Today’s IPL 2023 match, RCB v KKR live score: Updated scorecard, XIs, toss, stats and match prediction
In today’s (April 26) IPL 2023 match, Royal Challengers Bangalore will host Kolkata Knight Riders at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Here are the predicted XIs for the match, team news and match prediction for RCB v KKR.
RCB v KKR, live score: Follow the live scorecard here
The match will begin at 7:30pm IST (2pm GMT).
RCB vs KKR: IPL 2023 team news
RCB are expected to be without Josh Hazlewood for this game as well as he continues his recovery from injury. With David Willey in good form, though, they may not be fretting over Hazlewood’s absence too much. Faf du Plessis has only batted in their last couple of matches owing to a rib injury. If he has not recovered sufficiently enough, expect that to continue. In that scenario, Virat Kohli will continue to lead the side.
KKR, meanwhile, have also been without Shardul Thakur in their past few games. If he is fit, KKR can do with another experienced bowler on what may be another runfest. Jason Roy, who batted in the middle order after injuring himself in the field against Chennai Super Kings, is expected to be fit to play a part.
IPL 2023: Tomorrow’s match
RR v CSK – 7:30pm IST (2pm GMT)
IPL 2023 – Yesterday’s match
GT vs MI – GT won by 55 runs.
RCB v KKR: Predicted XIs for today’s IPL matches
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli (c), Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Suyash Prabhudessai, David Willey, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj
Kolkata Knight Riders: Jason Roy, N Jagadeesan (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, David Wiese, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Kulwant Khejroliya
RCB v KKR: IPL Prediction for today’s IPL match
RCB come into this game having won two games on the trot. du Plessis is in stunning form, with Maxwell also having scored three fifties in four outings in Bengaluru. Kohli, too, might enjoy himself in what could be good batting conditions.
KKR, on the other hand, have problems aplenty on the batting front. They seem unsure of their best opening pair and have lacked cohesion throughout the tournament. Their bowling attack has not been great either, having given up three 200-plus scores already.
As they showed earlier in the season, they are capable of beating any opposition. But considering the form and the home advantage, RCB will begin this game as favourites.
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