Royal Challengers Bangalore are one of the most consistent teams in the history of the Indian Premier League. They are known for their reputation for qualifying for the playoffs, more often than not. RCB have qualified for the playoffs on eight occasions, which is indeed worth applauding. Besides that, they are the only team to make it to the playoffs in the last three seasons.
This literally goes to show that they have been consistent in the last three seasons. However, they lacked the cutting-edge and the final end product to go for the title. In fact, they have made it to the finals on three occasions – IPL 2009, 2011 and 2016 seasons respectively. Unfortunately, they disappointingly lost all three crucial finals.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals announced themselves as a phenomenal force in the IPL in the inaugural edition. They made it all the way to the finals of the competition and got the better of Chennai Super Kings in the intriguing climax. However, since then, they have had a string of failures in the upcoming seasons and remained inconsistent too.
Under the captaincy of Sanju Samson, Rajasthan Royals operated smoothly as a team in the IPL 2022 season. Rajasthan Royals went on to book their berth for the final for the second time. As it turned out, Rajasthan Royals surrendered at the hands of Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2022 final.
RCB vs RR: Head-to-Head Stats
|Played||Won by RCB||Won by RR||Tie||No Result|
The cricket fraternity has witnessed intriguing battles between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals since the inception of the IPL. Both teams fancied their chances in terms of dominating the other in the tournament. Royal Challengers Bangalore are slightly ahead in terms of the head-to-head record over Rajasthan Royals.
Out of the 28 meetings in the IPL, RCB have won 13 games whereas RR have won 12 games and the other three games ended in the form of no result. Three seasons before, Rajasthan Royals had the upper hand over RCB in terms of overall head-to-head. However, there was a quick power shift towards RCB as they won five straight encounters. Rajasthan Royals won the last two meetings over RCB.
RCB vs RR: All-Season Stats
|27-May-2022||Rajasthan Royals||7 Wickets||Ahmedabad|
|26-Apr-2022||Rajasthan Royals||29 Runs||Pune|
|5-Apr-2022||Royal Challengers Bangalore||4 Wickets||Mumbai|
|29-Sept-2021||Royal Challengers Bangalore||7 Wickets||Dubai|
|22-Apr-2021||Royal Challengers Bangalore||10 Wickets||Mumbai|
|17-Oct-2020||Royal Challengers Bangalore||7 Wickets||Dubai|
|3-Oct-2020||Royal Challengers Bangalore||8 Wickets||Abu Dhabi|
|2-Apr-2019||Rajasthan Royals||7 Wickets||Jaipur|
|19-May-2018||Rajasthan Royals||30 Runs||Jaipur|
|15-Apr-2018||Rajasthan Royals||18 Runs||Bengaluru|
|19-May-2015||Royal Challengers Bangalore||71 Runs||Pune|
|23-Apr-2015||Royal Challengers Bangalore||9 Wickets||Ahmedabad|
|10-May-2014||Rajasthan Royals||5 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|25-Apr-2014||Rajasthan Royals||6 Wickets||Abu Dhabi|
|28-Apr-2013||Rajasthan Royals||4 Wickets||Jaipur|
|19-Apr-2013||Royal Challengers Bangalore||7 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|22-Apr-2012||Royal Challengers Bangalore||46 Runs||Jaipur|
|14-Apr-2012||Rajasthan Royals||59 Runs||Bengaluru|
|10-May-2011||Royal Challengers Bangalore||9 Wickets||Jaipur|
|13-Apr-2010||Royal Challengers Bangalore||5 Wickets||Jaipur|
|17-Mar-2010||Royal Challengers Bangalore||10 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|6-May-2009||Rajasthan Royals||7 Wickets||Centurion|
|17-Apr-2009||Royal Challengers Bangalore||75 Runs||Cape Town|
|16-May-2008||Rajasthan Royals||65 Runs||Jaipur|
|25-Apr-2008||Rajasthan Royals||7 Wickets||Bengaluru|