April 5, 2023
RCB will face KKR in their second match after a dominant win against MI. KKR lost their opening match and will look for redemption.
The match will be held on April 6, 2023, at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Telecasted on Star Sports Network and JioCinema.
Eden Gardens has been historically a great batting track with spinners playing a role later in the innings.
KKR: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mandeep Singh, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Anukul Roy, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
RCB: 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
Virat Kohli: Kohli started his IPL 2023 campaign on a high with a sensational knock of 82* off 49 balls.
Mohammed Siraj: Siraj put on a magnificent display of swing bowling with the new ball and will look to give a brilliant start to his side.
RCB has an advantage over KKR, with Faf and Kohli in form after their impressive partnership in the first game. While both teams’ bowling units are not strong, KKR has a better spin option. Andre Russell can make the difference, as he loves to bat against RCB. However, we predict that RCB will defeat KKR.
The upcoming match between RCB and KKR at Eden Gardens is highly anticipated, with both teams looking to prove their worth. The pitch is expected to favor the batsmen, with spinners playing a crucial role in the later stages of the innings. Both teams have strong players, with Virat Kohli and Mohammed Siraj being the probable best performers for RCB. However, Andre Russell’s batting prowess could be a game-changer for KKR. Ultimately, RCB is favored to win the match due to their impressive form in the previous game and the advantage of having Faf and Kohli in form. It remains to be seen who will come out on top in what promises to be an exciting encounter.