On Wednesday, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will play against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Match 36 at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, which will give RCB the opportunity to compete for the top position in the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) table. To prepare for this crucial game, let’s take a look at the forecasted playing XI, team news, weather report, head-to-head record, and more.
RCB has won five out of their last eight meetings against KKR. In contrast, KKR has lost four consecutive games and is low on confidence. Their bowlers have conceded more than 200 runs in three out of seven games this season. However, RCB’s openers, Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli, have accumulated almost 700 runs between them.
The prediction is that RCB will win the game since KKR has lost three out of four away matches they have played this season. Furthermore, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell, two significant players for KKR, have not been in good form this season. After losing two of their first three matches, RCB won two consecutive games, including their most recent victory against the Rajasthan Royals by seven runs, bringing their total points to eight on the table. RCB is currently in the middle of the table with seven matches played so far. On the other hand, KKR has only won two games and is currently among the bottom three teams with four points after losing four consecutive games, with their most recent defeat being against the Chennai Super Kings by 49 runs.
Head to Head
Matches played: 31
RCB Won: 14
KKR Won: 17
Time: 7.30 PM IST
Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
The M.Chinnaswamy Stadium favors batsmen with its small boundaries and quick outfield. However, fast bowlers might have an advantage on Wednesday because of the predicted conditions. This season has already seen some high-scoring games, with the winning score being 200 and the average score for the team batting first being 195.8. This is despite the surface being good for batting. However, a sluggish pitch can result in lower average scores.
Probable Playing XIs
RCB Possible XI:
Virat Kohli (c), Faf du Plessis, Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Suyash Prabhudessai, David Willey, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mohammed Siraj, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Harshal Patel
KKR Possible XI:
Nitish Rana (c), N Jagadeesan (wk), Jason Roy, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, David Wiese, Kulwant Khejroliya, Suyash Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy Venkatesh Iyer (Impact Player)
KKR Team News & Key Players
Sunil Narine, Narayan Jagadeesan, and David Wiese are the most likely players to be excluded from the team. This could pave the way for Venkatesh Iyer, Lockie Ferguson, and Shardul Thakur to make their way into the starting XI. Iyer, in particular, has been in fantastic form this season, scoring a century and being the leading scorer for his team with 254 runs. He has hit 16 sixes and 21 boundaries, making him a crucial player for KKR.
Another key player for KKR is Varun Chakravarthy, a young Indian spinner who has been the best bowler for his team so far this season. He has picked up 10 wickets while bowling at an average of 21. His spin bowling could prove to be a challenge for RCB’s batsmen.
Jason Roy, the English batsman, is also a key player to watch out for in the upcoming match. In the previous game, he scored 61 runs off just 26 balls, batting at a strike rate of 234. His sparkling form could provide a much-needed boost to KKR’s batting lineup.
As KKR look to break their losing streak and secure a win, these key players will need to perform at their best to help their team emerge victorious. With some changes expected in the starting XI, it remains to be seen how KKR will fare against RCB in Match 36.Their most recent victory came on April 9th against the Gujarat Titans, and they have subsequently gone on a 4-game losing run.
KKR Possible Impact Player Substitutes
Nitish Rana has the opportunity to use Sunil Narine or Lockie Ferguson as per the game’s requirement by playing three overseas players in the starting XI. Additionally, Suyash Sharma and Anukul Roy could be beneficial for the team if they have to defend runs and are short on bowling options.
RCB Team News & Key Players
Virat Kohli, who is vying for the orange hat this season and has hit multiple half-centuries, was ejected from the previous game for a golden duck. In Match 36, he will be looking for atonement.
In the most recent game, Faf du Plessis, the player who has scored the most runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore (405 runs), single-handedly balanced the entire batting innings by hitting 62 runs off 39 balls.
In the previous game, substitute Harshal Patel claimed three wickets in four overs while allowing only 32 runs to be scored.
RCB Possible Impact Player Substitutes
Mahipal Lomror, Wayne Parnell, Karn Sharma, Akash Deep If the wicket appears to favor pacers, other choices are Wayne Parnell and Akash Deep. In contrast, if the concerned team needs batsmen at the end of their innings, Mahipal Lomror can expand the depth of the batting.
Here is the Best Dream11 Team Prediction for Today’s IPL Match 36 RCB vs KKR
Captain: Virat Kohli
Vice-Captain: Rinku Singh
Wicketkeeper: Dinesh Karthik
Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis ,Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Jason Roy
All-Rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Sunil Narine, Wanindu Hasaranga
Bowlers: Mohammed Siraj, Varun Chakravarthy
DREAM 11 SECOND TEAM