IPL 2019, RR vs KKR Team Predicted Playing 11 for Today Match LIVE Updates: The first match of the day almost gave a late twist that would have been too cruel for Delhi Capitals to bare. DC have suffered some sensational collapses in previous matches that have resulted in losses for them. On Saturday, with DC five runs away from victory, RCB took three wickets to send shivers down their spines. It was Axar Patel who finally got them over the line
In Jaipur, Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and chosen to bowl first. It means that fans will have to wait until later in the night for the possibility of Andre Russel to show up but for the neutrals who like big sixes, Jos Buttler should certainly be a player you should look forward to watching.
RR vs KKR, RCB vs DC buildup highlights:
RR: Rahane (c), Buttler (WK), Smith, Tripathi, Stokes, Prashant Chopra, Gowtham, Archer, Midhun, Kulkarni
KKR: Lynn, Narine, Uthappa, Rana, Karthik (c, WK), Gill, Russell, Chawla, Kuldeep, Gurney, Prasidh Krishna
KKR win the toss, choose to bowl first
DK said that Lockie Ferguson will be replaced by Harry Gurney. Ajinkya Rahane said that Prashant Chopra comes in for Stuart Binny, Midhun comes in for Varun Aaron.
The Carribean beats
West Indies cricket has quite unexpectedly turned a corner in 2019. It all started with their remarkable Test series win against an upbeat England side. Then they managed to hold the England's mighty ODI side to a 2-2 draw. Chris Gayle roared his way back to ODI cricket in this series and he has shown up with some good performances for KXIP this season. Alzarri Joseph has shown that he has the potential be a fast bowling superstar a la Jasprit Bumrah with his performances in the Test series and his record breaking six-wicket haul for Mumbai Indians yesterday. Andre Russell did not play for West Indies in the ODI series but the kind of form he is showing now, it will be the surprise of the year if he does not make it to the World Cup squad.
What they said:
"We keep putting him in tough situations and he keeps lifting his game. He is just too good.." - Chris Lynn about Russell's super-human abilities.
"We (wrist spinners) get to spin the ball both sides and that's probably an advantage. It's about bowling better areas and sticking to plans" - Shreyas Gopal after he won the MoM against RCB.
RR vs KKR Predicted Playing XI
Predicted Playing XI: Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler(w), Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Varun Aaron/Stuart Binny
Predicted Playing XI: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna
RR vs KKR Head-to-Head Statistics
Total number of matches played: 19
Matches won by RR: 9
Matches won by KKR: 9
Matches played in Jaipur: 5 (RR 3, KKR 2)
Matches played in Kolkata: 8 (RR 1, KKR 6)
RR average score against KKR: 149
KKR average score against RR: 143
Most runs for RR: 299 (Ajinkya Rahane)
Most runs for KKR: 135 (Dinesh Karthik)
Most wickets for RR: 4 (Krishnappa Gowtham)
Most wickets for KKR: 7 (Sunil Narine)
We have plans for Andre Russell, says K Gowtham
Kolkata Knight Riders’ Andre Russell is the flavour of the ongoing IPL, but Rajasthan Royals spinner Krishnappa Gowtham Saturday said they have plans in place to counter the hard-hitting West Indian batsman. Russell stole the limelight this season so far with his hard-hitting abilities and is currently placed third in the run-getters list with 207 runs from four games at a staggering strike rate of 268.83.
But Gowtham said Rajasthan has already done their homework on how to counter Russell at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium here Sunday.
“He has been in very good form. He has been hitting a lot of sixes and he is doing well for his team. We do have a plan set for him and hopefully it comes out,” he said.
On to our second game
In our second game of the night, Rajasthan Royals will host Kolkata Knight Riders. Rajasthan have won just one game in their previous four matches, while Kolkata Knight Riders are on Russel-mania mode. Rajasthan would hope to return to winning ways.
Here read our PREVIEW
Team news - RCB vs DC
Both RCB and DC have not made any changes to the team:
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Rahul Tewatia, Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane
Challengers! RCB has always believed that being clean and green is the way to be. And, that’s why we have an exciting contest for you. Upload photos and videos of cleaning up your surroundings on the official RCB app, and a special surprise will be waiting for you! #CleanSweep pic.twitter.com/CnOrle6lwE— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) 7 April 2019
RCB's message for a greener planet
With a message to spread awareness about environment conservation and make the world a greener hotspot, the Virat Kohli-led RCB side will wear the green jersey on Sunday.
Today we are green army!@RCBTweets ’s most vital initiatives is #RCBGoGreen – a contribution to help move the present world to a greener, healthier state.— RCB Bold Brigade (@BoldBrigade) 7 April 2019
Let's do our bit and #BringBackTheGreen! pic.twitter.com/oc2EBOWGpO
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Hello and Welcome!
Hello and welcome to the LIVE COVERAGE of the Indian Premier League match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals. Despite having some big names in the squad, the Virat Kohli-led side are yet to make a mark in the ongoing season. The team are placed at the bottom of the table with four defeats in the same number of matches. In the second encounter of the day, a struggling Rajasthan side will take on Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. KKR all-rounder Andre Russell, who is in supreme form, is the player to watch out for as he has the potential to single-handedly turn the match around.