KKR vs RCB : Kolkata will enter Eden Gardens after 4 years, What's possible playing-11
In the Indian Premier League today, the league stage match will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
IPL2023: KKR vs RCB
IPL 2023: In the Indian Premier League today, the league stage match will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The match will start at 7:30 PM in Kolkata. This is the home ground of KKR. Kolkata team will play here for the first time after 2019. Last year the knockout matches were played here, but before that KKR was out of the league. On the other hand, KKR and RCB were face-to-face in the league stage last year, in which RCB won.
Punjab beat Kolkata on home ground
Kolkata Knight Riders did not have a good start in the tournament. He was defeated by Punjab Kings in the first match by 7 runs according to Duckworth-Lewis method. The team would like to forget that defeat and open the account of victory. The team's 4 foreigners against Bengaluru can be Andre Russell, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Sunil Narine and Tim Southee. Apart from these, Nitish Rana, Shardul Thakur and Venkatesh Iyer are also strengthening the team.
Bengaluru started with a win
Royal Challengers Bangalore started the tournament with a win. The team defeated Mumbai by a huge margin of 8 wickets on the home ground. Captain Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli had collected Fifty. Whereas Karn Sharma took 2 wickets for 32 runs in the first innings. The team's 4 foreigners against Kolkata could be Faf du Plessis, Michael Bracewell, Glenn Maxwell and Reece Topley. Apart from these, Virat Kohli, Harshal Patel and Mohammad Siraj are also strengthening the team.
Kolkata has been heavy on Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders will face each other for the first time in this season of IPL. But, on the basis of the IPL matches between the two teams so far, if we talk about head to head, then both of them have clashed in a total of 30 matches. Of these, Kolkata has won more times. The team has won the most 16 matches, while Bengaluru has won a total of 14 matches.
The Eden Gardens pitch is famous for batting. High scoring T20 matches have happened here.But as the game progresses, it starts helping the bowlers too, especially the spinners. A total of 77 IPL matches have been played at Eden Gardens. Out of which the chasing team won 45 times, while the team batting first won 31 times and one match was no result. The average first innings score here is 160 runs. The high score here is 232, made by the home team Kolkata against Mumbai in 2019. The lowest score here is 49, which was made by Bengaluru against Kolkata in 2017.
The weather in Kolkata is expected to be warm on the day of the match. Thursday's temperature in Kolkata will be between 37 to 24 degree Celsius. It will not rain.
Possible playing 11 of both the teams:Kolkata Knight Riders: Nitish Rana (Captain), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Wicket-keeper), Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakraborty, Anukul Roy. Impact Players: Suyyash Arora, Mandeep Singh, Jagdishan, David Wiese.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (Captain), Virat Kohli, Michael Bracewell, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Reece Topley, Mohammed Siraj, Karn Sharma and Akash Deep. Impact Players: Anuj Rawat, Suyash Prabhudesai, Mahipal Lomror, David Willey.