KKR vs RCB
Aiming resurgence, the sixth-placed Kolkata Knight Riders host Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Eden Gardens. The last time both the teams met, Andre Russell showed his muscle power to take Kolkata home. He smashed seven sixes and a four in 13 balls to score 48* as he helped his team snatch a victory from the claws of defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore. For RCB, AB de Villiers hit 63 off 32 runs to help his team post a total of 205 at a loss of 3 wickets but Andre Russell denied them a victory that almost seemed theirs.
This time around when both the teams meet, while the Kolkata Knight Riders would aim to complete a double over, RCB would aim to prevent them from doing that.
Will Russell come to the party again?
The big Dre Russ was tamed by CSK leggie Imran Tahir in the last match where he could only score 10 runs off four balls before giving his catch to Dhruv Shorey at long on. Kohli and his men would also aim to take a lesson or two from Dhoni which could help them control the beast before he devastates the aims of Bangalore who are looking for registering their win in the tournament.
Better late than never for RCB
Although the Royal Challengers Bangalore are going from a torrid patch this season, they would aim to make something out of this dead rubber. Royal Challengers Bangalore are returning off a loss against Mumbai Indians where despite Moeen Ali’s half-century and ABD’s 75 off 51 balls, RCB ended up on the losing side. However, this time the team would aim to capitalize on the moments to make a victory out of it.
bet365: Royal Challengers Bangalore – 6/5, Kolkata Knight Riders – 4/6
Skybet: Royal Challengers Bangalore– 11/10, Kolkata Knight Riders– 8/11
Betfair: Royal Challengers Bangalore – 4/6, Kolkata Knight Riders – 5/4
The books are predicting Kolkata Knight Riders win
Top Kolkata Knight Riders Batsmen- Andre Russell, Chris Lynn
Top Kolkata Knight Riders Bowlers – Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav
Top Royal Challengers Bangalore Batsmen– AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli
Top Royal Challengers Bangalore Bowlers– Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini
KKR vs RCB Predicted Lineups
Kolkata Knight Riders
Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Shubhman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Rahul Chahar, Jason Behrendorff, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah