AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers will be the key player for RCB against Rajasthan Royals Getty

Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Rajasthan Royals in the Eliminator of the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, on 20 May.

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The match starts at 3.30pm BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Click here for the live streaming link.


RCB and Rajasthan Royals are facing each other after finishing third and fourth respectively in the group stages. Virat Kohli's side were on course to finish second in the table, but rain played spoilsport in their last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The match was abandoned and a point was shared between the two teams, which allowed Mumbai Indians to move to the second spot. They will face league leaders Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1 on 19 May.

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Shane Watson Getty

Meanwhile, Steven Smith's side qualified for the later stage of this year's IPL after defeating Kolkata Knight Riders in the final group stage fixture on 16 May. That win helped the Royals to finish in the top four.

A defeat for either of the sides on Wednesday will end their hopes of winning the 2015 IPL. On the other hand, a victory will see them face the losing side of Qualifier 1 on 22 May in the second qualifier.


Royal Challengers Bangalore to win

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore to win: 8/13
  • Rajasthan Royals to win: 5/4

Team News

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Possible XI: Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli (C), Mandeep Singh, AB de Villiers, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Sarfaraz Khan, David Wiese, Mitchell Marsh, Harshal Patel, Varun Aaron, Yuzvendra Chahal

Rajasthan Royals

Possible XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Shane Watson, Steven Smith (C), Sanju Samson (WK), James Faulkner, Karun Nair, Chris Morris, Deepak Hooda, Stuart Binny, Dhawal Kulkarni, Brainder Sran