Jaipur:Rajasthan Royals and Bangalore Royal Challengers fight a do-or-die battle in their IPL match here on Tuesday and home side captain Shane Warne predicts whoever absorb pressure better would emerge winners.
"Royals Challengers Bangalore are better side than us on papers but we are looking forward to show character and fire tomorrow. They are in a must win situation and if we lose we would also be thrown out the semifinal race," Warne said ahead of Tuesday's crucial match the loser of which will virtually end their semifinal hopes.
"We had played them at Bangalore where we were beaten but things are different now. They are a strong team and it would be a pressure and high intensity game. Whoever takes the pressure well would win. The dew would also come into picture. We hope to bat first, score a big total and put pressure on them," he said.
"After their shock defeat in the previous match against Deccan Chargers they (RCB) would be eager to bounce back and hopefully we can take advantage out of this and can put pressure on them," he added.
Warne denied that he was low on morale after his side's defeat in the previous match against Mumbai Indians.
"I am not at all depressed. I had a bowling stint at the nets but I am excited before the match," he said.
"We did not play up to the expectations against Mumbai. But Mumbai are a cut above the rest and they have made it to the semifinals. Among the rest six teams it is keenly fought race," said the Australian.
Asked about a potential duel between himself and Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Anil Kumble tomorrow, Warne said, "He is a fighter, great bowler and fierce competitor. He would be a tough proposition tomorrow."
Warne said as players they want to play in Jaipur in the next IPL.
"Many things are not in our hands. I can just say that as players we want to play here because we have lost just one game here. But there are many things which have to be sorted among the officials otherwise it might be our last game here," he said.
Pacer Siddharth Trivedi, who accompanied Warne, said he was happy to be a regular member of the team.
"I had said earlier that if get a chance I would make full use of it. I am happy that I have enjoyed the support and confidence of skipper Warne and team members," he said.
"I am looking forward to perform better so I am able to get more 'jadu ki jhappis' like in the match against Deccan Chargers," he added.