The 27th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 will be played on 23rd April, between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Gujarat Lions (GL) at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. There may be chances of rain on the day of match; previous match on 21st April received some showers. Moisture on the wicket will help pacers and also dew factor will come into consideration; captain winning the toss would like to chase.
Kolkata Knight Riders had lost its last match against Gujarat Lions at Eden. And it was the Gujarat Lions day, KKR did nothing wrong but GL skippers inning made all the difference. KKR batsmen are giving their best and skipper Gautam Gambhir is leading them from the front and has scored three 50’s in 6 matches till now. Sunil Narine is opening the innings with Gambhir and is adding decent runs. Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan and Robin Uthappa all are in form. KKR’s specialist bowlers seems to have been assigned to do specific work; Narine is best in controlling the run flow, Umesh is best in death overs, and Piyush Chawla in accuracy with line and length.
Royal Challengers Bangalore won its last game after three losses in a row. Currently RCB is at the bottom of the points table with 4 points in 6 matches. RCB won the last match against Gujarat Lions in which the team scored the mammoth total of 213. Team is back with its strength that is batting. With Gayle and Kohli scoring well, there is little work left to be done by the lower order batsmen. AB de Villiers is having problem with his back. With RCB bowling going with ups and downs in the tournament, choices for the match will be a bit tricky. Wickets will have little for the spinners; so RCB is likely to go with only Yuzvendra Chahal.
Head to head: KKR vs RCB
RCB and KKR has played 18 matches against each other in IPL history with 9 wins on each side; RCB had won l3 gamesof last 4.
|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|
Match Details: IPL 2017 Match 27: KKR vs RCB
Venue: Eden Gardens
Date: 23rd April, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm (IST)
Toss: Royal Challengers Won the toss and elected to bowl first
Result: Kolkata Knight Riders won by 82 Runs
Result: Nathan Coulter-Nile
Playing XI for KKR: Gautam Gambhir(c), Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa(w), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Woakes, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav
Playing XI for RCB: Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Kedar Jadhav(w), Mandeep Singh, Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Adam Milne, Sreenath Aravind, Samuel Badree, Yuzvendra Chahal