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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Predictions - Sunil Narine to crush Royal Challengers’ playoff hopes

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Simon Lewis 19 Apr 2024
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  • Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore tips for Sunday’s IPL group clash (12:00 PM SAST)
  • Sunil Narine scored 109 off 56 balls against Rajasthan Royals.
  • Can the Royal Challengers break their five-match losing streak by beating the Knight Riders?
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Sunil Narine hits to leg against the Rajasthan Royals. (credit: Dibyangshu Sarkar / Getty Images)

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Predictions


The Knight Riders kicked-off with three wins in a row, before losing two of their next three matches. They remain second on the table on net run rate. The Royal Challengers have lost their last five games in a row as they have slipped to the bottom of the table. 

  • Kolkata Knight Riders’ Sunil Narine has scored 47, 85, 27 & 109 in his last 5 innings.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders’ Phil Salt scored 89* off 47 balls in the win over the Super Giants.
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Virat Kohli has scored 83*, 113* & 42 in his last 5 innings.
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Dinesh Karthik has scored 53* & 83 in his last 2 innings.

Head-to-Head


The Knight Riders have won four of the last five matches between the two sides, including the last three in a row.

Kolkata Knight Riders Form


After beating the Super Giants, the Knight Riders lost to the Rajasthan Royals by two wickets off the last ball of the match. 

The Knight Riders racked up 223/6 off their 20 overs, Sunil Narine hitting six sixes and 13 fours in his innings of 109 off 56 balls.

The Royals hit the winning runs off the last ball of the match. Sunil Narine (2/30, econ 7.50) completed a great double-act by performing the best with the ball for the Knight Riders. 

Kolkata Knight Riders Team News


The Knight Riders will be hoping to bounce back from their recent losses.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Form


The Royal Challengers suffered their fifth straight loss when the Sunrisers beat them by 25 runs. 

The Sunrisers broke their own record for the highest score in an IPL innings, finishing on 287/3. Lockie Ferguson (2/52) enjoyed the most success with the ball for the Knight Riders. 

Virat Kohli (42 off 20 balls) and Faf du Plessis (62 off 28 balls) got the innings off to a great start, and Dinesh Karthik (83 off 35 balls) hit seven sixes as he tried to keep his side in the game, but the asking rate was just too much and they ended on 262/7 off their 20 overs. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore Team News


The Challengers batters and bowlers are all starting to perform… but they need to start picking wins urgently as the gap between them and the playoff places is widening each match.

Verdict

I am backing Kolkata Knight Riders to win. I am also backing Sunil Narine to top score for Kolkata Knight Riders.

Virat Kohli is a good bet to top score for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
     
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