IPL: Match 36, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match Preview, Details, Pitch Report, Prediction

Royal Challengers Bangalore

We are now at Match 36 of this IPL. It is RCB and KKR who’ll lock horns. Additionally, these two teams have had a history of insane games between them. Lets look at the preview and what to expect:


KKR is up against RCB at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, following their unsuccessful bid to defend against three 200-plus scores this season. The Kolkata-based franchise has been facing difficulties at the top of their order, having utilized five different opening pairs so far. Their batting woes have seen them lose the most wickets in the powerplay phase of the innings, and their run rate of 7.80 is the second-lowest among all teams this IPL.

Thanks to their top order’s outstanding performances, RCB has achieved great success this IPL season. The trio of du Plessis, Kohli as well as Maxwell have been in exceptional form, with almost 500 runs and two century partnerships. Additionally, Siraj’s penetrative bowling in the powerplay and at the death, along with Patel’s sharp slower balls, have given the team a boost. Now, RCB aims to end their series of home games with another victory. However, the team will face a challenging five-match stretch on the road before returning to the Chinnaswamy for their final league fixture against the Gujarat Titans on May 21.


Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 36th Match

Venue: Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Date: 26th April 2023

Time: 7:30 PM


The Chinnaswamy Stadium is likely to witness another batting-friendly pitch with an easy-paced track that favors hitting through the line. In the initial hours of the game, the ball may swing owing to the cloudy overhead conditions. However, later in the day, under the lights, it could skid onto the bat.


Royal Challengers Bangalore: WWLWL

Kolkata Knight Riders: LLLLW


Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad: 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

Probable XI: 1. Virat Kohli (capt), 2. Faf du Plessis, 3. Mahipal Lomror, 4. Glenn Maxwell, 5. Suyash Prabhudessai, 6. Shahbaz Ahmed, 7. Dinesh Karthik (wk), 8. Wanindu Hasaranga, 9. Harshal Patel, 10. David Willey, 11. Mohammed Siraj, 12. Vijaykumar Vyshak/Karn Sharma

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: 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

Probable XI: 1 Jason Roy, 2 N Jagadeesan (wk), 3 Venkatesh Iyer, 4 Nitish Rana (capt), 5 Rinku Singh, 6 Andre Russell, 7 Sunil Narine, 8 David Wiese/Lockie Ferguson/Tim Southee, 9 Umesh Yadav, 10 Kulwant Khejroliya/Vaibhav Arora, 11 Varun Chakravarthy, 12 Suyash Sharma


RCB should win this contest, considering the current form of both teams. However, KKR will look to bounce back and get into winning habit.

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