IPL 2022 – RCB ( Royal Challengers Bangalore ) vs KKR ( Kolkata Knight Riders ) cricket match was scheduled today in which RCB won by 3 wickets.
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Virat Kohli: “RCB have also made one change with Mohammed Siraj coming in for Gurkeerat Mann, in order to have an extra bowler at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, where boundaries are shorter.”
Dinesh Karthik: “All-rounder Sunil Narine is sitting out of this game after being reported for bowling with a suspected illegal action during his team’s two-run win against Kings XI Punjab. Tom Banton makes his IPL debut for KKR.”
Royal Challengers Bangalore bowled Kolkata Knight Riders out for 128 in their Indian Premier League match on Wednesday. Andre Russell top-scored for KKR with a 25 off 18 balls. For RCB, Wanindu Hasaranga took four wickets for 20 runs, while Akash Deep and Harshal Patel got three and two wickets respectively. Umesh Yadav and Tim Southee have provided the Kolkata Knight Riders with the start they would have hoped for. Chasing a paltry 129, Royal Challengers Bangalore find themselves three down inside the powerplay overs as Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, and Anuj Rawat are back in the dugout. Meanwhile, Wanindu Hasaranga emerged as the standout bowler from the RCB camp as they bundled out KKR on 128 after inviting them to bat first. The spinner picked four wickets in his quota and conceded just 20 runs. KKR started on a poor note losing Venkatesh Iyer 10 (14), Ajinkya Rahane 9 (10), and Nitish Rana 10 (5) in the powerplay overs. Shreyas Iyer also failed to do much as he was dismissed on 13 (10). Andre Russell did manage to light the stadium with some massive sixes but he could only score 25 off 18 balls. Meanwhile, RCB has fielded the same playing XI, while Tim Southee comes in place for Shivam Mavi in KKR playing XI.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing 11:
Faf du Plessis(c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik(w), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj
Kolkata Knight Riders Playing 11:
Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer(c), Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson(w), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy
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Teams RCB & KKR Squads:
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad:
Faf du Plessis(c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik(w), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Siddarth Kaul, Karn Sharma, Chama V Milind, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Luvnith Sisodia, Aneeshwar Gautam
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad:
Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer(c), Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson(w), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Mohammad Nabi, Chamika Karunaratne, Baba Indrajith, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Pratham Singh, Abhijeet Tomar, Rasikh Salam, Aman Hakim Khan, Ashok Sharma, Ramesh Kumar