Match Details

Date: April 26, 2023

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

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Royal Challengers Bangalore will play Kolkata Knight Riders in the match 36 of the Indian Premier League 2023 from M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. RCB are going into this contest on the back of two consecutive victories under the leadership of Virat Kohli, the stand-in captain. On the other hand, KKR have succumbed to four consecutive one-sided defeats. So, according to current form, Royal Challengers should have enough in their arsenal to get the better of Knight Riders in the upcoming encounter in Bengaluru.

Pitch Report

Pitches at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium has provided the batters the opportunity to fill their boots in this IPL season. The average first innings score for this year’s tournament at this venue is 195, which is an astonishing figure for Bengaluru as well. Hence, the first innings in the upcoming matchup between RCB and KKR could yield a score up to 190 if not more.

Team Analysis

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, and Glenn Maxwell, the big three for Royal Challengers Bangalore, are scoring bulk of the runs for the franchise in the IPL 2023. Their middle order is lacking scores of substance, but the team management won’t mind it much until their top order is performing consistently. The bowling department of RCB has been led wonderfully by Mohammed Siraj this IPL season, while contributions from Harshal Patel and Wanindu Hasaranga have been a welcome sight for the team.

SportsTiger Playing XI of RCB

Virat Kohli (c), Faf Du Plessis, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Mohammed Siraj (Potential Impact Substitute - Suyash Prabhudessai for Mohammed Siraj)

Kolkata Knight Riders

The frequent chopping and changing at the top of the order is taking Kolkata Knight Riders nowhere. The return of Jason Roy among the runs has been a good development for KKR, but they need their other in-form batters from earlier in the IPL season, including Venkatesh Iyer and Rinku Singh, to step-up alongside him. Knight Riders are struggling badly with their fast-bowling department currently, while their spin trio of Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, and Suyash Sharma have been unable to put together a quality performance as a collective unit.

SportsTiger Playing XI of KKR

Jason Roy, Narayan Jagadeeshan (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, David Wiese, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Kulwant Khejroliya (Potential Impact Substitute - Suyash Sharma for Venkatesh Iyer)

Match Prediction

 ipl 2023 match 36 prediction 


Royal Challengers Bangalore will have the edge over the Kolkata Knight Riders as per their current form. But RCB can’t take KKR lightly because of their poor overall record against them over the years.

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