Match 21, RCB Vs Warriors, 17 April

Scoreboard: http://www.espncricinfo.com/indian-premier-league-2012/engine/match/548327.html

Results: RCB Won

Favorite team: Royal Challenger Banglore with 65p

Pre-match review: 

This fixture propels me to ask this: Who was no-hoper at the start of this season and who's no-hoper now? This is the question which will trouble that lavish guy from down south who has an aviation company, successful brewery and an IPL team in his pocket.

If we talk about form, then yes. Challengers have little to challenge and warriors have every reason to wage war on any adversary. But if we see the players both teams have, anyone will be a bit afraid to bet against Challengers. Moreover, Warriors are a bit sluggish in their batting approach and they hardly put 140+ on the scoreboard. Also, they have a growing concern in the form of the doubtful bowling action of Marlon Samuels and the out of form Ganguly. Things will be different if Challengers bat first and put a formidable total. The change in typical Chinnaswamy pitch in the second inning will add to the woes of Warriors.

All and all, this will be a contest to watch out for. Though Challengers are suffering from many issues, lack of fifth bowler to highlight, I'll still go with them due to sheer talent they have in the store. Whichever way match goes, it will be worth the time if Warriors show fighting spirit which I am sure they have in abundance.

Final word from editor: ...Though Challengers are suffering from many issues, lack of fifth bowler to highlight, I'll still go with them due to sheer talent they have in the store.

RESULT Who will win RCB Vs Warriors? 17 April

  • Pune Warriors
    38%
  • Royal Challenger Banglore
    62%

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