KKR VS RCB: Royal Challengers Bangalore will be up against Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday in the 35th match of Indian Premier League. Having won just one game in eight matches so far, RCB are seemingly out of the contention from the playoffs.
Whereas, KKR, on the other hand, are also not very well placed either, having won four out of total eight matches they have played in the tournament so far. Kolkata have lost their last three matches as they will look to end their losing streak when they will face Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
KKR VS RCB: Despite languishing at the bottom of the points table, RCB have given a much better performance in their last two matches. Virat Kohli is in a good form, AB De Villiers has seemingly found his lost touch. In addition to that, English all-rounder Moeen Ali also played a fine half-century as all three will be key players for RCB in the clash against KKR. South African seamer Dale Steyn will also be available for selection as either one from Navdeep Saini or Mohammad Siraj is likely to make way for Steyn.
Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR VS RCB: Having registered three straight losses, KKR will have to tighten their screws to turn their fortunes around. Andre Russel will once again be their biggest bet, along with Chris Lynn who loves to bat at Eden Gardens.
Apart from the duo, the onus will also fall on Robin Uthappa for taking his team over the line in the next clash against RCB.
RCB VS KKR | Head to Head
- Total number of matches played between KKR & RCB – 24 matches
- Matches won by Kolkata Knight Riders – 15 matches
- Matches won by Royal Challengers Bangalore – 9 matches
- Highest score by Kolkata Knight Riders (Overall) – 222 runs
- Average score by Kolkata Knight Riders (Overall) – 161 runs
- Lowest score by Kolkata Knight Riders (Overall) – 89 runs
- Highest score by Royal Challengers Bangalore (Overall) – 205 runs
- Average score by Royal Challengers Bangalore (Overall) – 148 runs
- Lowest score by Royal Challengers Bangalore (Overall) – 49 runs
- Total number of matches played at Eden Gardens – 9 matches
- Matches won by Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden gardens – 6 matches
- Matches won by Royal Challengers Bangalore at Eden gardens – 3 matches
Most Runs by a Player in a Head to Head Record between RCB & KKR
Virat Kohli has scored the most number of runs (574 runs) in a head to head record between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Highest Score by a Player in a Head to Head Record between RCB & KKR
Brendon McCullum has the highest score of 158* to his name in a head to head record between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore
Player to Take Most Wickets in a Head to Head Record between KKR & RCB
Vinay Kumar has taken the most number of wickets (17 wickets) in a head to head record between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Best Bowling Figures by a Player in a Head to Head Record between KKR & RCB
Laxshmipati Balaji has the best bowling figures of 4/18 in a head to head record between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
KKR VS RCB: The match between KKR and RCB will be played at Eden Gardens. A lightning fast surface, one can expect a high-scoring game on Friday. Both team will look to play as many spinners knowing the fact that the pitch tends to assist more to spinners than to the fast bowlers.
- Parthiv Patel
- Virat Kohli (C)
- AB De Villiers (VC)
- Robin Uthappa
- Chris Lynn
- Moeen Ali
- Andre Russel
- Dale Steyn
- Piyush Chawla
- Prasidh Krishna
- Pavan Negi
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Dinesh Karthik (c), Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Joe Denly, Sunil Narine, Shrikant Mundhe, Harry Gurney, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Carlos Brathwaite, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Nitish Rana, Nikhil Naik, Matthew Kelly, KC Cariappa, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill, Yarra Prithviraj
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad: Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn, Tim Southee, Virat Kohli (c), Umesh Yadav, Moeen Ali, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Marcus Stoinis, Navdeep Saini, Shimron Hetmyer, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Kulwant Khejroliya, Devdutt Padikkal, Prayas Barman
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