IPL 2024: Royal Challengers Bengaluru strongest predicted playing XI against Kolkata Knight Riders

RCB XI against KKR | Predicted Royal Challengers Bengaluru 's playing 11 against Kolkata Knight Roders for 1oth Match of IPL 2024

By Vibhakar T S

Published – 28 Mar 2024, 16:02 IST | Updated – 28 Mar 2024, 16:23 IST

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Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) will be up against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 10th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. Both the teams would be looking forward to winning the game which would mean a lot for the players and the fans. The match is set to take place at M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru, which is known to be a nightmare for the bowlers. RCB and KKR share an underrated rivalry in the IPL and the fans of both teams would want to win the game at all costs.

Both teams are on the back of a thrilling win. While KKR defeated SRH by just four runs at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, RCB overcame PBKS by four wickets. KKR has a good set of finishers. They have loaded the likes of Ramandeep Singh, Rinku Singh, and Andre Russell who bat lower down the order and finish the innings for their team. But it is their middle order which has not been able to fire in the last couple of seasons. It has been a key reason for their bad performance in 2022 and 2023 respectively.

The likes of Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer, and Venkatesh Iyer need to fire with the bat. At the top order, KKR has had one opener who performed well. In 2023, it was Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Jason Roy. They seem to have Phil Salt in 2024 who did the job against SRH. With the ball, KKR has a good variety in their attack. With the new ball, they have the left-right combination of Mitchell Starc and Harshit Rana. In the spin department, KKR has the likes of Varun Chakravarthy, Suyash Sharma, and Sunil Narine.

Here is the predicted XI of RCB for the game against KKR in the IPL 2024:

Openers – Faf Du Plessis and Virat Kohli

Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli. (Source -Twitter/X)

Faf Du Plessis has been in the best form of his life with the bat in the IPL in the last couple of seasons. The star batter has been aggressive at the top and smashed the bowlers without any mercy. He will also be the skipper of RCB and would be hoping to make good decisions which could impact the game. At the other end, RCB is likely to open with Virat Kohli. The home side has a lot of options to open alongside Faf. The likes of Cameron Green and Rajat Patidar can open as well.

However, RCB is likely to stick with its opening combination. The duo of Faf and Virat formed the best opening pair in the IPL 2023. While Faf smashes the bowlers for fun at the start, Kohli can take his time and consolidate from his end. The star batter has shown intent in the powerplay overs and attacked some of the best bowlers in the world. The duo can have a say on the result of the match with their fiery starts. Both batters are experienced and have played a lot in Bengaluru.

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