The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a crucial IPL 2023 match on April 26 at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. KKR is struggling in the tournament and are eager to improve their standings on the points table.

Here are the important details RCB Vs KKR you should know for this encounter

What: IPL 2023 Match 36

Teams: Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders

When: April 26, Wednesday – 7:30 PM IST start. Toss at 7 PM IST

Where: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Head to head of these two teams from IPL 2022: The two teams played each other twice and both teams won one match each

Overall Head to Head

Played: 28

Won by RCB: 14

Won by KKR: 14

Head to Head in Bengaluru

Played: 10

Won by RCB: 5

Won by KKR: 5

Where the two teams finished last season: Royal Challengers Bangalore finished 4th, while the Kolkata Knight Riders finished 7th

Win-Loss record of the two teams in IPL 2022 (league stage):

Royal Challengers Bangalore – Played – 13, Won – 4, Lost – 9, Points – 8

Kolkata Knight Riders – Played – 13, Won – 3, Lost – 10, Points – 6


Royal Challengers Bangalore –  Faf du Plessis

Kolkata Knight Riders – Nitish Rana

Likely Playing XIs

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, V. Vyshak, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Wayne Parnell. RCB Impact Player options: Anuj Rawat, V. Vyshak, Siddarth Kaul, Manoj Bhandage, Shahbaz Ahmed. 

Kolkata Knight Riders: Jason Roy, N Jagadeesan (wk), Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakaravarthy, Suyash Sharma. KKR Impact Player options: Suyash Sharma, Venkatesh Iyer, David Wiese, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Anukul Roy 

Full squads

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (c), Finn Allen, Rajat Patidar, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Glenn Maxwell, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Jason Behrendorff, Suyash S Prabhudessai, Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmad 

Kolkata Knight Riders: N Jagadeesan, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, David Wiese, Kulwant Khejroliya, Litton Das, Mandeep Singh, Shakib Al Hasan, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh.

Weather Forecast for Bengaluru on April 26

Maximum Temperature: 33 degrees celsius

Minimum Temperature: 23 degrees celsius

Partly cloudy skies in the evening

Wind: 13 kmph

Cloud Cover: 35 %

Chances of rain: 10%

Stadium Capacity: 40000

Pitch: The pitch at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru is known to be batsmen-friendly, and high-scoring games are a common sight here. Batting first should be a wise decision, and spinners could come in handy in the second innings.

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Where to Watch

Digital: Stay updated with the latest scores, ball-by-ball commentary, match analysis, records, and more on – iplt20

TV: Catch the live action on Star Sports Network

Live Streaming: Jio Cinema

New Rules

Name Playing XI after the toss: Both captains will be allowed to pick a playing XI they have pre-decided depending on the outcome of the toss. Teams could be prepared with two slightly different XIs, if they choose to do so. The team sheets will be exchanged after the toss.

Impact Player: Both captains will have a list of up to 5 substitutes. 1 of them can be called in as the Impact Player to bat and bowl.

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, also known as the Chinnaswamy Stadium, is a cricket stadium located in Bangalore, Karnataka. It has a seating capacity of 40,000 and is the home ground of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team in the Indian Premier League. The stadium has hosted several international cricket matches and is known for its excellent facilities and enthusiastic crowd.

On April 26th, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore will host the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders. The weather forecast for the day indicates that the maximum temperature will be around 33 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature will be around 22 degrees Celsius. The skies are expected to be partly cloudy with a chance of a brief shower in the evening. The wind speed is expected to be around 10 kmph, and the humidity levels are expected to be moderate.

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Considering the pitch conditions, batting first might be a wise option for the team winning the toss. In the second innings, medium pacers and spinners are expected to be effective. Both teams will have to carefully analyze the conditions and decide on their playing XI accordingly.

In conclusion, the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders promises to be an exciting contest, with both teams having a good mix of experience and young talent. The Chinnaswamy Stadium, with its excellent facilities and passionate crowd, will provide the perfect setting for this high-profile encounter. With the new rules allowing the captains to pick an Impact Player, we can expect some tactical surprises from both teams. Cricket fans can catch all the action on Star Sports Network on TV and Jio Cinema for live streaming. They can also follow the latest scores, ball-by-ball commentary, and match analysis on the Times of India website.


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