When: 29th April 2018 | 08:00 PM Local
Where: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
The second match of Sunday’s doubleheader is scheduled between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders. Both the teams are coming after losing their last encounter. The hosts lost their last encounter against CSK even after scoring 200+ runs, credits worst bowling attack while the visitors’ batting order fell like a pack of cards in front of a 200+ target set by Delhi Daredevils.
Moreover, it is a game of opposites. RCB has a strong batting line-up but worst bowling attack while KKR has an average batting line-up but commendable spin attack. So, it’s going to be a roller coaster ride with ample big hits and wicket falls.
So, let’s move forward to playing 11 and betting odds.
Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Colin de Grandhomme, Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, Quinton de Kock (wk), Corey Anderson, Kulwant Khejroliya, Mandeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Chris Woakes, Brendon McCullum, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Siraj, Manan Vohra, Tim Southee, Sarfaraz Khan
Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Andre Russell, Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Tom Curran, Ishank Jaggi, Mitchell Johnson, Shivam Mavi, Chris Lynn, Rinku Singh, Piyush Chawla, Javon Searles, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Cameron Delport
A couple of changes are expected in RCB, especially bowling. KKR might remain the same. Here’s the probable playing 11 –
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
Now, let’s have a look at the betting odds.
The betting odds for Royal Challengers Bangalore are 4/6. This means you will get a return of 166.66 if you place a 100 INR bet on Royal Challengers Bangalore.
In terms of Kolkata Knight Riders, the betting odds have turned to 6/5, i.e, on placing a 100 INR bet on KKR you will get 220.00.
The toss winning odds remains the same for both the sides. If you place a 100 INR bet on Royal Challengers Bangalore you will get a return of 190.90.
So, as per Bet365 RCB vs KKR who will win betting odds, Royal Challengers Bangalore are the favorite.
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In their first encounter of the season, KKR clinched an easy four wickets win, courtesy Sunil Narine’s 19 balls 50. Since then, Royal Challengers Bangalore has won just 2 out of their 6 games while KKR has won 3 out of 7 games.
If we consider the head to head encounters, then KKR certainly has an edge over the hosts. In their last five encounters, KOL has won 4 while RCB has managed just 1 win. However seeing the current form of AB de Villiers, nothing concrete can be said as of now. The only thing which is not in the favor of RCB is their poor bowling attack and a couple of changes can make it a perfect match winner.
According to our BLR vs KOL today match prediction, hosts will be favorite.