KKR vs RCB Dream11 Prediction: Match 9 of IPL 2023 Playing 11, Pitch Report and Fantasy Cricket Tips for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Dream11 Team

Published on: Apr 6, 2023 8:00 am IST|Updated on: Apr 6, 2023 6:26 pm IST

KKR vs RCB Dream11

Kolkata Knight Riders go head to head against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 9th match of the Indian Premier League at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 6th April, Thursday at 7:30 PM IST.

Kolkata Knight Riders in their first game got so many things wrong. With the ball, they failed to make early inroads and allowed Punjab to get away in the middle overs and then pulled things back slightly, but Punjab had already gotten a good total on the board.

Knight Riders then were rattled with the bat. They lost three wickets inside the powerplay and then never got the inning going until Andre Russell started taking the attack to the opposition. However, Knight Riders were always catching up as the rain that came in proved that they were 7 runs behind per the DLS method, eventually losing the game.

Royal Challengers Bangalore have gotten off to a blistering start to the tournament. They blew away five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians in their first game. After Tilak Verma’s blitzkrieg, Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis made short work of Mumbai Indians total.

Royal Challengers Bangalore won the game handsomely by 8 wickets, thanks to blistering knocks from their openers Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis. Earlier in that game, Royal Challengers Bangalore pace bowlers made early inroads and had Mumbai on the mat one stage but Tilak Verma’s masterclass innings meant Bangalore were chasing in excess of 170.

KKR vs RCB Dream11 Team Prediction for Today Match

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 9th Match

06th April, 7:30 PM IST

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

The 9th match of the Indian Premier League between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 6th April at 7:30 PM IST.

Where to Watch KKR vs RCB Live?

Indian Premier League will live stream on Jio Cinema app and website in India. The games will also be telecasted on Star Sports channels as well.

Eden Gardens Pitch Report

The pitch in Eden Gardens is a belter for the batters. It has been one of the high scoring grounds in the country. The small size of the ground makes the ball to travel long and put-up big totals. Spinners will come into play at the later part of the game. Teams winning the toss will bowl first. Average first innings score on this track is 160.

Team Form Guide:

KKR (recent last): LLWWL
RCB (recent last): WLWWL

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KKR Playing 11

1. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK)
2. Mandeep Singh
3. Nitish Rana (C)
4. Rinku Singh
5. Andre Russell
6. Shardul Thakur
7. Sunil Narine
8. Anukul Roy
9. Tim Southee
10. Umesh Yadav
11. Varun Chakravarthy

  • Kolkata Knight Riders were all over the place in their first game. They need to get their batting order right.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders will miss the services of star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan for the remainder of the IPL due to personal reasons.
  • Availability of Lockie Ferguson is still not confirmed as he’s recovering from an injury.
  • Jason Roy has joined the Kolkata Knight Riders as a replacement for Shakib Al Hasan. However, he is not available for selection as he hasn’t joined the KKR camp yet.

Andre Russell vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

If not for the rain, Russell might’ve pulled off a heist for the Knight Riders, he started the onslaught, but the rain started pouring in at the wrong time and Knight Riders were still behind by 7 runs. Russell is still their match winner; both the bat and ball and he’s going to be a key player in this important contest as well.

Last 5 performances in T20 IPL Runs and Wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore Runs and Wickets in IPL IPL Runs & Wickets at Kolkata Captain or Vice captain choice
35, 54, 40, 4, 67 323 runs & 6 wickets 2070 runs & 89 699 runs and 27 wickets

Sunil Narine vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Sunil Narine is another brilliant all-rounder that Kolkata has. Narine usually bats at the top of the order but only depending on the situation. Narine can take down any attack on his own with the bat. Narine is a tough bowler to pick and the batters usually bat through the overs to ensure there’s no damage done.

Last 5 performances in T20 IPL Wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore Wickets in IPL IPL Runs & Wickets at Kolkata Captain or Vice captain choice
1-40, 2-21, 1-35, 2-19, 1-34, 0-14 232 runs and 21 wickets 1032 runs and 153 wickets 339 runs and 56 wickets

RCB Playing 11

1. Virat Kohli
2. Faf du Plessis (C)
3. Glenn Maxwell
4. Michael Bracewell
5. Shahbaz Ahmed
6. Dinesh Karthik (WK)
7. David Willey
8. Harshal Patel
9. Akash Deep
10. Mohammed Siraj
11. Karn Sharma

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore blew away Mumbai Indians in their first game.
  • Reece Topley injured himself while trying to stop the ball and the reports are still awaiting.
  • With Topley doubtful for this game, Bangalore might bring in David Willey who is a like for like replacement. Willey adds batting depth too.
  • Royal Challengers otherwise looked clinical. They should look to kill the game if the have the opposition under the mat this time.
  • Wanindu Hasaranga is currently on international duty and isn’t available for selection.
  • Josh Hazlewood is still recovering from any injury and is expected to be available from the last week of April.

Virat Kohli vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Virat Kohli was in sublime form in the first game. His form will pretty much decide the fate of Royal Challengers Bangalore this season and he’s started off on a wonderful note. Once again, Kohli is key against Kolkata Knight Riders.

.Last 5 performances in T20 IPL Runs against Kolkata Knight Riders IPL Runs IPL Runs at Kolkata Captain or Vice captain choice
82, 7, 25, 73, 20  786 runs 4772 runs 100 runs

Faf du Plessis vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Along with Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis put up a partnership of 148, it was a phenomenal batting display from the Bangalore skipper, and he was back at his best in Chinnaswamy.

Last 5 performances in T20 IPL Runs against Kolkata Knight Riders Runs and Wickets in IPL IPL Runs at Kolkata Captain or Vice captain choice
73, 25, 0, 44, 10 446 runs 3476 runs 51 runs

Who will win Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore match?

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore look a more balanced side even with the injury of Reece Topley.
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore have the best opening combo in the tournament, and they are expected to do the heavy lifting.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders were disappointing with the bat and need to overcome that.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders are heavily dependant on Andre Russell and Sunil Narine, the rest of the team should step up.

According to the Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore today match prediction, Royal Challengers Bangalore are expected to get over the line and win this KKR vs RCB Dream11 Prediction.

KKR vs RCB Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-Keepers: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Dinesh Karthik

Batters: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Nitish Rana

All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine

Bowlers: Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Umesh Yadav

KKR vs RCB Dream11 Captain and Vice-Captain

For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine

For Grand League: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis

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