Royal Challengers Bangalore are up against Kolkata Knight Riders (BLR vs KOL) in the 6th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. The DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai will host this clash.
Royal Challengers Bangalore had a disappointing start to their campaign. Batting first against Punjab, they put up a formidable total of 205/2 on the board. Skipper Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik were brilliant with the bat. However, they failed to defend the total as Punjab romped home with an over and five wickets to spare.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders started their IPL 2022 campaign with a convincing win over defending champions Chennai Super Kings. Bowling first, they restricted Chennai to 131/5. Umesh Yadav was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets. Ajinkya Rahane, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer and Sam Billings contributed with the bat. Kolkata romped home in 18.3 overs with six wickets to spare.
Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2022 Match 6
Date and Time: March 30, Wednesday, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: DY Patil Sports Academy Stadium, Mumbai
BLR vs KOL Predicted Playing XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthink (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Mahipal Lomror/Siddharth Kaul
Kolkata Knight Riders
Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy
There is expected to be good bounce and carry, which will help the pacers initially. The ball will come on to the bat nicely. But batters will have to work slightly hard since it is a big ground. Chasing is a good option on this surface.
BLR vs KOL Match Prediction
Kolkata Knight Riders started IPL 2022 with a win. They put up a good all-round performance. Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore batted well but struggled with the bowling. It will be a challenge for them to comeback. Therefore, Kolkata have the edge in this contest.
BLR vs KOL Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Team #1: Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Andre Russell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Umesh Yadav, Harshal Patel, Varun Chakravarthy
Captain: Faf du Plessis, Vice-captain: Shreyas Iyer
Fantasy Team #2: Dinesh Karthik, Sam Billings, Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Sherfane Rutherford, Andre Russell, Umesh Yadav, Harshal Patel, Varun Chakravarthy
Captain: Faf du Plessis, Vice-captain: Andre Russell