The historic Eden Gardens with a rich cricketing history is all set to host the home game for Kolkata Knight Riders tonight against Royal Challengers Bangalore who won the last game quite comprehensively in which fans witnessed the masterclass of Virat Kohli & Faf du Plessis as openers. KKR vs RCB Match 9 Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy tips, probable playing XIs, weather forecast & pitch conditions are discussed in more detail below so you can make your informed decision and spend your money wisely to increase your chances to win some cash rewards.
KKR vs RCB Match Details
Below are the KKR vs RCB match 9 details of IPL 2023.
Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 9
Competition: Indian Premier League 2023
Date: 6th April 2023
Time: 06:30 IST
Ground: Eden Gardens
KKR vs RCB Match 9 Live Streaming
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There will be a cloud cover during the whole game but the good news is there will be no rain interruptions while the temperatures will drop from 31 to 26 degrees with humidity ranging between 35 to 70% as the match progresses.
Eden Gardens is one of the biggest cricket stadium in India so the atmosphere has always been electric whenever home team KKR play here. Average first innings score here is around 165 to 170 runs with pacers getting some swing and seam movement early on while there is something available for the spinners as well to cause trouble in the middle overs.
KKR vs RCB Match 9 Probable Playing XIs
It’s an important game for KKR as they had lost their opening match so losing 2 back to back games causes huge stress and panic in the dressing room. They may utilize the Impact Player’s Rule again by subbing out Varun to bring in Venkatesh Iyer like last game. However, if they asked to bat first than they can slot Russel at 7 and bring in additional batter to impose a big score.
RCB in last game didn’t had to use the Impact Player but if are asked to chase again they have the option to bring in additional batter like Suyash Prabhudessai or Anuj Rawat by replacing a bowling option like Siraj.
Below are the KKR vs RCB Match 9 probable playing XIs for both bat and ball options.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Probable bat-first XI: 1 Faf du Plessis (capt), 2 Virat Kohli, 3 Glenn Maxwell, 4 Michael Bracewell, 5 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 6 Suyash Prabhudessai, 7 Shahbaz Ahmed, 8 Harshal Patel, 9 Akash Deep, 10 David Willey, 11 Karn Sharma
Probable bowl-first XI: 1 Faf du Plessis (capt), 2 Virat Kohli, 3 Glenn Maxwell, 4 Michael Bracewell, 5 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 6 Shahbaz Ahmed, 7 Harshal Patel, 8 Akash Deep, 9 David Willey, 10 Karn Sharma, 11 Mohammed Siraj
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Possible bat-first XI: 1 Mandeep Singh, 2 Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), 3 Anukul Roy, 4 Venkatesh Iyer, 5 Nitish Rana (capt), 6 Rinku Singh, 7 Andre Russell, 8 Sunil Narine, 9 Shardul Thakur/Kulwant Khejroliya, 10 Umesh Yadav, 11 Tim Southee
Possible bowl-first XI: 1 Mandeep Singh, 2 Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), 3 Anukul Roy, 4 Venkatesh Iyer, 5 Nitish Rana (capt), 6 Andre Russell, 7 Sunil Narine, 8 Shardul Thakur/Kulwant Khejroliya, 9 Varun Chakravarthy, 10 Umesh Yadav, 11 Tim Southee
KKR vs RCB Match 9 Dream11 Prediction (Grand League)
We have picked 2 wicket-keepers in our KKR vs RCB Match 9 Dream11 fantasy team even though Dinesh Karthik in recent times haven’t had the best batting form like he was in earlier IPL seasons but considering his experience a big knock is just around the corner.
All KKR vs RCB is more all-rounders focused as we believe it is often the all-rounders who make the big impact in this shorter format of the game. Kohli & Faf are again expected to provide you big points in the Dream11 fantasy to increase your chances for a mega reward.
Wicket-Keeper – Rahmanullah Gurbaz (vc), Dinesh Karthik
Batsmen – Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis
All-rounders – Andre Russell, Glenn Maxwell, Sunil Narine, Michael Bracewell
Bowlers – Mohammad Siraj (c), Tim Southee, Harshal Patel
Eden Gardens has something available for the pacers hence we have named Siraj as our captain as his pace and bowling on hard lengths can prove to be very useful on this pitch while Gurbaz is our vice-captain who is in pretty good form and a big knock from him right at the top may be coming soon and his wicket-keeping skills are pretty sharp too.
KKR vs RCB Head-to-Head Stats
The last time both of these teams played against each other it was Royal Challengers Bangalore who won the game by 3 wickets with only 4 balls remaining while before that KKR won while chasing by 4 wickets with 2 balls remaining which shows clash between them is often a very hard fought close contest.
Overall KKR has the edge over RCB as they have won more games plus they are going to play on their home ground so crowd support will also be an important factor.
Below is the complete KKR vs RCB Head to Head stats in IPL all seasons.
|Matches Played||KKR Won||RCB Won||Tie||NR|
|Last 5 Matches||5||2||3||0||0|
KKR vs RCB Match 9 Prediction
Bookmakers have favored Royal Challengers Bangalore to win this game with a winning probability of around 52% while KKR the home team has a low win percentage because of the quality of top batting options RCB possesses from top to lower middle over. For KKR to win, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, and Varun Chakravarthy have to play a key role in restricting the explosive batting lineup of RCB and take early wickets of Kohli, Faf & Maxwell.