IPL 2019, Match 17 – RCB vs KKR: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Nathan Coulter-Nile is most likely to play.
Updated - Apr 5, 2019 7:31 pm
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are left clueless this season. They have got off to an indifferent start this time in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The RCB are yet to win in four matches and the time is running out for them. They will feel good now playing at home but their opponents in the match 17 are the Kolkata Knight Riders who have played three matches thus far and have come out victorious in two of those.
Virat Kohli suggested after the previous game that they would be making significant changes for the next game and it will be interesting to see who will be axed. As of now, it seems certain Shimron Hetmyer will make way while the likes of Tim Southee and Nathan Coulter-Nile might come into the contention as well. Though the RCB should go against the wholesale changes which can affect their chances even more.
The KKR, on the other hand, are coming off a significant rest after an exhilarating encounter against the Delhi Capitals (DC) which went to the super over. Their team though is looking in good touch and the skipper Dinesh Karthik might go against making any changes after a close loss. Having said that, Sunil Narine is a key player for them and if fit, he can walk back into the XI at the expense of Nikhil Naik.
The 17th game of the IPL between RCB and KKR will be hosted by the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru.
The match starts at 08:00 PM local time (02:30 PM GMT).
The game will be live on Star Sports in India. (Live streaming on Hotstar).
The summer season has taken over in India and the sun will be out for the whole day in Bengaluru on Friday. But it will cool down considerably by the time the match will start. During the game, the temperature will hover around 29 Degrees Celsius and there is no rain whatsoever in the forecast.
Last five completed T20 matches: (Most recent- first)
RCB – L, L, L, L, L
KKR – L, W, W, L, W
The Chinnaswamy pitch has changed this season. It is assisting the batsmen as far as the India-Australia T20I and the RCB’s home game is concerned. With small boundaries on offer, it could turn out to be another run-fest in Bengaluru.
Average first-innings score: 187 (from the last 5 night 20-over IPL games)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost –3
Probable Playing XI:
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Parthiv Patel (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini
Bench – Devdutt Padikkal, Himmat Singh, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann Umesh Yadav, Shivam Dube, Heinrich Klaasen, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee, Prayas Ray Barman, Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sundar.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (C & WK), Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna.
Bench: Rinku Singh, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Carlos Brathwaite, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney, Yarra Prithviraj, KC Cariappa.
There is no update on Sunil Narine’s update but he is likely to be fit after a significant break.
Umesh vs KKR in IPL: 9 matches 13 wickets 19.53 average
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/ Small Leagues:
Keeper – Parthiv Patel
Batsmen – AB de Villiers (VC), Virat Kohli, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana
All-Rounders – Moeen Ali, Andre Russell (C)
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Grand/ Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Parthiv Patel
Batsmen – AB de Villiers (C), Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana
All-Rounders – Marcus Stoinis, Sunil Narine (VC), Andre Russell
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.
Chris Lynn is due for a big knock in this season and can pick him in the Grand League and probably make captain as well.
KKR should be able to win based on current form but one can’t rule out RCB coming hard at the visitors given that they are yet to win this season.