Royals Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are likely to go with an unchanged squad while it is waiting to be seen if all-rounder Andre Russell, who suffered a calf injury, makes it to Kolkata Knight Riders’ squad for the Eliminator in Sharjah. Will be included. Will left-arm spinner and all-rounder Shakib Al-Hasan make it to the West Indies all-rounder?
Batting: Together Virat Kohlihandjob devdutt padikkal, ks india, Glen Maxwellhandjob ab de VilliersWith all-rounder Dan Christian capable of playing all-impressive innings, it is unlikely that the team will change their line-up. However, one of the experienced match winners like AB de Villiers will have to perform. KS India’s last-ball six in the last league match against Delhi Capitals, which won them the match, would give the wicket-keeper batsman a lot of confidence.
Bowling: The team has a good attack with medium pacers Harshal Patelhandjob mohammed siraji, George Garten and spinner Shahbaz Ahmed and Yuzvendra Chahali Core formation. It is a bowling line-up that is capable of adapting to most conditions due to its diversity.
Batting: Has Andre Russell recovered from his calf injury? If so, KKR will surely field him for a crucial game. A fit Russell can come in handy for KKR in the crunch game. If Russell plays, the team may have to do without Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. On top of that, Venkatesh Iyer, who has had a successful season, has the opportunity to perform in the knock-out games and enhance his reputation.
Bowling: KKR pacer Shivam Mavi has regained his confidence by taking four wickets against Rajasthan Royals. Mystery spinner Varun Chakraborty can come in handy if the pitch of the game is slow.
RCB (Probable): 1 Virat Kohli (capt), 2 Devdutt Padikkal, 3 KS Bharat (wk), 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 AB de Villiers, 6 Dan Christian, 7 Shahbaz Ahmed, 8 George Garten, 9 Harshal Patel, 10 Mohammad Siraj, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal.
KKR (Probable): 1 Shubman Gill, 2 Venkatesh Iyer, 3 Rahul Tripathi, 4 Nitish Rana, 5 Eoin Morgan (captain), 6 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 7 Andre Russell, 8 Sunil Narine, 9 Lockie Ferguson, 10 Shivam Mavi, 11 Varun Chakraborty.