May 18, 2024

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Both teams have a chance to strengthen the place for the play-offs, RCB wins if they reach number-2

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The 39th match of the 13th season of IPL will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Abu Dhabi from 7.30 pm today. Both teams in the top-4 of the points table have a chance to strengthen the place for the play-offs. If RCB wins the match, it will reach number-2.

RCB are currently at number three in the points table, winning 6 out of 9 matches. At the same time, KKR retained the fourth position by winning 5 out of 9 matches. Both teams are winning their respective previous matches. Both teams are face to face for the second time in the season. In the previous match, Bangalore defeated Kolkata by 82 runs. RCB scored 194 runs in the match played in Sharjah. In response, KKR could score only 119 runs.

RCB’s top-4 batsmen are in excellent form. He has scored more than 200 runs in 9–9 matches for the team so far. Captain Virat Kohli has the highest record of 347 runs. In bowling, Yuzvendra Chahal, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana and Washington are bowling beautifully. Chahal has taken 13 wickets for the team so far.

Apart from Shubman Gill and captain Eoin Morgan, none of the batsmen are in form in the KKR team. It remains a major tension for the team. Gill has scored 311 runs in 9 matches for the team and Morgan has scored 248 runs. Former captains Dinesh Karthik (141) and Nitish Rana (184) have been struggling to score runs so far. The bowling of the team is also not able to show amazing. Varun Chakraborty and Shivam Mavi have taken the most 7-7 wickets.
Kolkata’s most expensive player is Pat Cummins. He will get Rs 15.50 crore for the season. After this comes the number of Andre Russell, who will get 8.50 crores of the season. At the same time, Captain Kohli is the most expensive player in RCB. The team will give him 17 crores of a season. After him, AB de Villiers is named in the team, who will get Rs 11 crore this season.

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