Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 9th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) 2023 on Thursday, April 6. Royal Challengers Bangalore started their IPL campaign with an impressive win against Mumbai Indians. At the same time, KKR had to face defeat in the first match.
Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli were brilliant with the bat. RCB would like to improve the bowling department. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders have not had a good start. Their morale is shaken by the defeat against Punjab Kings, but they know how to counterattack. They have a strong pair of Sunil Narine and Andre Russell. Who can contribute with both bat and bowling.
Players of both teams are injured
Even before the start of IPL, both the teams have got a big blow. Kolkata Knight Riders captain Shreyas Iyer and Royal Challengers Bangalore wicketkeeper-batsman Rajat Patidar have been ruled out of the tournament due to injury. In Iyer’s absence, Nitish Rana is handling the command of the team. At the same time, Reece Topley of RCB has also been injured in the first match. His chances of playing in the second match seem slim.
Possible playing XI of RCB and KKR
Royal Challengers Bangalore Possible Playing 11: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Michael Bracewell, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, David Willey, Akash Deep, Karn Sharma, Mohammad Siraj and Harshal Patel.
Kolkata Knight Riders Possible Playing 11: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Mandeep Singh, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav and Varun Chakraborty.