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Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Kolkata Knight Riders T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, IPL 2024

Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Kolkata Knight Riders T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, IPL 2024

RCB will host KKR in the 10th match of the IPL 2024. The match will be played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium and will start at 7:30 PM IST on March 29.

RCB have a few positives and plenty of negatives to take out from the two matches they have played so far. The team suffered a crushing six wicket defeat to CSK at Chepauk but bounced back to beat GT in their second game. Talking about their positives, the form of Virat Kohli will certainly please the fans. Also, the way Dinesh Karthik has played in the two games; it will take a lot of pressure off the top order.

However, there is a long list of negatives the team will have to work on. RCB rely heavily on their batters and if they are to win consistently, the willow wielders will have to come good. So far, Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell and Cameron Green have looked very ordinary. RCB cannot ride on Kohli alone in quest to win their maiden title thus runs from the three main overseas players are a must. Also, RCB’s bowling will be something that will be tested throughout the tournament. They don’t have a quality spinner while the likes of Alzarri Joseph, Siraj and others can blow hot and hold.

Meanwhile, KKR have their share of problems as well. They did beat SRH in their tournament opener but almost conceded the game despite scoring 208-7 while batting first. The 24.75 crore buy Mitchel Starc collapsed under pressure. KKR are relying heavily on Starc so if he does not have a great tournament, things will get tough for the Shreyas Iyer-led side.  The team will also be slightly concerned about the form of captain Shreyas Iyer who has been out of touch for a while now. However, the team is not heavily reliant on Iyer so they won’t mind much if he takes a couple of games to get into the groove.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Kolkata Knight Riders T20 Live Streaming

TV channels: In India, the match will be available on Star Network. The match will also be available on Sky Sports (UK), Fox Sports (Australia), Sky Sport NZ (New Zealand), SuperSport (South Africa) and Willow TV (USA)

IPL 2024 Live Streaming: The fixture will be live-streamed on Jio Cimema in India. In Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal, the matches can be watched live on Yupp TV.  Other channels where the match will be streamed live are Willow, Foxtel Go and Kayo.

RCB vs KKR Match Toss Prediction

It is a very easy decision for captains to bowl first at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. It is a very small ground and defending here is very tough.

RCB vs KKR Pitch Report

Well, the surface at the Chinnaswamy Stadium is one of the best in the country. There is very little a bowler will get out of this surface. In addition, the short boundaries make it a happy hunting ground for the batters. In the last season, the average score here was around 196 and that is enough to tell you that bowlers will be under pressure throughout the game.

Bengaluru Weather Report

The conditions will be humid and the temperature can soar to mind 30s in the day. However, evenings will be slightly cooler, with temperature around 23 degrees.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Indian Premier League 2024

RCB Team News & Playing 11

RCB Team News

Alzarri Joseph was taken for plenty in the PBKS clash and he would be aware that there is Lockie Ferguson waiting in the wings. Still, RCB would persist with Joseph for a few more games because of his left arm angle. RCB can use impact player as per game situation but the playing XI should stay unchanged.

RCB Key Players

  • Virat Kohli – Virat Kohli was in sublime form against PBKS and put on a magnificent display of classical strokeplay. Kohli scored 11 fours and 2 sixes en rourte to 77 off 49 balls in one of the most beautiful knocks of IPL in recent times.
  • Cameron Green – Cameron Green came to RCB with great expectations, however, he has been a total flop both with the bat and ball. However, there is no doubt about his skills as a match winner. On a placid Bengaluru surface, Green’s exploits can’t be counted out.
  • Glenn Maxwell – Maxwell has been in magnificent form in recent times. He had a brilliant IPL and then was exceptional in the T20I series against India and West Indies. The IPL 2024 has not yet got underway for him as he suffered failures in the first two games, however, he should be up and running very soon. Maxwell is also RCB’s most experienced spinner and will have to play a big role with the ball as well.
  • Mohammed Siraj – Siraj has been the leader of the RCB pace attack for a few years now and to be fair, he has done reasonably well. The expectations will be high from the ace pacer. He had a great game against PBKS and bagged two wickets for 26 runs.

RCB Team Form

RCB have been one of the most inconsistent teams in IPL and failed to qualify for the playoffs last year.

RCB Predicted Playing 11

Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat (wk), Alzarri Joseph, Mayank Dagar, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal, Mahipal Lomror/Karn Sharma (Impact)

KKR Team News & Playing 11

KKR Team News

KKR had to choose between Phil Salt and Rahmanullah Gurbaz as their overseas opener and their preferred Salt, who repaid the faith by slamming a blazing fifty. Gurbaz should keep warming the bench. Narine, Russell and Starc are certain as overseas players. We see no change in KKR playing XI.

KKR Key Players

  • Phil Salt – KKR made a bold move and played Salt ahead of Gurbaz and he played a brilliant innings of 54 in 40 balls. Salt is the number 2 ranked batter in the T20I ranking and has been consistent for a few years now. He has a great opportunity to make big impact in IPL.
  • Rinku Singh – Rinku Singh stole the spotlight in IPL 2023 that also earned him his maiden India cap. He grabbed the opportunity with both hands and delivered exceptional performances for the national team. He has tremendous batting potential and whatever the situation be, if he is at the crease, KKR are always ahead in the game.
  • Andre Russell – Russell showed his muscle power in the first game as he went on a six hitting spree, hitting as many as seven sixes in a 25 ball 64. Russell’s knock was the difference in the end. With the ball, he picked two wickets for 25 runs. He may not be consistent but on his day, he is a match winner.
  • Sunil Narine – The Champion bowler is not getting any younger but his performances still are turning out to be game changers for the team. Narine’s four over are worth gold for KKR.

KKR Team Form

KKR have underperformed in IPL. Despite having a good squad, they have not won a title in nearly 10 years. However, they have a settled team for IPL 2024 and they would hope for a change in fortunes.

KKR Predicted Playing 11

Philip Salt (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Ramandeep Singh , Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy,  Suyash Sharma/Vaibhav Arora (Impact)

RCB vs KKR Head to Head

KKR have dominated RCB in IPL, especially in last five matches where they have managed to win four games.

RCB vs KKR Head to Head Stats in T20’s

Matches Played RCB Won KKR Won Tie NR
Overall 33 14 19 0 0
Last 5 5 1 4 0 0

RCB vs KKR Betting Odds

RCB are getting the favourites tag on betting platforms. Given that all the matches in IPL 2024 so far have been won by the home teams, RCB are getting better odds. However, the match will be evenly fought.

Who will win Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Kolkata Knight Riders T20 Match?

We suggest backing RCB to win. It’s a tight call but you got to give the advantage to RCB. They have a fiery batting lineup and if it clicks, they will blow away the best bowling lineups. Add to that the form of Virat Kohli, who is looking in sublime form. KKR have a solid team too but if you take out Narine from the bowling line, it looks a bit bleak, especially with Starc under tremendous pressure to perform.

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