Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru, IPL 2024: Match Preview, Fantasy Picks, Pitch And Weather Reports | Cricket News



Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will take on Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in Match 36 of the Indian Premier League, 2024, at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata, on Sunday. KKR have played six matches in the series and are ranked second on the points table, while RCB have played seven matches in the series and are ranked 10th on the points table. In the last match played by Kolkata against Rajasthan Royals, Rajasthan beat KKR by two wickets. The top fantasy player for the Knight Riders was Sunil Narine who scored 234 fantasy points.

The other top point-getters are Angkrish Raghuvanshi with 55 and Varun Chakaravarthy with 54 match fantasy points.

In their last match in this series against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bengaluru by 25 runs. The top fantasy player for the Royal Challengers was Dinesh Karthik who scored 120 fantasy points. The other top point-getters are Faf du Plessis with 103 match fantasy points and Virat Kohli with 66 match fantasy points.

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The pitch at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata, will allow for good stroke play and the batters will find it easy to bat on the surface. It will not allow a lot of assistance to the bowlers and wicket-taking is not going to be easy. The average first-innings score at this venue in the last 20 matches is 177 runs. The pitch is a balanced one with decent assistance for both batters and bowlers on offer. The team winning the toss may decide to bat or bowl depending on the ground conditions.

Pace or Spin?

The venue is suited for both pacers and spinners alike.

Weather Report

The temperature will hover around 35 degree C with 49% humidity. 8.57 m/s winds are expected.

Head-to-Head

In the 34 matches played between these two teams, Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s bowlers have earned the most fantasy points for their team, while the all-rounders have earned the most fantasy points for Kolkata Knight Riders.

In their previous encounter in this series, Sunil Narine was the Man of the Match and Sunil Narine scored the highest fantasy points for Kolkata Knight Riders with 96 match fantasy points while Virat Kohli topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Royal Challengers Bengaluru with 117 match fantasy points.

Fantasy Top Captain and Vice-Captain Picks

Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine is an all-rounder with an average of 76 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of nine and is a punt player for your Fantasy Team. He is a top-order batter who bats left-handed. In the last six matches, Narine has scored 276 runs averaging 46 per match. He also bowls decently, bowling off-break and in recent matches, he has taken seven wickets, averaging 23.6.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is a batter with an average of 75 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 10 and can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. Kohli is a top-order batter who bats right-handed. In the recently played seven matches, he has scored 361 runs averaging 72.2 per match.

Andre Russell

Andre Russell is an all-rounder with an average of 67 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.9 and is a safe bet for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. He is a right-handed batter. In the last six matches, Russell has scored 128 runs at an average of 42.7. He can also give you some bowling fantasy points, bowling right-arm fast and in recent matches, he has taken six wickets at an average of 18.2 per match.

Lockie Ferguson

Lockie Ferguson is a bowler with an average of 57 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 7.8 and can be a punt pick for your Dream11 Team. Ferguson bowls right-arm fast and in the recent match, he took two wickets at an average of 26.

Philip Salt

Phil Salt is a punt player for your Fantasy Team. This player has an average of 49 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.8. Salt is a top-order batter who bats right-handed and also keeps wickets. In the recently played six matches, he has scored 201 runs averaging 40.2 per match.

Rajat Patidar

Rajat Patidar is a batter with an average of 44 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.6 and can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. He is a top-order, right-handed batter. In the recently played seven matches, Patidar has scored 109 runs at an average of 18.2 per match.

Varun Chakravarthy

Varun Chakaravarthy is a good-to-have player for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. He has an average of 40 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of nine. Chakaravarthy is a leg-break googly bowler and in the recent six matches, he has taken seven wickets at an average of 28.6.

Harshit Rana

Harshit Rana is a very inconsistent player in terms of fantasy points and can be a punt pick in your team. He has an average of 33 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of seven. Rana is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and in the recent five matches, he has taken seven wickets at an average of 21.7.

Fantasy Team

Wicket-Keepers: Phil Salt and Dinesh Karthik

Batters: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis and Shreyas Iyer

All-Rounders: Andre Russell and Cameron Green

Bowlers: Varun Chakaravarthy, Harshit Rana, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Siraj

Captain: Andre Russell

Vice-Captain: Virat Kohli

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