Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are set to lock horns in Match No.36 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 on Wednesday, April 26 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
RCB, led by Faf du Plessis, are currently placed fifth in the table with eight points and a net run rate of -0.008. They will go into the game after beating Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan Royals (RR) by seven runs at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
The Knight Riders, on the other hand, are on a four-match losing streak and have looked out of sorts in recent times. They lost to the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 49 runs in their previous game. But KKR can draw confidence from the fact that they beat RCB in their previous meeting on April 6.
RCB vs KKR head-to-head record
RCB and KKR share a long history in their IPL journey. The Knight Riders used to dominate their opponents quite a bit, but the Challengers are closing in on them.
Here is a look at how the current RCB vs KKR head-to-head record stands
RCB vs KKR IPL match results
RCB have won five out of their last eight matches against KKR. They will also be looking to bounce back after losing to the Knight Riders by 81 runs.
Here is a more detailed look at how this rivalry has unfolded:
|6 Apr-23||Kolkata Knight Riders||81 runs||Kolkata|
|30-Mar-22||Royal Challengers Bangalore||3 Wickets||Mumbai|
|11-Oct-21||Kolkata Knight Riders||4 Wickets||Sharjah|
|20-Sep-21||Kolkata Knight Riders||9 Wickets||Abu Dhabi|
|18-Apr-21||Royal Challengers Bangalore||38 Runs||Chennai|
|21-Oct-20||Royal Challengers Bangalore||8 Wickets||Abu Dhabi|
|12-Oct-20||Royal Challengers Bangalore||82 Runs||Sharjah|
|19-Apr-19||Royal Challengers Bangalore||10 runs||Kolkata|
|05-Apr-19||Kolkata Knight Riders||5 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|29-Apr-18||Kolkata Knight Riders||6 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|08-Apr-18||Kolkata Knight Riders||4 Wickets||Kolkata|
|07-May-17||Kolkata Knight Riders||6 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|23-Apr-17||Kolkata Knight Riders||82 Runs||Kolkata|
|16-May-16||Royal Challengers Bangalore||9 Wickets||Kolkata|
|02-May-16||Kolkata Knight Riders||5 Wickets||Bangalore|
|02-May-15||Royal Challengers Bangalore||7 Wickets||Bangalore|
|11-Apr-15||Royal Challengers Bangalore||3 Wickets||Kolkata|
|22-May-14||Kolkata Knight Riders||30 Runs||Kolkata|
|24-Apr-14||Kolkata Knight Riders||2 Runs||Sharjah|
|12-May-13||Kolkata Knight Riders||5 Wickets||Ranchi|
|11-Apr-13||Royal Challengers Bangalore||8 Wickets||Bangalore|
|28-Apr-12||Kolkata Knight Riders||47 Runs||Kolkata|
|10-Apr-12||Kolkata Knight Riders||42 Runs||Bangalore|
|14-May-11||Royal Challengers Bangalore||4 Wickets||Bangalore|
|22-Apr-11||Royal Challengers Bangalore||9 Wickets||Kolkata|
|10-Apr-10||Royal Challengers Bangalore||7 Wickets||Bangalore|
|14-Mar-10||Kolkata Knight Riders||7 Wickets||Kolkata|
|12-May-09||Royal Challengers Bangalore||6 Wickets||Centurion|
|29-Apr-09||Royal Challengers Bangalore||5 Wickets||Durban|
|08-May-08||Kolkata Knight Riders||5 Runs||Kolkata|
|18-Apr-08||Kolkata Knight Riders||140 Runs||Bangalore|
RCB vs KKR IPL stats
Virat Kohli happens to be the leading run-scorer in matches between the two teams. He has scored 807 runs. Chris Gayle, Gautam Gambhir, AB de Villiers and Jacques Kallis also feature in the list.
|AB de Villiers||475|
Sunil Narine has picked up 23 wickets against RCB and has a decent chance of adding to his tally. Yuzvendra Chahal, Vinay Kumar, Jacques Kallis and Umesh Yadav are also a part of the list.
Best match in the Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders head-to-head
Back on April 5, 2019, KKR beat RCB by five wickets after chasing down 206 with five balls to spare in Bangalore. Andre Russell became the Player of the Match for his unbeaten knock of 48 off 13 balls.
Here is a look at how the match unfolded:
After being put in to bat first, RCB scored 205 for the loss of three wickets. Virat Kohli scored 84 runs off 49 balls with nine fours and two sixes. AB de Villiers also scored 63 runs off 32 balls with five fours and four sixes.
Kohli and de Villiers put on 108 runs for the second wicket. Marcus Stoinis also chipped in with a handy cameo of 28 off 13 with three fours and a six.
The Knights found themselves in all sorts of trouble as they needed 53 runs to win off their last three overs. But Russell used the long handle to good effect and went on a six-hitting spree in the death overs.
Russell hit seven sixes in his knock as the Knight Riders chased down 206 in 19.1 overs. Chris Lynn gave KKR a brisk stark with a knock of 43 off 31 balls with four fours and two sixes. Nitish Rana also chipped in with a 37-run knock.