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.
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)
Shubman Gill/Karun Nair
Shakib Al Hasan/Sunil Narine
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.
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
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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