Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) & Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face each other at the 31st Match of Indian Premier League 2021. The match will be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE on 20th September at 7.30 PM IST.
KKR vs RCB: IPL 2021: Preview
RCB vs KKR match was the last game to get rescheduled in the first phase. As of now KKR is placed seventh on the point table with 4 points from 7 matches. KKR team has only one change with Tim Southee replacing Pat Cummins in their squad. KKR will be under huge pressure as every loss might push them near to the elimination.
RCB are third in points table with 10 points from 7 matches. RCB team spot a new look with almost 5 replacements. Skipper Virat Kohli has been marred by the off-field noises recently. We expect him to make a big comeback this season. RCB has one of the most dangerous batting line-ups. Rajat Patidar and Shahbaz Ahmed might be their other two players in the top-6.
KKR vs RCB: IPL 2021: Weather Report
Abu Dhabi will have a hot and humid weather with very less to no chances for rain. Good news is that their won’t be any external distractions. Temperature is expected to stay around 32°C with a wind speed of 5 km/Hr.
KKR vs RCB: IPL 2021: Pitch Report
Abu Dhabi pitch is expected to be slightly fresh. This is the first match to play on it and it also has bigger boundaries. The ball might come onto the bat nicely and spinners will get assistance in the track.
KKR vs RCB: IPL 2021: Probable Playing XI
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (capt), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
KKR vs RCB: IPL 2021: Dream11 team Prediction
Dream11 Team: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Virat Kohli (c), Rajat Patidar, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel
KKR vs RCB: Result of last 5 Matches
Kolkata Knight Riders: L/L/L/W/L
Royal Challengers Bangalore: W/W/L/W/L
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KKR vs RCB: IPL 2021: Match Prediction
Both teams have equal potential in their batting and bowling attacks. They both have good experience in the pace and spin attacks. RCB easily pips KKR in terms of the firepower and quality in the batting line-up. KKR will rely on their middle order of DK, Russell, and Morgan to score crucial runs in crunch situations. KKR has a lack of experience in their top-3 and it might haunt in setting up a good start for them. Chances for RCB to win are higher & they will win this match.