IPL 2023 is about to complete one month of action and now things are getting much more interesting among the teams.
On Monday, Royal Challengers Bangalore will be facing Kolkata Knight Riders at M. Chinnaswammy Stadium. The pitch is known for its inclination towards the bowling attack and both teams will be making full use of it.
Royal Challengers Bangalore is currently at the 5th spot with a net run rate of -0.008 and four wins. They are struggling with inconsistency in the ongoing season of IPL.
Kolkata Knight Riders are going through some tough times in the new season of IPL. They are currently in the 8th spot with only two wins and a net run rate of -0.186.
We expect Virat Kohli to play a crucial role for RCB.
The betting tip is...
Virat Kohli will score a half-century.
RCB is coming to Chennai after witnessing two consecutive wins against PBKS and RR. Both games witnessed a thriller ending where RCB bowlers showed their class.
At the beginning of the tournament, RCB was struggling with the quality of their bowlers, but after the result in the last two games, it looks like the problem has been solved and now RCB is confident enough to score their third consecutive win.
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Wayne Parnell, and Mohammed Siraj are the key players for RCB.
Predicted Lineup: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (C), Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik(w), Wanindu Hasaranga, Suyash Prabhudessai, Harshal Patel, Wayne Parnell, Mohammed Siraj
After a loss in their last game against CSK, KKR is on a losing streak for four games. The last fixture was a high-scoring game where KKR batters were unable to complete the chase and the bowlers turned out to be expensive.
The primary concern for the franchise is the inconsistent performance of the players. Another problem with the team is that there are too many changes in the playing XI and hence the franchise has failed to find a winning combination.
KKR will be coming to play with the best possible combination of players against RCB.
Predicted Lineup: Jason Roy, Liton Das (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, N Jagadeesan, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
In the first meeting of these two teams, KKR turned out to be the winner. However, a lot has changed in these three weeks. RCB bowlers have started performing and they already have good depth in the batting lineup.
We predict a win for RCB against KKR in Chennai.