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VIVO IPL 2019 Match 17 RCB vs KKR Match Preview, Head to Head and Trivia

VIVO IPL 2019 Match 17 RCB vs KKR Match Preview, Head to Head and Trivia

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 17th game of the Indian Premier League - IPL 2019 on 5 April 2019 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.

As far as weather is concerned, the temperature will be below 30°C during the match hours and humidity above 40%.

IPL 2019 Match 17 RCB vs KKR Pitch Report

There is enough live grass on the wicket which suggests the ball will slide on. Occasionally, the ball might spin a little. It is a typical Chinnaswamy wicket which will have lots of runs.

IPL 2019 Match 17 RCB vs KKR Team News

Royal Challengers Bangalore are yet to win a match this season, lost all the 4 matches played till know and are at the bottom of the points table with 0 points. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders are in great form and had won 2 matches in the 3 matches that too in the super over.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Team News

Royal Challengers Bangalore are lacking strength in their bowling department, Tim Southee might replace Shimron Hetmyer and Mohammed Sirja may be replaced by Washington Sundar.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Team News

Sunil Narine missed the last match due to injury but according to sources is fit and ready to play and will be coming back in the place of Nikhil Naik.

IPL 2019 Match 17 RCB vs KKR Head to Head

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have met 22 times in the Indian Premier League (IPL); Kolkata Knight Riders had won 13 matches while Royal Challengers Bangalore has won 9 matches.

In 2017 Kolkata Knight Riders won both matches against Royal Challengers Bangalore played in IPL 2017. Also, last season in IPL 2018 Kolkata Knight Riders won both matches.

At M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru; Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders have met 10 times out which Royal Challengers Bangalore won 4 rimes and Kolkata Knight Riders won 6 times.

Check: RCB vs KKR Head to Head: KKR vs RCB Head to Head IPL Records: IPL 2019
Total RCB Won KKR Won
In IPL 22 9 13
At M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
10 4 6

IPL 2019 Match 17 RCB vs KKR Trivia

  • AB de Villiers average against Kolkata Knight Riders is his lowest against any IPL team. His average against KKR is 24.92.
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore have taken only one wicket in the Powerplay in their first four games this season - the least among all the teams.
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore’s runs per wicket lost this season is 18.00 – the lowest among all the teams.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders have an economy rate of 9.27 in the three matches of IPL 2019 - poorest among all teams.

Match Details: IPL 2019 Match 17 RCB vs KKR

Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Date: 5 April 2019
Time: 8:00 pm (IST)

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

Playing XI for RCB: Virat Kohli (c) Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Tim Southee, Marcus Stoinis, Akshdeep Nath (wk), Pawan Negi, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Playing XI for KKR: Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna.