In the sixth match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be up against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai on Wednesday.

The Knight Riders won their first game against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) quite comprehensively, giving hints about their perfect team combination. RCB, on the other hand, under the leadership of Faf du Plessis, lost their opening encounter against Punjab Kings (PBKS) despite scoring 200-plus.

Head-to-Head record:

Played: 29 | RCB won: 13 | KKR won: 16 | No Result: 0

Pitch report:

The track at DY Patil Academy will help seamers in the initial phase, but if batters invest time and play sensibly, then the pitch will offer lots of runs as well. The ground has big square boundaries, but straight ones are short, so playing in the ‘V’ will definitely help the batters. Dew is likely to impact the game, therefore, bowling first is an ideal choice here.

Probable XIs:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Shahbaz Ahmed, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj

Kolkata Knight Riders: Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sam Billings, Andre Russell, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy

Match Prediction:

Case 1:

RCB wins the toss and bowls first
Powerplay score: 40-50
KKR total: 155-165

Case 2:

KKR wins the toss and bowls first
Powerplay score: 45-55
RCB total: 160-180

Team batting second to win the contest

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