IPL 2024- Royal challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata knight riders: Match Preview (March 29th, 2024)

Bangalore vs Kolkata matches are worth watching every time. Both teams are known for wonderful matches. This time this is going to happen again. On 29th March it is going to be played. Both teams are looking charged and enthusiastic. Fans are also excited to watch this match. Players are also sweating in the net to perform their best. In this article, we will talk about this match. We will talk about both teams' performances as well as the match prediction. We will also look at playing 11 and the best thing is fantasy playing 11. This article is going to be as fun as the match. So without wasting any time let's get to the venue and timing. 

Venue and Timing:

The upcoming match between the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is all set and it is ready for some interesting matches. It will be played on Friday, March 29th, 2024, at 2:00 PM at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. RCB will be benefitted as it is their home ground. More Cheers and more crowd in their home ground help RCB to play well. Also, this stadium is known for its batting-friendly pitches and enthusiastic home crowd, which could be a significant advantage for RCB too. Although Kolkata is also geared up. In the last match, KKR performed superb innings. So it is never easy to choose any team easily. Let's look at both teams' journey so far in IPL 2024. 

Both teams journey so far: IPL 2024

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Royal Challengers Bangalore played the IPLs opening match against CSK, but it was not their match. RCB lost the match and CSK won the match by 6 wickets. RCB came back against Punjab Kings and made a 4-wicket win for them. Virat Kohli led the batting charge of their team. He smashed 77 runs in just 49 balls. Dinesh Kartik also played significantly, he scored 28 runs in just 10 balls. In this match, RCB bowlers also played well Mohammad Siraj and Glenn Maxwell took 2-2 wickets respectively. Bangalore has some brilliant players that can change any match. The team will try their best to win their upcoming matches too. 

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand, started their campaign with a whopping win. They have played one match only and they proved themselves. Against SRH, they scored a decent 208 runs in 20 overs. In reply, SRH scored 204 runs. Kolkata's Andre Russell scored a magnificent 64 runs in just 25 balls. He remained not out in the match. Phil Salt also scored a fifty. It is interesting to see how they perform against RCB. It is also important to see how the whole team performs against the bowling lineup of RCB. Now let's see both teams' performance against each other in IPL History. So that you can know who is more dominant. 

Head to head in IPL history

Do you remember the high-voltage drama between Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli? If yes, then this time also both are face-to-face. This year Gautam Gambhir has joined their old team Kolkata Knight Riders. So this match is going to be dramatic, entertaining and fun. Talking about both teams' performance against each other. It has always been a close contest between both of them. Here's a clear breakdown of their head-to-head records.

  • Matches Played till now between them: 32 matches 
  • KKR Won: 18 matches 
  • RCB Won: 14 matches 

KKR enjoys a slight lead over RCB in their head-to-head battles. Although RCB is also not so far they have also won 14 matches against them. So the upcoming match is going to be interesting and competitive. An interesting fact is that RCBs recorded their lowest-ever IPL total which was 49 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2017.

Player to watch out, for the RCB vs KKR match 

Players to watch 

Talking about the players that can outperform in this upcoming match. KKR's last match heroes are most favorable for this match too. Andrew Russell scored a whopping fifty in the last match so we can expect a good innings from him in this match too. He has performed all around from bat to bowl. Phil Salt and Ramandeep Singh are also on the favorite list for this match. From the RCB side, it's Virat Kohli, Dinesh Kartik, Maxwell, and Faf du Plessis. Virat also performed well in the last match, he scored a super quirky fifty. Bowlers who can perform well are Mohamad Siraj from the RCB side Harshit Rama and allrounder Andrew Russell from the KKR side. Although some players can perform well in the upcoming match. We have mentioned only the last match's best players. Now let's see the expected playing 11 and then we see the fantasy playing 11. 

Expected Playing 11 

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Faf du Plessis (C), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Anuj Rawat, Yash Dayal, Mayank Dagar, Alzarri Joseph, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Mohammed Siraj 

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Shreyas Iyer(C), Rinku Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Andrew Russell, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy, Suyash Sharma, Phil Salt (WK), Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana 

Fantasy Playing XI (RCB vs KKR)

We have looked at the best players from both sides and then created this fantasy playing 11. However, these players are expected to perform well and several combinations can be used. So this can be used as a reference only. Let's see it. 

Captain: Andrew Russell (KKR) 

Vice-captain: Virat Kohli (RCB) 

Wicketkeeper: Phil Salt (KKR)

All-rounders: Cameron Green, Glen Maxwell, Andrew Russell, Sunil Narine 

Batsman: Virat Kohli, Rinku Singh, Faf Du Plessis 

Bowler: Mohamad Siraj, Mitchell Starc, V. Chakravarthy 

Who can win this match? 

As we have told you everything about both teams. You can easily conclude that it's never easy to decide who can win between both of them. As both teams are equally competitive against each other. Also, there are not so many matches being played by them, they both have played one or two matches right now. So the performance of both teams can't be guessed. But we are going with the Kolkata Knight riders. KKR's last performance of 208 in 20 overs is game-changing and we hope KKR will win this match against RCB. 

Final words

This Friday's RCB vs KKR match is going to be interesting to watch. Both teams are looking charged for this upcoming match. We can expect a high-score match where both teams fight for a win. Although the result is unexpected, all we can do is just wait for the match. When the match starts, enjoy it and support your favorite team. What do you think? Which team will win? Comment down. We will meet soon with more exciting cricketing content.

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