RCB vs KKR Dream11 Team Prediction of IPL 5 April 2019


RCB VS KKR, 17th T20, Indian Premier League, 2019.
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
5th April, 08:00 PM

Venue Stats:
Average 1st innings score: 158
Average 2nd innings score: 147
Pitch is expected to be highly batting friendly and will be a batting paradise for power hitters from both side.
Matches won batting first: 2
Matches won bowling first: 4

Head to Head:
Matches played: 22
Kolkata Knight Riders: 13
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 09

Virat Kohli (C), Parthiv Patel, Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Singh, Akshdeep Nath, Shimron Hetmyer, Colin de Grandhomme, Shivam Dube, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Prayas Ray Barman, Heinrich Klaasen, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee, Nathan Coulter-Nile.

Dinesh Karthik (C), Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Prithvi Raj, Sandeep Warrier, Shrikant Mundhe, Harry Gurney, KC Cariappa, Joe Denly, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Nikhil Naik.

Team News:
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
There is doubt on the availability of Nathan Coulter-Nile. As per sources, He is expected to join the team on 13th April.
RCB are likely to make plenty of changes in their playing XI as hinted by Virat Kohli. Tim Southee is likely to lead the pace attack on the expense of Moeen Ali or Shimron Hetmyer.
Washington Sundar will most probably replace Navdeep Saini in the playing XI. Pawan Negi can also get a chance.
Marcus Stoinis should open the innings along with Parthiv Patel after his impressive records as an opener in BBL with experienced Virat Kohli and Ab De Villiers strengthening the middle order. Akshdeep Nath will follow them.
M Stoinis and Washington Sundar can play the role of an allrounder. Tim Southee can also do big hitting.
Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav and M Siraj will lead the pace attack along with Marcus Stoinis while Yuzi Chahal and W Sundar/Negi will be the key spinners.

Kolkata Knight Riders:
Anrich Nortje, Shivam Mavi and K Nagarkoti have been ruled out of season due to injury.
Sunil Narine is likely to get fit for tomorrow’s encounter replacing Nikhil Naik.
Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn can open the innings. Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill and D Karthik will follow them.
Andre Russell and Sunil Narine will play the role of an all-rounder. Piyush Chawla can also contribute with the bat.
Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla and Sunil Narine will be the key spinners while Prasidh Krishna will lead the pace attack along with Andre Russell and Lockie Ferguson. Nitish Rana can also bowl few overs of spin.

Probable Playing XI:
Parthiv Patel, M Stoinis, Virat Kohli (c), AB De Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer/Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath (wk), W Sundar/Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj.
Virat Kohli can also open the innings.

Sunil Narine, C Lynn, R Uthappa, Nitish Rana, D Karthik (C&WK), Shubman Gill, A Russell, Piyush Chawla, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.
They can shuffle their batting order. Russell can be promoted for big hitting.

C and Vc Choices: Virat Kohli, Ab De Villiers, M Stoinis, S Narine, A Russell, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Parthiv Patel.

Key Players:
Virat Kohli
Ab De Villiers
Umesh Yadav
Yuzi Chahal
Parthiv Patel
M Siraj
M Stoinis

A Russell
N Rana
Sunil Narine
D Karthik
C Lynn
Shubman Gill
R Uthappa
Kuldeep Yadav
Piyush Chawla


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