KKR is going to have another home match on the 35th match of VIVO IPL 2019 at Eden Garden. This time they will meet RCB. This is the last chance for RCB to stay in this season, if they lose the match then they will be out from the race of playoff. Let’s find out who will dominate in Kolkata tonight.
KKR vs RCB Head to Head
KKR and RCB have met 24 times in IPL. KKR has won 15 times, and RCB has won 9 times only. If we talk about the stats at Eden Garden, KKR has the leading here also. At Eden Garden, KKR has won 6 times, and RCB has won 3 times only.
RCB is at the bottom of the point table, and they must need wins from at this moment. If they lose any match, then they will be out of this IPL for the title. KKR has lost three consecutive matches, and they are desperate to win this match to make a comeback. Let’s see who will win the match in Kolkata.
Both KKR and RCB have lost their last match against CSK and MI respectively.
KKR so far
KKR was very successful at the beginning of this season. But now they are struggling to come back in the game. They have lost three matches consecutively. Russell’s injury was a big blow for them. But tonight he seems to return to the field. All eyes are on the Jamaican hitter’s availability. He needs to be on the field and attack the weak bowling line up of RCB to break the losing streak.
If Russell isn’t available, then it will be a big concern for Dinesh Karthik to choose a batsman at no 6. Karthik has to perform very well to prove his place in the India World Cup Squad.
KKR has the batting depth. The opener Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine are doing destructive batting. The young talent Shubhman Gill is in very good touch.
In bowling attack, KKR is dependent on Prasidh Krishna for the pace attack. But they have quality spinners as Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, and Piyush Chawla.
RCB so far
RCB needs a miracle to make their way to VIVO IPL 2019 playoffs. Only one loss can throw them out of the race for the throne. RCB has very inferior shows till now, and it’s very hard to repair the performance.
RCB is featured with star players, but due to their weak bowling attack, they miserably failed till now in this season.
Virat and AB are the backbones of the team. Moeen Ali is doing well with both ball and bat. Marcus Stoinis has to do a better performance.
In bowling attack except for Chahal, no other bowlers are economical for RCB. Chahal is their leading wicket-taker. Saini is also good with the ball. But Siraj and Umesh Yadav are very expensive with the ball, and they also go wicketless.
RCB needs to improve their bowling attack, or the batting unit needs to score very high so that KKR can’t reach the target.
Probable Playing 11
Here are the probable playing 11 for both the team. You can make your dream 11 team accordingly.
Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney
Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj
VIVO IPL 2019 KKR vs RCB
Venue: Eden Garden
Time: 8:00 PM IST
Broadcasting Partner: Star Sports
Live Streaming: Hotstar