The match 17 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 will be going to take place between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on Thursday, April 5.
RCB, who are yet to win the IPL despite having two of the best batsmen in world cricket in their ranks, have got off to a worst possible start this time. After four games, they are yet to win any and have also been poor in every department under India captain Virat Kohli.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders are high in confidence. They won two of their three games in the tournament so far, The loss also came in the super over, which wouldn’t have dented their confidence, as they did reasonably well. The injuries of Andre Russell and Sunil Narine would be a cause of concern.
In the head to head count too, KKR are ahead with 14 wins to RCB’s nine from 23 matches till date. Last year, the men in purple did the double over Kohli and Co.
- The IPL 2019, match 17- RCB vs KKR will take place at 08:00 PM IST on Thursday, April 5.
- The match will be played at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
- The game can be streamed live on Star Sports Networks and Hotstar.
The Chinnaswamy boundaries are small and the contest will be a run-fest. The track is a paradise for the batsmen and they would like to hit the ground running.
Average 1st Innings scores – 169
Average 2nd Innings scores – 149
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB):
RCB might rope in N Coulter Nile or Tim Southee to strengthen their pace attack. Shimron Hetmyer has failed in all four innings now. He will be under scrutiny!
RCB Team (from): Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Tim Southee, Virat Kohli (c), Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Marcus Stoinis, Navdeep Saini, Shimron Hetmyer, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Kulwant Khejroliya, Devdutt Padikkal, Prayas Barman
Probable XI: Parthiv Patel (wk), AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli (c), Akshdeep Nath, Moeen Ali, Yuzvendra Chahal, Marcus Stoinis, Navdeep Saini, Tim Southee/N Coulter Nile, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR):
Sunil Narine missed the last game and is expected to return against RCB on Friday. Nikhil Naik is expected to make way for him.
KKR Team (From): Dinesh Karthik (c), Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Joe Denly, Sunil Narine, Shrikant Mundhe, Harry Gurney, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Carlos Brathwaite, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Nitish Rana, Nikhil Naik, KC Cariappa, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Anrich Nortje, Shubman Gill, Yarra Prithviraj
Probable XI: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna.
Fantasy Tips and suggestions:
Wicketkeeper: In wicketkeeping, both Parthiv Patel and Dinesh Karthik are right picks. Both scored a fifty in their last games
Batsmen: For RCB, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are the only two in-form batsmen while for KKR, Robin Uthappa and Nitish Rana are the highest run-getters after Andre Rusell.
All-rounders: Marcus Stoinis and Moeen Ali from RCB are the must-have all-rounders while KKR will feature Andre Russell and Sunil Narine as their prime all-rounders.
Bowlers: For RCB, Yuzvendra Chahal with 8 scalps is the leading wicket-taker for the side. M Siraj has also bagged 4 wickets but is quite expensive. For KKR. Lockie Ferguson and Kuldeep Yadav share 2 wickets each while Piyush Chawla has bagged 3 wickets till now.
Captain and Vice Captain: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Andre Russell, Robin Uthappa are the prime choices for Dream 11 captains.
Dream 11 pick #1:
Parthiv Patel (wk), Sunil Narine, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Robin Uthappa, Marcus Stoinis, Andre Russell (vc), Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Lockie Ferguson, M Siraj or (Tim Southee/N Coulter Nile: if playing)
- Captain: Virat Kohli
- Vice Captain: Andre Russell
Dream 11 pick #2:
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers (vc), Nitish Rana, Moeen Ali, Andre Russell (c), Marcus Stoinis, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee/N Coulter Nile (if playing) or Piyush Chawla.
- Captain: Andre Russell
- Vice Captain: AB de Villiers