With AB de Villiers in form, Royal Challengers Bangalore would be looking to bounce back when they will host Kolkata Knight Riders at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Sunday’s doubleheader. The match will start at 08:00 PM Local.
Both the teams have lost their last encounter and would be looking for a win to strengthen their position. Kolkata Knight Riders have won 3 games out of 7 and are placed at the 4th position while RCB is lingering with just 2 wins 6 games so far. This is a must-win game for RCB if they wish to make it to the playoffs.
So, let’s move forwards to RCB vs KKR team news and RCB vs KKR dream11 prediction.
RCB- W, L, L, W, L
KKR- L, W, W, L, L
Bangalore would like to make a few changes to their bowling attack. The way their bowlers failed to defend 200+ runs target, management will certainly make one or two replacements. Corey Anderson and Pawan Negi are the most subtle options.
Kolkata Knight Riders might not tinker their combination. It was a bad outing for the team and management might give another chance to the combinations.
RCB Risky players: Corey Anderson, Colin de Grandhome, and Pawan Negi
Moen Ali, Tim Southee, and K Khejroliya are expected to get a chance
KKR Risky players: Mitchell Johnson and Shivam Mavi
Tom Curran and one among Vinay Kumar and P Krishna can get a chance
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Virat Kohli (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Corey Anderson, Colin de Grandhomme, Kulwant Khejroliya, Mohammed Siraj, AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Chris Woakes, Pawan Negi, Brendon McCullum, Manan Vohra, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Parthiv Patel, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, Tim Southee, Sarfaraz Khan
Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Tom Curran, Ishank Jaggi, Mitchell Johnson, Cameron Delport, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Rinku Singh, Piyush Chawla, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Javon Searles, Shubman Gill
A couple of changes are expected in RCB. KKR might remain same despite a big loss against DD. The probable RCB vs KKR playing 11 is listed below.
Virat Kohli (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Corey Anderson/Moen Ali, Pawan Negi/Kulwant Khejroliya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav
Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Mitchell Johnson, Piyush Chawla, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav
In Bangalore, Virat Kohli, Q de Kock, and Ab de Villiers are the top run scorers. Mandeep Singh down the order has also looked promising so far. He can also hit biggies in the moment of need. Moreover, Q de Kock, Virat Kohli, and AB de Villiers are the only biggies for RCB.
In bowling, they need a few replacements. Umesh Yadav and Y Chahal are the only wicket-taking economical bowlers for RCB.
In Kolkata, Robin Uthappa, Nitesh Rana, D Karthik and Andre Russell are the key batters. All the eyes will be on them for setting a target. Shubhman Gill also played a good knock in the last match.
In bowling, Shivam Mavi, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav will be crucial.
Bangalore failed to defend a 200+ target against CSK, credits poor bowling show. Kolkata Knight Riders succumbed while chasing a big total of 200+, credits poor batting show. Both the teams lacked in some or the other thing and lost their games. However, if we consider the head to head records, KKR is slightly above than RCB. KKR has 12 wins in a total of 21 encounters and has also beaten RCB in last three games.
In their first encounter of this season, KKR won by 3 wickets at Eden Gardens. So, RCB would be looking for a revenge at M Chinnaswamy. And, with AB de Villiers in form, the results can be in favor of the hosts.
As per our BLR vs KOL dream 11 predictions, Royal Challengers Bangalore will be favorite.
In wicket-keeper, Both D Karthik and Q de Kock are a good choice.
In batting, V Kohli, AB de Villiers, Nitesh Rana and R Uthappa will be a safe bet.
In all-rounders, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine will be perfect.
In bowling, Umesh Yadav, Y Chahal, Shivam Mavi and Kuldeep Yadav will be crucial.
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