IPL 2022 - 6th Match - Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Kolkata Knight Riders

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The sixth match of the 2022 IPL season is between Shahrukh Khan’s Kolkata Knight Riders and Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore, two of the most popular franchises in the league. RCB are still waiting for their first points of the season after a heartbreaking defeat in the first game, while KKR earned a deserved win over defending Champions Chennai Super Kings.

Betting Pick Betting Odds  @Betway 
Royal Challengers Bangalore to win.  1.72 
Royal Challengers Bangalore to hit the most sixes 1.91
RCB to have the Highest Opening Partnership 1.72
Sunil Narine to be KKR’s top bowler 3.75

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The teams have met 29 times before this season, and of these, the Kolkata Knight Riders have won 16 times. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 13 times, putting them very close in terms of head to head. There has never been a tie in any match between both teams, so you can take that into consideration when you want to choose who will win in your RCB vs KKR picks.

Team News

Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR defeated the defending champions, Chennai Super Kings, by 6 wickets in the tournament opener to get their season off to a solid start. They played the first game with only three foreign players, which was, to say the least, a wise option. For this game, KKR will continue to be without their leading bowler, Pat Cummins. Aaron Finch, Australia's white-ball captain, is also unavailable.

In the first game, Shivam Mavi and Andre Russell struggled to implement their strategy against MS Dhoni. KKR has the option of using an additional foreign player in place of wicket-keeper Sheldon Jackson. Chamika Karunaratne, Mohammad Nabi, and Tim Southee are the overseas alternatives on the bench.

KKR Probable XI - Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Sam Billings, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy 

Royal Challengers Bangalore 

Glenn Maxwell, who recently married, will miss at least the first two games of Royal Challengers Bangalore, while his Australian counterparts Josh Hazlewood and Jason Behrendorff will miss the first three games since the Australian players would not be available until April 6.

Mohammed Siraj (2/59 in 4 overs) and Akash Deep (1/38 in 3 overs) both cost too much. While Mohammed Siraj will face KKR for the first time, Akash Deep may be replaced by Siddharth Kaul.

RCB Probable XI - Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Siddharth Kaul, Mohammed Siraj 

Betting Preview, Picks And Prediction

To Win The Match

RCB are the favourites to win the match with odds of 1.72 as per Betway, which is a bit surprising considering they lost their opening match, while KKR earned an impressive win and yet have odds of 2.15, primarily due to injuries.

Top Team Batsman

RCB opener FAF Du Plessis is unsurprisingly the favourite to be their top batsman in this match with odds of 2.87. He played a brilliant innings in the first game but it went in vain eventually. His opening partner Virat Kohli has odds of 3.00. Dinesh Karthik has odds of 6.00 to be the top batsman.

Ajinkya Rahane is the new favourite to be KKR’s top batsman in this match with odds of 3.75. Expensive purchase Shreyas Iyer also shares the same odds to be the top batsman at 3.75. Venkatesh Iyer has odds of 4.00.

Highest Opening Partnership 

RCB have the strongest opening pair in the league, with Du Plessis and Virat Kohli wreaking havoc in the first game as well. KKR on the other hand are yet to fix their opening pair. Hence, RCB are clear favourites at 1.72 to have the highest opening partnership.

Top Team Bowler

Last year’s top wicket-taker Harshal Patel is RCB’s favourite to be the top team bowler at 3.50, followed by Hasaranga at 4.00.

On the other hand, Sunil Narine is the favourite to be the top bowler from KKR at 3.75, followed by leg spinner Varun Chakravarthy at 3.75 too. 

Total Runs In The Match

Odds of there being more than 333.5 runs in this match are 1.71. This is an interesting bet as both these teams have a deep batting line up.    

Individual Player Betting

  • Du Plessis to score more than 29.5 runs has odds of 1.81, and it’s a solid bet as he is one of the best batsmen in the league and also in form. Shreyas Iyer to score more than 26.5 runs has odds of 1.83 , which is also a tempting bet as he would want to establish himself as the big fish in the KKR camp quickly. 
  • RCB to hit the most sixes has odds of 1.91, which can be tempting with Du Plessis, Kohli, Karthik and Rutherford all capable of clearing the boundary. KKR’s odd to hit the most sixes are 2.10, which are not bad either, considering Nitish Rana and Andre Russel are more than capable of the big hits.
  • Harshal Patel to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.25 which is a given with his experience and form, while Varun Chakravarthy to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.40, which is attractive as he can snap up key middle order wickets.  

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live Streaming

The official broadcasting rights of the IPL are with Star Sports, who use four different channels to telecast the league in various regional languages. The official streaming partner is Hotstar, which charges a premium for customers who want to catch live streaming SRH vs KKR on their phones or laptops. SRH vs Knight live score can also be followed on different live stream apps.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore vs KKR, who will win?

It's not easy to predict who would win the match as they are closely matched. Mohammed Siraj is a good choice for single-player bets.

Who owns Royal Challengers Bangalore?

RCB is owned by United Spirits.

Who owns Kolkata Knight Riders?

KKR is owned Shah Rukh Khan, Jay Mehta, Juhi Chawla, and Red Chillies Entertainment

How many times has Kolkata Knight Riders won IPL?

Kolkata Knight Riders have won the IPL twice.

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