Both these sides experienced contrasting results in their respective opening matches of IPL 2022.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the sixth match of the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Both these sides will enter this match after they experienced contrasting results in their respective opening matches of the tournament.
The Kolkata Knight Riders started their campaign on a rousing note, with a six-wicket win against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand were beaten by the Punjab Kings outfit in a high-scoring rubber.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 6
Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Date & Time: 30th March 2022, 7:30 PM
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney + Hotstar
As we saw in the previous match that was played at this venue, the pitch is a good one for batting. The bounce is good, the outfield is quick, and the batters can definitely score a lot of runs in this pitch.
Probable Playing XIs for Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik(wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj
Kolkata Knight Riders
Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Jackson(wk), Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy
Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter of the match: Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis was in terrific form in RCB’s previous match against the Punjab side. The right-hander plundered a 57-ball 88 at the top of the order and played a key role in helping RCB amass a total in excess of 200.
Probable best bowler of the match: Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav bowled a terrific spell in KKR’s opening match against CSK. Yadav scalped two wickets with the ball, and gave runs at an economy rate of just five runs per over. RCB will have to be wary of the threat Yadav possesses.