Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Kolkata Knight Riders have won the trophy twice in the last 12 seasons of the IPL. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore has been ending up on the losing side despite making 3 finals. Kolkata has won 60% of the matches played between the two teams and it should be interesting to see how the new-look teams fare this time around.  

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Last year, they played twice against each other and they shared the accolades by winning one game each. It was a run feast to say the least, with over a whopping 800 runs scored over two legs. Before the start of this season, the KKR management spent a considerable amount of money in the auctions. A lot will be expected from Pat Cummins and Eoin Morgan who were purchased for a hefty amount. Senior players like Dinesh Kartik, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine too will have to rise to the occasion.

When it comes to the team from Bangalore, they rely heavily on their batsmen, especially Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers. They tried to strengthen their side by buying some big names of the game like Dale Steyn, Aaron Finch and Chris Morris. With the likes of Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini and Yuzavendra Chahal in top form, fans can expect a decent bowling performance this time around. RCB has finished at the bottom of the table twice in their last three seasons, which clearly highlights a need for improvement. 

Head to Head Record of KKR vs RCB

Played

KKR Won

RCB Won

NR

25

15

10

0

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Top Performers in Batting KKR vs RCB Matches

The best run-getters and the highest scorers in RCB vs KKR IPL mathces are:

Most Runs

  • Virat Kohli (RCB) – 674
  • Chris Gayle(RCB & KKR) – 631
  • Gautam Gambhir (KKR) – 530

Highest Scores

  • Brendon McCullum (KKR) – 158*
  • Chris Gayle (RCB) – 102*
  • Virat Kohli  (RCB) – 100

With batsmen like Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in contention, you can never leave them out of your IPL t20 fantasy cricket league team. As far as KKR is concerned, the new signing Tom Banton looks a great prospect and should add value to your fantasy team due to his power-hitting abilities.

Top Performers in Bowling KKR vs RCB Matches

The players with most wickets and best economies in RCB vs KKR matches are

Most Wickets

  • Vinay Kumar(RCB & KKR) – 17
  • Sunil Narine(KKR) – 16
  • Jacques Kallis (RCB & KKR) – 13

Best Bowling

  • Lakshmipathy Balaji(KKR) – 4/18
  • Angelo Mathews (KKR) – 4/19
  • Sunil Narine (KKR) – 4/20

For RCB, Yuzvendra Chahal has performed consistently and should be the first pick in your fantasy cricket team. Sunil Narine and Pat Cummins can be the other two bowlers, coming in from the KKR side. 

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