The IPL tournament which can also be called a Vacation plan for many of us is starting with its Grand opening match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders.
Nobody can guess who will win the battle between the Reds and the Goldens? It is going to be a massive game between Shahrukh Khan’s Knight Riders against the Virat’s Bold Army. Today’s Match prediction is as follows:-
The Pitch report for M Chinnaswamy is moreover batting friendly than a bowling pitch so whoever wins the toss would want to bat first to put a 200+ score to defend easily in the 2nd innings. The toss will have a massive effect on the result of the match and could change the match prediction in either direction.
If RCB bats first (predicted score: 180-200)
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 Shimron Hetmyer. Our Ipl match predictions suggest that someone like Marcus Stoinis who can come to bat at 6 can play a big inning which can add handful runs to the team. Death overs will be crucial and could change the course and match prediction for RCB vs KKR.
If KKR bats first (160-185)
The Knight Riders do not hold a powerful line-up, very few big hitters they have in their teams like Andre Russell, Robin Uthappa and the Key is Sunil Narine whose opening runs creates a base for the proper batsmen to take over the innings easily ahead. Andre Russell will be playing a key role to achieve this target.
Rcb:- The team has plenty of foreign player choices to make, like the all-rounder choice between Marcus Stoinis, De Grandhomme, and Mooen Ali, they can play anyone out of them. There will also be an option among Tim Southee and Nathan Coulter-Nile. Parthiv Patel will be the first choice wicketkeeper and is expected to open with skipper Virat Kohli.
Rcb predicted playing XI:- Parthiv Patel, Kohli, De Villiers, Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Stoinis, Washington Sundar, Southee, Siraj, Umesh, Chahal.
Kkr:- They will be playing 6 batsmen excluding Narine and 4 other bowlers where Harry Gurney or Lockie Ferguson will be their strike bowler choice supported by either Shivam Mavi or Kamlesh Nagarkoti. Kuldeep Yadav and Piyush Chawla will be playing their part in the middle overs to get key wickets as they used to get. We Predict Utthapa to open with Narine if Chris Lynn does not play. Carlos Braithwaite and Andre Russell will also add their presence to the bowling strength.
Kkr predicted playing XI:- Narine, Utthapa, Rana, Gill, Dinesh Karthik, Russell, Braithwaite, Chawla, Nagarkoti, Gurney, Kuldeep.
Key Player Battles:-
De Villiers vs Russell
It will be a destructive battle between the former South African skipper and Jamaican skipper, both are a threat to the bowlers and have shown many big knocks previously in the IPL tournaments for their franchises respectively. In fact, both these players started their IPL career for Delhi Daredevils now known as Delhi Capitals. Both are strengths of their respective sides.
Chahal vs Kuldeep
When these two are wearing blue jerseys they are called as “Kulcha” but when it comes to IPL they will aim to dismantle each other’s teams batsmen with their turning capacity. Our match predictions say Kuldeep will taste more success compared to his twin brother st Chinnaswamy’s pitch.
Head to Head:-
Our Match Predictions:
The Match Prediction will be with RCB looking at their strengths with bat and bowl, as on paper Kkr lacks somewhere to match the Bold Army’s competition. Sunil Narine has been in extreme touch with the bat when it comes to playing against Bangalore. RCB will surely get a plan to take Narine as early as they can. Virat Kohli will have a new superpower in his side none other than Shimron Hetmyer who will be the key man to hit big sixes in the crowd. Our Match Predictions say RCB will win tomorrows battle.
So this was our Match Predictions, what is your match prediction for Rcb vs Kkr?
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