IPL 2023 9th Match Predictions: KKR vs RCB

The Kolkata Knight Riders and the Royal Challengers Bangalore are ready to face each other in the 9th contest of the Indian Premier League, on 6 April 2023. The match between KKR and RCB always seeks the attention of fans from all over the world as the squad of both teams is filled with many match winners and top cricketers from the world.

KKR Players List & Role

Details about the Kolkata Knight Riders team: players, history, achievements.
Name of the PlayerRole of the Player
Shreyas Iyer (c)Batsman
Nitish RanaBatsman
Venkatesh IyerAll-Rounder
Andre RusselAll-Rounder
Sunil NarineAll-Rounder
Umesh YadavBowler
Tim SoutheeBowler
Harshit RanaBowler
Varun ChakravarthyBowler
Ankul RoyAllrounder
Rinku SinghBatsman
Rahmanullah GurbazBatsman/Wicket-keeper
Shardul ThakurBowler
Lockie FergusonBowler
N JagadeesanBatsman
Vaibhav AroraBowler
Suyash SharmaBowler
David WieseAll-Rounder
Kulwant KhejroliyaBowler
Litton DasWicket-keeper
Mandeep SinghBatsmen
Shakib Al HasanAll-Rounder

RCB Players List & Role

Details about the Royal Challengers Bangalore team: players, history, achievements.
Name of the PlayerRole of the Player
Virat KohliBatsman
Glenn MaxwellAll-Rounder
Mohammad SirajBowler
Faf Du PlessisBatsman
Harshal PatelBowler
Wanindu HasarangaBowler
Dinesh KarthikBatsman/Wicket-keeper
Shahbaz AhmedAll-Rounder
Anuj RawatBatsman/Wicket-keeper
Akash DeepBowler
Josh HazlewoodBowler
Mahipal LomrorAll-Rounder
Finn AllenBatsman/Wicket-keeper
Suyash PrabhudessaiBatsman
Karn SharmaBatsman
Siddharth KaulBatsman
David WilleyBowler
Reece TopleyBowler
Himanshu SharmaBowler
Will JacksBatsman
Manoj BhandageAll-Rounder
Rajan KumarBowler
Avinash SinghBowler
Sonu YadavBowler
Rajat PatidarBatsman

First Face-Off

The Kolkata Knight Riders and the Royal challengers  Bangalore faced each other for the very first time on 17 April 2008, in this match RCB won the toss and decided to field first. KKR while batting first, made a huge score of 222/3. While chasing the target RCB was all out on 82 runs in 15.1 overs and this is how the KKR won the very first battle between the two reputed sides of the IPL.

Previous IPL Results

The Kolkata Knight Riders and the Royal Challengers Bangalore have played 31 games so far in the Indian Premier League, out of the 31 contests, KKR won 17 times, and 14 times RCB was the winner.

Previous Results

Date of the MatchWinner of the MatchWon by
17-Apr-2008Kolkata Knight Riders140 Runs
7-May-2008Kolkata Knight Riders5 Runs
28-Apr-2009Royal Challengers Bangalore5 Wickets
11-May-2009Royal Challengers Bangalore6 Wickets
13-Mar-2010Kolkata Knight Riders7 Wickets
9-Apr-2010Royal Challengers Bangalore7 Wickets
21-Apr-2011Royal Challengers Bangalore9 Wickets
13-May-2011Royal Challengers Bangalore4 Wickets
28-Sep-2011Kolkata Knight Riders2 Runs
9-Apr-2012Kolkata Knight Riders42 Runs
27-Apr-2012Kolkata Knight Riders47 Runs
10-Apr-2013Royal Challengers Bangalore8 Wickets
11-May-2013Kolkata Knight Riders5 Wickets
23-Apr-2014Kolkata Knight Riders2 Runs
21-May-2014Kolkata Knight Riders30 Runs
10-Apr-2015Royal Challengers Bangalore3 Wickets
1-May-2015Royal Challengers Bangalore7 Wickets
1-May-2016Kolkata Knight Riders5 Wickets
15-May-2016Royal Challengers Bangalore9 Wickets
23-Apr-2017Kolkata Knight Riders82 Runs
7-May-2017Kolkata Knight Riders6 Wickets
8-Apr-2018Kolkata Knight Riders4 Wickets
29-Apr-2018Kolkata Knight Riders6 Wickets
5-Apr-2019Kolkata Knight Riders5 Wickets
19-Apr-2019Royal Challengers Bangalore10 runs
12-Oct-2020Royal Challengers Bangalore82 Runs
21-Oct-2020Royal Challengers Bangalore8 Wickets
18-Apr-2021Royal Challengers Bangalore38 Runs
20-Sep-2021Kolkata Knight Riders9 wickets
11-Oct-2021Kolkata Knight Riders4 wickets
30-Mar-2022Royal Challengers Bangalore3 wickets

Pre-Match Analysis

The match between KKR and RCB is going to be one of the most interesting games of this IPL season as the squad of both teams contains notable players from all over the world. Hence a very high-scoring and thriller game is expected from both sides.

Betting on the Kolkata Knight Riders team: odds, forecast.

Probable best batter of the Match

There are a lot of skilful batters in both teams, But there’s someone who will be the key source of attraction in the whole game and he is the former captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Probable best bowler of the Match

One of the best fast bowlers from New Zealand, Tim Southee may put the RCB’s batters in trouble. His fast deliveries become more dangerous with the new ball. It’d be challenging for RCB to face him in the powerplay.

Match Details

The ninth match of the IPL 2023 will be played between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Apr 6, 2023. The match will start at 7:30 PM (IST) in the home ground of the KKR, Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

Pitch Report

The pitch conditions at Eden gardens are favourable for both the bowlers and batsmen. It becomes difficult for the spinners to bowl in the second innings due to more dew on the surface.

Today’s match prediction: Final Thoughts

Betting on the Royal Challengers Bangalore team: odds, forecast.

The contest between RCB and KKR will be quite exciting as two reputed teams of the Indian Premier League will be facing each other. According to the previous statistics and considering all the factors and parameters, KKR is the favourite side to win this match.