Predicting KKR vs RCB: Russel vs Kohli

KKR vs RCB: Who will win the battle of supremacy between Russel & Kohli in today’s Bangalore vs Kolkata match?


Both the teams are on a winning streak and would like to carry forward their performance in today’s head-to-head encounter. Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bangalore and Shreyas Iyer-led Kolkata Knight Riders are rolling their sleeves to face off against each other on March 29 at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore. In their last encounters, Banaglore defeated Punjab on March 25 by 4 wickets at their homeground in Bangalore, while KKR defeated Hyderabad in their homeground Eden Gardens on March 23 by 4 runs. What even makes today’s match more exciting is the tough fight between KKR vs RCB and Kohli vs Russel. Despite both teams having veteran players, Russel paved the way for KKR to its last win against SRH by scoring a whopping 64 in just 25 balls.

Alongside, Kohli clinched a spectacular 77 runs off 49 balls in RCB’s winning match against PBKS. Today marks the day where both the teams will be giving it their all to continue their winning streak, pocket more points, and climb their way towards the ladder of playoffs.

Additionally, KKR boasts the spot of holding the most expensive player in IPL history – Mitchell Starc from Australia, who is a left-arm fast bowler, bought for 24.75 crore.

Will the duo of Russel’s aggressive batting and Starc’s fast-paced bowling disrupt the batting lineup of RCB? Or will the latter emerge victorious with Plessis’s and Kohli’s partnership?

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Bangalore vs Kolkata: A head-to-head clash

RCB & KKR have faced each other in 32 matches in IPL tournaments till date, wherein Kolkata emerged victorious in 18, and RCB snatched 14 wins. 

Though the statistics show that Kolkata has a more favorable win against RCB, Maxwell, Siraj, and Kohli are few of the key players that can change the wave of the win towards them at any instant!

Bangalore’s highest total against Kolkata is 213, while the vice versa stands at 222. Watch ipl live and see the outcome for yourself! 


RCB vs KKR: Key players to watch out for

Virat Kohli (Batsman – Royal Challengers Bangalore)

Kohli is the heart and soul of RCB, and recently found his form after losing his first match against CSK. In RCB’s last match against PBKS, Kohli secured a stunning 77 runs off 49 balls and led his team towards victory. Can he maintain his batting dominance and lead his team to victory in today’s match?


Glenn Maxwell (All rounder – Royal Challengers Bangalore)

The ‘Big Show’ has been on fire in the pitch with both bat and ball. With an all-round performance in the last game, he’s a crucial asset for RCB. RCB will be looking forward to his ability of scoring runs quickly and his wicket-taking spree.


Mohammed Siraj (Pace bowler – Royal Challengers Bangalore)

RCB’s pace spearhead, Mohammed Siraj will be the key player in restricting KKR’s flow of runs tonight and disrupting the batting lineup. His ability to bowl yorkers will be crucial, especially against the likes of Andre Russel.


Andre Russel (All rounder – Kolkata Knight Riders)

Russel is KKR’s trump card, with a knack of hitting boundaries. His aggressive power-hitting and bowling attack can easily dismantle RCB’s batting and bowling attack combined.


Sunil Narine (Spinner – Kolkata Knight Riders)

Narine’s return to KKR is a big relief, further strengthening the team’s bowling head. His economical spells and ability to take wickets at crucial moments, especially against Kohli, can prove fatal for the opposition team, and put KKR in a strong position in the leaderboard.


Shreyas Iyer (Captain & Batsman – Kolkata Knight Riders)

KKR’s skipper, Iyer, is expected to lead the team from the front with a solid start. He holds a good and strong record against RCB, but his struggles towards pace bowling (specifically against Alzarri Joseph) are a point that needs attention.


Pitch & Weather conditions

Bengaluru’s M. Chinnaswamy stadium is known for its flat pitches, that facilitates 80% fast-paced bowling and a considerable 20% spins. Bangalore’s pitches do not help slow bowlers, which is a considerate point that Iyer needs to keep in mind.

With both teams having power-hitters, today’s match is likely expected to see a high score to be set up. Weather forecast predicts that there are no chances of rain, and the temperatures will soar between 32 degrees by the time the match begins and will lower down to 26 degree celsius by the end.

The rivalry between 2 times IPL champions KKR, and RCB who has been struggling to lift the trophy since IPL’s inception in 2008 is going to leave the cricket fans on the edge of their seats. 

Google predicts a 53% win probability for RCB, and 43% for KKR. Whatever the outcome is, today’s match between Bangalore vs Kolkata promises to be a spine-chilling encounter.

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