Monday, 16 May 2016

Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore betting tips & preview IPL 2016

The Eden Gardens in Kolkata will be the setting on Monday, May 16 as the Kolkata Knight Riders take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the ongoing Indian Premier League.

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The hosts are currently in second spot in the league standings with 14 points from 11 matches. The visitors are sixth with 10 points from 11 matches.

Both sides were winners of their respective matches at the weekend. While the hosts beat the Rising Pune Supergiants via the Duckworth-Lewis method by eight wickets, the Royal Challengers recorded a 144-run win which is the biggest margin of victory ever recorded in the IPL. Online Cricket Bet tips

The Kolkata Knight Riders had bowled superbly throughout the innings, picking up wickets at regular intervals right from the beginning when Andre Russell sent Ajinjya Rahane packing after he pulled one onto his own stumps. Shakib Al Hasan and Piyush Chawla bowled really well while Sunil Narine conceded just 10 runs in 3.4 overs before play was stopped by rain with the score at 103/6 in 17.4 overs. Cricket Bet tips

After a prolonged period of rain, the hosts were set a target of 66 runs in 9 overs. Ravichandran Ashwin claimed a couple of wickets in the first over but the Supergiants were sucked of any joy by Yusuf Pathan, who belted 37 runs off 18 deliveries to take the Knight Riders across the line with four overs to spare.Live Cricket bet tips

The other game had seen the Royal Challengers Bangalore put 248/3 on the board after Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers both posted tons and shared a 229-run partnership for the second wicket. The two hit a combined 20 sixes and 15 boundaries. Kohli brought up his third ton of the ongoing IPL posting 109 off 55 deliveries while de Villiers was unbeaten on 129 off 52 deliveries at the end of the first period of play. Cricket Bet tips

The Gujarat Lions were never really in the chase but they surrendered rather meekly for a side that has played some good cricket this season. Chris Jordan claimed four wickets while Yuzvendra Chahal notched up three. Sachin Baby got a couple of wickets as well as skipper Dhoni used nine different bowlers. Online Cricket Bet tips

Both sides will be high on confidence heading into this one. While the Royal Challengers will hope for an encore, performances such as the one we saw the other day do not come around very often. That being said, the consistency that Kohli has shown has been amazing and he will again hold the key.

The Knight Riders did their job the other day after what was an underwhelming defeat at home to the Gujarat Lions. It would have helped the confidence of the team and Pathan’s form in particular has been a positive for the side.

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