Royal Challengers Bangalore will lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders in the 6th match of IPL 2022. Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai will host this fixture on March 30 at 07:30 pm.
In IPL history, both teams have clashed in a total of 30 games of which 17 have been won by the Kolkata Knight Riders and 13 by Royal Challengers Bangalore. Last year in 2021, a total of three games were played between the two sides. Out of which Kolkata emerged on top by 9 and 4 Wickets respectively while Bangalore won one match by 38 runs.
The two sides met last in the 2021 eliminator where Kolkata Knight Riders won by 4 wickets. Batting first RCB scored 138. Virat Kohli top-scored 39. Sunil Narine bagged a four-wicket haul for Kolkata. In the chase, Shubman Gill (29) and Venkatesh Iyer (26) gave a platform to Kolkata. Followed by Nitish Rana (23) and Sunil Narine (26). KKR successfully chased the target with 2 balls to spare eliminating RCB.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Its been a year 15 years longing for the Royal Challengers for their maiden IPL trophy. They finished as the runner-ups in 2009, 2011, and 2016 but have always failed to grab hold of the prestigious title.
With Virat Kohli as a constant for RCB, they would embrace quite a few changes to their squad. After Kohli stepping down as the skipper, the South African opener Faf Du Plessis will be the man to take them forward this season. The openers shall be a choice between Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis alongside a young talent, Anuj Rawat, who’s done considerably well in the Syed Mushtaq Ali.
In addition to that, there is Glen Maxwell, Dinesh Kartik, and Mahipal Lomror which balance out the middle order for RCB. Karthik will don the wicketkeeping duties for them and will also pose as a potent finisher. We have already witnessed the hard-hitting abilities Maxwell has and he comes across as a handy off-spinner as well.
Coming to their bowling, RCB seems to have a potent bowling attack. Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, and Mohammed Siraj shall be their powerplay and death bowlers. Meanwhile, Sri Lankan allrounder leggie, Wanindu Hasaranga will lead the spin attack for them.
Kolkata Knight Riders
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders found their way into the finals three times in IPL history. Apart from the final of 2021, they have won both in the past in 2012 and 2014, both times under the leadership of Gautam Gambhir.
Shreyas Iyer received the highest bid for KKR and will be a key player headlining their batting unit alongside being the contender for captaincy. As openers, Venkatesh Iyer and Alex Hales seem to be the best right-hand and left-hand combination to trouble the bowlers.
Sheldon Jackson is a stunning wicketkeeper who has impressed every time and in the domestic circle as well. Shreyas Iyer and Nitish Rana are two consistent batters that will discard the liabilities KKR had while managing the poor form of Eoin Morgan.
One of the strong areas for KKR would be their all-rounder duo of Andre Russell and Sunil Narine who will contribute to strengthening their bowling as well. Overall KKR boasts a strong with the likes of Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Sunil Narine, and Varun Chakravarthy. The only difference they have in their bowling is the presence of Umesh Yadav who is replacing Prasidh Krishna.
RCB vs KKR Head to Head Records
|Matches Played||RCB Won||KKR Won||Tie||No Result|
|11-Oct-2021||Kolkata Knight Riders||4 wickets||Sharjah|
|20-Sept-2021||Kolkata Knight Riders||9 wickets||Abu Dhabi|
|18-Apr-2021||Royal Challengers Bangalore||38 Runs||Chennai|
|21-Oct-2020||Royal Challengers Bangalore||8 Wickets||Abu Dhabi|
|12-Oct-2020||Royal Challengers Bangalore||82 Runs||Sharjah|
|19-Apr-2019||Royal Challengers Bangalore||10 runs||Kolkata|
|5-Apr-2019||Kolkata Knight Riders||5 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|29-Apr-2018||Kolkata Knight Riders||6 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|8-Apr-2018||Kolkata Knight Riders||4 Wickets||Kolkata|
|7-May-2017||Kolkata Knight Riders||6 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|23-Apr-2017||Kolkata Knight Riders||82 Runs||Kolkata|
|15-May-2016||Royal Challengers Bangalore||9 Wickets||Kolkata|
|1-May-2016||Kolkata Knight Riders||5 Wickets||Bangalore|
|1-May-2015||Royal Challengers Bangalore||7 Wickets||Bangalore|
|10-Apr-2015||Royal Challengers Bangalore||3 Wickets||Kolkata|
|21-May-2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||30 Runs||Kolkata|
|23-Apr-2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||2 Runs||Sharjah|
|11-May-2013||Kolkata Knight Riders||5 Wickets||Ranchi|
|10-Apr-2013||Royal Challengers Bangalore||8 Wickets||Bangalore|
|27-April-2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||47 Runs||Kolkata|
|9-April-2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||42 Runs||Bangalore|
|28-Sep-2011||Kolkata Knight Riders||2 Runs||Bangalore|
|13-May-2011||Royal Challengers Bangalore||4 Wickets||Bangalore|
