their first defeat of the tournament in their 3rd game against KKR while Rajasthan Royals won just one out of three played. The latter grabbed their opener vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad but were beaten by Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings. RCB took off nicely by crushing Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians but lost vs. Kolkata Knight Ridres by two mere runs. The next game will be an important one for both teams and they will fight hard for their supremacy.
Shane Watson is required to lead from the front for RR while Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson and Steven Smith should become more aggressive to win the future games. Rajat Bhatia is their leading wicket taker and the experienced Tim Southee along with Dhawal Kulkarni will be their economical bowlers.
The skipper Virat Kohli has yet to shine for RCB in the tournament whereas Parthiv Patel, Yuvraj Singh and Yogesh Takawale are batting well. Varun Aaron, Mitchell Starc and Albie Morkel form their bowling strength.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 @ 10:30 GMT, 14:30 local at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
A sunny day with temperatures around 26-36ᵒC
The winner will opt to field
The surface will be perfect for batting
Rajasthan Royals – Shane Watson (C), Abhishek Nayar, Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Stuart Binny, Steven Smith, James Faulkner, Rajat Bhatia, Tim Southee, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pravin Tambe.
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Virat Kohli (C), Yogesh Takawale, Parthiv Patel, Yuvraj Singh, AB de Villiers, Albie Morkel, AB Dinda, Mitchell Starc, Yuzvendra Chachal, Varun Aaron, Muttiah Muralitharan.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will come back in the event by winning the game