RCB vs KKR Match Preview – IPL 2024, Match 10

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RCB against KKR IPL 2024 The match will be played at Chinnaswamy on March 29. This is Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s second home match in a row. RCB come into this match after their victory over Punjab Kings. KKR, on the other hand, won their first match against SRH at home.

Date and place

The RCB vs KKR IPL 2024 match will be played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Monday, March 29. The match starts at 7.30 pm IST. The two teams have played some close competitions over the years in the IPL. The Knight Riders are ahead in the head-to-head count 18-14.

RCB vs KKR Match Preview – IPL 2024, Match 10

Royal Challengers Bangalore

After their win against Punjab Kings on Tuesday, RCB will be fired up. Everything fell into place for the team as they bowled well and batted clinically to win the game. The game was a little close at the end but Dinesh Karthik and Mahipal Lomror led the chase. Against KKR they will have a lot of work ahead of them. They will have to nullify the threat of the rotating trio. They have Kohli, DK Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell, four big names who pose a threat.

Their players did a great job against Punjab Kings as they did not concede more than 200 runs. The spinners limited the run-scoring by allowing the pacers to pick up the wickets. With the crowd supporting them and their players in good form, RCB can pose a challenge to KKR.

RCB team

Faf du Plessis (c), Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Suyash Prabhudessai, Will Jacks, Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Manoj Bhandage, Mayank Dagar, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Rajan Kumar, Cameron Green, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Tom Curran, Lockie Ferguson, Swapnil Singh, Saurav Chauhan.

Riders of the Knights of Calcutta

The Knight Riders will consider themselves lucky to win their first match against SRH. Their batters gave their pitchers enough runs to fight back, but they nearly lost them the game. Harshit Rana kept his cool in the end and helped the Knight Riders prevail in the end. KKR needs to improve in all departments in the next game. Their first few games did not give them a good start, they dropped some catches and their pacers let runs slip away.

The biggest challenge for Gautam Gambhir as KKR’s mentor will be to put an end to KKR’s teething problems. Since the last two seasons, the franchise has used 12 different batting combinations at the top. They have lost too many wickets in the powerplay, close to 60. They will also need to get the best out of Mitchell Starc, who will be under pressure to deliver. KKR’s spin trio needs to be consistent and Shreyas Iyer, with three, needs to score runs.

KKR Squad

Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Jason Roy, Sunil Narine, Suyash Sharma, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy, KS Bharat, Chetan Sakariya, Mitchell Starc , Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Ramandeep Singh, Sherfane Rutherford, Manish Pandey, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Gus Atkinson, Sakib Hussain.

Key battles

Virat Kohli vs Mitchell Starc

This will be the most anticipated battle that fans will look forward to in this game. Both have had stellar performances at the international level and will seek to surpass each other. STarc has dismissed Kohli four times in Test cricket and once in ODIs. He is yet to dismiss him in T20 cricket. However, Starc hasn’t given up too many runs.

Rinku Singh vs. Yash Dayal

The two will come face to face once again after the epic IPL 2023 game. Yash Dayal recently spoke about how he was trolled on social media after the theta game and will get a chance to fire Rinku again.

Dinesh Karthik vs. Harshit Rana

DK is RCB’s designated finisher. Meanwhile, KKR will back Harshit Rana to deliver once again if the situation arises and may have to find Karthik, who has excelled in the finisher’s role of late.

Key players. Main players

For kkr, Phil Salt, Shreyas Iyer, Rinku Singh and Andre Russell will be the key with the bat. With the ball, all eyes will be on Mitchell Starc and the spinning troika of Narine, Chakravarthy and Suyash Sharma.

For RCB, Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell and Dinesh Karthik will be the key batsmen. With the ball, Mohd Siraj, Yash Dayal and Reece Topley’s left-arm pace will be key. RCB could pit him against KKR. They could also bring in Karn Sharma.

Climate and tone

The Chinnaswamy track for the RCB vs KKR match is expected to be a high-scoring pitch as is the norm. Players from both teams will be under pressure for run breakouts. An attempt will be made to limit the damage. The Chinnaswamy Stadium has seen the most six-hitters in the IPL and hence the players will have to be on their toes.

Talking about Bengaluru weather, temperatures will be around 40 degrees during the day and at night it will drop to 26 degrees with clear weather conditions. It hasn’t rained much lately in Bengaluru. In the meantime, dw’s impact on the match will be an interesting watch.

Conclusion

This is a very crucial match for both the teams, more so for KKR as they will be away from home for the next few matches and winning away from home has been their challenge in the last few seasons.

Also read: Faf du Plessis blames Virat Kohli and other batsmen for IPL 2024 opening loss against CSK