IPL 2019: Match 17, RCB vs KKR – Predicted top performer based on stats and records for Fantasy Cricket

IPL 2019: Match 17, RCB vs KKR – Predicted top performer based on stats and records for Fantasy Cricket

He scores at a strike-rate of 146.57 in the T20 format at the venue.

Robin Uthappa
Kolkata Knight Riders’ Robin Uthappa in action. (Photo by IANS)

The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has turned out to be equivalent to a nightmare for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), the only team, who is yet to win a single match in the T20 tournament. It’s not a surprise by any means that they are the cellar dwellers after losing their first four games. Moreover, their Net Run Rate (NRR) of -1.901 isn’t in the greatest of shapes either.

The Red Army lost to the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the RGI Stadium in Hyderabad (SRH) and the heavy defeat would have dented their confidence to a significant extent. Virat Kohli and Co were in with a chance of taking down the Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, but that eventually wasn’t the case and the Challengers’ campaign went from bad to worse.

RCB are next scheduled to play against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) tomorrow at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Virat’s men lost their last three matches against their opponents at the very venue and their task won’t be easy even next time around. One player who would be a massive roadblock to their journey is Robin Uthappa, who previously played for the RCB as well.

Record against the opposition (RCB):

498 runs from 16 innings at an average of 38.30 with three fifties.

Record at the venue (M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore):

T20 format – 22 innings, 557 runs, 30.94 average, 146.57 S/R, 5 fifties.

Recent form:

Last 10 innings across all formats – 11, 67*, 35, 18. 57, 6, 54, 4, 46, 18.

Last 5 innings in Twenty20s – 11, 67*, 35, 18. 57.

Dream11 Scenario:

Uthappa costs 9 credits in the batsmen category and is picked by 77% of teams. He is in very good form and assigning him the multiplier’s role won’t be a bad choice by any stretch of the imagination.

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