Dubai: The Royal Challengers Bangalore lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders in their UAE opener on Monday. It is expected to be a mouth-watering contest between two strong sides, and RCB may have an advantage going into the clash after winning over rivals in India’s leg so far in this tournament! With such amazing stars like Virat Kohli leading them forward as captain of this team.
Here is what we feel the 11 vs KKR could be like. Without a doubt, captain Virat Kohli will open the batting with young Devdutt Padikkal – who has impressed this season and would in all probability be backed to occupy either No 3 spot for RCB (Rajat Patidar did well in India leg). At No 4 & 5 spots are two big stars from Australia: explosive all-rounder Glenn Maxwell followed by South African great AB de Villiers; these players have been instrumental so far.
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It is going to be a deadly game of cricket. Shahbaz Ahmed will come into the six-pack and Sri Lankan spinster, Wanindu Hasaranga could also make his IPL debut for RCB on day two! The fast bowlers are Kyle Jamieson Harshal Patel while Mohammed Siraj provides some good variety with his pace arsenal as well – Yuzvendra Chahal will surely provide more trouble in these parts if he’s there too so beware!
The middle-order would look like this.
RCB is in third place and they look good to make the playoffs. They have won five games out of seven played so far this season, which bodes well for their chances moving forward as well with four matches left until finals time!
Predicted Playing 11 of RCB: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (WK), Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj & Yuzvendra Chahal.
Predicted Playing 11 of KKR: Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (C), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy & Prasidh Krishna
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