- Rohit Singh | April 5, 2023 | 2:02 pm
KKR vs RCB Match Preview
On Thursday evening in Kolkata, the Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore will face off in Match 9 of the 2023 Indian Premier League. Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Mumbai Indians by eight wickets in their first match, while Kolkata Knight Riders were narrowly defeated by Punjab Kings. Kolkata Knight Riders came close to defeating Punjab Kings in their first game, but now face a much tougher task against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Royal Challengers Bangalore never seemed like they were going to lose to the Mumbai Indians, and they should be far too strong for the Kolkata Knight Riders. At the start of this tournament, they have their best players in top form.
KKR vs RCB Match Details
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – 9th Match
Venue: Eden Gardens – Kolkata
Date & Time: 06th April 2023 at 07:30 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports
KKR vs RCB Venue Stats
|Avg 1st inn score||179|
|Avg 2nd inn score||161|
|Win% batting 1st||48|
|Win% batting 2nd||52|
KKR vs RCB Pitch Report
In recent seasons, the stadium hasn’t been one of the top scoring pitches in the IPL. We anticipate surface turn and a par score of 165-170.
KKR vs RCB Weather Report
There may be some cloud cover early in the game. During the game, the temperature is expected to drop from 31 degrees to 29 degrees.
KKR vs RCB Last Five Matches
|KKR ( Kolkata Knight Riders )||L L W W L|
|RCB ( Royal Challengers Bangalore )||W L W W L|
KKR vs RCB Head-to-Head Stats
|Matches Played||KKR Won||RCB Won||Tie||NR|
No Injury. Will be added when there is an update.
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KKR vs RCB Probable Playing XIs:
Kolkata Knight Riders Probable Playing XIs
Mandeep Singh, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Anukul Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav
Royal Challengers Bangalore Probable Playing XIs
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Michael Bracewell, Shahbaz Ahmed, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Karn Sharma
Topmost Picks for KKR vs RCB Dream11 Prediction:
Top Picks – Kolkata Knight Riders
- Andre Russell – The former West Indian all-rounder hit a powerful 35 runs from 19 balls against Punjab Kings and could move up the batting order in this game.
- Tim Southee – The New Zealand Test skipper dismissed keeper-batter Jitesh Sharma in the opening match. He has a strike-rate of 18.4 across his T20 career.
Top Picks – Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Faf du Plessis – The South African opener hit his 26th IPL half-century in Sunday’s game. He is in excellent form and struck six sixes in Match 5.
- Virat Kohli – It was another brilliant batting performance from the former Indian skipper in the big win over Mumbai Indians on Sunday. He hit 11 boundaries in his unbeaten innings.
Suggested Playing XI N0.1 for KKR vs RCB Dream11 Team:
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(C), Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine(VC), Michael Bracewell, Tim Southee, Mohammed Siraj, Karn Sharma
Suggested Playing XI N0.2 for KKR vs RCB Dream11 Team:
Dinesh Karthik, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Virat Kohli(C), Faf du Plessis, Nitish Rana, Glenn Maxwell, Andre Russell(VC), Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Mohammed Siraj, Karn Sharma
Captain and Vice-Captain Options:
Captain – Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli
Vice-captain – Sunil Narine, Andre Russell
Wicketkeeper – Rahmanullah Gurbaz
R vs RCB Probable Winners:
Most cricket experts predict a one-sided game in Kolkata, owing to Royal Challengers Bangalore’s significantly larger squad. The Knight Riders could still win this season, but their team appears to be a level or two below the rest of the field. Royal Challengers Bangalore were outstanding in their first game, and we expect them to win again in this one. Considering the team combination, Royal Challengers Bangalore is expected to win this match.