RCB vs KKR IPL today match prediction: RCB have punched above their weight in their first 2 games by beating 2 of the title contenders in MI and SRH in Chennai. Virat Kohli has managed his resources to perfection to date. The move to promote Shahbaz Ahmed to #3 and play him ahead of a genuine batter in Rajat Patidar shows that they value utility cricketers who can contribute in all the departments of the game.
KKR would be disheartened to lose out on 2 points against MI in their 2nd league game that was for the taking. They dominated the game for first 35 overs but succumbed to the bowling masterclass of Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult and Krunal Pandya in the last 5 overs to gift 2 points to MI.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
+ They have a good bowling attack for Chennai track and their bowlers are using the slow track by bowling a lot into the pitch.
+ Glenn Maxwell was majestic and the role he has been assigned to in RCB is the near perfect role for a freak like him.
– Devdutt Padikkal was tied down with some good bowling against SRH where bowlers didn’t give him any width and KKR would do the same.
– Virat Kohli not getting enough balls to bat in the powerplay is a concern.
Kolkata Knight Riders
+ Andre Russell at the death allows Eoin Morgan to use Pat Cummins as an enforcer which has worked very well so far.
+ Nitish Rana’s intent at the top of the order is making up for Shubman Gill’s slow starts.
– Shakib Al Hassan and Eoin Morgan’s form with the bat is hurting them big time.
– Prasidh Krishna’s lack of control with the ball is a worrying factor as well.
RCB playing 11 (Likely)
Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Washington Sundar, Dan Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
KKR playing 11 (Likely)
Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Shakib Al Hassan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Harbhajan Singh, Varun Chakravarthy
Form guide (Last 5 games)
Records at Chennai (T20 format)
RCB- 4 wins and 8 defeats in 12 games
KKR- 3 wins and 8 defeats in 11 games
KKR is the best side in terms of strategies in this season and they have come out with a clear plan in both the games and used right players at the right time to reap the rewards. Considering the struggles of RCB’s batsmen against spinners barring Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers, KKR will look to employ their 3 spinners in various phases of the game.
Glenn Maxwell is in very good form and KKR can look to attack him with high end pace. The likes of Pat Cummins and Prasidh Krishna would hold key against the in-form Glenn Maxwell.
Bet365- RCB- 1.72, KKR- 2.10
Betway- RCB- 1.72, KKR- 2.15
Today BLR vs KOL IPL match score: Anything around 160 to 170 should be a defendable total.
Today match pitch report: The wicket is expected to be a slow track for one more time.
Who won yesterday game
CSK won the game by 6 wickets.
Tomorrow IPL game
DC vs PBKS