RCB vs KKR IPL 2024 Match Preview, Head-to-head, Possible XIs and Dream11 Team Prediction

Read the full match preview, head-to-head stats, possible playing XIs, and Dream11 team prediction of the RCB vs KKR match in IPL 2024 at the M. Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium in Bangalore on 29th March, Friday.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders are all set to face each other in match 10 of the ongoing IPL 2024 season on Friday, March 29, at the M. Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium in Bangalore. RCB started the campaign with a loss and a victory while Kolkata Knight Riders won their first game against Hyderabad. Both teams would like to register their second victory of the season so it is going to be an exciting contest at Bangalore. From possible playing XIs to Dream11 predictions, here is everything you need to know about the RCB vs KKR match in IPL 2024.

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Match Details

  • Match: Royal Challengers vs Kolkata Knight Riders  - IPL 2024

  • Date: 29/3/2024

  • Time: 7:30 pm

  • Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore


How to watch the RCB vs KKR IPL 2024 Match?

The Royal Challengers vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2024 match will be televised on Star Sports Network. All the Indian Premier League matches will be streamed free on the Jio Cinema app and website.

Pitch & Weather Report

The Bangalore pitch favours the chasing side. Out of the 89 games, 48 have been won by teams batting second. The team, winning the toss will usually go for fielding first. The average innings score is 166 but it can be much higher, depending on the pitch. The stadium at Bengaluru has short boundaries with a fast outfield, making it possible for the teams to score high.

The Bengaluru's temperature will be around 32 degrees when the match begins, but will will slightly cool down to 26 degrees later during the match. There is no chance of rain.

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RCB vs KKR: Head-to-Head Record

Kolkata and Bengaluru have faced each other in 32 matches. KKR have won 18 of them while RCB have won 14 matches. In the last five meetings, KKR are holding a 4-1 lead over RCB.
  • Matches: 32
  • Kolkata Knight Riders Won: 18
  • Royal Challengers Bengaluru Won: 14
  • No Result: 0

RCB vs KKR Head-to-Head at M Chinnaswamy

At the M Chinnaswamy too, RCB doesn't have a good record against KKR. In the 11 encounters at this venue, KKR are proving to be the dominant side. In the last encounter between the two teams here, Knight Riders managed a 21-run win. 
  • Matches: 11
  • Kolkata Knight Riders Won: 7
  • Royal Challengers Bengaluru Won: 4
  • No Result: 0

Team News

Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB replaced Karn Sharma with Mahipal Lomror to extend their batting in the last game and it worked. Lomror scored 17 runs off eight balls to help RCB win the game. They are expected to go with the same plan, with Cameron Green and Glenn Maxwell playing the all-rounder role. Although Maxwell and Green both failed in the first two games to impress the fans. It will be interesting to see how much time they are going to get to settle in. Reece Topley may replace Alzarri Joseph in the bowling as the latter had been proved to be very expensive in the first two games.


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Virat Kohli played a match-winning in the last match and is expected to do the same but he will also need some help from the other batters. Dinesh Karthik is looking brilliant as a finisher and he will be there to do the cleaning in the death overs but if RCB wants to improve their record against KKR, they'll have to perform more like a team and not rely on the individual skillsets. Mohammed Siraj and Yash Dayal both are set to lead the bowling unit after delivering a perfect performance in the last game against PBKS.



Kolkata Knight Riders

Andre Russell

Andre Russell was just unstoppable in the last game and it will be very difficult for RCB to stop him on a pitch like Bangalore. Phil Salt struck a half-century against SRH but Sunil Narine, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, and Nitish Rana all failed to contribute anything to the team. Ramandeep Singh had a brilliant outing and then Andre Russell did the rest. Rinku Singh is coming after a brilliant season and also started well against SRH. He will try to contribute more against RCB and will have to remain consistent throughout the season if he wants to get selected for the upcoming T20 World Cup. The KKR management would be hoping for their middle order to perform this time and on paper KKR have a really strong batting unit.



Harshit Rana and Sunil Narine bowled superbly in the last game and Harshit eventually helped his side win the match. Russell also got his hands upon two wickets but star bowler Mitchell Starc went down as the most expensive one. He will try to improve against his ex-franchise but it will be very tough to get something from the Bangalore pitch.

Possible XIs

Royal Challengers Bengaluru: Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli (C), RM Patidar, GJ Maxwell, C Green, Anuj Rawat (wk), Dinesh Karthik, MJ Dagar, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal

Impact Player Subs: SS Prabhudessai, S Chauhan, MK Lomror, M Bhandage, Swapnil Singh, TK Curran, WG Jacks, Vijaykumar Vyshak, RJW Topley, Rajan Kumar, Himanshu Sharma, LH Ferguson, KV Sharma, Akash Deep

Kolkata Knight Riders: SP Narine, PD Salt (wk), VR Iyer, S Iyer (C), N Rana, Ramandeep Singh, RK Singh, AD Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Mitchell Starc, H Rana

Impact Player Subs: KS Bharat, Manish Pandey, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Sakib Hussain, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, AS Roy, Sherfane Rutherford, Vaibhav Arora, C Sakariya, D Chameera, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Suyash Sharma

RCB vs KKR: Dream XI Team Prediction


RCB vs KKR Fantasy Team Prediction

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