The Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to stage a riveting battle between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on April 26. RCB has won four of their last seven matches, while KKR has only managed two victories in their previous seven games.
Interestingly, KKR’s record against RCB is worth noting. Of the 31 matches played between the two teams, KKR has emerged victorious in 17, with RCB claiming 14 wins. Furthermore, KKR has won six out of the ten matches played at RCB’s home ground, the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.
In their last encounter, KKR crushed RCB by a staggering 81 runs, with Shardul Thakur’s 68 off 29 balls and Varun Chakravarthy’s four-wicket haul contributing to the victory. RCB was bundled out for 123 in 17.4 overs, while KKR managed to score 204 in their allotted 20 overs.
The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium’s pitch is known for being a batting paradise, yet it also offers some assistance to spinners. This combination makes it difficult for batsmen to score freely, despite the ground’s relatively small size. Recent T20 matches at this venue indicate an average first-innings score of 194 runs.
The IPL 2023 match between RCB and KKR is set to take place at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, with the match starting at 7:30 pm IST on April 26. Fans can watch the game on Star Sports channels or catch the live streaming on Jio Cinema.
In a recent Instagram live chat with Gujarat Titans’ Shubman Gill, KKR’s Rinku Singh became the talk of the town when he imitated Virat Kohli’s batting style. The 25-year-old batter had previously gained attention for hitting five sixes in the last five balls of an IPL match against Gujarat Titans. Fans are eager to witness Rinku Singh and Virat Kohli’s face-off during the RCB vs KKR match on April 26.