Kolkata Knight Riders
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Kolkata Knight Riders are headed by the heartthrob of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan. SRK’s Red Chillies Entertainment manages affairs of KKR in partnership with actress Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta. The team came across several hardships in the first few seasons only to reach new heights. Now the team has added two coveted IPL trophies to its kitty. In the year 2018, the team got massive support from its ardent fans and ended in third place. Now KKR has also released the 2020 players list. KKR has secured the services of Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, and Tom Banton among others. Rahul Tripathi is likely to remain a regular feature of the team.
Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) recorded the most impressive performances in 2009, 2011, and 2016. In all these seasons, RCB finished as finalists. Presently, the team has been captained by Virat Kohli. South African former player Gary Kirsten is the head coach of the team. RCB did not have a great 2018 season as they managed to win only six matches out of 14 league games. Virat consistently led his team from the front and scored a massive 530 runs in 14 games in 2018. The complete squad of RCB for 2020 has been declared. The prominent names include Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Mann, Yuzvendra Chahal, Aaron Finch among others.
Last 5 matches:
KKR vs RCB
KKR vs RCB 2017
Royal Challengers Bangalore had a forgettable 2017 season as the team bowled out for its lowest ever score of just 49 runs in 9.4 overs. It was nothing less than a nightmare for the team. None of its players could reach the double-digit score with Kedar Jadhav scoring the highest score of 9. While batting first, KKR scored a total of 131 runs in 19.3 overs. Chasing the paltry score of 131 runs, the entire RCB team put up a poor show. With that loss, it became the fifth defeat for the RCB’s team in seven matches. Australian pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile was declared man of the match in that IPL match 27. Upset Virat Kohli said that it was his team’s worst batting performance. He thought that the team would be able to capitalize and cash in during the chase. Meanwhile, it emerged KKR’s fifth win in seven matches. KKR’s strong bowling attack that included Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Woakes, and Colin de Grandhomme scalped three wickets apiece. Umesh Yadav claimed one wicket in that match.
KKR vs RCB 2018
In the year 2018, KKR once again managed to thrash RCB by four wickets. KKR’s Nitish Rana put up a spectacular show when he smashed 50 runs off 19 balls. The match took place in Eden Gardens in front of the co-owner Shah Rukh Khan. During that match, part-time off-spinner Rana claimed prized wickets of AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli in consecutive deliveries. And, RCB was reduced to 127 for four wickets in 14.3 overs. Mandeep displayed some good performance with his 18 balls 37. It helped RCB reach a challenging total of 176 runs for 7 wickets. KKR’r trick to use Narine as opener reaped great dividends as he smashed 50 runs in just 19 deliveries. Rana supported him in the chase as he made 34 runs in just 25 balls and guided the hosts over the line with 7 deliveries remaining.
KKR vs RCB 2019
Both the teams put up a great show this year in two matches that they played against each other. In the nerve-wracking match, KKR won the match by 5 wickets. Nobody believed that KKR would steal the show as Andre Russel’s 48 off just 13 balls left RCB shell-shocked. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers’ half-centuries went in vain. With that loss, it became RCB’s 5th consecutive loss. Shah Rukh Khan called Russell a champion soon after his marvelous performance. Virat Kohli admitted that the poor bowling in the last four overs snatched the match from RCB’s jaws.
KKR vs RCB Live
Fans of IPL are keen to follow all the live-action that will take place in the field. Fans enjoy watching games such as KKR vs RCB live. The stunning rivalry between KKR and RCB is worth watching live from various corners of the world. For fans, IPL has several TV deals that may include online streaming deals. It will help them keep updated about ball-by-ball actions taking place on the field. You may check out who has grabbed the rights to showcase the games in your specific country for the 2020 season.
KKR vs RCB Match Prediction
We may take a glimpse at the recent clashes between the two teams. In 2019, RCB managed to take revenge for its last two defeats from Kolkata. Virat Kohli led the team from the front when he hit 100 runs off 58 deliveries. Moeen Ali of RCB helped the team post a respectable total of 213 with his score of 66 runs. When KKR came to chase a total of 213, Nitish Rana and Andre Russell put up a spectacular show. Both the players gave RCB a scare but failed to guide their team to victory. Despite some good shows, KKR fell short of the target by 10 runs. Russell scored 65 runs while Rana made 85 runs in that match.
KKR vs RCB Head to Head
KKR and RCB have so far played 25 matches out of which KKR won 15 matches while RCB won 10 matches. A strong rivalry can be seen between KKR and RCB right from the beginning of the edition itself. RCB suffered humiliating defeats at the hands of KKR on several occasions. When they just began, KKR defeated RCB by a mammoth 140 runs on April 18, 2008.
Games played: 25
KKR wins: 15
RCB wins: 10
No result: 0
Apr 5, 2019 – 17th Match at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
RCB 205/3 (20 ov) vs Kolkata Knight Riders 206/5 (19.1/20 ov)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Best Batsman: Andre Russell *48 (13) & Best Bowler: Pawan Negi2/21 (3.1)
|2019||Royal Challengers Bangalore||10 runs||Kolkata|
|2019||Kolkata Knight Riders||5 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|2018||Kolkata Knight Riders||6 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|2018||Kolkata Knight Riders||4 Wickets||Kolkata|
|2017||Kolkata Knight Riders||6 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|2017||Kolkata Knight Riders||82 Runs||Kolkata|
|2016||Royal Challengers Bangalore||9 Wickets||Kolkata|
|2016||Kolkata Knight Riders||5 Wickets||Bangalore|
|2015||Royal Challengers Bangalore||7 Wickets||Bangalore|
|2015||Royal Challengers Bangalore||3 Wickets||Kolkata|
|2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||30 Runs||Kolkata|
|2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||2 Runs||Sharjah|
|2013||Kolkata Knight Riders||5 Wickets||Ranchi|
|2013||Royal Challengers Bangalore||8 Wickets||Bangalore|
|2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||9 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||47 Runs||Kolkata|
|2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||42 Runs||Bangalore|
|2011||Royal Challengers Bangalore||4 Wickets||Bangalore|
|2011||Royal Challengers Bangalore||9 Wickets||Kolkata|
|2011||Royal Challengers Bangalore||7 Wickets||Bangalore|
|2010||Kolkata Knight Riders||7 Wikcets||Kolkata|
|2009||Royal Challengers Bangalore||6 Wickets||Centurion|
|2009||Royal Challengers Bangalore||5 Wickets||Durban|
|2008||Kolkata Knight Riders||5 Runs||Kolkata|
|2008||Kolkata Knight Riders||140 Runs||Bangalore|