The epic showdown between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be taking place today at the Mecca of Indian cricket, Eden Gardens. The match is slated to begin from 7:30 PM (IST).
Whenever KKR and RCB play against each other, there always oozes excitement and entertainment. The first ever IPL game took place between these two sides way back in 2008 and it boasted of box-office entertainment.
In IPL 2022 when the two sides met, RCB got the better off KKR by 3 wickets. KKR would be hoping to avenge that loss and also produce their first win in this season.
In this article, we take a look at 5 must-have fantasy picks for today’s IPL 2023 game between KKR and RCB:
1. Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
You must blindly take Virat Kohli in your fantasy team as he is sure to score the big runs. Kohli scored 82* in the previous game against the Mumbai Indians (MI) and his knocked underlined his majestic cricketing touch and class.
He has been scoring truckloads of runs off late and is sure to contribute for RCB in this game.
2. Mohammad Siraj (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
A great exponent of pace bowling in recent times, Mohammad Siraj will be one of the key players to watch out for in this game. His stocks have risen in all formats of the game recently and confidence is on his side.
Siraj took 1 wicket in the previous game but was very economical with the new ball.
3. Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders)
The backbone of the KKR team, Russell is an automatic choice in everyone’s fantasy team. He is a good captain/vice-captain option as well as he can contribute in all possible ways.
Russell’s fireworks were on display in the previous game as he scored a quick-fire knock of 35 runs in 19 balls and he could well be the dangerous man for RCB.
4. Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Spin wizard Sunil Narine needs no introduction at all. A long-term member of KKR, he knows Eden Gardens inside out. He is the pivot around which the whole KKR team revolves and he will be looking to extend his dominant footprint in this game.
It is a no-brainer that you must include Narine in your fantasy side.
5. Glenn Maxwell (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Maxwell comes in at number 4 for the Bangalore franchise and is also a part-time off spinner. He is arguably the most destructive player in the history of IPL in terms of solidity and explosiveness combined.
Maxwell scored 12* runs in 3 balls in the previous game and looks in good touch.
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