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The Riders would like to get back on winning track after the humiliating loss against Delhi Capitals. Royal Challengers has also faced defeat against Punjab owing to the mini-collapse. Kolkata need to win the match to remain in the playoffs race while the Kohli-army would not like to lose matches in succession.
Kolkata Knight Riders
The Lack of changes despite the underwhelming performances has been a strange unsolved mystery as far as KKR is concerned. Karun Nair might find a spot in for the out-of-form Nitish Rana. Bowling has not been up to the mark which has quite led to the overall failure. Lockie Ferguson could be an effective bowling option but he is unlikely to make to the foreign slot.
Probable XI: Nitish Rana/Karun Nair, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine/Shakib Al Hasan, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Things have been pretty positive for the Challengers as they have won 5 games so far yet the 2 losses they have suffered is due to the collapses. RCB would like to rectify the error but team is likely unchanged. Harshal Patel is the purple cap holder but his economy has been a bit concern for the side. Siraj has been the unsung hero for the Challengers who has bowled unflinchingly yet. The Top order is embelled with big match winners but they need to contain pressure in order to score big.
Probable XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Shahbaz Ahmed/Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Daniel Sams, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Cricketbolo’s Dream XI team:
Wicketkeepers – AB deviliers
Batsmen – D Paddikal, V Kohli,R Tripathi, R Patidar, S Gill
All Rounders – S Narine, A Russell
Bowlers – V Chakravarty, Harshal Patel, K Jamieson