The brand new season of the Indian Premier League has commenced on March 26, and we are heading into the sixth encounter between RCB & KKR of this edition. On the one hand, Kolkata Knight Riders have won their opening clash with Chennai Super Kings, while RCB has lost its first game against Punjab. RCB batters had put up a mammoth total of 206 runs in the previous game but still lost the game by 5 wickets due to poor bowling.
The voyage is going to head towards DY Patil Cricket Stadium, Mumbai. The KKR spinners again have a good chance of exploiting this venue’s over-bouncy and turning wicket. If we talk about the heavy side of the game, then KKR always stays at the top against any team on a spin-friendly wicket.
But, the batting shows that RCB batsmen displayed in the last match could prove to be a spoiler for Knight Riders. Ajinkya Rahane looked in perfect touch in the last match from a long time in the IPL. Thus it will be interesting to see whether the bowling of KKR comes out as dominant or whether it will be Bangalore’s batting.
So here are our precise predictions for the match of KKR vs RCB!
Predictions For RCB vs KKR match
This match could be the shower of runs from both sides of Bangalore and Kolkata. With many attacking batters on both sides, the scoreboard can flourish with big totals.
Ajinkya Rahane and Faf Du Plessis have a good chance of scoring as both are good spin players, and also, the boundaries of this venue are too short of hitting maximums.
Spinners and pacers like Harshal Patel, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Wanindu Hasaranga and Varun Chakravarthy have the highest probability of delivering some magnificent pieces of their game. The team batting second has the highest chances of a win, as dew makes his entry in the second half of the game.
Probable Playing XIs of RCB and KKR
There is a high chance that batsmen who play spin and pace variations brilliantly would be the first choice for both teams. The line-ups couldn’t be far different than they used to be in the previous games for both. Spinners like Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine and Wanindu Hasaranga will surely make their place in the first XI.
Playing XI for RCB: Faf du Plessis(C/✈️), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Sherfane Rutherford(✈️), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga(✈️), Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, David Willey(✈️), Akash Deep
Playing XI for KKR: Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer(C), Sam Billings(✈️), Andre Russell(✈️), Sunil Narine(✈️), Sheldon Jackson(W), Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Umesh Yadav
Pitch Report for RCB vs KKR Match
The pitch of DY Patil Stadium is dry and dusty, which offers good bounce to both spinners and pacers. Initially, pacers get assistance with the new ball, but speed variations become a compulsion as the game progresses.
But, spinners get the sudden turn from the very first over of the game. On the other hand, short boundaries and quick outfield prove to be a helping hand for the batsmen.
Weather Forecast of DY Patil Stadium
The weather forecast of the match-day indicates a hot and high temperature throughout the whole day. The Maximum will be at 40°c, the minimum will be 35°c, while the humidity will stay at 20% as per Weather-Atlas.com.
However, the clouds will stay for a few hours during the day, and as the game is going to start at 7:30 pm evening, the dew could be an essential factor.
Fantasy Tips for RCB vs KKR Match
The Batters who can manoeuvre the turn very well, like Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer and Nitish Rana, will automatically become an essential choice for the game.
Spinners like Sunil Narine, Wanindu Hasaranga and Varun Chakravarthy must be inducted into your fantasy 11.
The pacers who have an art of picking wickets like Harshal Patel, Andre Russell and Mohammed Siraj can be a good bet for this game.