Royal Challengers Bangalore
Kolkata Knight Riders
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match Details
- Royal Challengers Bangalore are currently fifth in the points table with four wins to their name from seven league matches.
- Kolkata Knight Riders are struggling in the tournament after winning only two of their seven matches.
- KKR defeated RCB by a massive 81 runs the last time the two teams faced each other in the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League.
The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru should brace itself to host two arch-rivals namely Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders in the 36th match of the Indian Premier League. The two teams are notoriously famous for churning out thrilling games of cricket and nothing less is expected from the encounter scheduled on April 26, Wednesday.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will be hoping to take revenge as in their first IPL 2023 match against the Riders, they succumbed to a defeat by 81 runs. It was a below-average batting performance by the team as they racked up only 123 runs while chasing 205 runs in the allotted 20 overs. Batting in the first innings, KKR were successful in putting up a good score as Shardul Thakur and Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored 68 and 57 runs respectively.
Chasing the score, the Challengers succumbed to pressure. The opening duo of Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis looked good at the beginning of the innings but they walked back to the pavilion after scoring only 21 and 23 runs respectively. Varun Chakravarthy was the pick of the bowler for the team as he scalped three wickets at an economy rate of 4.1.
Meanwhile, if we speak of the overall performance, then the Royal Challengers Bangalore have an edge. They are occupying the fifth place in the standings with four wins and three losses. The team looked well in the last game as it scored a win over Rajasthan Royals by seven runs. It was an overall performance by the side as they defended 189 runs in the allotted 20 overs.
As far as Kolkata Knight Riders are concerned, they started well but the team now seems to have lost the plot. The Knight Riders are currently on a four-match losing streak with their most recent defeat coming against Chennai Super Kings by 49 runs. Bowling seems to be a major concern for the franchise. With just four points from seven games, Nitish Rana & Men are third-last in the points table.
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