IPL Match Prediction, RCB vs KKR Match Prediction 2018
Kolkata Knight Riders started the tournament brilliantly but have now suffered two consecutive defeats, which has left them nervously at the 4th position. They will now be going away to Bengaluru to play Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday (April 29th). RCB, themselves desperately need a win after acquiring just 4 points from their initial 6 matches. The team has been criticised for being over-reliant on star duo of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, while in the last match their death bowling let them down hugely. We must also remember that KKR ran out comfortable winners in the first match between the two sides earlier in the season. When the two most glamorous teams of the league meet up there are bound to be fireworks and with some of the best T20 stars playing for them, we expect the quality of cricket to be top notch. In this article, we will look at the IPL 2018 RCB vs KKR Match Prediction or IPL 2018 KKR vs RCB Match Prediction (IPL 2018 Kolkata vs Bangalore Match Prediction). Which will include detailed sections about the KKR Squad 2018, RCB Squad 2018, RCB Playing 11 and KKR Playing 11. In continuance of our IPL Prediction series and to answer the question “Who will win today’s IPL match?”, we will look at the various factors that will determine the final IPL RCB vs KKR match prediction including the head to head record and the RCB squad 2018 and KKR squad 2018.
For IPL 2018 KKR vs RCB match prediction, the most important factor could be the head to head record between the two teams. Although KKR have won the IPL title twice and RCB haven’t won it even once, the head to head record between these two is fairly close. Out of the 21 matches that the two teams have played against each other in the Indian Premier League, KKR have 12 victories, while RCB have won the other 9 matches. However, one thing that is heavily in favour of RCB vs KKR is that the visitors on Sunday have won 5 of the 9 matches that have happened between these two teams at this venue.
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To make the right prediction about RCB vs KKR match, we also need to keep in mind the RCB playing 11 and KKR playing 11 both of which feature some of the best players the IPL has seen. While KKR has good mix of international and Indian international players, RCB is more reliant on the star power of their captain Virat Kohli and probably the best T20 batsman in the world AB de Villiers. One the first look, one can clearly see that the KKR squad 2108 and KKR playing 11 is by far the more balanced side between the two. RCB playing 11 does feature some big names but over all KKR playing 11 would have an advantage here.
Who will win today’s IPL match? IPL 2018 RCB vs KKR Prediction
IPL 2018 KKR vs RCB Prediction – IPL 2018 Kolkata vs Bangalore Match Prediction Today
After looking at the above-mentioned factors, we see KKR team 2018 as the favourites for this match. They have a dominance over the RCB team 2018 in head to head record, have already beaten them this season and are far more balanced unit. It won’t be easy for KKR, it never is and RCB have players who on their day are capable of winning matches on their own look no further than captain Virat Kohli, so KKR must be careful otherwise the result could be totally different.
IPL 2018 KKR vs RCB match prediction – Kolkata Knight Riders to win a tight encounter, Virat Kohli or AB de Villiers to shine in the match but for KKR the main player could be West Indian international Andre Russell who has been in superb form this season. There is also the case of some real star spinners who can turn the game either way if they get a liking for the wicket. Indian international spin duo of Chahal and Kuldeep will be going against each other to prove who among them can really take their team over the line or at least bring them close.
RCB team 2018, Royal Challengers Bangalore squad 2018
Royal Challengers Bangalore will be kicking themselves from allowing both KL Rahul and Chris Gayle to get away at the auction in January. With the kind of season both the Kings XI Punjab players have been having, they would have definitely boosted RCB squad 2018 in a huge manner. Most of the run-scoring burden like always has again fallen on the shoulders of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, who have been immense this season but still don’t have the capabilities of doing the best each and every game. However, with Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock, and Chris Woakes joining the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad it was seen as the year when RCB team finally realize their potential. But the RCB team 2018 hasn’t been able to click completely as a unit till now which will definitely make Virat Kohli very worried.
KKR team 2018, Kolkata Knight Riders squad 2018
Kolkata Knight Riders did superbly well to keep the core their squad from last season with them for IPL 2018, unlike RCB. Players like Andre Russel, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa and Chris Lynn are still with the KKR squad 2018 which is very assuring for the fans of the franchise. They made one big change though to their squad, 2-time IPL winning captain Gautam Gambhir left the franchise to join Delhi Daredevils, and in his place, Dinesh Karthik has taken the mantle of captaincy. Apart from that KKR squad 2018 also features some of the most exciting young talents of India, players like Shubman Gill or Shivam Mavi might not be making headlines at the moment but there is no doubt that they are stars of the future for India and KKR.
IPL RCB vs KKR Playing 11 Today, IPL T20 Match 29
Royal Challengers Bangalore are desperate for a win, if they fail to achieve their target they could be left with a mountain to climb for the rest of the season. Kolkata Knight Riders too have suffered 2 consecutive defeats which should normally call for a change but we are unlikely to get one from the KKR side. RCB however, can do with a chip and chop. Chris Woakes who has been fairly decent this season was dropped to the bench in the last game against CSK but he is expected to be back into the RCB playing 11 given how ordinary their bowlers looked against MS Dhoni during the death overs. Corey Anderson has hardly bowled in the last 2 years yet he was handed 4 overs against CSK, he might be the one making way for Woakes against KKR.
The one concern that KKR might have going into the match is Mitchell Johnson’s form, he was smacked for 42 runs in the match against Delhi Daredevils and didn’t pick a single wicket. There is no doubting the fact that he is still a big force to reckon with when it comes to his pace but Curran who made way for him in the KKR playing 11 against DD might make a return. This could be a great learning curve for the youngster and to be fair to him he hasn’t done that badly this season. Here is our IPL RCB vs KKR Playing 11
RCB Playing 11 vs KKR – AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli (c), Umesh Yadav, Mandeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Quinton de Kock (wk), Chris Woakes, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar
KKR Playing 11 vs RCB – Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Piyush Chawla, Tom Curran, Robin Uthappa, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi