Kolkata Knight Riders will lock horns against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the second phase of IPL at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Monday.
KKR had got off to a horrid start and they will need to turn the tables as they could only manage two wins in seven matches. RCB, on the other hand, were at their best, having won five out of their seven games.
We have made Match Prediction for you that can help you in placing the right bets. We will discuss current form, head-to-head, stats, and players to watch out for in the upcoming match.
Current form – Last five matches for KKR – L L L W L
KKR’s batting had struggled to get going in the first phase of the IPL. The middle-order had failed to deliver the goods and the likes of Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik will need to take the onus on their shoulders. KKR’s gun fast bowler Pat Cummins has pulled out of the IPL and thus they can play Tim Southee or Lockie Ferguson.
Last five matches for RCB – W W L W L
Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to continue their good show. They are currently placed in third place in the points table and look all set to qualify for the playoff stages. However, RCB will not look to take things for granted and they will aim to come up with a collective effort, as they did in the first phase of the IPL.
Head to Head – Overall matches – 28, Won by KKR – 15, Won by RCB – 13
Players to back – Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav and Varun Chakravarthy will be the crucial players to look out for, for KKR.
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Glenn Maxwell will play a crucial role with the bat. Mohammed Siraj, Yuzi Chahal, and Wanindu Hasaranga will be the important bowlers.
Match Prediction: RCB will enter the contest as favorites, given their team balance.