5 of RCB’s last 8 encounters with KKR have ended in victories.The Knight Riders have dropped three of their four away games this year.Sunil Narine and Andre Russell, two of KKR’s star players, haven’t gelled as of yet.
PITCH AND CIRCUMSTANCES
The Chinnaswamy Stadium has a great batting surface, and this season has already featured numerous games with high scoring totals. In this IPL 2023, the winning first-inning score is 200, while the average score is 195.8.
Although we believe teams will still need to aim for a high score, the surface slowing could somewhat lower average scores. In this match, RCB’s bowlers Harshal Patel and Wanindu Hasaranga might be crucial, whereas KKR’s Suyash Sharma and Varun Chakravarthy could be pivotal.
The dew factor may be a role in the second half of the game because it is a D/N game.
The team that wins the toss will attempt to open the batting order. The team batting first has won the last three games played at the Chinnaswamy. Additionally, the pitch does appear to have slowed down a touch, suggesting that batting first would offer the optimum conditions.
We believe the Royal Challengers have an advantage in this matchup based on both teams’ previous results. They have a solid batting lineup with three players at the top of their game, and some of their bowlers, particularly the speedier ones, are also in fantastic shape. However, KKR has battled throughout, with their bowling being a particular weakness.
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The Royal Challengers Bangalore will face the Kolkata Knight Riders for a midweek match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in an attempt to extend their winning streak in the IPL 2023.
31 games have already seen both teams square off. Of those games, the RCB has won 14, while the Knight Riders have won 17.
You can watch this game live on the Star Sports Network or stream it on the Jio Cinema App.