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KKR vs RCB Predictions March 2022

RCB vs KKR Predictions

Fierce rivals of IPL will face each other in the early season. Royal Challengers Bangalore has started the season quite poorly after losing to the Kings. Meanwhile, its archrival Kolkata Knight Riders just defeated CSK in the first game of the season. The upcoming match will start their rivalry for the 2022 IPL season.

Betting Tips:

Kolkata Knight Riders is expected to win this match considering the current team form and statical advantage.

Betting Odds:

The Kolkata Knight Riders to win @2.15, whereas Royal Challengers Bangalore to win @1.79 Betway 

The match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders will be held at the DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai on March 30. It will start at 10 a.m.

Faf du Plessis's men have a new look this season, though they still have the likes of Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik. Their bowling unit has also strengthened with the addition of Australian paceman Josh Hazlewood.

However, Hazlewood will not be participating in the first two games as he's currently on an international assignment for Australia. Glenn Maxwell, who was their leading run-getter last season, will also not be participating due to his personal reasons.

Excitement Around the Beginning of the season- Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Match 

Last season's KKR finished fourth with a 7-7 record. They finished lower than RCB last season. But, they have a better season opener after beating CSK by 6 wickets.

Umesh Yadav was the pick of the bowlers for the Knight Riders as they won the toss and decided to field. He immediately sent back Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway, who were the Super Kings' opening pair.

Robin Uthappa's brief stay at the office ended in a sensational stumping by Sheldon Jackson, who was able to complete his dismissal in the eighth over. The Super Kings were struggling at 57 for four at half-time.

RCB finished third in 2021 with a 9-5 record. They had 4 more points than KKR. Despite being a solid team, RCB lost to Punjab Kings by 5 wickets.

RCB is a high-scoring team. Against the Kings, they scored 205/2. Thanks to Punjab's Odean Smith, Bangalore had a difficult time outscoring the Kings. Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis admitted that Smith was a powerful hitter and that his ball was hard for his catcher.

Bangalore needs to step up their fielding game to have a chance of victory against the Knight Riders.

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Why bet on KKR

✅ Ajinkya Rahane leads KKR with 44 runs

✅ Umesh Yadav has 2 wickets and ranks fifth in the league

✅ Sunil Narine ranks sixth in the league's fielding with a catch and a dismissal

KKR vs RCB Match Information

Venue:

Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai

Date:

March 30th

Time:

19:00 IST

Broadcast/Live streaming:

Star Sports

Betting Tips:

KKR has a greater probability of winning

Odds:

2.15 (KKR) and 1.72 (RCB)

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RCB vs KKR Betting Strategies

There are a ton of factors to assess in the days leading up to the match. The RCB vs KKR betting strategies will assess the form of the team that elects to bat or bowl first. The pitch condition is very important in the limited-overs cricket format and this holds true even when making the RCB vs KKR predictions.

Who will Win

The RCB vs KKR predictions will depend heavily on recent form and pitch conditions. Both are able to have a lot of influence on the total score put up by the team batting first or the manner of a chase instigated by the team which elected to bat second. The form of individual players can often be crucial to a team's performance in the entire series or in the case of the Bangalore vs Kolkata game.

Top Batsman

The assessment of the best batsmen in the Bangalore vs Kolkata game can be done by looking at factors like recent form, form throughout the IPL series, strike rate, batting order, record against a specific team, record against a specific bowler. Invariably, the assessment is likely to lead to batsmen like Shreyas Iyer, a talented and attacking top-order batsman who can mix classical shots with a bit of force. 

Top Bowler

This market involves going with a bowler who can take a lot of wickets while conceding very few runs. Some pitch conditions may be suitable for seamers who work magic with the new ball, while some pitches will help the ball turn so much that they are a delight for spinners. The number of wickets taken for a team in the T20 cricket format - with a good economy and strike rate - are useful to predict this market.

Player Betting

The player betting is also part of the RCB vs KKR predictions and it would invariably feature a player like Sunil Narine, who will look to continue his impressive form against RCB on Wednesday. This market is about going for a player who produces an all-rounder performance for his side. The contribution may come from the runs, balls, or even catches.

Partnership Betting

The opening partnership is one of the key wickets in the RCB vs KKR predictions. This partnership will look to get maximum runs during the power play overs. Narine is an important name in the Bangalore vs Kolkata game as one of the opening players. He has been instrumental in the success of the team by taking 24 important wickets in 19 matches.

KKR vs RCB Head to Head

Due to the higher frequency of the KKR vs RCB head-to-head meetings, these two teams have faced each other on 25+ occasions. Both are very close in terms of overall victories, as they have managed 10+ wins each. No meeting between these two clubs has produced a ‘no result’ so far. As of now, Bangalore has 13 victories while Kolkata has 16.

Live Streaming RCB vs KKR

As one of the top matches in the IPL, there is a tremendous amount of interest in watching Bangalore vs Kolkata take on each other. Recognising this interest, there are several options for live streaming RCB vs KKR matches.

General Info About Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Where do the Royal Challengers play their home games ?

The Royal Challengers play their home games at the Chinaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, the venue for the first ever IPL match back in 2008 as well.

Where do Kolkata Knight Riders play their home games ?

KKR play their home matches at Eden Garden, which was the largest cricket stadium in the country before the construction of the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad.

What is the head to head record between both these teams ?

These two sides have faced each other a total of 26 times in the past 13 seasons, with KKR winning 14 of those matches, and RCB winning only 12.

When was the last time KKR won the IPL title ?

KKR last won the IPL title back in 2014, under the able leadership of Gautam Gambhir.


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Akshay Malhotra

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