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KKR vs RCB Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Cricket Betting Tips for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2020 Match 28

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Indian Premier League 2020, Match 28

Date & Time: 12 October, 2020 at 7:30 PM IST

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE

KKR vs RCB Prediction

Get ready for the Monday madness. Two teams that possess the most explosive batting lineups will be facing off against each other in the small Sharjah ground on Monday. Both teams are currently on a roll and are well placed on the points table. RCB defeated the mighty CSK in their last encounter, whereas KKR robbed of a victory against KXIP in the last match. Considering the lineups of the teams and taking into account the ground dimensions the match promises to be a thrilling one.

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Strength

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

  • They have a strong batting line-up on paper.
  • Presence of genuine match-winners like Kohli, Chahal, ABD, and Finch who can single-handedly win matches for their team.
  • Strong spin attack. The duo of Washington Sundar and Yuzi Chahal seems to work well.
  • The addition of Chris Morris has strengthened RCB's fast bowling unit.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Strong batting line-up. All of their batsmen are match-winners in their own right. Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, and Eoin Morgan are in fine touch.
  • From a world champion bowler in Pat Cummins to mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy, KKR has a lot of varied bowling options to choose from. Adding Andre Russell, they have 6 genuine bowling options in their bowling armoury.
  • Two of their batsmen in the top 6 can provide 6-8 overs together with the ball. This provides a much-needed balance and stability to a T20 team.
  • With Tripathi opening with Gill, they have resolved their opening conundrum.

Weakness

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

  • Baring the last match, the RCB bowlers had been pretty ordinary at the death. They would need Isuru Udana and Saini to improve their numbers at the death to survive in Sharjah.
  • The form of opener Aaron Finch is a huge worry.
  • RCB has a weak lower middle order.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Expect for the last match, KKR had been playing a fluid batting order, with no stability whatsoever. It hasn’t worked well for them.
  • Andre Russell is the death bowler of KKR, he suffered an injury in the last match. If he is not fit, then that department is an area of concern.
  • Sunil Narine has been reported for his bowling action. This may prevent him from bowling all those varieties of bowling options that he has and may be forced to stick with normal off-break.

KKR vs RCB: Who will win?

Photo: BCCI

Win Prediction

  • KKR- 45%
  • RCB- 55%

Betting odds

Bet365: RCB- 1.80, KKR- 2.00
Betway: RCB- 1.66, KKR- 2.10

Royal Challengers Bangalore to win this match

Unlike their usual self, RCB has a good enough bowling attack. With Morris added to the line-up, they have solved their problems at the death. Whereas the injury concerns regarding Russell and the suspected bowling action of Narine are expected to create a negative impact on the KKR bowling. So RCB is winning this one as per today match prediction.

So if you are in for online IPL betting, place your money on RCB

Head to Head (overall)

  • Matches Played- 25
  • RCB – 10
  • KKR- 15

Head to Head (UAE)

  • Matches Played- 1
  • RCB – 0
  • KKR- 1

KKR VS RCB MATCH PREDICTION

Photo: Kolkata Knight Riders

By the look of the things, this match between RCB and KKR to be held in Sharjah have all that it takes to rewrite some of the batting records of the IPL 2020. Both teams have an explosive batting unit. Nonetheless, both of them possess a good enough bowling attack as well. RCB is expected to field the same eleven that defeated the mighty CSK. Whereas for KKR, there are some areas of concern. Their star all-rounder and one of their top player Andre Russell suffered an injury to the knee in the last match. Even though he came back to the field in the last overs, the chances of management resting him for this match, considering the duration of the tournament cannot be ruled out. Also his West Indian counterpart Sunil Narine was reported for suspicious bowling action. Even though he is permitted to bowl again, there are chances of the management resting him to shift the focus of umpires away from him for few matches. In that case, either two of Chris Green, Tom Banton, and Lockie Ferguson may replace them in the eleven. Other than that, Kamlesh Nagarkot who was at the receiving end in the last match may make way for Shivam Mavi.

RCB Playing XI: Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Chris Morris, Navdeep Saini, Isuru Udana, Yuzvendra Chahal

KKR Playing XI: Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Tom Banton/Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Chris Green/Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna

Expert free tip for fantasy cricket and IPL betting tips

Photo: BCCI
  1. Even in the small Sharjah ground Washington Sundar and Yuzi Chahal are expected to make life difficult for KKR batsmen. Pick them in your fantasy teams.
  2. Virat Kohli has got back to his best form. He should be your captain or vice-captain choice.
  3. Shubman Gill is in fine form. Considering the batting-friendly conditions of the Sharjah ground, he is expected to come good.
  4. The chances of Tom Banton making his IPL debut today are quite high. If that’s the case, pick him in your teams blindly. He is an X-factor player.

RCB vs KKR Toss Prediction and Pitch Report

The Sharjah cricket ground needs no detailed explanation. It is as flat as a flat road. In one word, it’s a batsman’s paradise. Anything below 180 cannot be considered as a good score in Sharjah. Considering the stats of the previous matches, it is better to bat fist in this wicket.

If Royal Challengers Bangalore bat first: 180-190

If Kolkata Knight Riders bat first: 190-200

RCB vs KKR cricket betting tips

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Players who are expected to perform well as per Dream11 Prediction.

Top Batsman

RCB- Virat Kohli

King Kohli is back in form. His last innings against CSK was a testament of his never-dying spirit. With smaller boundaries in place, expect a complete King Kohli show in Sharjah.

KKR- Shubman Gill

Gill is a classical stroke maker who has all the shots in his book. Expect him to continue his good run and score big in Sharjah.

Other Prominent options: AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Tom Banton (if he plays)

Top Bowler

KKR- Varun Chakravarthi

This is quite an unusual pick, but this man had been doing full justice to the job at his hand. But with Narine doubtful, he should be the man in charge to restrict the flow of runs in the middle over and to take crucial wickets at regular intervals, he should be your wild-card choice for fantasy tournaments.

RCB- Yuzvendra Chahal

The best bowler RCB has ever had. With Sharjah conditions bringing back memories of the small Chinnaswamy ground, he is expected to be Kohli’s main weapon. As for IPL betting tips, bet on him to take the maximum wickets.

Other Prominent options: Pat Cummins, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar

Most Sixes

RCB- Virat Kohli

KKR- Eoin Morgan/ Tom Banton( if he plays)

Player of the Match

Virat Kohli

Considering his current form and the conditions at stake, the chances of seeing a Kohli masterclass in Sharjah are quite high. If that’s the case then there should be no second choice for the ‘Player of the Match’ category.

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Midhun M Menon @Mid_On_

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