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IPL 2024, KKR vs RCB: Double header matches will be played today in IPL-17. Today the first match of the day will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

IPL 2024, KKR vs RCB: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face each other today in the 36th match of IPL-17. In the match, RCB captain Faf Duplessis has won the toss and decided to bowl first. Let us tell you that this match between the two teams will start at 3:30 pm today at Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium, the home ground of Kolkata. Now all the matches are in do or die situation for Bengaluru under the captaincy of Faf Duplessis. After six defeats out of seven matches, RCB’s dream of winning its first IPL title seems to be shattered. RCB is at the bottom of the points table and will have to win the remaining seven matches to maintain playoff hopes.

Kolkata has played one match less than RCB in the current season and will be eyeing to return to winning ways. Team’s all-rounder Sunil Narine is not only showing spin bowling but also batting skills. He scored his first T20 century in the last match against Royals. His strike rate has also been around 187. Phil Salt has scored runs at an average of more than 151. They also have dangerous batsmen like Rinku Singh and Andre Russell. KKR had defeated RCB in the 10th match of this season, so they will try to maintain their momentum.

KKR vs RCB Head to Head

In the history of IPL, 33 matches have been played so far between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Out of these, Kolkata has won 19 and Bengaluru has won 14 matches. At the same time, 11 matches have been played between the two teams in Eden Gardens. Out of these, Kolkata has won seven and Bengaluru has won four matches.

Eden Gardens pitch report

KKR’s home ground Eden Garden Stadium traditionally has a black soil pitch. Batsmen like this a lot. At the beginning of the game, fast and slow bowlers also get some help here. After that the spinners start dominating. After setting the sights on this pitch, batsmen can easily play big shots. Here the average score of the first innings is 160 runs and the average score of the second innings is 148 runs.

Performance of both teams in Eden Gardens

Let us tell you that Eden Garden Stadium of Kolkata is the home ground of KKR and it will get the benefit of home audience here. This ground has hosted 7 matches in this edition and this match will be the third match. So far 88 IPL matches have been played in this stadium. Here the teams batting first have won 36 matches and the teams batting later have won 53 matches. Host KKR has played a total of 84 matches in this stadium, out of which it has won 49 and lost 35. Similarly, RCB has played 12 matches so far on this historic ground, out of which the team has won 5 matches and lost 7 matches.

Probable playing-11 of both the teams

Kolkata Knight Riders: Phil Salt, Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Venkatesh Iyer/Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakraborty.

Impact Sub: Vaibhav Arora.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Will Jacques, Rajat Patidar, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Mahipal Lomror, Alzarri Joseph, Vijaykumar Vishak, Mohammed Siraj.

Imcapt sub: Yash Dayal.

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