KKR vs RCB Match Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders will take on RCB in the 27th match of the IPL 2017. Kolkata was on the winning run until the last match where they suffered the loss against Gujarat Lions in their own home ground. The loss could a good lesson for Gautam Gambhir and his team and would have given them the opportunity to look at the mistakes that they made. In the last game, it was their bowling that led them down. Thier best bowler Sunil Narine went for more than 40 runs in his 4 overs. They would love to win this match and get back to winning ways.
On the other hand, RCB were in deep trouble after losing four games in the row and it seemed like they would be eliminated by the end of this month. But, they have bounced back brilliantly with a win against Gujarat Lions. They bowled brilliantly in the match. The good form of Gayle is also positive for RCB from the last match.
This season has been good for Kolkata. They have performed well in all the matches. They could think that the luck was not in their favour in the last game. Now, they need to move on and fight hard against RCB. RCB might not have been in superb for this season but Kolkata will not take them lightly in this match as they know the quality of players that RCB have. They need to bowl well in this match as if Gayle, Kohli and de Villers gets settled then that could be a huge problem for the Kolkata.
In the batting lineup, they have ever reliable Gautam Gambhir and Robbin Utthapa. The promotion of Narine as a top order batsman has been a good decision by the team. They also have Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan who have looked in good touch this season. In the bowling department, they have Narine, CouterNile, Umesh Yadav.
RCB has not been in superb form this season. The main reason for their failure this season has been the poor form of their batsman. They have also suffered a lot due to injuries to their key player. But, they have to forget all and need to start playing some good cricket on the field. They will be up against the team that has been in great form this season. They would have performed well as a team.
In the batting department, they have Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villers, Jadhav, Watson who would have the responsibility to help the team to the good total. In the bowling department, they have leg spinner duo Badree and Chahal who have been in good form.
KKR vs RCB Match Prediction: Who will win today?
Considering the form of players it is most likely that Kolkata would win this match as they have the more balanced side.