Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore will lock horns in the 36th match of the Tata IPL 2023 at M Chinnaswamy stadium on 26th April 2023. It will be RCB’s first match at home against KKR since 2019. Due to the contagious Covid-19, The IPL was not played in the home-away format for 3 years. Let’s take a gaze at the KKR vs RCB head-to-head stats.
The Kolkata and Bangalore-based franchises share a fierce rivalry right from the opening game of the IPL in 2008, where KKR piled up 222 runs for RCB in the 1st innings. Credit to Brendon McCullum’s scintillating unbeaten 158 off 73 balls. But Ajit Agarkar led the bowling attack bundled them out for 82 runs and handed them a humiliating defeat by 140 runs.
Millions of fans witnessed another instance of rivalry while KKR packed RCB to record the lowest-ever IPL total of 49, defending a modest total of 132 runs in 2017 at Eden Gardens. RCB even has not shown mercy to their arch-rival KKR. During the 39th match of the 2020 IPL, RCB bowlers wreaked havoc on KKR and bowled them out for 84 runs and eventually winning the match by 8 wickets.
As far as the head-to-head between KKR and RCB is concerned, both teams have fared each other 32 times and KKR has the upper hand with 18 wins, on the contrary, RCB has been victorious on 14 occasions so far.
The last time both strong sides met each other was in the 9th match of the 2023 IPL at Eden Gardens wherein KKR beat RCB by a huge gap of 81 runs. Varun Chakravarthy’s 4-fer and debutant Suyash Sharma’s 3-fer choked RCB for only 123 runs while defending a solid target of 205 runs. Appearing at no 7, all-rounder Shardul Thakur made a mockery of the RCB bowling unit and played a rampage knock of 68 off 29 balls, while Rinku Singh complimented KKR with 46 in 33 balls to post 204 runs in 20 overs.
Whenever Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore are in action, cricket fans do not only see head-to-head stats but a thriller every time. The players from both teams neither give a dull moment nor lack energy for 120 minutes. All in all, the game of cricket emerges as triumphant.
Head To Head Stats of KKR vs RCB
Head To Head Stats of Most Runs & Wickets In KKR vs RCB
Former RCB skipper Virat Kohli has scored the most runs in KKR vs RCB games with 807 runs. T20 legend Chris Gayle stands 2nd on this list with 606 runs. Among KKR players, Gautam Gambhir amassed 475 runs followed by Brendon McCullum who made 411 runs.
If we talk about the most wickets in KKR vs RCB matches, mystery spinner Sunil Narine tops the chart as he has bagged 23 wickets so far. The other bowlers in descending order are Yuzvendra Chahal (19), and Vinay Kumar (17).
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