As more and more injuries plague them, things for KKR are becoming worse by the day. Shakib Al Hasan has withdrawn, and one of its key batsmen Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the IPL this season. Both Lockie Ferguson and Litton Das have yet to report for the season. Only 5 players from abroad are in their camp. Nitish Rana, who was just named captain, is now tasked with the challenging responsibility of leading this injury-plagued squad further in the competition. In place of Venkatesh Iyer, they have chosen to use Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Mandeep Singh as their openers.

Gurbaz had a successful IPL season in 2022, scoring his runs at a 150 percent strike rate. Anukul Roy will be in a one-down situation after these two. The opposition will not be in awe of this KKR top order. Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, and Andre Russell will control the KKR middle order. These hitters should be avoided this season because they are hazardous. However, after scoring an outstanding inning of 85 from 46 balls in 2019 at Eden Gardens, Nitish Rana has a poor history against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Nitish Rana is anticipated to have another captain’s innings in this contest.

Shreyas Iyer scored 34 runs off 28 balls in the season’s opening contest. He made an effort to right the ship in this inning, but the runs were not scored quickly enough. The KKR team management expects him to score a lot more runs. In his previous six games against the RCB, Andre Russell has been scoring runs at a strike rate of 200 or higher. In his most recent game against this opposition, he scored 65 runs off of 25 balls, including up to 9 sixes. Russell is by far the best hitter for KKR, having struck 22 sixes in his past six games.


The whole RCB fan section may find that this is the year they have been waiting for. Their opening batsmen, Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis, brought a lot of delight to the Chinnaswamy Stadium as they chased down a target of 172 runs against the Mumbai team in their maiden game. Du Plessis hit six sixes and five fours in his 73 off 43 balls. Du Plessis finished second in runs scored for SA20. He scored 369 runs in his 11 matches, with a fantastic strike rate of 147.60. Additionally, he has scored 229 runs in his past 4 games against this competition, including a few half-centuries.

The excellent batting form Virat Kohli, the RCB’s former captain, has been showing is yet another fantastic development. In game one, he scored 82 runs off of 49 balls. Just 11 balls were used to get the last 32 runs from this inning. So, might these two pose a danger to the season record of 973 runs scored? Yes, that is how it seems. Virat Kohli struck a hundred last time he played at Eden Gardens. Overall, the game’s fate might be determined by the wickets of these two hitters. Glenn Maxwell is available and in good health for the game. He only had a little role in the first game, but he made a couple of huge sixes.

Shabaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik, and Michael Bracewell will be in charge of the RCB middle order. Reece Topley, who has a dislocated shoulder, will be missed, though. He sustained this injury during the season’s opening game. David Willey could be able to return to the lineup as a result of this injury. In the first game, the RCB team’s main bowlers were Karan Sharma and Mohammad Siraj. Siraj was frugal, taking up 1 wicket for just 21 runs while Sharma claimed 2 wickets. He will once more spearhead RCB’s bowling attack.





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