The Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore will lock horns in the Eliminator of Indian Premier League 2021. The Kolkata Knight Riders have the presence of players like Nitish Rana and Varun Chakravarthy. While the Royal Challengers Bangalore need the contributions from Glenn Maxwell and Harshal Patel. The top order batsman Virat Kohli will lead the RCB team, while Eoin Morgan is the captain of KKR team.
The Kolkata Knight Riders secured 7 wins in 14 matches in the league stage. In the last league fixture, they beat Rajasthan Royals by 86 runs. While the Royal Challengers Bangalore had 9 wins in the league stage, and fared better than the opponents. In their last fixture, they won against Delhi Capitals.
Both the teams have had a long list of some amazing rivalries, and lots of great contests. They will fight for a place in qualifier 2 in this eliminator game. Both the teams have had a great second half, and now it has come to the showdown. Bangalore are relying on Maxwell in the batting, whereas Harshal in the bowling. Kolkata have a excellent top order, but are struggling a little in the middle order, which could be helped, if Russell comes back in this game.
Fixture Name: Eliminator
Competition: Indian Premier League 2021
Date: 11 October
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
KKR(recent last): W W L
RCB(recent last): W L W
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Pitch Report: The match between KKR and RCB will be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. In the tournament, the Sharjah pitch has been rather slow and two paced, and the teams have liked to chase down the total on this pitch. The par score on this venue is 140, which will be a crucial score to breach to win the match, and the batters will have to be at their best.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Delhi Capitals 189/3 won by 17 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad 172/8 in Indian Premier League 2020.
The captain pick for your team will be Glenn Maxwell, who has been quite consistent in the tournament with his hitting abilities. While the vice captain can be Rahul Tripathi with a fine composure and can play long innings. The differential pick can be Harshal, with an ability to pick wickets in a consistent manner.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Dinesh Karthik
BATSMEN: Rahul Tripathi, Devdutt Padikkal, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill
ALL-ROUNDERS: Glenn Maxwell, Venkatesh Iyer
BOWLERS: Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy
The Royal Challengers Bangalore team is well equipped to handle the pressure, and have been consistent in their performances in the tournament. Their all round performances have kept the team upbeat in crucial situations, and are in great confidence. While, the Kolkata Knight Riders has been impressive as well and produced clinical performance in the Phase 2.
Kolkata Knight Riders are a excellent side and have been terrific in the second half. Kolkata scored 171 in their last game, while their opponents tumbled at only 85 runs, giving Kolkata a landslide victory. Lockie Ferguson made his comeback, by getting three wickets, and had an excellent economy. Shivam Mavi surprised fans with his performance and was the best out of the lot.
Rahul has been able to steer the team well and can play a crucial role to win the match for the team. He has the flexibility to perform in the top as well as middle order. He has contributed in almost every match of the Phase 2 and will look to keep it going. In 14 matches, Rahul has scored 377 rund at an average of 31.41.
Lockie has been impressive in the tournament and the T20 format as a whole. He has been terrific with his line lengths and has the abillity to keep the batsman under pressure in most of the times. He has the knack of introducing variations and yorkers to take wickets.
Captain: Eoin Morgan
Wicket-keeper: Dinesh Karthik
Possible Top Four: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi
Pace Bowlers: Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi
Overseas Players: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan, Lockie Ferguson
KKR Playing 11 (likely)
Royal Challengers Bangalore are coming off a last ball win, and they are very positive for the playoffs. Bharat and Maxwell are looking in some good form, and they showed it in the last game. Bharat played a splendid innings, finishing off with a six on the last ball. Maxwell very well supported him, and has been in his best form with consecutive half centuries. Harshal Patel is taking wickets in every game, and Dan Christian is setting up to do good with the ball.
The star batsman of the RCB team has been quite consistent with his contribution in the tournament. He has been terrific to absorb the pressure and play according to the situation. He has accelerated at the right point of time, and has won matches for the team, like in their last league match. He will be the best pick for this fixture with 498 runs in 14 matches at an average of 45.27.
Harshal has been an excellent prospect for the RCB team this year. He has introdued fine variations and has perfectly executed yorkers in crucial situations. He has been one of the reasons for the team playing the playoffs of the tournament. In this season, he picked a hattrick as well and will be upbeat to perform well. In 14 matches, he has picked up 30 wickets at an average of 14.66
Captain: Virat Kohli
Wicket-keeper: Srikar Bharat
Possible Top Four: Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat, Glenn Maxwell
Opening Bowlers: Mohammad Siraj, Mohammed Siraj
Overseas Players: AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, George Garton
RCB Playing 11 (likely)
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