On Wednesday, April 26th, at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, Match 36 of the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) will take place between the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Bangalore has four victories in seven games and is positioned just inside the top half of the points standings. Kolkata, on the other hand, is towards the bottom with just two wins from the same number of games. The Royal Challengers have recorded back-to-back victories, while the Knight Riders have dropped four straight games.
Here are the expected playing XIs for both teams in IPL 2023 Match 36 against RCB and KKR.
With the introduction of the impact player rule and captains having the opportunity to pick their side after the result of the toss, playing XIs are set to vary significantly in IPL 2023.
If Faf du Plessis hasn't fully healed from his rib injury, it may happen again. He has played a significant role as a substitute in each of RCB's last two games. If Du Plessis falls short, Virat Kohli, who has guided the team to a string of victories, will take over.
Indian players for Bangalore haven't performed to their full ability. Manoj Bhandage is a possibility, but they might give someone like Mahipal Lomror, Anuj Rawat, and Suyash Prabhudessai a few more opportunities to shine.
David Willey might be given another chance while Josh Hazlewood continues to recuperate from a heel injury. Depending on the situation, Vyshak Vijaykumar or Karn Sharma could split the role of the final bowler.
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis ©, Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Mohammed Siraj, Vyshak Vijaykumar are the anticipated RCB playing XI for Match 36 of the IPL 2023.
Suyash Prabhudessai, Anuj Rawat, Akash Deep, Sonu Yadav, and Karn Sharma are all potential impact players.
This year, KKR has made significant organizational changes after failing to find a successful combination.
Litton Das made his franchise debut but was released after just one game. The team's difficulty with wicket-keeping hasn't been helped by N Jagadeesan's struggles at the top of the order. The Player of the Match in the previous meeting, Shardul Thakur, has been absent from Kolkata's last two games. He might play again in this game instead of Umesh Yadav or Kulwant Khejroliya, who haven't exactly impressed this season.
Suyash Sharma and Venkatesh Iyer are anticipated to remain as impact player candidates. The involvement of Jason Roy is contingent upon his physical condition because the opener was hurt in the previous match. Das might replace the Englishman if he isn't fit.
Jason Roy, N Jagadeesan (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana ©, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, David Wiese, Kulwant Khejroliya, Varun Chakaravarthy are the probable KKR playing XI for Match 36 of the IPL 2023.
Mandeep Singh, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, Anukul Roy, and Harshit Rana are all potential impact players.