KKR vs RCB: Likely XIs, head to head, predictions and match updates

Game 35 of IPL 2019 pits together Kolkata Knight Riders versus Royal Challengers Bangalore at Eden Gardens today.

KKR are sixth on the IPL 2019 points table and RCB are last out of eight teams.

The last time these two teams met was in game 17 of the season. On that occasion, Bangalore made 205/3 but lost to Kolkata as Andre Russell spanked seven sixes in his unbeaten 48 off just 13 balls.

KKR vs RCB HEAD TO HEAD RECORD:

Total matches played: 24

Won by KKR: 15 (62.50%)

Won by RCB: 9 (37.505)

No result: 1 (4.76%)

IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

LIKELY TEAMS

Russell pulled up while bowling in KKR’s previous game and looks a doubtful starter for today’s match. In his place, KKR could play Carlos Brathwaite.

KKR probable XI: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (wk/captain), Andre Russell/Carlos Brathwaite, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney

Mohammed Siraj has played all eight matches for RCB and taken seven wickets at a costly economy rate of 9.55. RCB have an option in left-arm pacer Kulwant Khejroliya who has 16 wickets in 13 T20s and an economy of 7.31.

RCB probable XI: Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj/Kulwant Khejroliya

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STATS

Most runs for Bangalore: 307 – AB de Villiers

Most runs for Kolkata: 312– Andre Russell

Most wickets for Bangalore: 13 – Yuzvendra Chahal

Most wickets for Kolkata: 6 – Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla

KKR vs RCB PREDICTION: 

If Russell does not play today, Kolkata will be a weaker side. But in Sunil Narine and Piyush Chawla they possess a superior spin attack to RCB’s, which is reliant on Yuzvendra Chahal. With Bangalore struggling to win matches, and KKR having a very good home record at Eden Gardens, the hosts are the predicted winners.