KKR vs RCB Match Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s IPL Match? IPL 2024, Match 36

Updated - 21 Apr 2024, 02:36 PM

KKR vs RCB Match Prediction- IPL 2024, Match 36
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The KKR vs RCB IPL 2024 match 36 will be played in Kolkata on Sunday, April 21. This is the reverse fixture between the two sides in Kolkata. KKR beat RCB in the previous game in Bengaluru on March 29. 

KKR vs RCB Team Analysis

Kolkata Knight Riders 

KKR lost their previous game against Rajasthan Royals with their bowlers conceding 223 runs. Most of it was due to the batting masterclass of Jos Buttler who scored his seventh IPL ton and his second against KKR. 

The KKR think tank might like to get a similar wicket that they got for their game against LSG. The Super Giants posted 161 which was easily chased down by KKR. They would some their match against RCB to pan out on some similar lines especially this being a day game. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore 

It's almost crunch time for RCB, They are heading into this game after five consecutive losses. They are seventh on the points table and have seven more league games remaining. They need at least 16 points to qualify for the playoffs which looks almost impossible from here on. Against KKR, it is their bowling attack that will be the focal point yet again. 

KKR vs RCB Key Factors 

Pitch Conditions

During the last afternoon game, KKR allowed LSG to score 161 batting first. The wicket was slow to begin with and had turned for the spinners. It became better in the evening with KKR easily chasing the total down. They would ideally want a similar sort of wicket for this afternoon's game as well. 

Form and Fitness 

KKR saw Rinku Singh just bat in the match against RR and did not come out to the field due to a niggle. He assured that he would field in KKR's next match against RCB. There is also hope that Nitish Rana will return in that same match as well. RCB is having a lot of changes in the bowling attack with their bowlers not doing well.

Meanwhile, Glenn Maxwell might not play in the next match against KKR as he has been struggling with the bat. He missed RCB's match against SRH. 

Form-wise both the teams are dependent on their openers to do well. With the ball, KKR have a much better bowling attack than RCB.

Tactical Acumen

Shreyas Iyer was very good as captain with his bowling changes in the closely contested game against RR. He used his bowlers very wisely in their previous match against LSG. He would like to stick to that game plan of his. Nothing has worked for Faf as his bowlers have not delivered so far in the IPL. 

KKR vs RCB Score Prediction

Team 1st Innings 2nd Innings
Kolkata Knight Riders 200-220 180-200
Royal Challengers Bangalore 180-200 160-180

Recent Venue Records (Eden Gardens, Kolkata)

IPL Matches Played 89

Matches Won Batting First 36 

Matches Won Batting Second 53 

Matches Won Winning Toss 48 

Matches Won Losing Toss 41 

Matches with No Result 0 

Average 1st Inns scores   155

Average 2nd Inns scores 137

Who Will Score Most Runs For RCB: Virat Kohli /Faf du Plessis

Who Will Take Most Wickets For RCB: Vijaykumar Vyshak / Mohd Siraj

Who Will Score Most Runs For KKR: Phil Salt / Sunil Narine

Who Will Take Most Wickets For KKR: Sunil Narine / Varun Chakravarthy

KKR vs RCB Match Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s IPL Match? IPL 2024, Match 36

KKR have been a consistent team at home overall in the IPL. They have won two good games at home this season and will have an advantage over RCB a team whom they dominated in the league. 

Conclusion 

A lot of things need to come right for RCB in the remainder of the season. For KKR, they are looking to get back to winning ways after their loss to RR.

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