2017 IPL Twenty-Seventh Match: Kolkata Knight Riders VS. Royal Challengers Bangalore

With IPL 10 in its psyche, every day the Points Table keeps on changing. Moving on to the 27th match of this season, it will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore on 23 April at 20:00 as per IST, and 2:30 as per GMT on the home ground of Knight Riders, i.e. Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Right now Kolkata Knight Riders are placed at the top spot on the standings with a net run rate of +1.265 and 6 points. Whereas, Royal Challengers Bangalore are on the 6th spot of the points table with a net run rate of -1.044. Who will win this match? We’ll make predictions right here. Let’s have a look.

A Collation of Performances

Comparing the performances of both the teams, Kolkata Knight Riders are definitely in a much stronger condition than Royal Challengers Bangalore. Knight Riders have won 3 matches out of 4. KKR won its 3rd match on 14 April against Sunrisers Hyderabad by 17 runs that made them reach on the top spot of the points table. Team captain Gautam Gambhir has the Orange Cap as of now, scoring 182 runs in 4 matches being the highest in the tournament so far. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore has been struggling in this season. In the first 3 matches Royal Challengers missed Captain Virat Kohli but he was back with a bang in the 4th match scoring 62 runs but failed to bring victory to his team. So far, Royal Challengers have won only one match out of total 4 matches. RCB will have to get their form back if they want to remain in the game.

Devising a Prognostication

It seems quite obvious that Kolkata Knight Riders are more likely to win this particular match. But, not to mention, RCB’s Kohli has made a comeback and that too in full form. So, till 27th match a lot can happen. But as of now, comparing the performances of both the teams, Kolkata Knight Riders have greater chances of winning this match.