RCB vs KKR Dream11 Prediction: The 10th match of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Sunday, April 18, 2021.
RCB vs KKR Match Preview
The VIVO IPL 2021 will witness its first double-header on Sunday. The daytime match will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.
Royal Challengers Bangalore is the only side that is yet to lose a match in the tournament. They have won both of their matches they played in the ongoing season. First, they beat Mumbai Indians in the season opener and then grabbed a narrow win from the jaws of defeat against SunRisers Hyderabad. The team look well balanced this year with the inclusion of Glenn Maxwell, Kyle Jamieson and Harshal Patel.
Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand, have played two matches so far, out of which they have won one and lost the other. They lost their previous match against Mumbai Indians. Despite having big hitters – Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik on the field, Kolkata failed to turn the match and lost it by 10 runs, which shows how poor their death batting was. Kolkata Knight Riders need Russell to fire with the bat to prove their authority over other teams.
Although the Royal Challengers Bangalore have looked a completely different unit this year, Virat Kohli and his men will need to play out of their skins if they are to come out of Chennai with three wins on the trot. Kolkata, on the other hand, has to manage their middle batting order if they are to win against this opponent.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads and Dream11 fantasy team predictions for Match 10 of the 14th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday, April 18, 2021.
RCB vs KKR Match Details
- Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 10
- Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
- Time: 3:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
RCB vs KKR Weather & Pitch Report
The pitch at the MA Chidambaram Stadium (also known as Chepauk) has had a history of assisting the spinners. Meanwhile, the batsmen find it tough to get going due to the sluggish nature of the surface. Fast bowlers too get a little help occasionally, however, the bounce remains low more often than not. Notably, the stadium usually witnesses low-scoring encounters.
The weather is unlikely to disturb the game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders in Chepauk as there are no signs of rainfall. Just like the previous games played at the stadium, the weather is expected to be hot and humid with a maximum temperature of 31 degree Celsius and a minimum temperature of 27 degree Celsius.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai considering the last 5 matches played is 156 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches played at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai —
- Matches Won: 2
- Matches Lost: 3
- No Result: 0
RCB vs KKR Head-to-Head
Royal Challengers Bangalore & Kolkata Knight Riders Form
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Kolkata Knight Riders
Royal Challengers Bangalore & Kolkata Knight Riders Squads
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squads
Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Finn Allen, Rajat Patidar, Daniel Christian, Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat, Kyle Jamieson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kane Richardson, Suyash Prabhudessai, Sachin Baby, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Harshal Patel.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squads
Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Pawan Negi, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sheldon Jackson, Tim Seifert, Andre Russell, Karun Nair, Vaibhav Arora, Sunil Narine, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Kuldeep Yadav, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Nitish Rana, Shakib Al Hasan.
RCB vs KKR Dream11 Probable Playing XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), Shahbaz Ahmed, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna.
Top 5 Picks For RCB vs KKR
1. Virat Kohli
He has got good starts in the two matches he has played so far in this season of but failed to convert the starts and must be eyeing on a big inning in this match.
2. Nitish Rana
The KKR opener has enjoyed himself in the middle and could once again be a force to be reckoned with. He has looked sharp and explosive at the same time.
3. AB de Villiers
The South African might have failed in the last game, but it was his innings that won RCB the first match of the season. He scored 48 runs from only 27 deliveries in that game. He is a must pick player for your fantasy team.
4. Glenn Maxwell
He has brushed aside his old weak form of 2020 and is looking in great touch this time around. He scored a half-century in the last game, which proved to be a match-winning knock. We can expect another such knocks from him in the upcoming matches.
5. Harshal Patel
He started off his VIVO IPL 2021 campaign with a 5-wicket haul, and in his last match, he picked up 2 wickets by conceding only 25 runs. In KKR vs RCB, he is a must pick player for your fantasy team.
Fantasy Points of Top 5 Picks in IPL 2021
|Virat Kohli||53, 57|
|Nitish Rana||79, 119|
|AB de Villiers||19, 84|
|Glenn Maxwell||92, 56|
|Andre Russell||33, 133|
RCB vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
- Wicket-Keeper: AB de Villiers
- Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Devdutt Padikkal
- All-Rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Andre Russell, Shahbaz Ahmed
- Bowlers: Kyle Jamieson, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
- Captain: Virat Kohli
- Vice-Captain: Nitish Rana
RCB vs KKR Streaming & Broadcasting Details:
- Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar
- Broadcasting: Star Sports Network
RCB vs KKR Probable Winner
Royal Challengers Bangalore is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.