Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2024 prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss

  • Match Prediction: Royal Challengers Bengaluru to win
  • Toss prediction: Royal Challengers Bengaluru to win the toss and field first

Here is our RCB vs KKR prediction as Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Kolkata Knight Riders lock horns in the 10th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The blockbuster contest is scheduled to take place at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Friday, March 29.

Read on for our detailed RCB vs KKR predictions ahead of this match.

  • Date and time: March 29, 7:30 PM IST
  • Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

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Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Kolkata Knight Riders match preview

Royal Challengers Bengaluru

Royal Challengers Bengaluru suffered a six-wicket defeat in their IPL 2024 season opener against Chennai Super Kings. They got off the mark with a four-wicket win over Punjab Kings in the second game at their home ground. 

Mohammed Siraj and Glenn Maxwell bagged two scalps each to restrict the opponents to 176. Chasing the target, Virat Kohli played a superb knock of 77 in 49 deliveries but the other big names failed. Dinesh Karthik then hit 28 not-out in 10 while Mahipal Lomror struck 17* off 8 to clinch the match. 

RCB possible XI: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Anuj Rawat (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Alzarri Joseph, Mayank Dagar, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal 

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders edged past Sunrisers Hyderabad by 4 runs in their first game at Eden Gardens. Batting first, Phil Salt smashed 54 off 40 while wickets fell around him. Ramandeep Singh struck 35 off 17 as he added 55 runs for the fifth wicket with Salt. 

Andre Russell went berserk in the end overs, blasting 64 not-out in just 25 balls to power them to 208. Harshit Rana was the hero with the ball, picking 3 for 33 in four overs and defending 7 off the last five deliveries. 

KKR possible XI: Phil Salt (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Suyash Sharma

Pitch and expected weather conditions

M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru is a batting friendly venue due to its flat pitches and short boundaries. The pitch for the last game played here had some help for bowlers but expect a flatter surface for this game. The average first innings score in Bengaluru since 2018 stands at 188.

The weather in Bengaluru should be mostly clear on Friday evening with no threat of rain interruption. The temperature is likely to hover between 25-29 degree Celsius in the evening. 

RCB vs KKR Dream11 prediction

Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Kolkata Knight Riders
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Our RCB vs KKR Dream11 prediction for this match

  • Wicketkeeper(s): Phil Salt
  • Batter(s): Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Rinku Singh 
  • All-rounder(s): Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine 
  • Bowler(s): Varun Chakravarthy, Mohammed Siraj, Alzarri Joseph 
  • Recommended captain: Faf du Plessis
  • Recommended vice-captain: Virat Kohli

In this part of the RCB vs KKR match prediction, we talk about the reasons for going with this XI for the Dream11 contest. Picking the XI for this fixture is a tricky job for a few reasons. While the venue is high-scoring, both KKR and RCB have bowling attacks that can counter each other's batting unit. So it is wise to pick a more balanced side. 

Phil Salt is one of the better options in the KKR line-up to take on the RCB bowling attack. Rinku Singh is another one and he has been a reliable player for KKR. Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis are also must picks due their quality and track record.

Among all-rounders, Glenn Maxwell and Andre Russell are must picks. Sunil Narine can be pretty effective against RCB with the ball while Cameron Green offers a few overs alongwith his batting. From the bowling section, Varun Chakravarthy and Mohammed Siraj must be picked. Alzarri Joseph has the pace and can be effective against the KKR batting unit. 

For captaincy and vice captaincy, we are going with Virat Kohli and Varun Chakravarthy. Kohli has his struggles against spinners but is still reliable to preserve his wicket. Kohli is coming off an excellent fifty against Punjab Kings in the last game. Varun Chakravarthy, on the other hand, has a very good record against RCB and should do well again. 

Match prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win

Kolkata Knight Riders are leading the head to head record, having won 17 games as opposed to 14 by Royal Challengers Bengaluru. Predicting the winner of this game isn't straightforward. RCB are favourites as per the market but KKR have won four of the last five games. RCB have hard length bowlers to trouble Kolkata batters whereas KKR have good spinners to counter Bengaluru batters. Our match prediction is for Kolkata Knight Riders to win. 

Toss prediction: Royal Challengers Bangalore to win the toss and field first

M Chinnaswamy Stadium is a great venue for batting and the teams usually look to chase here. With short boundaries, defending even big totals becomes a hard task here. The overall record in T20 cricket shows that 55% of the matches played here were won by the chasing side. Our toss prediction is that Royal Challengers Bengaluru will win the toss and opt to field first. 

Man of the match prediction: Varun Chakravarthy 

Varun Chakravarthy is one of the best T20 spinners in the country and is KKR's biggest weapon in the bowling unit versus RCB. He enjoys bowling against Bengaluru as the record suggests. Last season, Chakravarthy claimed 4 for 14 and 3 for 27 in two games against RCB. Overall, he has 13 wickets in eight games versus this opponent at an economy of 6.32. 

Betting Odds

  • Royal Challengers Bengaluru: 1.80 (PARIMATCH)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 2.01 (PARIMATCH)

The bookmakers have placed Royal Challengers Bengaluru as slight favourites heading into this game. RCB have 1.80 odds of winning this match whereas KKR have higher odds of 2.01. 


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