IPL 2023 Match 9 : Will KKR take a courageous leap against RCB? (KKR vs RCB)

Since today’s clash is Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (KKR vs RCB). In IPL 2023, RCB started its journey on a high note by defeating five-time champion Mumbai Indians. The openers Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli literally ruined the opponent bowlers by holding a 148 run partnership off 89 balls which enabled them to achieve a target of 172 runs in just 16.2 overs.

On the other side, KKR started this IPL season on a low note by getting defeated by Punjab Kings in their very first match. Though Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Andre Russel look in good form but absence of top players including Shreyas Iyer, Sakeeb Al Hasan, Lockie Ferguson and Litton Das is making things difficult for KKR.

KKR vs RCB : Match Details

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Date : Thursday, April 6, 2023

Time : 7:30 PM IST

Watch Live on : Star Sports Network & JioCinema

KKR vs RCB : Pitch Report

The pitch at Eden gardens is quite favourable for batting. Moreover, the ground has smaller boundaries. So, the game is expected to be a high scoring one. Dew will play a key role here as it will provide suitable conditions to spinners as the game progresses.

Out of 77 IPL matches played at Eden gardens, 31 have been by the team batting first and 45 by the chasing team. The toss winning captain would prefer to bowl first.

KKR vs RCB : Team Prediction

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK)

Mandeep Singh

Nitish Rana (C)

Rinku Singh

Andre Russell

Shardul Thakur

Sunil Narine

Tim Southee

Anukul Roy

Umesh Yadav

Varun Chakaravarthy

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Virat Kohli

Faf du Plessis (C)

Glenn Maxwell

Michael Bracewell

Shahbaz Ahmed

Dinesh Karthik (WK)

Karn Sharma

Harshal Patel

Akash Deep

Reece Topley

Mohammed Siraj

KKR vs RCB : Prediction for Best Performers

Best Batsman

Virat Kohli

The ace RCB batsman played a splendid knock of 82 runs on just 49 balls. He seems in great form in all forms of cricket. His 148 runs partnership with Faf du Plessis shows his hunger to have the trophy this time.

Best Bowler

Mohammed Siraj:The pace bowler looks sharp with the new ball. His ability to swing the new ball and using bouncers was much evident in the previous game with Mumbai Indian where the batters didn’t seem to have any chance to score runs. Siraj proved to be very economical by giving away just 21 runs off 4 overs and snatching one wicket.

Today’s Match Winner Prediction

Royal Challengers Bangalore most 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.

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