On Wednesday, April 26, at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, the 36th match of the Indian Premier League 2023 will feature a heavyweight match between the Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the two times-champion Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Bangalore will be coming into the game off of an exciting victory over the Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals, which they won by a score of 7 runs. On the other side, Chennai Super Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in their previous match. The squad, which is led by Nitish Rana, will be motivated to beat RCB next in order to pick up their winning ways.
RCB Vs KKR Head To Head:
Between these teams, 31 matches in the IPL have been played in total. With 17 victories, KKR leads RCB in those games, while RCB has won 14 games. KKR and RCB both have won twice in the previous five meetings.
Having said that, let us take a closer look at their past 5 meetings
RCB Vs KKR Last 5 Encounters:
March 30, 2022: RCB won by 3 wickets
October 11, 2021: KKR won by 4 wickets
September 20, 2021: KKR won by 9 wickets
April 18, 2021: RCB won by 38 runs
October 21, 2020: RCB won by 8 wickets
Expected Top Performers For RCB And KKR:
Probable Best Batsman
Faf du Plessis:
In the IPL 2023 so far, Bangalore’s Faf du Plessis has been in outstanding form. The team would expect du Plessis to come through for them once again and accumulate some significant runs for them in the top order given his 405 runs through seven IPL games so far and his superb performance of 62 runs in 39 deliveries in his previous game.
Probable Best Bowler
Mohammed Siraj: In Bangalore’s upcoming match versus Kolkata, one of the top bowlers in the world of cricket right now, Mohammed Siraj of India, is expected to deliver yet another brilliance. Siraj has taken 13 wickets in seven games so far, and he might continue to be the top bowler in the upcoming encounter.
Additional Stats Of RCB And KKR:
RCB highest score against KKR: 183
KKR highest score against RCB: 205
Most runs for RCB: 807 (Virat Kohli)
Most runs for KKR: 364 (Andre Russell)
Most wickets for RCB: 10 (Mohammed Siraj)
Most wickets for KKR: 23 (Sunil Narine)
Most catches for RCB: 17 (Virat Kohli)
Most catches for KKR: 5 (Nitish Rana & Andre Russell)
Lowest total defended by RCB against KKR: 194
Lowest total defended by KKR against RCB: 129
Although they may encounter fierce competition from the Kolkata Knight Riders, the Royal Challengers Bangalore are anticipated to emerge victorious in this match.
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