RCB Playing 11 vs KKR- IPL 2024 Match, 36

Updated - 21 Apr 2024, 02:37 PM

RCB Playing 11 vs KKR- IPL 2024 Match, 36
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RCB are playing their eighth game of the season and their first reverse fixture of IPL 2024. They take on Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday, April 21. 

RCB lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad in their previous match. They were taken for 287 runs in their previous match by SRH batters as their bowlers did not have any answers. 

Though their batters took the team to 262 in the run-chase, they still lost the match by 25 runs. The RCB think tank is currently confused as to what kind of bowling attack to field in the games that they are playing. 

None of the bowlers who are playing the game can restrict the opposition team from scoring big against them. One major issue with them is that they are not using many spinners in their bowling attack.

Meanwhile, Glenn Maxwell is expected to be away from this contest after he has opted to take a break following his poor run in this IPL. 

Skipper Faf du Plessis at every post-match presentation is finding it tough to explain the reason behind the team's loss. They have lost five on the trot heading into this game. Making the playoffs is already difficult from here on and if they lose this game, it will be even tougher. 

RCB Playing 11 vs KKR- IPL 2024 Match, 36

Virat Kohli 

Kohli will open the batting. He owns the Orange Cap with 361 runs from seven games and he scored 83 in the last match against KKR. 

Faf du Plessis 

Faf will open the batting with Kohli. He scored 62 off 28 balls against SRH. He has now scored over 230 runs in the tournament with two fifties.

Will Jacks

Will Jacks will slot in at three. He scored just seven off four balls against SRH. He made his IPL debut in the match against Mumbai Indians. 

Rajat Patidar 

Patidar will slot in at four. He scored a quickfire fifty in the match against Mumbai Indians. Against SRH, he scored nine off five balls. 

Saurav Chauhan 

Saurav will slot in at five. He is playing as an all-rounder but has the highest score of nine with the bat. With the ball, he has not been used as yet.

Dinesh Karthik (WK)

Karthik will slot in at six. He scored 83 off 35 balls against SRH at a strike rate of 237.14 but lost out of partners at the other end. He is in good form and a danger for KKR. 

Mahipal Lomror

Lomror will bat at seven. He scored 19 off 11 balls in the match against SRH. He has also been used as an Impact Sub by RCB. 

Vijaykumar Vyshak

Vyshak will be one of the Indian pacers in the XI. He went for 64 off his four overs as RCB did not play Mohd Siraj in the XI. 

Lockie Ferguson

Ferguson, the ex-KKR will slot in at nine. Playing his first game for RCB, he went for 53 with the ball and picked up two wickets.

Reece Topley 

Topley will be the other overseas left-arm seamer likely to play the next game against KKR. He went for 68 off his four overs and picked up a wicket.

Yash Dayal 

Dayal concludes the likely XI for RCB for their match against KKR on Sunday at Eden Gardens. He went for 51 off his four overs against SRH. He has taken five wickets from six games so far. 

Impact Sub- Anuj Rawat 

Anuj Rawat or Mahipal Lomror might be used as the Impact Sub by RCB for this match. Rawat scored 25 off 14 balls against SRH in the last game. 

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