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
|Name of the Player||Role of the Player|
|Shreyas Iyer (c)||Batsman|
|Shakib Al Hasan||All-Rounder|
RCB Players List & Role
|Name of the Player||Role of the Player|
|Faf Du Plessis||Batsman|
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.
|Date of the Match||Winner of the Match||Won by|
|17-Apr-2008||Kolkata Knight Riders||140 Runs|
|7-May-2008||Kolkata Knight Riders||5 Runs|
|28-Apr-2009||Royal Challengers Bangalore||5 Wickets|
|11-May-2009||Royal Challengers Bangalore||6 Wickets|
|13-Mar-2010||Kolkata Knight Riders||7 Wickets|
|9-Apr-2010||Royal Challengers Bangalore||7 Wickets|
|21-Apr-2011||Royal Challengers Bangalore||9 Wickets|
|13-May-2011||Royal Challengers Bangalore||4 Wickets|
|28-Sep-2011||Kolkata Knight Riders||2 Runs|
|9-Apr-2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||42 Runs|
|27-Apr-2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||47 Runs|
|10-Apr-2013||Royal Challengers Bangalore||8 Wickets|
|11-May-2013||Kolkata Knight Riders||5 Wickets|
|23-Apr-2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||2 Runs|
|21-May-2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||30 Runs|
|10-Apr-2015||Royal Challengers Bangalore||3 Wickets|
|1-May-2015||Royal Challengers Bangalore||7 Wickets|
|1-May-2016||Kolkata Knight Riders||5 Wickets|
|15-May-2016||Royal Challengers Bangalore||9 Wickets|
|23-Apr-2017||Kolkata Knight Riders||82 Runs|
|7-May-2017||Kolkata Knight Riders||6 Wickets|
|8-Apr-2018||Kolkata Knight Riders||4 Wickets|
|29-Apr-2018||Kolkata Knight Riders||6 Wickets|
|5-Apr-2019||Kolkata Knight Riders||5 Wickets|
|19-Apr-2019||Royal Challengers Bangalore||10 runs|
|12-Oct-2020||Royal Challengers Bangalore||82 Runs|
|21-Oct-2020||Royal Challengers Bangalore||8 Wickets|
|18-Apr-2021||Royal Challengers Bangalore||38 Runs|
|20-Sep-2021||Kolkata Knight Riders||9 wickets|
|11-Oct-2021||Kolkata Knight Riders||4 wickets|
|30-Mar-2022||Royal Challengers Bangalore||3 wickets|
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.
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.
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.
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
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.