IPL 2023: KKR vs RCB, Match 9: Pitch Report, Possible XI and Match Prediction


Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will sq. off in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) within the ninth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 on the Eden Gardens Stadium on April 6. Whereas KKR confronted a defeat of their opening sport in opposition to Punjab Kings (PBKS), RCB began the sixteenth version of the league with a dominating eight-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians (MI).

The innings by Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli had been the main highlights of RCB’s win in opposition to MI. The batting duo scored sensational fifties within the match and steered the Bangalore-based franchise to a complete victory. Nonetheless, Karn Sharma additionally contributed to the win by selecting two essential wickets for his workforce. Alternatively, KKR did not impress of their first sport and misplaced the rain-affected match by seven runs to PBKS.

RCB will look to hold the momentum within the second match as properly. In the meantime, the Kolkata-based aspect shall be eying their maiden win after they enter the bottom on Thursday (April 6).

Pitch report:

The monitor at Eden Gardens is understood for its batter-friendly nature and likewise gives help to the spinners. The due issue would possibly play a task within the sport and can show to be useful for the workforce batting second. Notably, the venue has hosted 12 T20I matches to date and 7 of these have been gained by the chasing aspect.

Possible XIs:

Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Mandeep Singh, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Anukul Roy, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Glenn Maxwell, Michael Bracewell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Karn Sharma, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Reece Topley, Mohammed Siraj

Head-to-head report

Performed: 30 | KKR gained: 16 | RCB gained: 14 | No consequence: 0

Match Prediction:

Case 1:

  • KKR wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay rating: 50-60
  • RCB whole: 175-185

Case 2:

  • RCB wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay rating: 55-65
  • KKR whole: 185-195

Group bowling first to win the competition.



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