Two teams that have been going well in this edition of the IPL are the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Both won four out of six games each and are separated only by the NRR. KKR pulled off a spectacular win in their last match against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). They managed to pull a victory from the jaws of a defeat and leapt over the fence by just a margin of two runs.
On the other side, with a significant win against CSK after an embarrassing defeat to the Delhi Capitals (DC), the Royal Challengers have bounced back strongly. They look to be a much better-balanced side with Chris Morris back in the last one and will be as optimistic as the Knights. This game between these two sides could therefore be a cliff-hanger, and as they look to inch closer to the playoffs, both will fight hard for those two points.
In Sharjah on Monday evening, the temperature will be about 32-33 degrees Celsius. There’s going to be heavy winds all over the ground.
The venue scores well below 200 in both innings for the first time in the last match. The pitches appear to be getting slower as the tournament is progressing.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Yuzvendra Chahal, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Shivam Dube
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Dinesh Karthik (c&wk), Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders Dream 11:
Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers, Nitish Rana, Virat Kohli, Andre Russell, Shivam Dube, Isuru Udana, Pat Cummins, Yuzvendra Chahal
Although Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore are both coming off wins, Royal Challengers Bangalore has been the team that this season has looked more compelling and confident. The injury of Andre Russell robs Kolkata Knight Riders of a match-winner, and their continually shifting top-order could battle against the bowling of Royal Challengers Bangalore. Given the form Virat Kohli is in, Royal Challengers Bangalore will have the advantage over Kolkata Knight Riders in this game. Let’s back Royal Challengers Bangalore to beat Kolkata Knight Riders at baji.live now!