IPL 2024 Match 36,KKR vs RCB – Match Prediction

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Preview – KKR vs RCB

Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore will play an electrifying match at Eden Gardens in IPL 2024. As a result of stellar performances from their powerhouse hitters like Andre Russell and Mitchell Starc, Kolkata Knight Riders was able to comfortably win the match, whereas Royal Challengers Bangalore struggled with inconsistent contributions beyond Virat Kohli, one of the most seasoned batters in the league. This match does not only serve as a revenge battle for Royal Challengers Bangalore, but also a chance for Kolkata Knight Riders to solidify their top-tier position. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Virat Kohli and Kolkata Knight Riders’s Andre Russell are two key players to watch, with Kolkata Knight Riders’s win probability being 56% versus Royal Challengers Bangalore’s 44%.

KKR vs RCB Match Details

Match Details
MatchKolkata Knight Riders Vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru, IPL 2024
VenueEden Gardens in Kolkata
Date & TimeSunday, April 21, 3:30 PM (IST)
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KKR vs RCB Chance of Winning


KKR vs RCB Today Match Prediction Cricket Betting Tips

  • KKR
    • Since the start of the IPL 2024, Kolkata Knight Riders have established themselves as a strong contender, currently holding the second position in the points table. This season’s success can be attributed to a balanced team structure and a formidable batting lineup. Andre Russell and Sunil Narine have consistently delivered powerful performances, both with the bat and the ball, contributing to the team’s high win probability of 56%. Russell’s all-around abilities and Narine’s spin magic make them indispensable at Eden Gardens. Kolkata Knight Riders’s overreliance on these star players, however, exposes a potential vulnerability; any off-day for these players could swing the match. Nevertheless, their current form and strategic gameplay managed by an experienced coaching staff have effectively mitigated these risks so far.
  • RCB
    • In the IPL 2024, Royal Challengers Bangalore has been a mixture of high hopes and challenging realities, with a win probability of 44%. While their experienced captains, Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis, have been the backbone of the batting lineup, the team’s inconsistency in the middle order has often exposed them in critical situations. Despite the addition of some promising young talent, their bowling lineup has been among the weakest this season. In particular, this weakness may pose a problem against the strong batting lineup of Kolkata Knight Riders. In order to turn their fortunes around, Royal Challengers Bengaluru will need some strategic brilliance in their game plans, as well as a significant step up from their bowlers in the match at Eden Gardens, where conditions may favor batters who can swing and pace their bats. In order to defeat Kolkata Knight Riders, they will need to adapt to these conditions and utilize their full potential.

KKR vs RCB Head-to-Head Record

  • KKR
    • There have been many rollercoaster rides in the IPL between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). It has been historically true that Kolkata Knight Riders has had the edge in the most crucial encounters that have left their mark on the tournament’s legacy. They are particularly notable for their performance in high-stakes matches, where players such as Andre Russell and Sunil Narine have been able to turn games single-handedly with their explosive performances. It is possible that Kolkata Knight Riders will once again outperform expectations and deliver a significant blow to Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s ambitions in the upcoming match based on the historical and current form.
  • RCB
    • A number of memorable clashes have occurred between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders. Although Royal Challengers Bengaluru has fielded star-studded lineups over the years, including the likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, many of their victories against Kolkata Knight Riders have not been as consistent as they would have liked. A lack of consistency has been evident in Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s performance in IPL 2024, with their top-order batting being relied upon to compensate for the weaknesses in their bowling attack. Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s recent strategic adjustments suggest a potential for upset, especially if they manage to exploit the pitch conditions and counter Kolkata Knight Riders’s spin-heavy attack effectively in this crucial mid-tournament clash.

Cricket Teams Preview of the Match

  • KKR
    • Shreyas Iyer (captain), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Phil Salt, Sunil Narine, Suyash Sharma, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy, KS Bharat, Chetan Sakariya, Mitchell Starc, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Ramandeep Singh, Sherfane Rutherford, Manish Pandey, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Gus Atkinson, Sakib Hussain.
  • RCB
    • Faf du Plessis (captain), Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Suyash Prabhudessai, Will Jacks, Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Manoj Bhandage, Mayank Dagar, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Rajan Kumar, Cameron Green, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Tom Curran, Lockie Ferguson, Swapnil Singh, Saurav Chauhan.

Weather Conditions

It is expected that the weather at 3:30 pm on Sunday afternoon will be partly cloudy with temperatures reaching 39°C as the Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore prepare to face off at Eden Gardens. At 31% humidity, a light breeze of 13 km/h will accompany the low humidity. Even though the chances of rain are minimal at 4%, the combination of heat and cloud cover may have an impact on play, particularly on player endurance and the ball’s behavior during the match.

Venue and Pitch Conditions

There has historically been a bias in favor of spinners on this pitch, which offers considerable bounce and turn. However, recent matches suggest that the pitch has evolved towards a more balanced character, which is beneficial to both pacers and batsmen. Adaptation will be necessary in view of this evolution. During the match, the weather, particularly humidity and dew, might also play a significant role in the grip and ball movement.


In Match 36 of the IPL 2024 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore face off in a crucial match. In terms of batting and spin, KKR has the edge due to its formidable lineup and strategic prowess. RCB, spearheaded by veteran talents such as Kohli and du Plessis, must leverage their experience to overcome their inconsistencies, particularly in the bowling department. As both teams strive to secure a crucial win in their campaign, this contest promises not only to be a test of cricketing ability, but also of strategic thinking.