| On Updated : Oct 12, 2020 4:00 PM IST

BLR vs KOL Dream11 Match Prediction FREE TEAMS Today IPL Match 12 October

BLR vs KOL Dream11 Prediction: Two teams from top half of the points table and with similar starts will go against each other at Sharjah today. The winner here will go on to consolidate their position even further for the play-offs. Both the teams are coming off from impressive victories in their weekend matches but KKR have some issues to sort out regarding their two star all-rounders in Andre Russell and Sunil Narine. We will preview BLR vs KOL Dream11 contest.

Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Chennai Super Kings in their last match at Dubai on Saturday. Batting first, Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal provided stability to the innings after the early loss of Aaron Finch. Virat Kohli was at his best as he paced his innings perfectly. He set up the base before launching himself towards the end. He scored an unbeaten 90 from 52 balls and received a good support from Shivam Dube in the death overs. RCB powered themselves to a total of 169 runs. In bowling, the return of Chris Morris boosted the whole bowling unit as they gave nothing away to CSK batsmen. Chris Morris picked up 3 wickets while Washington Sundar had two against his name. CSK were restricted to 132 runs and RCB won the match by 37 runs.

Kolkata Knight Riders had an unexpected win in their last match against Kings XI Punjab. Shubman Gill anchored the innings for them as they lost wickets regularly batting first. But the final push came from the bat of Dinesh Karthik as he slammed 58 from just 29 balls. He found the gaps perfectly and took KKR to 164 from their 20 overs. In bowling, they were hampered by the injury to Andre Russell while fielding. Bowlers failed to pick up a single wicket in first 14 overs as KXIP scored 115 runs. But Prasidh Krishna and Sunil Narine turned the match on its head in the death overs. Prasidh Krishna took 3 important scalps while Sunil Narine defended 14 overs in the last over. In the end, KKR registered two points from nowhere as they beat KXIP by only 2 runs.

In head-to-head comparisons, Kolkata Knight Riders are leading the way in the record against Royal Challengers Bangalore. KKR have won 15 matches while RCB have only managed to win 10 games from 25 matches played between them. In last 5 matches, KKR have been even more dominant with a 4-1 lead. KKR defended a total of 150 runs when both the teams met at Sharjah last time in 2014.

Pitch and Conditions

Sharjah has remained a high-scoring venue among three of this year’s IPL. Pitches here have offered very little to the bowlers and smaller boundary sizes have tilted the balance in favor of batsmen even more. However, we saw glimpses of pitch slowing down here as well in the last match. So, batting first would be the ideal option as spinners may come into play during the second innings of the match.

RCB vs KKR Dream11 Teams Match Details

Fixture name: Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 28, IPL 2020

Competition: IPL 2020

Date: 12th October 2020

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Stadium: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Points Table Standings

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Matches- 6, Win- 4, Loss- 2, Points- 8, Standing- 4th
Kolkata Knight Riders: Matches-6, Win-4, Loss- 2, Points- 8, Standing- 3rd

Head to Head (Last 5 games)

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 01, Kolkata Knight Riders: 04, NR: 00

Recent Form

Royal Challengers Bangalore: WLWWL
Kolkata Knight Riders: WWLWW

Last Match at the Venue

Delhi Capitals (184/8, 20 Overs) beat Rajasthan Royals (138, 19.4 Overs) by 46 runs, 9th October 2020.

BLR vs KOL Dream11 Team Prediction

Let’s take a look at the squad news and RCB Vs KKR Dream11 predictions for today’s encounter.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Team News

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore have found their best combination and there is no need to tinker with that now.
  • Aaron Finch started the season well but has struggled in last couple of matches. He will open with Devdutt Padikkal and both will need to see off the opening spell from Pat Cummins today.
  • Both Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are oozing with confidence while Washington Sundar and Shivam Dube are also hitting the ball well in limited opportunities they got.
  • Chris Morris will be a key player in both the departments of the game while Isuru Udana and Navdeep Saini complemented him perfectly in the last game. Yuzvendra Chahal is again having a very good season with his leg-spin.

RCB Playing 11 (Probable)

Aaron Finch
Devdutt Padikkal
Virat Kohli
AB de Villiers
Gurkeerat Singh
Shivam Dube
Washington Sundar
Chris Morris
Isuru Udana
Navdeep Saini
Yuzvendra Chahal

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Kolkata Knight Riders Team News

  • We may see a change to Kolkata Knight Riders’ playing XI due to the injury to Andre Russell.
  • Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi will open the proceedings for KKR with both having runs under their belts in recent innings. Nitish Rana is searching for his consistency this season so far.
  • Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik will be their middle order pillars while if Andre Russell doesn’t play, then Tom Banton may come in his place. Sunil Narine will be used as a floater according to the situation in middle overs.
  • Sunil Narine will have to bowl within his limitations as his action was reported once again in the last match. Pat Cummins needs to find breakthroughs early in the innings for his team. Prasidh Krishna and Varun Chakravarthy will feature in the XI but Shivam Mavi can replace Kamlesh Nagarkoti in our BLR vs KOL Dream11 prediction.

KKR Playing 11 (Probable)

Rahul Tripathi
Shubman Gill
Tom Banton
Nitish Rana
Sunil Narine
Eoin Morgan
Dinesh Karthik
Pat Cummins
Prasidh Krishna
Varun Chakravarthy
Shivam Mavi

BLR vs KOL Dream 11 Prediction Today Cricket Match

WK: Dinesh Karthik, AB de Villiers
Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan
All-rounders: Washington Sundar, Chris Morris
Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Isuru Udana, Pat Cummins

Captain Picks

For Small Leagues

  • Virat Kohli will be in high demand for today’s match. He is coming off from a brilliant innings against Chennai Super Kings in the last match. He has looked at his usual best after a quiet start to the season. His last 3 scores are: 90*, 43, 72*.
  • Chris Morris is a genuine contender for the captaincy from now on. He offers value in both segments. He bowls at the death, which can provide a good opportunity for him to pick up wickets when batsmen are in search of some quick runs. He will also be used as a finisher with the bat at some point in the season.
  • Shubman Gill is a good option from KKR lineup for today’s match. He already has a couple of scores against his name this season. Sharjah will suit his style of shot-making with ball coming on to the bat. With him opening the innings, he would be having the maximum game time compared to other options.

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For Grand Leagues

  • AB de Villiers is a great grand league option at Sharjah. Although he was dismissed on a duck in the last match but he is in great form through the course of this season. He will be licking his lips looking at the Sharjah pitch today and if he gets set before the death overs, watch out everyone!
  • Dinesh Karthik used himself in a position perfectly suited to him in the last match. If he continues to do that, he will have good returns with the bat. He offers an immense value as a finisher in T20 cricket than any other position.
  • Eoin Morgan may enjoy himself at Sharjah due to the short boundaries in cow-corner region. He almost took KKR to an impossible win against DC when they played at Sharjah last time. His match-up against Yuzvendra Chahal will be an important one today.

Who will win BLR vs KOL Today Match Prediction?

As per our RCB vs KKR Today Match Prediction, Royal Challengers Bangalore are primed to win against Kolkata Knight Riders. Both teams are in-form and are having enough match-winners in their ranks. That should make up for an interesting contest between these two sides. Different concerns over Andre Russell and Sunil Narine will make RCB slight favourites for this clash.

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