RCB is using their home advantage in a very serious way. They brought back their victory lane in the last game against the mighty RR at Bengaluru. This victory has set a rhythm for RCB to climb up in the points table. Interestingly their next game is also played at their home venue against KKR which has lost their shine by losing five out of seven games they have played so far. So, this clash is equally important for both teams to set up this tournament.
Head to Head
Matches played: 31
RCB Won: 14
KKR Won: 17
Time: 7.30 PM IST
Venue: Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
The Chinnaswamy stadium is heaven for batters – a flat wicket. Of course, it is known for high scoring games.
What to Expect?
RCB is getting staunch with their super three batters Kohli, Maxi and Faf in every game. But the chance of them getting out in this game is high as Chakravarthy and Narine will definitely be great obstacles for them. KKR slightly feels the edge over RCB with their bowling attack.
Probable Playing XIs
RCB Possible XII:
Faf du Plessis(C), Virat Kohli, Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wayne Parnell, Dinesh Karthik(wk), Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Vijaykumar Vyshak,Suyash Prabhudessai
KKR Possible XII:
Jason Roy, Narayan Jagadeesan, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana(C), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, David Wiese, Suyash Sharma
Fantasy Picks for the RCB vs RR Match
Maxwell is a great batter of spin, which is the strength of KKR. With the kind of form Maxwell is possessing, this is going to be a tough one to handle for KKR bowlers.
Vice Captain : Faf
Faf’s form is getting unbelievable as every match oasses by. His strike rate speaks a lot of his comfortability on the pitch, especially at Chinnaswamy stadium.
Batsmen : V Kohli, Faf, Rana, V Iyer, Rinku
All three KKR batters will enjoy batting at this flat wicket. Since RCB possesses only Maxwell as an off spinner, these three left handers will find it easy to make runs.
V. Kohli’s dismissals are simply becoming unfortunate. Other than that when he gets past the powerplay overs, he is able to get fifties. Still in good touch. Don’t miss him.
It is time for DK to step up for Bangalore. As the tournament is progressing RCB definitely requires a fourth batter to contribute. Let’s hope the experienced player brings out his A-Game.
All rounders : Maxwell, Ashwin, Hasaranga
Russell will surely enjoy playing here. Except Hasaranga , Russell will not feel difficult to face other bowlers. With his experience in this format of the game, he will target the right bowlers in this game.
Hasaranga still remains the most trustable bowler of RCB. His change in variations is the key for that.
Bowlers : Siraj, Chakravarthy
Siraj is able to produce breakthroughs whenever RCB need the big wicket. And also, Whenever he gets a wicket in powerplay overs he ends up getting three or four wickets at the end. Undoubtedly, he is one of the most effective fast bowlers of this season.
Chakravarthy is definitely an obstacle for all three super batters of RCB. With his wide variety of variations he has the ability to change the game in an over.