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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, IPL 2024

Match 36 of the 2024 Indian Premier League sees Kolkata Knight Riders go head to head with Royal Challengers Bengaluru on Sunday afternoon at Eden Gardens. KKR have won four of their six fixtures so far and are in second place with RCB down at the bottom of the table. Read on as we preview this match. The game begins at 15:30 local time in Kolkata on April 21st.

Although KKR have suffered recent defeats, they have been against the early pace setters Rajasthan Royals and last year’s Champions Chennai Super Kings. They have had an impressive start to the tournament and we expect them to be able to win this clash against the bottom of the table side.

RCB have no teams below them in the league at the moment and confidence is particularly low in their bowling unit as seen by all of their bowlers recording economy rates of 10.66 – 18.00 in their last match. In spite of their strong batters, we are not anticipating an RCB win in Kolkata.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru T20 Live Streaming

TV channels: In India, KKR vs RCB match will be available on Star Network. The match will also be available on Sky Sports (UK), Fox Sports (Australia), Sky Sport NZ (New Zealand), SuperSport (South Africa) and Willow TV (USA)

IPL 2024 Live Streaming: KKR vs RCB fixture will be live-streamed on Jio Cimema in India. In Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal, the matches can be watched live on Yupp TV.  Other channels where the match will be streamed live are Willow, Foxtel Go and Kayo.

KKR vs RCB Match Toss Prediction

Almost 60% of the IPL matches at Eden Gardens have been won by the team chasing so we are predicting that both sides will want to field first in this clash.

KKR vs RCB Pitch Report

This certainly looks like being another good batting wicket in this year’s IPL and the surface at Eden Gardens delivered 447 runs in the last game! The pace bowlers are likely to be expensive unless they can produce some high level variations. Batters will find the bounce to be true and whoever bats first will be looking to post a total of at least 215 to be competitive.

Kolkata Weather Report

This is going to be played under very hot conditions on Sunday afternoon with the temperature likely to be in the high thirties throughout. There will be a light breeze and no rain is forecast.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru, Indian Premier League 2024

KKR Team News & Playing 11

KKR Team News

Rinku Singh has been carrying a minor injury throughout the tournament so far but the news is that he is back to full fitness ahead of this game. Shreyas Iyer announced an unchanged XI before the match with Rajasthan Royals and we expect him to do the same again in this fixture.

KKR Key Players

  • Sunil Narine- the 35 year old all-rounder not only hit a century but also took 2/30 with the ball. He is having an exceptional IPL 2024 season.
  • Rinku Singh- the ‘finisher’ of the side showed off his skills with 20 not out from only nine balls against Rajasthan Royals and at full fitness he could even come in earlier than number six in this match.
  • Varun Chakravarthy- the spinner struck with successive balls against Rajasthan taking the wickets of Ravichandran Ashwin and Shimron Hetmyer.
  • Harshit Rana- the 22 year old right-arm fast bowler took 2/45 in the last game at this venue but also has taken 3/33 against Sunrisers here earlier in this tournament.

KKR Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Suyash Sharma, Anukul Roy, Manish Pandey, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Vaibhav Arora

Rinku Singh has been playing purely as a batter in recent games but he is expected to stay in the side for the fielding innings for this match. Leg-spinner Suyash Sharma could be an option if spin seems to be taking hold.

KKR Team Form

Kolkata Knight Riders are competing at the top of the table but have lost two of their last three games.

KKR Predicted Playing 11

Phil Salt (wk), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Angkirsh Raghuvanshi, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Varun Chakravarthy, Harshit Rana

RCB Team News & Playing 11

RCB Team News

Glenn Maxwell asked to be left out ahead of RCB’s last game with Mohammed Siraj also missing out and Lockie Ferguson coming in. It is not out of the question that RCB will make other changes to their bowling attack in this game as they continue to search for a winning formula.

RCB Key Players

  • Virat Kohli- the right-handed opener looked on track for another big score before he was bowled by a slow spinning delivery when on 42 from 20 balls in the last match.
  • Faf du Plessis- the South African skipper will come into this game full of confidence after hitting 62 runs from only 28 balls against Sunrisers.
  • Lockie Ferguson- the New Zealand quick bowler is an excellent competitor and he dismissed two of the in-form batters in the tournament, Travis Head and Heinrich Klaasen, in the last match.
  • Reece Topley- the tall English left-arm pace bowler was very expensive against Sunrisers Hyderabad but still got the first wicket of the evening when he dismissed Abhishek Sharma.

RCB Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Suyash Prabhudessai, Anuj Rawat, Swapnil Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Karn Sharma

Anuj Rawat came in during the batting innings and replaced Yash Dayal in the last game. Mohammed Siraj will be desperate to get another opportunity for the team.

RCB Team Form

RCB have won only one game so far in this campaign and are looking to avoid their sixth successive defeat in this match.

RCB Predicted Playing 11

Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Will Jacks, Rajat Patidar, Saurav Chauhan, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Reece Topley, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal

KKR vs RCB Head to Head

This will be the 35th head to head between KKR and RCB with Kolkata looking for their fourth successive victory in the fixture. The last clash between the sides saw KKR win by 7 wickets with 19 balls remaining.

KKR vs RCB Head to Head Stats in T20’s

  Matches Played KKR Won RCB Won Tie NR
Overall 34 20 14 0 0
Last 5 5 4 1 0 0

KKR vs RCB Betting Odds

According to the bookies, KKR are expected to continue their strong start and pile more misery onto RCB. KKR can be backed at 1.70 with RCB on 2.20.

Who will win Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru T20 Match?

RCB have an in-form opening batting pair with Dinesh Karthik also impressing. However, KKR have more depth across their bowling attack and with the bat so we have them as the top side ahead of this game.

🏆 KKR vs RCB Prediction

Plenty of questions have been asked of RCB’s recruitment due to the lack of depth in their bowlers but they do still have some quality in that department. The question is though if they will be able to keep the runs down against an in-form and full of confidence batting line-up for KKR. Our prediction is that KKR will come out on top of a high scoring match.

Kolkata Knight Riders to beat Royal Challengers Bengaluru 

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