RCB have been disappointing so far. They have been beaten in three straight games. Last match, Gayle did not play against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). And RCB lost by 27 runs.
For RR, their five-match winning streak was halted by Kings XI Punjab (KXI) in a thrilling Super Over contest. Barring this blemish, they have been top-class. The Shane Watson-led side starts favourites. (Real reason for Gayle's omission)
Here is your guide to today's Match 22 in IPL 2015 (PHOTOS)
Who are playing?
- Rajasthan Royals Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Where, when and time?
- Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad
- April 24 (Friday)
- 8 PM IST
Where to watch in India?
- Sony MAX (Hindi commentary)
- Sony SIX (English)
- Sony AATH (Bengali)
- Sony KIX (Tamil, Telugu)
- List of broadcasters for other countries is here
- RR - Ajinkya Rahane (Orange Cap holder), Shane Watson, Steve Smith, James Faulkner, Pravin Tambe
- RCB - Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Mitchell Starc
- RR - 7; RCB - 6
Current positions in Points Table
- RR - No. 1 (5 wins, 1 loss)
- RCB - No. 7 (1 win, 3 losses)
Rajasthan Royals: Shane Watson (captain), Stuart Binny, James Faulkner, Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Steve Smith, Rajat Bhatia, Tim Southee, Dhawal Kulkarni, Abhishek Nayar, Kane Richardson, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Deepak Hooda, Dishant Yagnik, Vikramjeet Malik, Ankit Sharma, Rahul Tewatia, Pravin Tambe, Chris Morris, Dinesh Salunkhe, Juan Theron, Pradeep Sahu, Barinder Saran, Sagar Trivedi.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Mitchell Starc, Nic Maddinson, Varun Aaron, Ashok Dinda, Harshal Patel, Vijay Zol, Abu Nechim, Sandeep Warrier, Yogesh Takawale, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rilee Rossouw, Iqbal Abdulla, Manvinder Bisla, Mandeep Singh, Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Subramaniam Badrinath, Darren Sammy, Sean Abbott, David Wiese, Sarfaraz Khan, Jalaj Saxena, Shishir Bhavane, Sreenath Aravind.