|21-Apr-2011||Royal Challengers Bangalore||9 Wickets||Kolkata|
|9-April-2010||Royal Challengers Bangalore||7 Wickets||Bangalore|
|13-Mar-2010||Kolkata Knight Riders||7 Wickets||Kolkata|
|11-May-2009||Royal Challengers Bangalore||6 Wickets||Centurion|
|28-April-2009||Royal Challengers Bangalore||5 Wickets||Durban|
|7-May-2008||Kolkata Knight Riders||5 Runs||Kolkata|
|17-Apr-2008||Kolkata Knight Riders||140 Runs||Bangalore|
Top Batsmen with Most Runs in RCB vs KKR Head to Head
Virat Kohli is way ahead of his peers while scoring Runs for RCB. He leads the tally at a total of 774 Runs in past encounters. Kohli is the only player on the list who is still associated with the RCB squad.
|AB de Villiers||475|
Top Bowlers with Most Runs in RCB vs KKR Head to Head
Sunil Narine has bagged the most number of wickets, a total of 20 in the RCB vs KKR clashes. Narine claimed a four-wicket haul in the last encounter between the two teams. Following him is Yuzvendra Chahal with 19 Wickets who found his way into the Rajasthan Royals this season.
IPL 2022 Group A & Group B
|Mumbai Indian||Chennai Super Kings|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|Rajasthan Royals||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|Delhi Capitals||Punjab Kings|
|Lucknow Super Giants||Gujarat Titans|
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad-
Batters and WKs: Faf du Plessis, Suyash Prabhudessai, Virat Kohli, Anuj Rawat (WK), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Finn Allen (WK), Luvnith Sisodia (WK)
All-rounders: Aneeshwar Gautam, David Willey, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Sherfane Rutherford & Wanindu Hasaranga
Bowlers: Akash Deep, Chama Milind, Harshal Patel, Jason Behrendorff, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj, Siddharth Kaul & Karn Sharma
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad-
Batters and WKs: Abhijeet Tomar, Ajinkya Rahane, Alex Hales, Nitish Rana, Pratham Singh, Ramesh Kumar, Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer, Baba Indrajith (WK), Sam Billings (WK) & Sheldon Jackson (WK)
All-rounders: Aman Khan, Andre Russell, Anukul Roy, Chamika Karunaratne, Mohammad Nabi, Pat Cummins & Venkatesh Iyer
Bowlers: Ashok Sharma, Rasikh Salam Dar, Shivam Mavi, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Sunil Narine & Varun Chakravarthy
Royal Challengers Bangalore Full Schedule for IPL 2022
|Date||Fixture||Time (In IST)||Venue|
|March 27||Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|March 30||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|April 5||Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|April 9||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians||7:30 PM||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|April 12||Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|April 16||Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|April 19||Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|April 23||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|April 26||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals||7:30 PM||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|April 30||Gujarat Titans vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||3:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|May 4||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings||7:30 PM||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|May 8||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||3:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|May 13||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings||7:30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|May 19||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans||7:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
Kolkata Knight Riders Full Schedule for IPL 2022
|Date||Fixture||Time (In IST)||Venue|
|March 26||Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|March 30||Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|April 1||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings||7.30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|April 6||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians||7.30 PM||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|April 10||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals||3.30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|April 15||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|April 18||Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||Brabourne – CCI|
|April 23||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Titans||3.30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|April 28||Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|May 2||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals||7.30 PM||Wankhede Stadium|
|May 7||Lucknow Super Giants vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|May 9||Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|
|May 14||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||7.30 PM||MCA Stadium, Pune|
|May 18||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Lucknow Super Giants||7.30 PM||DY Patil Stadium|