- Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders will meet in the eliminator
- Glenn Maxwell and Devadath Padikkal are RCB’s batting prospects
- Super batsman Andre Russell could be in the Kolkata playing XI
Bangalore are one of the best performing teams of the season. The team that will be crowned champions this time has the best players in both batting and bowling. In addition to captain Virat Kohli, the form of Glenn Maxwell and Devadath Padikkal is promising. RCB also has a bowling line-up with Mohammad Siraj, Harsha Patel and Yusvendra Chahal.
Kolkata beat Mumbai Indians by a run average to reach the play – offs. The great performance in the UAE edition gives Kolkata confidence. Kolkata have a strong bowling line-up that includes Sunil Narine, Varun Chakraborty, Shivam Mavi and Loki Ferguson. All-rounder Andre Russell is expected to play in the eliminator. If so, it will give the team the upper hand. Venkatesh Iyer is expected to shine as a newcomer in batting.
The two teams have met 29 times so far and KKR is leading with 16 wins. RCB won 13 games. Both teams have won each time this season.
RCB Probability Team: Devadath Padikkal, Virat Kohli, KS Bharat, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, George Gorton, Hershal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yusvendra Chahal.
Kolkata Knight Riders Probables: Shubhman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell / Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakraborty, Shivam Mavi, Loki Ferga.
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