Kolkata Knight Riders have had the dream start to IPL 2023 after winning the two games consecutively and everyone started believing that they will do wonders this season but the reality check happened and after back-to-back victories, they started losing the games and so far they have now lost 4 matches on a trout with only 4 points on the points table. While Royal Challengers Bangalore is on a high as they have already won 4 matches this season so far and are coming into this game with 2 back to back wins. Plus RCB is going to play this match on their home venue which provides them an advantage over KKR. Check out our detailed analysis for RCB vs KKR Match 36 Dream11 Prediction, Match Preview, Head-to-head stats, weather forecast & pitch conditions below.
RCB vs KKR Match Details
Below are the RCB vs KKR match 36 details of IPL 2023.
Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 36
Competition: Indian Premier League 2023
Date: 26th April 2023
Time: 06:30 IST
Ground: M Chinnaswamy Stadium
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There will be a cloud cover during the whole game while the rain can also impact this game a bit with 7 to 10 percent chances. The temperatures during this match will stay in the range of 29 to 25 degrees with humidity peaking around 66 percent during the 2nd innings.
Batters have usually enjoyed batting at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium due to fast pace wicket along with short boundaries and even bounce. This venue is historically considered a great venue for chasing as the chasing team has won around 54 percent of the matches here while the average par score here is around 175 runs. The team batting first will ideally want to score in the range of 190 runs to make up for the smaller boundaries.
RCB vs KKR Match 36 Probable Playing XIs
Different sports journalists in India have reported that Josh Hazlewood will likely miss out on tonight’s game as well and it is David Willey who will again start the proceedings with the ball for RCB. Virat Kohli is very much likely to continue as captain as Faf du Plessis is still recovering from his rib injury and he will most likely be subbed out for a bowler like Vijaykumar Vyshak or Karn Sharma after his contribution with the bat.
The good news for KKR is that Jason Roy is all set to be back on top as an opener as he has recovered fully from his minor injury while their impact player options are likely to remain the same with wrist spinner Suyash Sharma & Venkatesh Iye replacing each other for bat & ball first scenarios.
Below are the RCB vs KKR Match 36 probable playing XIs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Possible XII: 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:
Possible XII: 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 vs KKR Match 36 Dream11 Prediction
With rain and cloud cover expected during the game, we predict pacers have a major role to play in RCB vs KKR Match 36 because the new ball might offer some sharp swing early on and if teams are able to play powerplay sensibly batting could become a lot easier later on but DLS can also come into play in tonight’s game.
Below is our best possible RCB vs KKR Match 36 Dream11 team.
Wicket-Keeper – Dinesh Karthik
Batsmen – Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Jason Roy (c)
All-rounders – Glenn Maxwell, Andre Russell, Wanindu Hasaranga
Bowlers – Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj (vc), Varun Chakravarthy, David Willey
With Jason Roy fully fit and ready to go we have named him as our captain for tonight’s game with Siraj as our vice-captain. Siraj has been mighty impressive with the ball in IPL 2023 already and with conditions a bit favorable to the bowlers tonight he can earn you the maximum fantasy points.
RCB vs KKR Head-to-Head Stats
KKR had a thumping victory against RCB already this season and they would seriously hope they win this game and change their long losing streak to winning ways again. Overall stats also show it is KKR who has had the upper hand against RCB.
Below is the complete RCB vs KKR head-to-head stats in IPL.
|Matches Played||RCB Won||KKR Won||NR|
|Last 5 Matches||5||2||3||0|
RCB vs KKR Match 36 Prediction
Bookmakers have ex-cricketers who have marked RCB as the hot favorites to win this game against KKR as they are looking in red hot form and coming into this game with 2 back to back wins plus they have a home advantage also available. RCB got betting odds of 1.40 as compared to KKR’s 2.80. Mohammad Siraj, Harshal Patel, and David Wiley are the top bowling options for RCB who are expected to play a major role in the team’s success.