KKR vs RCB IPL : Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 30th match of Indian Premier League 2021 in Ahmedabad on Monday, 3 May. Kolkata have two wins from seven matches while Bangalore have five wins from seven matches and both sides are coming with losses in their respective last match.
Kolkata Knight Riders have had a poor first half of IPL 2021 as they have only two wins from seven matches. Their batting have let them down in most of the matches. Their top order batsmen are struggling to give aggressive starts and it put a lot of pressure on lower order and resultant the likes of Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell couldn’t bat freely. Captain Eoin Morgan has to lead from front and youngster Shubman Gill too needs to do better in the opening and in bowling Pat Cummins and Prasidh Krishna have to continue bowling well with the new as well as old ball.
On the other side, Royal Challengers Bangalore have five wins from seven matches but they suffered big losses in two matches which can be a cause of concern. In big run chase their batting is crumbling and captain Virat Kohli too hasn’t looked at his best and the likes of Devdutt Padikkal and Glenn Maxwell too have looked off colour in last couple of matches and AB de Villiers needs to work on his consistency. In bowling Mohammad Siraj who is bowling well should be used more in death overs and Harshal Patel too needs to work on his death overs bowling as he has been very expensive in last a few matches.
A list of all the major stats and records ahead of the 30th match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ahmedabad.
Head to Head in IPL : Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore have played 27 matches in the IPL so far.
KKR vs RCB IPL Record:
Matches – 27
KKR won – 14
RCB won – 13
Position in Points Table :
KKR – 7 Match, 2 Wins, 5 Losses, 4 Points (6th place)
RCB – 7 Match, 5 Wins, 2 Losses, 10 Points (3rd place)
4 – Royal Challengers Bangalore have won each of their last four matches against Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.
10,000 – Virat Kohli needs 71 more runs to complete 10,000 runs in T20 cricket.
200 – This will also be 200th match for Virat Kohli in the Indian Premier League.
200 – Kolkata Knight Riders too will play their 200th match in the Indian Premier League. They will become the fourth team to achieve this feat after Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals.
4000 – Dinesh Karthik needs 54 more runs to achieve the milestone of 4000 IPL runs.
Top 3 Batsmen and Bowlers to watch out (from KKR & RCB) –
Performance of top 3 batsmen and bowlers from both sides in IPL 2021 –
Glenn Maxwell – 223 runs at 37.16 in 6 innings (2 fifties)
Andre Russell – 163 runs at 27.2 and 7 wickets at 16.28 in 7 matches
AB de Villiers – 207 runs at 51.75 in 6 innings (2 fifties)
Pat Cummins – 9 wickets and 93 runs in 7 matches
Harshal Patel – 17 wickets at 15.11 in 7 matches
Kyle Jamieson – 9 wickets at 24.55 and 59 runs in 7 matches
Performance record against KKR in IPL –
Virat Kohli – 730 runs at 38.42 in 24 innings (1 hundred, 4 fifties)
AB de Villiers – 511 runs at 39.30 in 19 innings (4 fifties)
Performance record against RCB in IPL –
Andre Russell – 370 runs at avg 46.25 and at strike rate 215.11 in 11 innings.
Sunil Narine – 16 wickets at 21.9 and 194 runs at 32.33 in 14 matches (2 fifties)