RCB vs KKR Today Match Prediction, Match 36, IPL 2023, 26th April 2023

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RCB vs KKR 2023
  • Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
  • Date- 26th April 2023
  • Match Format- T20 (IPL 2023)
  • Venue- Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
  • Time- 7:30 PM (IST)
  • Weather Forecast- 26 Degrees Celsius, Slight chances of rain

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match Prediction Preview:

Welcome to the RCB vs KKR Today Prediction curated by Kheltalk cricket experts. Royal Challengers Bangalore will be hosting Kolkata Knight Riders in this IPL 2023 game today at Bengaluru.    

The last time the duo met in IPL 2023, RCB got the better off KKR. It took place in Eden Gardens and KKR registered their first victory of this season.

But since that game and a freak victory against Gujarat Titans (GT), KKR have slipped on a banana peel and have lost 4 matches on the bounce. Their confidence levels have taken a hit and they need to win this game in order to come back into the tournament’s scheme of things.

Top Batter for RCB vs KKR (overall)

  • Virat Kohli (RCB)- 807 runs

Top Bowlers for RCB vs KKR (overall)

  • Sunil Narine (KKR)- 23 wickets

RCB vs KKR Today Match Prediction Scenarios

Scenario 1- If RCB bats first

  • First Innings score prediction- RCB is expected to score 180-190
  • Result prediction- RCB will win the match by 20-25 run

Scenario 2- If KKR bats first

  • First Innings score prediction- KKR is expected to score 140-150
  • Result prediction- RCB will win by 5 wickets

RCB vs KKR Today Match Prediction, IPL 2023, Who Will Win the Match?

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore would be backing themselves to get over the finishing line in this game. Virat Kohli has been leading the side really well and he looks in amazing touch with the willow too.

KKR are low on confidence and will need a miracle to get past an in-form RCB side and that too, at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

4 losses on the trot have severely dented the confidence levels of KKR.

Team Update/Players Availability/Injury News

Faf Du Plessis is recovering from a rib injury and he is likely to continue as the impact player. Virat Kohli is skippering the side in his absence.

KKR have been inflicting too many changes in the side and that has resulted in the players playing for themselves and not for the team. The Knights might change their pace bowling battery as it has looked below-par in the tournament so far.

RCB vs KKR Probable Playing 11

RCB Playing XI

Virat Kohli (c), Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahmed, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood.

KKR Playing XI

Narayan Jagadeesan, Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Anukul Roy, Umesh Yadav, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson 

Squads

Royal Challengers Bangalore

 Virat Kohli(c), Faf du Plessis, Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik(w), Suyash Prabhudessai, David Willey, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mohammed Siraj, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Finn Allen, Karn Sharma, Anuj Rawat, Michael Bracewell, Siddarth Kaul, Sonu Yadav, Manoj Bhandage, Wayne Parnell, Rajan Kumar, Avinash Singh, Himanshu Sharma

Kolkata Knight Riders

N Jagadeesan(w), Jason Roy, Nitish Rana(c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, David Wiese, Kulwant Khejroliya, Suyash Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Mandeep Singh, Anukul Roy, Vaibhav Arora, Litton Das, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Shardul Thakur, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Harshit Rana, Aarya Desai

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