Venue: Dr DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
Date: 30th March 2022
Time: 7:30 PM IST
It is Shreyas Iyer up against Faf du Plessis at DY Patil Stadium and will be a high voltage competition as both teams have power hitters in their rank.
Against the Punjab Kings, Bangalore was looking a stronger team but Punjab easily overcame Bangalore’s total of 205.
Bangalore would try to turn their fortunes around today.
But, it seems that Kolkata Knight Riders have found their balance right from match one of the tournament and would not have much worrying to do today.
Bangalore may make changes to their playing XI as well in today’s fixture while KKR may come out unchanged.
Dinesh Karthik is one positive for the Banglore camp as he knows his former franchise in and out.
Kolkata Knight Riders just need to keep their aggressive momentum going on in this fixture as well. They covered all their bases well in the opening encounter against Chennai Super Kings.
Predicted Playing XI for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasranga, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Mohammed Siraj, Sidharth Kaul.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings/Mohammad Nabi, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy.