The IPL tournament which can also be called a Vacation plan for everyone brings you the big match between Kolkata Knight Riders and the Royal Challengers Bangalore which is going to be played at the oldest ground of India the EdenGardens.
Today’s match prediction is as followed:-
The Pitch report for Eden Gardens is that the track is considered as one of the better batting surfaces although spinners tend to come into action as the match wears on. Spinners have enjoyed bowling here in IPL games as well. The team that wins the toss would like bowl first.
If Kkr bats first (predicted score 160-180)
Knight Riders will be planning to attack the bowlers as they have players like Uthappa, Narine and Rana at the top, they will be the batsmen KKr will be relied upon to see a keen total in the first ten overs and after that, Gill and Karthik stabilizes the runs in the middle-order and it all depends on Andre Russell’s contribution to the side.
If Rcb bats first (predicted score 150-170)
Looking at the batting line-up of Bangalore right from the start they will aim to go after the opposition bowlers as they have big hitters till No.7 and the key innings will be played in the middle-order by De Villiers and Shivam Dubey. Even someone like Mooen Ali or Marcus Stoinis can play an end knock stroking 30-40 runs in last 3 overs.
Kkr:- There is no confirmation of Chris Lynn to play, so we predict Narine to open with Robin Utthapa, Knight Riders will use their regular spinners Piyush Chawla and chinamen Kuldeep Yadav as they can turn on the pitch to get some important wickets of the set batsmen in the middle overs. Kamlesh Nagarkoti will be expected to open the attack and also Hary Gurney and Lockie Ferguson can be considered the key strike bowlers along with the world experience in their bag.
Kkr predicted playing XI:- Narine, Uthappa, Rana, Gill, Karthik, Russell, Braithwaite, Chawla, Nagarkoti, Kuldeep, Gurney.
Rcb:- The big hitters of Rcb will all look to clear the short boundaries of the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium with the big man like Ab De Villiers, Virat Kohli, Shimron, Marcus Stoinis all will be a deathly batting against the SRH bowlers. It will be a big challenge as the stadium is larger than Bangalore’s home ground and it will be RCB’s batting vs SRH’s bowling that is the core part of the match. So Kohli would use maybe two all-rounder combination like Stoinis and Grandhomme together.
Rcb predicted playing XI:- Patel, Kohli, Dubey, De Villiers, Hetmyer, Paddikal, Stoinis, Coulter- Nile, Yadav, Siraj, Chahal.
Key Player Battles:-
Uthappa vs Kohli
The shield of Rcb that is their skipper Kohli who loves to lead the team from the front and plays at a different level when it comes to chasing the target. Uthappa, on the other hand, loves to play the walking hit over the bowlers head and loves to stay sharp on the crease. It would be a quite score battle between these two. We predict Uthappa to win the battle.
Head to Head:-
Our Match Predictions:-
The match predictions will be with the Knight Riders as they have never lost a match against RCB since the last two years and having such bowlers who can be effective while removing Rcb batsmen like Narine against De Villiers, Kuldeep against Kohli. Our match predictions stands with KKR.
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