RCB Vs KKR IPL 2024 10TH Match Preview: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

RCB Vs KKR IPL 2024 10TH Match Preview

The clash between Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium should be an interesting battle. With both teams having formidable line-ups, fans can expect a spectacle filled with big hits and intense competition.

Date and Venue: March 29, 19:30 IST, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Key Points:

  • Recent Form: RCB has made an impressive start to IPL 2024, showing their talent with both bat and ball. On the other hand, KKR is aiming to build on their previous victory over RCB in Kolkata.

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium Pitch Report:

The pitch for this match is expected to be different from the one used in the previous game, offering more assistance to batsmen. The toss-winning captain may opt to chase, considering the conditions.

The pitch for this particular game is to the left [from the pavilion end] of the one used for the Punjab game. Visually too, the pitch looked different on the eve of the match with the patchy grass cover that marked the pitch for the opener not seen. 

RCB Vs KKR IPL 2024 10TH Match Head-to-Head:

KKR holds a slight advantage in head-to-head encounters, having won 18 matches compared to RCB’s 14 victories. However, RCB will be eager to turn the tables, especially on their home turf.

Team Analysis:

  • Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB): RCB has a Fit squad and is likely to maintain their winning combination from the previous match. Faf du Plessis’ bold captaincy decisions and the team’s depth in batting and bowling make them a formidable opponent.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): KKR will rely on their spinners to make an impact on the Bengaluru pitch, with players like Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine playing key roles. Their top-order batting strength, led by Shreyas Iyer and Venkatesh Iyer, will be crucial for setting up a competitive total.

Players to Watch:

  • Andre Russell (KKR): Russell’s leaner body and all-round skills make him a key player for KKR. His explosive batting and ability to contribute with the ball could tilt the match in KKR’s favor.
  • Glenn Maxwell (RCB): Maxwell’s performance with both bat and ball will be crucial for RCB. As one of the team’s all-rounders, his contributions could determine the outcome of the match.

Predicted Playing XIs:

  • RCB: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Cameron Green, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Anuj Rawat (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Alzarri Joseph, Mayank Dagar, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal.
  • KKR: Philip Salt (wk), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Suyash Sharma/Chetan Sakariya.

Key Battles:

  • Varun Chakravarthy vs RCB Batsmen: Chakravarthy’s spin could trouble the RCB batsmen, especially on a surface offering assistance to spinners.
  • Andre Russell vs RCB Bowlers: Russell’s power-hitting talent makes him a threat to any bowling attack. RCB’s bowlers will need to devise a strategy to contain him.

RCB Vs KKR IPL 2024 10TH Match Prediction:

Considering the teams’ recent form and playing conditions, RCB holds a bit of an edge in this match. But, KKR’s depth in both batting and bowling could make it a closely contested match. Ultimately, RCB is predicted to emerge winner in their home game.