Fantasy XI recommendations for the IPL 2022 game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders
Mar 30: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 6th Match, DY Patil Stadium
Safe XI: Anuj Rawat (wk), Virat Kohli (vice-capt), Faf du Plessis, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Ajinkya Rahane (capt), Wanindu Hasaranga, Venkatesh Iyer, Harshal Patel, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy.
The new Knight Riders opener, Ajinkya Rahane, has started the tournament by punching a 34-ball 44 against Chennai Super Kings on a tough track. In the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in November 2021, he was the third-highest run-scorer with 286 runs from five games at a strike rate of 133.64. Further, he loves to bat against Royal Challengers, scoring 363 runs in his last ten games at an average of 40.33.
Vice-captain: Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli might not be scoring centuries of late but he has been playing the role of an anchor in the shortest form of the game. In the last 12 months in T20s, he has recorded ten scores of 30 or more in 21 innings which makes him one of the very fine vice-captaincy options for this game.
Harshal Patel: Last season’s purple cap winner has taken the most wickets in death overs since the start of 2021 season: 19 wickets in 15 innings at an average of 12.73. He has also taken four two-wicket hauls in his last five outings against Knight Riders.
Shreyas Iyer: Knight Riders’ new captain and in-form batter Shreyas Iyer has been in magical touch. His last three T20I scores for India are 73*, 74* and 57* and he has scored 549 runs in 11 innings across formats for India since the start of this year.
Varun Chakravarthy: Knight Riders’ leading wicket-taker last season with 18 wickets in 17 games, Varun is a steal at 8.5 credits in WonderWins fantasy app. He won the Player-of-the-Match award in this very fixture last year when he picked up 3/13 in his four overs, which reduced RCB to a paltry 92.
Anuj Rawat: The left-hand wicketkeeping-opener has been in good domestic form recording four scores of 30 or more in the five Mushtaq Ali games this season. He started the IPL well with a decent 21.
High Risk XI: Dinesh Karthik, Sam Billings, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (capt), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell (vice-capt), Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Varun Chakravarthy