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IPL 2017 Match 46 RCB vs KKR: Preview, Prediction and Head to Head

RCB vs KKR Head to Head IPL 2017 Match 46

46th Match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on 7th May. Bangalore is ready to receive the rain two weeks from now. Match has chances to get abandoned as it shows rains at the match time. Bangalore rain may also affect the Eliminator and Qualifier 2 scheduled on 17th and 19th May respectively.

This will be the last match for Royal Challengers Bangalore at their home ground M. Chinnaswamy and second last match in the tournament; one game against Delhi Daredevils is left which will be played after 6 days on 14th May, last match of the league stage. RCB will try to leave with a win for their home fans. Finalist of the IPL 2016, RCB is the first one to be out of IPL 2017. RCB had lost 5 consecutive games and will try as they are to win this one; their batsmen have to perform to win the match.

Kolkata Knight Riders is third in the points table after losing the two consecutive matches; Rising Pune Supergiant had taken the second spot. KKR has come in the danger to be eliminated, so they really want to fix their spot for play-offs as soon as possible. KKR batsmen were unable to perform in the last two matches which lead to defeat. KKR had its two main batsmen Robin Uthappa and Chris Lynn out of playing XI due to injury. Chris Lynn can return in this match as he was seen practising in the nets.

Head to Head: RCB vs KKR

RCB and KKR had met 19 times in IPL history; KKR won 10 of those while RCB had 9 wins on their side. Last time when they met in IPL 2017, KKR won the match by 82 runs.

Date Winner Won By Venue
18 April, 2008 Kolkata Knight Riders 140 Runs Bangalore
8th May, 2008 Kolkata Knight Riders 5 Runs Kolkata
29th April, 2009 Royal Challengers Bangalore 5 Wickets Durban
12th May, 2009 Royal Challengers Bangalore 6 Wickets Centurion
14th March, 2010 Kolkata Knight Riders 7 Wikcets Kolkata
10th April, 2010 Royal Challengers Bangalore 7 Wickets Bangalore
22nd April, 2011 Royal Challengers Bangalore 9 Wickets Kolkata
14th May, 2011 Royal Challengers Bangalore 4 Wickets Bangalore
10th April, 2012 Kolkata Knight Riders 42 Runs Bangalore
28th April, 2012 Kolkata Knight Riders 47 Runs Kolkata
11th April, 2013 Royal Challengers Bangalore 8 Wickets Bangalore
12th May, 2013 Kolkata Knight Riders 5 Wickets Ranchi
24th April, 2014 Kolkata Knight Riders 2 Runs Sharjah
22th May, 2014 Kolkata Knight Riders 30 Runs Kolkata
11th April, 2015 Royal Challengers Bangalore 3 Wickets Kolkata
2nd May, 2015 Royal Challengers Bangalore 7 Wickets Bangalore
2nd May, 2016 Kolkata Knight Riders 5 Wickets Bangalore
16th May, 2016 Royal Challengers Bangalore 9 Wickets Kolkata
23rd April, 2017 Kolkata Knight Riders 82 Runs Kolkata

Match Details: IPL 2017 Match 46: RCB vs KKR

Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Date: 7th May, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm (IST)

Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bowl first

Result: Kolkata Knight Riders Won by 6 Wickets

Man of the Match: Sunil Narine

Playing XI for RCB: Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Travis Head, Kedar Jadhav(w), Pawan Negi, Sreenath Aravind, Samuel Badree, Aniket Choudhary, Yuzvendra Chahal

Playing XI for KKR: Gautam Gambhir(c), Chris Lynn, Manish Pandey, Sheldon Jackson(w), Yusuf Pathan, Chris Woakes, Colin de Grandhomme, Sunil Narine, Ankit Rajpoot, Piyush Chawla, Umesh Yadav