Match Preview

The Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders will play off for the first time in the IPL 2022 on Wednesday (March 30) at the DY Patil Stadium. The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will play the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the sixth match of the Indian Premier League’s 2022 season (IPL). Both of these teams will come into this encounter having had dissimilar fortunes in their respective tournament openers.

The Kolkata Knight Riders kicked off their season with a six-wicket victory over the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand, were defeated in a high-scoring match by the Punjab Kings.

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch is overall balanced and is best suited for pacers than spinners. The average runs scored at this venue is 150 and have an 80% chance of winning if bowling first. The weather will be normal with a clear sky and an average temperature of 32.99°C.

Venue Stats (T20)

Total Matches 9
Matches Won Batting First 1
Matches Won Bowling First 8
Average 1st Innings Scores 143
Highest Total Record 190/7 by DD vs Pune Warriors
Lowest Total Record 82/10 Deccan Chargers vs RCB

Top Wicket Keeper Pick

1) Dinesh Kartik – He is a right hand wicket keeper batsman. He had proved his mettle for RR in the previous seasons, and if we take a look at his recent matches against PBKS, he has been in a  good form.

Matches – 328

Runs – 6315

Highest Score – 97*

Average – 27.33

Top 4 Batsman Picks

1). Virat Kohli – The former captain of India and RCB is a top order right handed batter and performed as expected by his fans. He scored 41* against PBKS in the last match and may perform this way in this match also.

Matches – 327

Runs – 10314

Highest Score – 113

Average – 41.25

2) Faf Du Plessis – The top order, right handed batter scored an impressive 88 runs against PBKS in the last match. His recent performance is impressive as he scored a century in BPL. He will be a good pick in anyone’s team.

Matches – 278

Runs – 7228

Highest Score – 120*

Average – 31.42

3) Shreyas Iyer- He is a top order batter with a right hand bat style. He scored 20* against CSK in the last match and showed some marvelous batting in the recent match against Sri Lanka and scored 92 & 67 on Bengaluru ground in test format.

Matches – 165

Runs – 4429

Highest Score – 147

Average – 33.55

4) Ajinkya Rahane – The right hand top order  for KKR. His performance against CSK in the IPL 2022 debut match was impressive as he scored 44 runs. He can be proved to be a good pick for our fantasy team.

Matches – 213

Runs – 5439

Highest Score- 105*

Average- 29.72

Top 4 Bowler Picks

1) Varun Chakravarthy – He is a legbreak googly bowler who performed well against CSK by keeping his economy lower and taking a wicket. Varun was one among the most economical bowlers in the 2018 TNPL season, averaging just 4.7 RPO.

Matches – 38

Wickets – 39

Economy – 6.64

2) Harshal Patel – He is a right arm medium fast bowler and last season purple cap holder. His 1/36 against PBKS and 3/22 against WI last month was quite impressive. He can be proved as a good pick for a fantasy team.

Matches – 125

Wickets – 150

Economy – 8.01

3) Mohammad Siraj – The right arm medium fast bowler has shown an amazing performance in the recent IPL match against PBKS and took 2 wickets.

Matches – 88

Wickets – 110

Economy – 8.16

4) Umesh Yadav – The leading Indian bowler has a fast bowling style of right arm fast. He is known for his swings in both ways. His recent stats are good against CSK (2/20) and has been in good form in domestic cricket.

Matches – 152

Wickets – 152

Economy – 8.25

Top 3 All-rounder Picks

1) Andre Russel – Russell has a bowling style of Right arm fast and right hand hitter. He performed well against CSK and has marvelous performances such as 3/17 in BPL.

Matches – 399

Runs – 6574

Highest Score – 121*

Average- 26.19

Wickets – 355

Economy – 8.47

2) Venkatesh Iyer – He is a left-handed all-rounder with a right-arm medium-fast bowling style. His recent performance was average but he will try to improve in this match but his last season performance can always make him the trump pick in our fantasy team.

Matches – 63

Runs – 1398

Highest Score – 88*

Average – 37.78

Wickets – 34

Economy – 7.00

3) Wanindu Hasaranga – The young Sri Lankan right hand batter and a bowling style as Legbreak can be seen doing wonders in this IPL. His recent performances as an allrounder has been good against Punjab Kings.

Matches – 86

Runs – 1005

Highest Score – 74

Average – 17.94

Wickets – 116

Economy – 6.51

Predicted Playing 11

RCB: Faf du Plessis (captain), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Akash Deep/Karn Sharma.

KKR: Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh lyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas lyer (captain), Sam Billings, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Jackson(wicketkeeper), Tim Southee/Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy.

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Poll Winning Percentage

RCB – 42%

KKR – 58%

Source- www.cricket.com