Kolkata hoping for a fit Andre Russell
Royal Challengers Bangalore are on a high after a big win over Chennai Super Kings and have started becoming one of the teams to watch out for in the 2020 season of the IPL. RCB have four wins in six games and are right below KKR in the points table, but seem better on all-round quality in the team. They have odds of 1.80 to notch up a win in this game.
KKR are sweating over availability of Andre Russell. The West Indian is not only their big fear factor in the middle-order but also a death overs expert who has consistently chipped in with crucial overs in the fag end of the innings. KKR have odds of 1.95 to record a win.
Overall record in favour of Kolkata Knight Riders
Overall records do not count for much, but Kolkata Knight Riders have a much better record over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. With 15 wins in 25 games, KKR have dominated head to head fixtures over the years. Since 2017, KKR have won five of the six games between these teams. On the batting front, the two teams have phenomenal batsmen and pose similar threats.
RECOMMENDED BET: RCB have the better bowling attack this season and have odds of 1.80 to sneak in a win.
On the bowling front, RCB edge out KKR with Chris Morris adding more teeth to the bowling attack. Navdeep Saini, Morris and Isuru Udana should make the task tough for opponent sides.
Keep an eye on…
Shubman Gill The wonderfully gifted opening batsman from Kolkata has had a good start to the tournament in terms of run-scoring. There have, however, been questions raised about his whole approach in the start with runs not coming at as quick a pace.
RCB death bowling: RCB have conceded runs in the death like with every season and will once again be worried about the bowling on a small ground. However, with Morris also in alongside Saini, RCB might just be better prepared for the end than they believe..
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