- Date- 30th March 2022
- Time- 07:30 PM IST
- Venue- Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
- Match format- T20
- Weather Forecast- Clear, 29-30 °C
Royal Challengers Bangalore will lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders in the 6th Match of IPL 2022. Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai will host this fixture on March 30 at 07:30 pm. KKR defeated the defending champions, Chennai Super Kings in the season opener match by 6 Wickets. Meanwhile, RCB was defeated by Punjab Kings in a high-run chase affair by 5 Wickets.
Umesh Yadav provided two major breakthroughs in form of Chennai openers during the powerplay. Batting first, CSK scored 131 with the loss of 5 wickets. KKR struggled mainly during the death overs. Shivam Mavi and Andre Russell were heavily punished by MS Dhoni as he went on to hammer a 38-ball fifty. Varun Chakravarthy and Andre Russell bagged a wicket apiece. The chase seemed easy for the strong batting lineup of KKR. Ajinkya Rahane scored 44 off 34 while Shreyas Iyer remained unbeaten at 20 to take KKR across the winning line.
Coming to RCB, they had a turn of fortune in their last outing against Punjab Kings. Batting first, with the help of 88 off 57 from the skipper, Faf du Plessis RCB posted 205 runs with the loss of two wickets. Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik remained unbeaten at 41 and 32 respectively.
In the chase, Punjab were 156/5 by the end of 14 overs. But then came Shahrukh Khan and Odean Smith hammering the RCB bowlers in the final overs. 25 off 8 from Odean Smith added to the misery of RCB and proved to be the turning point in the match. Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, and Wanindu Hasaranga had a rare failure and the trio would be looking to make amends in this fixture.
Top Batsmen for RCB vs KKR, Match 6
Virat Kohli (RCB)- 405 Runs in 15 Matches, 119.46 Strike Rate (IPL 2021)
Faf du Plessis (RCB)- 633 Runs in 16 Matches, 138.20 Strike Rate (IPL 2021)
Anuj Rawat (RCB)– 21 Runs in 3 Matches, 100 Strike Rate (Overall IPL)
Shreyas Iyer (KKR)-175 Runs in 8 Matches, 102.33 Strike Rate (IPL 2021)
Venkatesh Iyer (KKR)- 370 Runs in 10 Matches, 128.47 Strike Rate (IPL 2021)
Nitish Rana (KKR)- 383 Runs in 17 Matches, 121.97 Strike Rate (IPL 2021)
Top Bowlers for RCB vs KKR, Match 6
Harshal Patel (RCB)- 32 Wickets in 15 Matches, 8.14 Economy (IPL 2021)
Wanindu Hasaranga (RCB)- 57 Wickets in 35 Matches, 6.39 Economy (IPL 2021)
Mohammed Siraj (RCB)- 11 Wickets in 15 Matches, 6.78 Economy (IPL 2021)
Sunil Narine (KKR)- 16 Wickets in 14 Matches, 6.44 Economy (IPL 2021)
Varun Chakravarthy (KKR)- 18 Wickets in 17 Matches, 6.58 Economy (IPL 2021)
Shivam Mavi (KKR)- 11 Wickets in 9 Matches, 7.24 Economy (IPL 2021)
RCB vs KKR Today Match Prediction Scenarios
Scenario 1- If RCB bats first
First Innings score prediction- RCB is expected to score 180.
Result prediction- RCB will win the match by 4 Wickets.
Scenario 2- If KKR bats first
First Innings score prediction- KKR is expected to score 175.
Result prediction- KKR will win the match by 5 Runs.
Team Update/Players Availability/Injury News
- Pat Cummins and Aaron Finch will remain unavailable for KKR due to Australia’s ongoing tour of Pakistan which concludes on April 05.
RCB vs KKR Probable Playing 11
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Sherfane Rutherford, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Akash Deep David Willey, Harshal Patel, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj
Kolkata Knight Riders
Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Jackson, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Tim Southee.
Who Will Win?
RCB to win.
RCB had a few positives to take from their last match against PBKS. Their bowlers need to get their act together, especially during the death overs. KKR would be backed by a win and will be looking to bank upon the same. Toss would also play a major role as the surface at DY Patil Stadium is a batting paradise with batters enjoying the short boundaries. The team batting second will have the upper hand due to the dew factor coming in the second innings.
RCB vs KKR Head to Head
- KKR has a 16-13 win-loss record over RCB in the IPL matches played so far.
- RCB is in a 4-match winning streak against KKR since 2019.
|Played||Won by KKR||Won by RCB||Tie||No Result|
Squad for RCB vs KKR, Match 6
Batters and WKs: Faf du Plessis, Suyash Prabhudessai, Virat Kohli, Anuj Rawat (WK), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Finn Allen (WK), Luvnith Sisodia (WK)
All-rounders: Aneeshwar Gautam, David Willey, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Sherfane Rutherford & Wanindu Hasaranga
Bowlers: Akash Deep, Chama Milind, Harshal Patel, Jason Behrendorff, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj, Siddharth Kaul & Karn Sharma
Batters and WKs: Abhijeet Tomar, Ajinkya Rahane, Nitish Rana, Pratham Singh, Ramesh Kumar, Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer, Baba Indrajith (WK), Sam Billings (WK) & Sheldon Jackson (WK)
All-rounders: Aman Khan, Andre Russell, Anukul Roy, Chamika Karunaratne, Mohammad Nabi, Venkatesh Iyer
Bowlers: Ashok Sharma, Rasikh Salam Dar, Shivam Mavi, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Sunil Narine & Varun Chakravarthy
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