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KKR vs RCB Dream11: Top fantasy picks, probable XIs & pitch report

KKR vs RCB Dream11: Top fantasy picks, probable XIs & pitch report

Two of the most popular teams in Indian Premier League (IPL), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) have collided 34 times. KKR enjoys a better head-to-head record with 20 wins as compared to RCB's 14 wins

The IPL 2024 heats up as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) lock horns with Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) for the second time this season in Match 36. The stage is set for the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday for what promises to be an exciting afternoon clash.

KKR will be eager to bounce back after a narrow 2-wicket defeat to Rajasthan Royals in their previous outing. However, they hold the upper hand in this encounter, having defeated RCB convincingly by 7 wickets in their first meeting. Openers Sunil Narine and Phil Salt have been firing for KKR, providing a solid foundation for the middle order.. Bowling remains a slight concern, with pacer Mitchell Starc needing to rediscover his rhythm.

On the other hand, RCB are reeling after a crushing 25-run loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad. Their batting, heavily reliant on Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli, has been poor to say the least. The middle order needs to step up and provide more support. Bowling-wise they have once again been under par with their death bowling needs to be tightened up.

Eden Gardens Pitch report

The Eden Gardens pitch has traditionally favored spinners, and a similar dry surface is expected for this match. This could benefit both KKR’s spin duo of Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine. Having said that, the surfaces at the venue has provided run-fests this season. In the 3 games so far, the average first-innings total has been 197.3.

With both teams desperate for a win, we can expect a high-octane encounter filled with thrilling batting displays and strategic bowling.

KKR vs RCB Top Fantasy picks

Sunil Narine
Andre Russell
Virat Kohli

KKR vs RCB Dream11 prediction

Wicket-keepers: Dinesh Karthik, Phil Salt
Batters: Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer
All-rounders: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Will Jacks
Bowlers: Harshit Rana,
CaptainVice-captain: Virat Kohli/Sunil Narine

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Predicted XI

Sunil Narine, Phil Salt (wk), Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Suyash Sharma, Vaibhav Arora. [Impact Sub: Nitish Rana]

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) Predicted XI

Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Will Jacks, Rajat Patidar, Mahipal Lomror, Saurav Chauhan, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Vijaykumar Vyshak, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Siraj. [Impact Sub: Anuj Rawat]

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