Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the sixth match of the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Both these sides will enter this match after they experienced contrasting results in their respective opening matches of the tournament.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) secured their first victory of the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 by beating the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 3 wickets on Wednesday at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
A stellar bowling performance by RCB, spearheaded by Wanindu Hasaranga’s four-wicket haul restricted KKR to 128 before useful lower-order contributions from RCB batters took them over the line in a final-over thriller.
Knight Riders, who beat Royal Challengers in the eliminator last year, during their bull run to the IPL final, may have a slight edge on the back of a roaring start. It is Royal Challengers’ chance to prove Sunday was an aberration.
RCB, who were chasing 129 runs for victory, remained unchanged from their previous game. Umesh Yadav continued his fine form from the last game and dismissed Anuj Rawat for a duck in the first over of the innings.
The Royal Challengers lost both their openers after skipper du Plessis was caught inside the circle. Virat Kohli, who came in at number 3, hit two glorious fours but was soon dismissed after the former RCB skipper was caught behind off Yadav’s bowling.
Probable XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Shahbaz Ahmed, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj
Probable XI: Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sam Billings, Andre Russell, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy