KKR vs RCB IPL 2019

KKR vs RCB: Match Preview & Dream 11 Fantasy Tips | IPL 2019

KKR vs RCB Match Preview – The Eden Gardens, KKR fans, and supporters of the visiting side are all set to witness an amazing encounter here on Friday night.

The Dinesh Karthik-led KKR was dominant earlier in the tournament with Andre Russell flexing his muscles in almost every match. But three consecutive losses have brought Kolkata on the ropes. The team is going downhill very fast in this season of IPL and have reached the sixth position in the points table.

However, they can get back to the winning track by defeating RCB, who came up as the weakest team of the tournament so far.

Royal Challengers Bangalore have won only a single game out of 8 matches they have played till now and their chances to qualify to the playoffs are near to impossible.

With Dale Steyn joining the team, it will be interesting to see, how the Royal Challengers approaches Knight Riders in tonight’s encounter to regain their confidence and register their second win of the season.

Here are the match preview, Dream 11 fantasy league teams, pitch report, weather conditions, our power picks, and all the details of today’s match.

Match Details:

The 35th of the Indian Premier League 2019 of KKR vs RCB will be hosted by the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

This encounter between both the teams will start at 08:00 PM local time tonight (02:30 GMT).

In India, the official broadcasting channel for live telecasting of IPL matches is Star Sports.

You can also watch the online Live Streaming of today’s game of KKR vs RCB on Hotstar.

Pitch Report/Condition:

The pitch of Kolkata is highly supportive to the batters. However, there was a fair way of turn in the previous game as it was an afternoon start match.

There are minor cracks with little covering of grass on the surface. Thus, we can expect the pitch to get back to trend and can lead to a high scoring game tonight.

Average 1st Innings total at Eden Gardens, Kolkata (last 5 Night IPL games): 184

Records of the chasing teams at this venue: Won 3, Lost 1

Weather Conditions/Report:

According to the weather reports and forecast, there is a slight chance of rain with thunderstorms around 5 and 7 PM, but we expect it will not interrupt the match.

However, the dew factor is something which will play a major part during the 2nd innings of the game. The level of humidity will be around 50% during the play time tonight.

Last 5 IPL Matches (most-recent match first)

The win/lose stats for both the teams are as follows;

Kolkata Knight Riders: L, L, L, W, W

Royal Challengers Bangalore: L, W, L, L, L

Possible Playing 11:

Here are possible playing 11 of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for tonight’s match.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Harry Gurney, Prasidh Krishna

KKR’s Bench Strength – Rinku Singh, Nikhil Naik, Sandeep Warrier, Yarra Prithviraj, Carlos Brathwaite, KC Cariappa, Joe Denly

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Parthiv Patel (WK), Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav/Mohammed Siraj, Dale Steyn/Kulwant Khejroliya

RCB’s Bench Strength – Devdutt Padikkal, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann Umesh Yadav, Shivam Dube, Tim Southee, Heinrich Klaasen, Prayas Ray Barman, Washington Sundar

Team News:

Dale Steyn has joined the Royal Challengers and will most probably play tonight’s game against the Knight Riders.

Fantasy Cricket League Tips

Win Small and Grand leagues of fantasy cricket leagues by following our tips and match predictions. Here are our suggested options for Captain and Vice-captain choices for tonight’s match of KKR vs RCB.

Captain Choices: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn

Vice Captain Choices: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Moeen Ali

Crickclassics’ Dream 11 Teams

At Crickclassics, we carry out an in-depth analysis of each and every match to make the best and winning teams for the fantasy cricket leagues like Dream 11, My Team 11, Mobile Premier League, 11 Wickets, Dot Ball, etc.

Here are our teams for small and grand leagues of Dream 11 for tonight’s match of KKR vs RCB.

Small League/Head To Head Team

Wicket Keeper – Parthiv Patel

Batsman – Virat Kohli (VC), Chris Lynn (C), Shubman Gill, AB de Villiers

All-Rounders – Andre Russell, Moeen Ali

Bowlers – Navdeep Saini, Piyush Chawla, Harry Gurney, Yuzvendra Chahal

Small League Team KKR vs RCB

Grand/Mega League Team

Wicket Keeper – Parthiv Patel

Batsman – Virat Kohli, Robin Uthappa, AB de Villiers (C)

All-Rounders – Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Sunil Narine (VC)

Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Gurney, Dale Steyn

Grand League Team KKR vs RCB

Power Pick Player

Our power pick for today’s match between KKR and RCB is Virat Kohli.

In his last 20 innings against the Knight Riders in IPL, Kohli has scored 575 runs with an average of 33.86 (including 4 half centuries), making him a must-have player in both the leagues.

Our Advice:

If you want to pick Virat Kohli, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, and AB de Villers in your same team, then pick a couple of players with 8 credits. Also, you can leave out Uthappa and Narine.

Our Match Prediction:

If RCB fails to put their best foot forward, then there will be much higher chances of KKR to win this encounter tonight.

Current Points Table

Here is the current position of all teams in the points table.

IPL 2019 Points Table

Our Dream11 teams for yesterday’s match performed really well, and we hope you win small and grand leagues of fantasy cricket games with our today’s match predictions, match previews, detailed analysis of the match, and fantasy cricket tips. Stay updated with Crickclassics to get the same for every match.

*Disclaimer: These teams are based on the analysis, instinct, and understanding of the author. Make your own decision and consider the points mentioned while selecting your team.

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Saksham Garg

A digital marketer, a versatile writer, and now a cricket enthusiast, Saksham is always open to exploring new avenues. He has expansive experience in Digital Marketing, Web Content Writing, and Social Media Management. He is desperately passionate about Cricket, and he likes people getting excited about the things he is excited about.

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