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IPL 2024: Match 36, KKR vs RCB Match Prediction | Lotus365

Date & Time: Sunday, April 21

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

In the ongoing Indian Premier League 2024, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are set to clash with Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in Match 36 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Sunday, April 21 | Lotus365. KKR enters this fixture fresh from a narrow loss to Rajasthan Royals (RR) by two wickets.

With an impressive performance this season, KKR currently holds the second spot on the points table with four wins out of six matches, totaling eight points. Meanwhile, RCB finds themselves in a challenging position, having endured five consecutive losses. Under the leadership of Faf du Plessis, they are striving to turn their fortunes around to keep their playoff aspirations alive, currently languishing at the bottom of the table with just one win from seven matches.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are set to clash with Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in Match 36 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Sunday, April 21 | Lotus365
IPL 2024: Match 36, KKR vs RCB

Eden Gardens Pitch Report: Out of the three matches played at the venue in this tournament, two have been won by teams chasing. The average first innings score stands at 197, with the highest successful chase being 224 by Rajasthan Royals. Eden Gardens provides favorable conditions for batsmen, with captains likely to opt for batting first and setting a formidable target.

KKR vs RCB Probable Playing XI:

Royal Challengers Bengaluru:Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Will Jacks, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Reece Topley, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Siraj

Kolkata Knight Riders:Philip Salt (wk), Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shreyas Iyer (c), Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Varun Chakaravarthy, Harshit Rana

Probable Best Players of the Match:

Probable Best Batter:Virat Kohli has been in exceptional form this season, leading the run charts with 361 runs from seven innings at an average of 72.20 and a strike rate of 147.34. Kohli's performance will be pivotal for RCB as they aim for their second win of the season.

Probable Best Bowler:Vaibhav Arora has emerged as a key wicket-taker for RCB, scalping seven wickets from four innings at an average of 19.14 and an economy of 9.57. His consistent contributions will be crucial for RCB's bid to secure their fifth win of the season.

Prediction:Considering KKR's strong form and RCB's recent struggles, KKR is the favorite to emerge victorious in this encounter. However, the unpredictable nature of cricket always allows for surprises.

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