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April 5, 2019
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KKR vs RCB DREAM11 GRAND LEAGUE TEAM | Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2019

By Dheeraj Singh

KKR vs RCB 17th Match DREAM11 GRAND LEAGUE TEAM | KKR vs RCB | Indian Premier League 2019

Bangalore, April 05, Friday at 08:00 PM IST

The seventeenth fixture of Vivo IPL 2019 will witness Royal Challengers Bangalore hosting the two times title winners Kolkata Knight Riders at M Chinnaswamy Stadium tomorrow night. Placed at the bottom, RCB is still searching their maiden win of the tournament while the upbeat KKR will be looking to carry their good run. Placed fourth, Knight Riders are soaring high on confidence, courtesy Andre Russell’s muscle power and it will be a tough challenge for Yuzvendra Chahal and company to keep a check on his power-hitting abilities. The match will begin at  08:00 AM IST.

Bangalore’s outing in this season has been disappointing in all three departments – batting, balling and fielding. They have dropped plenty of catches in each game and have missed out a couple of run out chances too. With the bat, only Parthiv Patel and AB de Villiers have scored runs for the side. In bowling, only Yuzvendra Chahal has been an economic wicket taking bowler for the side while the rest of the bowlers have conceded way too many runs and have not been among the wickets too.

As per the skipper Kohli, the right balance is still missing out from the team and a couple of changes are certain in tomorrow’s game.

On the opposite, Kolkata Knight Riders are comfortably sitting at fourth spot with two wins and one defeat in three encounters. They started their campaign with two consecutive home wins against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab and the 3 runs defeat against Delhi Capitals in the Super Over in the last encounter wouldn’t have bothered the franchise much. With the in-form Nitish Rana, R Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell in the ranks, KKR will be high on confidence and would be looking to return to winnings ways.

Head to head

Total – 23

RCB- 09

KKR – 14

Pitch report & Venue Stats:

The short boundaries make M Chinnaswamy a perfect venue for run-fest. Over the past few years, the wicket turned a bit slower but the previous game between RCB and MI reflected the typical M. Chinnaswamy turf with the scoring reaching 180+ in both the innings. The average first innings score at this venue is 169 so expect another high-scoring encounter tomorrow.

Matches won batting first – 30

Matches won bowling first – 40

Average 1st Inns scores – 169

Average 2nd Inns scores – 149

Highest total recorded – 263/5 (20 Ov) by RCB vs PWI

Lowest total recorded – 82/10 (15.1 Ov) by KKR vs RCB

Highest score chased – 207/5 (19.4 Ov) by CSK vs RCB

Lowest score defended – 106/2 (8 Ov) by RCB vs CSK

Head to head at M Chinnaswamy

Total – 10

Kolkata Knight Riders – 06

Royal Challengers Bangalore – 04

Read more: RCB vs KKR Small League Teams

KKR vs RCB Team News:

  • A couple of changes are expected in RCB
  • Shimron Hetmyer, Moeen Ali and Navdeep Saini are doubtful
  • T Southee and Nathan Coulter Nile are in contention
  • For KKR, Sunil Narine is expected to return after missing out the last game
  • Nikhil Naik might miss out tomorrow

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KKR vs RCB Playing11(Probable):

Royal Challengers Banglore:

Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli (c), Marcus Stoinis, Akshdeep Nath (wk), AB de Villiers, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj

Doubt: Moeen Ali, Shimron Hetmyer, Navdeep Saini

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson

This KKR vs RCB Dream11 prediction is high-risk but you may reap rewards if some assumptions come off. We advise you not to use these teams in small league contests.

Toss Update:

  • KKR wins the toss and will bowl first
  • Just one change for KKR – Sunil Narine comes in for Nikhil Naik
  • Two changes in RCB – Tim Southee and Pawan Negi comes in for Shimron Hetmyer and Tim Southee

KKR VS RCB DREAM11 GRAND LEAGUE TEAMS

Team 1 and 2: As per the stats

Kolkata Knight Riders have an upper hand over RCB in head to head battles. Also, at M Chinnaswamy, KKR has won more games than the hosts. And, with the current run of both the sides, KKR will be the first favourites to win the contest.

In the last ten matches, KKR has won seven of it, winning all last four matches.

The last time  RCB defeated KKR was in 2016 IPL at Eden Gardens.

Team 3, 4, 5 & 6: Pick the less chosen

In wicketkeeper,  73% of people have picked Parthiv Patel while only 24% of teams have picked Dinesh Karthik

V Kohli, Ab de Villiers, Nitish Rana and R Uthappa are the most picked batters

In all-rounders, 90% people have picked Andre Russell in their teams

In bowling, Y Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav are the most picked.

THIS KKR VS RCB DREAM11 PREDICTION IS HIGH-RISK BUT YOU MAY REAP REWARDS IF SOME ASSUMPTIONS COME OFF. WE ADVISE YOU NOT TO USE THESE TEAMS IN SMALL LEAGUE CONTESTS.

Dheeraj Singh

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