Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Kolkata Knight Riders Preview & Prediction | IPL 2024 | League Stage

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Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Kolkata Knight Riders Preview & Prediction | IPL 2024 | League Stage


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THE FACTS

When is Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Kolkata Knight Riders on and what time does it start? Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Kolkata Knight Riders will take place on Friday 29th March, 2024 – 14:00 (UK)

Where can I get tickets for Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Kolkata Knight Riders? Visit each team’s official website for the latest ticket information

What channel is Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Kolkata Knight Riders on in the UK? Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Kolkata Knight Riders will be televised live on Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Kolkata Knight Riders in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Kolkata Knight Riders live on Sky Go

THE LOWDOWN

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BENGALURU

  • Royal Challengers Bengaluru gained their first points of the season at home against Punjab Kings, surviving a late wobble to win by four wickets with four balls remaining as they chased down 177.
  • Virat Kohli’s 77 laid the platform, before late fireworks from finisher Dinesh Karthik finished the job for RCB, the wicket-keeper smashing 28 not out from 10 balls including three 4s and two 6s.

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS

  • Whilst Kolkata Knight Riders were victorious in their opening home game, playing away from home is a significantly tougher challenge in the IPL, especially this season it seems, when considering the number of matches so far being won by the home team.
  • Passing 200 batting first will have been the most pleasing aspect to come from KKR’s triumph over Sunrisers Hyderabad, although new star signing Mitchell Starc did go wicketless in the successful defence of their total.

THE PREDICTION

Of the eight 2024 IPL fixtures played prior to Thursday March 28th, all eight have been won by the host team, underlining the importance of home advantage so far. This shows just how tough a challenge KKR face against a franchise who consistently find a way to win at the Chinnaswamy. With their lower middle order proving their ability to get them over the line under pressure last time out, RCB are well-set to satisfy their home support once again and record consecutive victories.

TIP: ROYAL CHALLENGERS BENGALURU TO WIN