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Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Indian Premier League 2023

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Date: 2023-04-26
  • Start Time: 19:30
  • Location: M Chinnaswamy Stadium

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  • Prediction:
    Royal Challengers Bangalore to Win
  • Best Odds:
    Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1.5
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The Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru will host the Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bangalore and the two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders in the 36th game of the IPL 2023 on Wednesday.

  • KKR have suffered four consecutive losses and need a win to avoid a further setback.
  • RCB lost the previous match against KKR at Eden Gardens and will be looking to take revenge on their home ground.
  • RCB have won four out of their last seven matches while KKR have only won two out of seven.

RCB vs KKR – IPL – Venue Details

Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium

Date: April 26th 2023

Time: 19:30 (local)

RCB vs KKR – IPL – Team Previews

Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB are currently in excellent form, having staged an impressive comeback with a series of noteworthy performances. The team is looking well-coordinated and efficient, with Virat Kohli’s aggressive leadership on the field and Mohammed Siraj’s fiery bowling setting them apart.

Faf du Plessis and Kohli have been exceptional with close to 700 runs between them, and will be expected to provide a solid foundation for the team’s innings. While Glenn Maxwell has contributed with runs, the middle order has struggled.

Mohammad Siraj is likely to open the bowling with David Willey, who may continue in place of Josh Hazlewood if he hasn’t recovered from his injury. RCB may also utilize Du Plessis as an Impact Player option, given his ongoing rib injury.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Nitish Rana’s side will be encouraged by their victories over the two teams, including a massive 81-run win against RCB. KKR’s remarkable performance saw them score 204 runs in their 20 overs, while RCB were bowled out for just 123 runs in 17.4 overs.

While Jagadeesan and Narine have struggled to provide a good opening start for KKR, the team has depth in their batting, with the likes of Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, and David Weise expected to deliver power-hitting performances to finish off the innings. In terms of bowling, Umesh Yadav and David Wiese will be expected to provide good spells with the new ball.

Meanwhile, Jason Roy is set to return to the top of the batting order for RCB, while KKR’s consistent use of the Impact Player rule involves starting with wrist spinner Suyash Sharma if they bowl first, or Venkatesh Iyer if they are batting first.

RCB vs KKR – IPL – Probable Playing XI’s

Royal Challengers Bangalore: V Kohli (Cap), Du Plessis, M Lomror, G Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, D Karthik (wk), S Prabhudessai, D Willey, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohd Siraj

Kolkata Knight Riders: Jagadeesan (wk), Jason Roy, Venky Iyer, Nitish Rana (Cap), A Russell, Rinku Singh, S Narine, D Wiese, S Thakur, Umesh Yadav, V Chakaravarthy

RCB vs KKR – IPL – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction

The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is a well-known venue for its batting-friendly surface, which is a dream for batters but tends to be a nightmare for bowlers. The wickets at this ground are anticipated to offer some support to the spinners, rendering it difficult for the batsmen to score runs easily in the middle overs.

RCB vs KKR – IPL – Win Prediction

Royal Challengers Bangalore are on a roll with Kohli under the helm, while KKR are in free fall. So, RCB should win this game comfortably at home.