In the 30th match of the Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders will be playing Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. KKR has acquired the seventh spot with four points while RCB has occupied the third position with 10 points.
Royal Challengers Bangalore played seven games, won five matches and lost twice while Kolkata Knight Riders also played as many games, they are victorious on two occasions and lost five fixtures.
RCB will be heading into this game on the back of a 34-run loss against Punjab Kings last week. PBKS set up a target of 180, in reply RCB only managed to score 145 at the loss of eight wickets. Bangalore couldn’t manage to gather a healthy partnership in the middle overs which led them to a defeat. Virat Kohli and his men will be aiming to go a step ahead against their Monday’s opponents.
KKR also ended up on the losing side in their previous IPL fixture against Delhi Capitals. The Eoin Morgan-led KKR lost the game by seven wickets, they set up a below-par target of 157 against the in-form DC. The Knight Riders couldn’t manage to restrict Delhi in the run chase. The SRK owned KKR would be planning for a big comeback after an underwhelming performance so far in the tournament.
In the head-to-head competition between the two teams, KKR has the upper hand as they are victorious against RCB on 14 occasions while lost 13 times. In the last outing between the two teams which took place earlier this season, RCB came out victorious by 38 runs.