Team Analysis: RCB's Strategy to Overcome KKR's Dominance
Team Analysis: RCB's Strategy to Overcome KKR's Dominance

In the upcoming match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 17, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face off against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Friday, March 29th. The match will take place at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Kolkata Knight Riders started their campaign with a victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), while RCB faced a defeat against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their opening match but managed to bounce back with a win against Punjab Kings (PBKS).

This match holds significance as it marks a showdown between RCB's star batsman Virat Kohli and Kolkata Knight Riders' mentor Gautam Gambhir, who had a well-documented feud in the previous IPL season when Gambhir was associated with Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). In their IPL history, KKR has won 18 out of 32 matches against RCB, maintaining a dominant record. RCB, however, hasn't managed to defeat KKR on their home ground since 2015, and they'll be eager to break this streak.

Both teams will be closely watched for their playing elevens. RCB might consider bringing in England's left-arm fast bowler Reece Topley in place of Alzarri Joseph, who has struggled with his bowling performance. On the other hand, KKR is expected to stick with their current combination without any changes.

The probable playing elevens for RCB include Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (captain), Cameron Green, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Anuj Rawat (wicketkeeper), Dinesh Karthik, Alzarri Joseph, Mayank Dagar, Mohammed Siraj, and Yash Dayal, with Mahipal Lomror being the impact player.

Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders' probable playing eleven consists of Phil Salt (wicketkeeper), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Nitish Rana, Ramandeep Singh, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, and Varun Chakraborty, with Suyyash Sharma as the impact player.

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