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.
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.
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
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
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 01, Kolkata Knight Riders: 04, NR: 00
Royal Challengers Bangalore: WLWWL
Kolkata Knight Riders: WWLWW
Delhi Capitals (184/8, 20 Overs) beat Rajasthan Royals (138, 19.4 Overs) by 46 runs, 9th October 2020.
Let’s take a look at the squad news and RCB Vs KKR Dream11 predictions for today’s encounter.
AB de Villiers
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
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.