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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru Tips - Eden trip may not be rosy

Siddhu
20 Apr 2024
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Siddhu Bharadwaj 20 Apr 2024
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  • Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru IPL match predictions to be played in Kolkata on Sunday, April 21 at 3:30pm IST
  • KKR won 5 of their last 6 matches against RCB
  • RCB lost their last 5 matches
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru
Can Kolkata get back to winning ways whipping Bengaluru at home? (Getty Images)

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru


Kolkata Knight Riders will look to make it two in two over Bengaluru in the IPL 2024 season as they meet this Sunday. The Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata will host match #36 this Sunday afternoon.
  • Head to Head
  • Kolkata Knight Riders Form
  • Kolkata Knight Riders Team News
  • Royal Challengers Bengaluru Form
  • Royal Challengers Bengaluru Team News

A loss in their last match has pegged Kolkata back, but they are still in the race for the playoffs. Bengaluru are sliding from one loss to another, and are not far from crashing out of the tournament. Having already won once over RCB, I am backing KKR to win again here.

  • Kolkata have won 5 of their last 6 matches against Bengaluru (IPL)
  • Kolkata have also won 3 of their last 4 matches at this venue against RCB (IPL)
  • Bengaluru have lost their last 5 matches (IPL)
  • Virat Kohli scored 50s in his last 2 matches against Kolkata (IPL)

Head to Head


There have been 34 matches between Bengaluru and Kolkata in the IPL so far. Of these, there were 20 for Kolkata and 14 for Bengaluru.

These sides met earlier in Bengaluru, when KKR won by seven wickets. RCB batted first to score 182 for 6 riding on Virat Kohli’s 83. The target didn’t prove to be too much, as Venkatesh Iyer led their charge with 50 and Sunil Narine had a breezy 47.

Kolkata Knight Riders Form


Kolkata Knight Riders are second in the standings with eight points from six matches. They had four wins, two of which came at this venue in three games.

Sunil Narine has been explosive at the start of the innings for Kolkata, leading their charts with 276 runs at a SR of 187.75. Phil Salt has also impressed so far with 201 runs.

With the ball, it has been a collective effort as four bowlers have collected seven wickets each. Narine once again is impressing, with an economy of 6.87.

Kolkata Knight Riders Team News


Mitchell Starc has struggled in the last couple of matches and could face competition for his place from Dushmantha Chameera.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Form


Royal Challengers Bengaluru are at the at the bottom of the points tally with only two points from seven matches. Their only win has come against Punjab at home.

Virat Kohli has been the shining light for Bengaluru this season, with 361 runs to his name that include three scores of 50 or more. Dinesh Karthik has also been firing, scoring at a SR of 205.45.

Bowling has been a huge disappointment for Bengaluru, with only Yash Dayal’s five wickets topping their charts. Economy rates are a problem, with everyone conceding at least eight runs per over.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Team News


Glenn Maxwell has taken a break and is still unavailable for the Bengaluru side.

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What time does Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru start?

This Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru match is being played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata at 3:30pm IST on Sunday, April 21.

Verdict

Kolkata are in good form despite losing their last match, which was a narrow result. Bengaluru, on the other hand, is finding it hard to find a way past their struggles. I am backing Kolkata to win this match.

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