RCB vs KKR: How to pick the winning Dream11?
Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to script their first victory in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019, when they face Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday. The match is scheduled to take place at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Fans, who are playing the Dream11 fantasy league, will be looking to pick the winning team. And here we decode the same.
A strong batting line-up on offer
We have gone for wicket-keeper batsman Parthiv Patel and KKR's aggressive star Chris Lynn as the openers. Parthiv shined with the bat against Rajasthan Royals. Lynn will need to make this opportunity count. AB de Villiers adds weight to this line-up. He will be RCB's trump card. In-form KKR batsmen Robin Uthappa and Nitish fit in. They can get the scoreboard ticking along.
All-rounder Andre Russell gets the nod as captain
Andre Russell has been in the form of his life. The all-rounder gets the nod as the skipper of this fantasy XI side. He will once again look to make it count at the death. Russell will be supported by Marcus Stoinis and Moeen Ali in the all-round department. Both these foreign players have match-winning credentials. They also add more depth with the bat.
A strong bowling attack on display
Yuzvendra Chahal leads the bowling unit of this team. He has been in exceptional form in IPL 2019. Chahal has already bagged eight scalps and is the vice-captain. KKR's Piyush Chawla joins Chahal in the spin department. He has bowled better as compared to Kuldeep Yadav and Sunil Narine. Promising pacer Prasidh Krishna comes in as well. His exploits will be crucial for KKR.
Predicted starting XI and possible winners
RCB predicted starting XI: Kohli (captain), Parthiv (wicket-keeper), AB de Villiers, Dube, Akshdeep, Moeen, Stoinis, Coulter-Nile, Chahal, Navdeep and Siraj. KKR predicted starting XI: Lynn, Narine, Uthappa, Nitish, Karthik (captain and wicket-keeper), Gill, Russell, Piyush, Kuldeep, Ferguson and Krishna. RCB have been enduring a dismal run in IPL 12. They have lost four successive matches. KKR could beat RCB and script their third victory.