Today’s blast of IPL 2023 is Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders (RCB vs KKR). The host RCB finally appears tp have found their way back in the tournament with two back to back wins that too against strong going Rajasthan Royals and PBKS. Currently, they are position fifth in the IPL rankings with 8 points. Now, having achieved success in last two games and since it’s their home ground, they will be playing this match with a much higher confidence and would surely want to enter top fours.
Coming to KKR, apart from winning in a couple of matches initially, the team has tasted losses bitterly in the last 4 games even from the bottom ranked Delhi Capitals and Sun Risers Hyderabad. This has brought them to the 7th position in the IPL rankings.
Despite some amazing individual performances from RCB players, the team has not been able manage a win. This match demands some extraordinary performances from their side if they want to stay alive in this tournament.
RCB vs KKR : Match Details
Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Date : Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Time : 7:30 PM IST
Watch Live on : Star Sports Network & JioCinema
RCB vs KKR : Pitch Report
Chinnaswamy Stadium’s pitch is quite promising for batters. A quick outfield along with shorter boundaries encourages batters to play play big shots and put a higher score on the board. Bowlers are going to have a tough time on this pitch since it’s a flat one and deliveries come easily to the bat.
A total of 86 IPL matches have been played on this wicket. Out of this, first batting team has won 36 matches whereas chasers have won 46.
Anything above 200 is a competitive total for the chasing team.
The team winning the toss should field first.
RCB vs KKR : Head to Head
Both the teams have faced each other 31 times in IPL history, out of which KKR has won 17 times whereas RCB has won 14.
RCB vs KKR : Team XI Prediction
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
- Virat Kohli
- Faf du Plessis (C)
- Mahipal Lomror
- Glenn Maxwell
- Shahbaz Ahmed
- Dinesh Karthik (WK)
- David Willey
- Wanindu Hasaranga
- Harshal Patel
- Mohammed Siraj
- Vijaykumar Vyshak
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
- N Jagadeesan (WK)
- Jason Roy
- Venkatesh Iyer
- Nitish Rana (C)
- Rinku Singh
- Andre Russell
- Sunil Narine
- Lockie Ferguson
- Kulwant Khejroliya
- Umesh Yadav
- Varun Chakaravarthy
RCB vs KKR : Best Performers Prediction
Faf du Plessis
The RCB skipper is leading the marathon for Orange Cap as he has already scored 405 runs in 7 matches with an average of 67.5 and a stupendous strike rate of 165.31. The last innings he played against Rajasthan Royals where he played a brilliant knock of 62 off 39 balls, assured that he will keep breaking havoc on the opponents in this match as well. So, best choice for the batter of the day.
The ace seamer from RCB is currently the leading wicket taker for the team and second in the race for Purple Cap. So far, he has impressed everyone with his recent performances, the best one being 4/21 against PBSK. In total, Siraj has claimed 13 wickets in last 7 matches with an outstanding economy rate of 7.14. So, seems to be the best pick for the bowler of the day.
RCB vs KKR : Today’s Match Winner Prediction
Royal Challengers Bangalore are likely to win the match
Disclaimer: The above predictions are based on personal understanding and analysis of the author. Kindly make your own decision while making any prediction based on the predictions mentioned above.