KKR vs RCB Dream11 Team Prediction of IPL 2019: Preview | Russell Injured ?
The 35th match of Indian Premier League 2019 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore. We are covering KKR vs RCB Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the T20 match. The match is to be played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
After a good start to the season, Kolkata Knight Riders have lost their form losing three consecutive matches and are reduced to sixth position on points table with four wins and four losses. In last match, They lost to Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets. Batting first, attacking 82 run knock from Chris Lynn took KKR to a good total of 161. Defending the target, spin duo of Sunil Narine and Chawla took two wickets each in losing cause for their team. KKR will be determined to make a strong comeback and get into winning ways by defeating RCB.
Slotted on the bottom of points table, Royal Challengers Bangalore have won only one of their eight encounters. In last match, They lost to Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets. Batting first, AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali played quick knocks of 75 and 50 respectively to give a target of 172 to MI. Defending the target, Chahal and Moeen Ali took two wickets each but could not save team from another loss. They will be eager to come all guns blazing and defeat KKR to stay alive in IPL’19.
When and Where:
KKR VS RCB, 35th T20, Indian Premier League, 2019.
Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
19th April, 08:00 PM
Average 1st innings score: 143
Average 2nd innings score: 126
Matches won batting first: 2
Matches won bowling first: 7
Head to Head:
Matches played: 24
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 09
Kolkata Knight Riders: 15
Matches played in Kolkata: 09
Dinesh Karthik (C), Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Prithvi Raj, Sandeep Warrier, Shrikant Mundhe, Harry Gurney, KC Cariappa, Joe Denly, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Nikhil Naik.
Virat Kohli (C), Parthiv Patel, Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Singh, Akshdeep Nath, Shimron Hetmyer, Colin de Grandhomme, Shivam Dube, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Prayas Ray Barman, Heinrich Klaasen, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee, Dale Steyn.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Andre Russell injured himself during a practice session yesterday and is yet to be declared fit for tomorrow’s encounter. If unfit, Carlos Brathwaite will replace him.
Yorker specialist Matthew Kelly has joined KKR Squad and can get a chance in place of Harry Gurney. Chances of same are less.
Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn will open the innings. Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, D Karthik, Russell and Gill will follow them.
Andre Russell and Sunil Narine will play the role of an all-rounder. Piyush Chawla can also contribute with the bat.
Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla and Sunil Narine will be the key spinners along with Nitish Rana.
Prasidh Krishna will lead the pace attack along with Andre Russell/Brathwaite and Harry Gurney.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Pacer Dale Steyn has joined RCB squad and will directly come in the playing XI replacing either Siraj or Umesh.
Pawan Negi has failed to make an impact and can be replaced by Washington Sundar. Place of Akshdeep Nath is also risky as Parthiv is handling the wicket-keeping duties.
Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel will open the innings. Ab De Villiers, M Stoinis and Moeen Ali will follow them.
Moeen Ali and M Stoinis will play the role of an allrounder. Pawan Negi/Sundar and Dale Steyn can also do big hitting.
Dale Steyn, Navdeep Saini and Siraj/Umesh will lead the pace attack along with Marcus Stoinis.
Yuzi Chahal and Negi/Sundar will be the key spinners along with Moeen Ali.
Probable Playing XI:
Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, R Uthappa, Nitish Rana, D Karthik (c & wk), S Gill, A Russell/C Brathwaite, Piyush Chawla, Harry Gurney, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.
They can shuffle their batting order. Russell can be promoted for big hitting.
Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (c), AB De Villiers, Moeen Ali, M Stoinis, Akshdeep Nath/Shivam Dube, W Sundar/Pawan Negi, Dale Steyn, Navdeep Saini, M Siraj/Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal.
KKR vs RCB Dream11 Team Prediction:
If any players miss from playing XI, then replace him with others.
Parthiv Patel (wk)
Virat Kohli (C)
Robin Uthappa/Y Chahal
A Russell/M Stoinis
Sunil Narine (Vc)
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C and Vc Choices: V Kohli, S Narine, N Rana, A Russell, Moeen Ali, Chris Lynn.
Ab De Villiers
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