RCB and KKR will face-off each other for the 2nd time in the tournament today in Abu dhabi. Royal challengers stand 3rd in the points table and the knight riders stand 4th. Earlier KKR had been handed over a massive 82 run defeat by RCB and will look to snatch those crucial 2 points from them. It will be a tough one to predict as to who will play better as KKR have got the right man in their XI in ‘ Lockie Ferguson’ who was lethal in his first game after 8 months of gap.
Winning formula of KKR VS RCB:
1. Pacers to take early wickets for KKR: From the previous game it looks as though both Ferguson and Pat Cummins have been on fire in their last game as Ferguson took 5 wickets in the Match( 3 in the innings and 2 in super over).
2.Openers to get the team a good start: Shubman Gill or Rahul Tripathi to get a good start and either of them to play atleast 10- 12 overs.Both of them actually gave a good start in previous game vs SRH but got out within 12 overs and hence it beacme difficult for KKR to put 175-180 on board.
3. Russel and Morgan to bat at 4-5 for KKR while chasing and vice versa batting first.
Winning formula of RCB VS KKR:
1. RCB openers Devdutt paddikal or Aaron Finch to hold one end and play without any sort of risk while chasing especially. It will make RCB scoreboard moving as the other guy keeps going for those big hits to bring the run rate under control always.
2. Chahal and Sundar to go for early wickets in the middle overs: It will be very important for the spinners of RCB to get wickets in those middle overs (7-15) where big-hitters like Andre Russel and Eoin Morgan will be out in the middle.
3. Morris and Saini to go for least runs against KKR’s power packed batting line-up: It is really important that both of them go for least runs in the death overs (16-20) and not allow any loose deliveries and take chances.
All in all both teams will definitely look to earn those 2 points and make sure they don’t commit too many mistakes with their their bowling units as they are aware of the oppositions power- packed batting and will not want to be used by the opposition.