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RCB vs KKR Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report: IPL 2023 Match 36



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Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) season is on life support. After Rinku Singh pulled off the heist to end all heists, KKR have lost four straight matches and have struggled in all of them. Their last outing was a thrashing, with Ajinkya Rahane and Shivam Dube having their way against a Kolkata attack that is struggling to contain. Also, their inability to stick to a set opening combination has seem them lose powerplay wickets on a regular basis.

Now, the task doesn’t get much easier. Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell are in magnificent form for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), and KKR need to find a way to keep them and Virat Kohli in check on the batting paradise that is the M Chinnaswamy. But, the silver lining for Nitish Rana’s team is that RCB have struggled with the bat outside of the Kohli-du Plessis-Maxwell trio, so early wickets can prove crucial.

For RCB, they have the chance to move into the top four with victory here. They lost to KKR earlier in the season after ripping through their top order, so how they respond in this clash will be interesting to see. Given how the Knight Riders are playing, plus the form of RCB’s key players including Mohammed Siraj, it is a great opportunity for Bangalore to get into the playoffs’ spots.

Match Details

  • Location: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
  • Time: 7:30pm (IST).
  • Last match for both teams: RCB beat RR by seven runs, KKR lost to CSK by 49 runs.
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IPL 2023 Match 36: RCB vs KKR Possible Playing XIs

Josh Hazlewood is a strong chance of returning in this match. Also, RCB have a decision to make on their number three.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (possible Impact Player substitutes in bold italic): 1. Faf du Plessis (c) (OS), 2. Virat Kohli, 3. Suyash Prabhudessai, 4. Glenn Maxwell (OS), 5. Mahipal Lomror, 6. Dinesh Karthik (wk), 7. Shahbaz Ahmed, 8. Wanindu Hasaranga (OS), 9. David Willey/Josh Hazlewood (OS), 10. Vijaykumar Vyshak, 11. Mohammed Siraj, 12. Harshal Patel

KKR have key decisions to make with their season on life support. Expect Jason Roy to move back to opener. Also, they may give the final overseas spot to Litton Das if not a bowler.

Kolkata Knight Riders (possible Impact Player substitutes in bold italic): 1. Jason Roy (OS), 2. Narayan Jagadeesan (wk), 3. Venkatesh Iyer, 4. Nitish Rana (c), 5. Rinku Singh, 6. Andre Russell (OS), 7. Sunil Narine (OS), 8. David Wiese/Tim Southee/Lockie Ferguson (OS), 9. Umesh Yadav, 10. Varun Chakravarthy, 11. Kulwant Khejroliya/Shardul Thakur, 12. Suyash Sharma

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Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

  • Faf du Plessis is the IPL 2023 Orange Cap holder with 405 at a superb average of 67.50 and strike rate of 165.30.
  • du Plessis has a strong record against KKR: 15 inns, 455 runs, avg. 37.92, SR 133.82.
  • Glenn Maxwell has smashed 59, 24, 76 and 77 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium this season. Overall against KKR, Maxwell has scored 447 runs at an average of 27.94 and strike rate of 141.90.
  • Virat Kohli has the most runs in RCB-KKR matches (807) at an average of 33.63 and strike rate of 128.30. He is 39 away from 3,000 T20 runs on this ground.
  • Virat has great numbers against Umesh Yadav in the IPL: 83 balls, 162 runs, avg. 54.00, SR 174.2.
  • Mohammed Siraj is in dream form. He has taken the equal-most wickets this season (13) at an average of 15.38.
  • Seven of Siraj’s wickets have come in the powerplay, where he is conceding just 4.88 per over. KKR have lost the most powerplay wickets of any team (17), so Siraj will be ready to pounce.
  • Wanindu Hasaranga has taken four wickets in two matches against KKR. The legspinner has kept Andre Russell in check in domestic T20s, conceding just 25 in 22 balls with one dismissal. Also, he has excellent numbers against Jason Roy in T20s: six balls, seven runs, two dismissals.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Andre Russell is yet to fire in IPL 2023, but today could be his day. He has smashed 364 runs against RCB at an average of 40.44 and strike rate of 206.82. On this ground, he has hammered 266 runs at a strike rate of 237.14.
  • Venkatesh Iyer is KKR’s top run-scorer this season (254) at an average of 36.29 and strike rate of 159.75.
  • Nitish Rana vs RCB: 10 inns, 232 runs, avg. 29.00, SR 140.61.
  • Sunil Narine has taken 23 wickets against RCB at an economy of 6.18. He dismissed Virat Kohli earlier this season, who strikes at just 100 in 102 balls against Narine in IPL history (four dismissals).
  • Varun Chakravarthy blew RCB away with 4/15 earlier this season. He has strong numbers against Kohli (24 balls, 20 runs, one dismissal) and Maxwell (21 balls, 31 runs, two dismissals).
  • Umesh Yadav has had a difficult season so far, and KKR need him to deliver now. He has a superb record against Maxwell in all T20s, having dismissed him four times in 28 balls for 31 runs.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 32, RCB 14, KKR 18.
  • KKR lead RCB 7-4 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.
  • Shardul Thakur smashed 68 off 29 and took 1/15 to lead KKR to victory over RCB earlier in IPL 2023.
  • Faf du Plessis at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium: 9 inns, 420 runs, avg. 70.00, SR 154.41.
  • Mohammed Siraj has taken ten wickets in ten matches against KKR (avg. 26.30, econ. 7.66).
  • Harshal Patel vs Andre Russell in the IPL: 26 balls, 35 runs, two dismissals.

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru Pitch Report and Weather

Night matches have been magnificent for the batsmen at Bengaluru this season. In three such matches so far, the average first innings score is 203, with the chasing team winning twice. This includes Nicholas Pooran’s incredible innings against RCB.

A warm and mostly clear evening is forecast.

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Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article as well as your own instincts to create your teams.

Option 1:

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Option 2:

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Charbel Coorey
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