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RCB vs KKR Predicted Playing XI - IPL 2022 Match 6

IPL 2022 - RCB vs KKR Predicted Playing 11 team. Check Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI and Player Stats

Posted Date: Mar 29, 2022

Posted By: Joy

RCB vs KKR Predicted Playing XI - IPL 2022 Match 6
RCB vs KKR Predicted Playing XI - IPL 2022 Match 6

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will clash with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their second game of the Indian Premier League. Notably, both teams had contrasting results in their tournament opener. While KKR defeated CSK by 4 wickets, RCB lost to Punjab in a high scoring thriller. 

KKR will be keen to win the next game and take an early lead in the tournament, while RCB will be desperate to get on board. Let's look at the probable playing XIs for both teams in the coming game. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Team News

Glenn Maxwell is still unavailable for the franchise due to his marriage. Once he is back, he should fit into the team. 

Top-order - Faf du Plessis and Anuj Rawat will open the innings. Faf was in blazing form in the last game and played a brutal knock of 88 off 57 balls. Anuj Rawat also looked good in the brief knock of 20. Virat Kohli will follow the openers. Kohli looked in sublime touch against Punjab and scored a breezy 41 off 29.

Middle-order - The middle order will comprise Dinesh Karthik and Sherfane Rutherford. Karthik had a brilliant outing against Punjab and helped RCB post a daunting total. He made 32 off 14 balls and helped RCB finish on a high. Rutherford didn't get a chance to bat but he too can be destructive.

All-rounders - Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga and David Willey will add depth to the side. The three didn't get a chance to bat, and they looked off-colour with the ball as well. However, all have the capabilities to win the game for RCB.

Bowlers - The bowling department will be led by Mohammed Siraj, who was brilliant against Punjab. Akash Deep and last year's Purple Cap winner Harshal Patel will play the supporting role.

RCB Probable Playing 11

Faf du Plessis(c), Virat Kohli, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik(w), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj

Kolkata Knight Riders

Team News

The team still will be without their ace bowler Pat Cummins who will join the team after April 6. Ajinkya Rahane's positive innings against CSK will help him retain his place. 

Top Order - Ajinkya Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer will open the innings. The two adds a great variety at the top. While Iyer is an explosive batter, Rahane plays the anchor role. The Indian veteran scored 46 off 36 in the last game. Nitish Rana will follow the openers. Rana has been one of the most consistent players for KKR in the last few seasons. 

Middle Order - Skipper Shreyas Iyer will come at 4. He will be responsible for anchoring the innings and switching gears as per the situation. Sam Billings and Sheldon Jackson will have to support Iyer with some quick runs in the middle overs. 

All-rounders - The big man Andre Russell will have the responsibility of giving the team an explosive finish, while Narine can also be handy with a bat. Both will be very crucial with the ball as well. 

Bowlers - The bowling will comprise Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi and Varun Chakravarthy. All these three were brilliant against CSK and will be keen to replicate their performance.

KKR Probable Playing 11

Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Jackson(w), Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy

Three Top Batters in the Match

  • Faf du Plessis - The RCB skipper is growing like a wine. In the last two seasons, he was terrific for CSK. In his first game for RCB, he was once again sensational and scored a brilliant 88 of 57 balls. He will be key for RCB at the top.
  • Virat Kohli - The former skipper looked in sublime form and stroked a masterful 41 in last game. Kohli is searching for a century and he will be keen to get the monkey of his back in the IPL. The century won’t count but will mean a lot of Kohli and his fans
  • Nitish Rana - Over the years, Rana has been very consistent for KKR. He got a good start in last game but failed to carry on his innings. He will be keen to get a big knock under his belt early in the tournament.

RCB vs KKR Top Batsman Stats

Batter Matches Runs Average Strike Rate 50/100
Faf du Plessis 101 3023 35.56 131.66 23/0
Virat Kohli 208 6324 37.64 130.02 42/5
Nitish Rana 78 1841 27.89 132.35 13/0

Three Top Bowlers in the Match

  • Mohammed Siraj - Siraj was superb in the last game but was on the expensive side. However, he is someone that can give RCB some early breakthroughs which will help the team control the run flow in middle overs.
  • Varun Chakravarthy - Varun Chakravarthy was one of the players retained by KKR. His mystery spin is a nightmare for most batters in the tournament. With matches being played on the same surface, the wicket will get slower with every passing day, making Chakravarthy a dangerous bowler to face.
  • Wanindu Hasaranga - Hasaranga didn't enjoy a great outing for RCB in the last game but he is a class bowler and will be keen to bounce back in style. His skills with the ball, as well as bat make him a match-winner.

RCB vs KKR Top Batsman Stats

Batter Matches Wickets Average Economy Best Figures
Mohammed Siraj 51 52 28.77 8.53 4-32
Varun Chakravarthy 32 37 23.3 6.79 5-20
Wanindu Hasaranga 3 1 100 10 1-40

Match Details

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 6

Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai

Date &Time: March 30th at 7:30 PM IST and local time

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar