After losing their first game of the IPL 2023 by a small margin of seven runs (DLS) to PBKS, KKR will return to their home ground for playing their second match of this season against RCB in the match number 9 of IPL 2023. Royal Challengers Bangalore have a very strong team on paper which was very evident when they began the season by defeating Mumbai Indians on a margin of eight wickets, thus it will be very exciting to see if KKR would have home advantage (or) will RCB be able to defeat KKR in their fortress itself.
Numbers and Stats before start of KKR vs RCB game:
2 - Harshal Patel needs 2 more wickets to complete the milestone of picking 100 wickets in the IPL.
3 - Tim Southee needs 3 more wickets to complete the milestone of picking 50 wickets in the IPL.
4 - RCB have won 4 out of 10 IPL games against KKR at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
21 - Sunil Narine has taken 21 wickets against RCB in the IPL.
Most Wickets by a Spinner vs RCB in the IPL:
Ravindra Jadeja - 26
Harbhajan Singh - 23
Sunil Narine / Ravichandran Ashwin - 21
Today, Sunil Narine will be Playing his 150th game in the IPL.
41.5 - Virat Kohli averages 41.5 with the bat at Eden Gardens venue in the IPL. He has scored 332 runs from 10 innings against KKR in the IPL at a strike rate of 127.69.
Last time when Kohli faced KKR at Eden Gardens in the IPL he ended up smashing 100 runs from 58 balls in 2019.
59 - Dinesh Karthik needs 59 more runs to complete the milestone of 7000 runs in T20 cricket.
207.89 - Andre Russell has a strike rate of 207.89 vs RCB in IPL. He has scored 395 runs vs RCB in the IPL from 13 innings.
Notably, Andre Russell will be playing his 100th game in the IPL on Thursday against RCB.