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.
Total – 23
KKR – 14
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
Total – 10
Kolkata Knight Riders – 06
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 04
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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.
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.
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.