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| On May 3, 2021 11:30 AM IST

KKR vs RCB IPL: Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI, News, Player Stats, 2020 Match Record, Dream11 Tips

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KKR vs RCB IPL: Things have not gone as the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) would have planned for the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. The Eoin Morgan-led team have now lost five out of their seven games in this tournament so far and have just registered two wins over Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals. Kolkata Knight Riders will be aiming to revive their IPL 2021 campaign as they take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on May 3.

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI

After the last loss, Kolkata Knight Riders’ head coach Brendon McCullum stated that there will be some hard calls to take in this match to improve the performance of their team. Although, Shubman Gill scored 43 runs off 38 balls in the previous game but he is likely to make way for Karun Nair for this game while Shakib Al Hasan might also return to the playing XI in place of Sunil Narine.

KKR Playing 11 (likely)
Nitish Rana
Shubman Gill/Karun Nair
Rahul Tripathi
Eoin Morgan
Andre Russell
Dinesh Karthik
Shakib Al Hasan/Sunil Narine
Pat Cummins
Varun Chakravarthy
Shivam Mavi
Prasidh Krishna

KKR Player List

Eoin Morgan (Captain), Rahul Tripathi (Batsman) Karun Nair, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Cutting, Andre Russell, Pawan Negi, Venkatesh Iyer, Shivam Mavi, Dinesh Karthik, Sheldon Jackson, Tim Seifert, Harbhajan Singh, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Vaibhav Arora, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Gurkeerat Singh Mann.

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KKR vs RCB IPL Player Stats

Andre Russell vs RCB

Kolkata Knight Riders’ big-hitting all-rounder Andre Russell who has played some crucial quick-fire knocks in the last few matches is the leading run-getter for his team against RCB in the IPL history. Russell has smacked a total of 339 runs in 10 matches at a phenomenal strike-rate of 215.9.

Sunil Narine vs RCB

KKR’s veteran spinner Sunil Narine is the joint highest wicket-taker in the KKR vs RCB IPL matches so far. Narine has picked up a total of 16 wickets in 13 games at an economy of 6.75.

Sunil Narine vs Glenn Maxwell

Kolkata Knight Riders’ Sunil Narine has also had the upper hand over Glenn Maxwell in their face-off in the shortest format of the game. Narine has already dismissed Maxwell twice and the right-hander has a strike-rate of just 117.46.

Sunil Narine vs Glenn Maxwell in T20s
Runs: 74
Balls: 63
Outs: 2
Dots: 22

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KKR vs RCB IPL Record: Head to Head

In the 28 matches played between these two teams in the IPL history, KKR have won 15 times while RCB have emerged victorious on 13 occasions.

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Kuljyot Singh

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