Royal Challengers Bangalore will look for their first win against Kolkata Knight Riders in the sixth match of IPL 2023 at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai today. The match will start at 7:30 p.m.
New Zealand pacer Tim Southee will be available for KKR in today’s match, but Australians Pat Cummins and Aaron Finch will not be present to play. RCB will also go without the Australian trio of Glenn Maxwell, Josh Hazlewood, and Jason Behrendorff.
IPL 6th Match Pitch Report
There is always some extra for fast bowlers in DY Patil. The pitch assists the pace and bounce. Where the small size of the ground and even pace gives an advantage to batters as well. We can’t forget the whole IPL is going to play in only 4 venues so there will be a good batting track in the initial period of the tournament.
Mumbai is located in the western state of Maharashtra. Weather in Mumbai remains hot and humid during the summers which span from March to May. The weather model indicates a good forecast for the game of cricket on 30th March 2023.
Chances of Rain – 0%
The DY Patil Stadium is located in Navi Mumbai. The stadium is also known as DY Patil Sports Stadium.
The capacity of the ground is 55,000. However, only 25% capacity is allowed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
RCB scored 205 Runs in the second match of IPL 2023 and Punjab kings Chased it by making 208. So the score PBKS is the highest score on the ground. Before this match, the highest runs on this ground were 190, made by Delhi Capitals against Pune Warriors.
head to head
So far both the teams have clashed 29 times, in which KKR has won 16 times, while RCB has won 13 matches. RCB have won 3 out of their last 5 matches against KKR. In the last 2 matches, RCB has won both times.
The first match of IPL history was also played between these two teams. Then KKR defeated RCB badly. KKR’s highest score against RCB is 222 runs, while the lowest score is 84 runs. At the same time, RCB had scored the highest score of 213 runs against KKR. Once this team has been reduced to 49 runs.
RCB has a bad record on this ground
KKR have played at this ground twice before, in 2010 and 2011, winning eleven while chasing and eleven while playing first. RCB have lost 2 of their 3 matches at this ground. It was at this venue that RCB lost their first match of IPL-15 against PBKS.