KKR vs RCB Dream11: In match number 31 of the Indian Premier League (IPL), it will be the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) that takes on the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The match will be hosted at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, in Abu Dhabi. Talking about the standings, the Knight Riders are currently in at the 7th spot with four points to their names. With seven more league games to be played, the Knights will have to pull up their socks in order to claim a spot in the Play Offs.
Meanwhile, the Royal Challengers Bangalore are in at third with 10 points, and have looked promising in the first half of the season. Virat Kohli and co. will be looking to continue their good run of form in the United Arab Emirates as well.
From the 28 previous meetings between the two sides, it’s Kolkata Knight Riders that has the edge with 15 wins in contrast to Royal Challenger Bangalore’s 13 wins. Talking about the most recent encounter, it was RCB that registered a win by 38 runs at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Fixture Name: IPL Match Number 31, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Competition: VIVO IPL 2021
Date: 20 September
Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
Team Form Guide
KKR (recent last): LWLLL
RCB (recent last): LWLWW
Ground: Sheikh Zayed Stadium
Pitch Report: The wicket at the Zayed Cricket Stadium is good for batting and should have good bounce and carry for the quicker bowlers as well. The par score in Abu Dhabi is 160-170. The Team winning the toss would prefer to bowl first.
Toss Update: RCB have won the toss and will bat first
Considering the depth, quality and form of the RCB unit, it would be preferred that the user opts for a higher number of RCB players. Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell can contribute with the bat, whereas, Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammad Siraj can be among the wickets.
WK: A de Villiers
BAT: G Maxwell, N Rana, D Padikkal
AR: S Narine, A Russell, W Hasaranga
BOW: K Jamieson, H Patel, L Ferguson, V Chakravarthy
The Royal Challengers Bangalore will be heading in as the favorites to win the game. The Knight Riders have had an underwhelming campaign so far, a break of six months might be work in their favor. However, the depth in quality in RCB’s squad would make them work in as the more confident side.
Andre Russell has been the stalwart for KKR over the years with his all round abilities. Shubman Gill up the order is useful in terms of accumulating runs. Meanwhile, Sunil Narayan and Varun Chakravarthy can cause some problems with their unconventional method of spin.
Andre Russell has scored 1680 runs from the 81 IPL appearances, and also has 68 wickets under his belt. Russel’s strike rate of 179.29 is what makes him an absolute threat.
Nitish Rana has been one of the key players with the bat for KKR, and can score some big runs up the order. Rana has scored 1638 runs in the IPL so far, and can also chip in with spin when needed.
Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna
For the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, and Glenn Maxwell are considered as the serious contenders to score the runs. Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj and Kyle Jamieson can prove to be lethal with the ball in hand.
Devdutt Paddikal has displayed his mantle with the bat in such short notice for RCB. The specialist opener has scored 668 runs, which includes five fifties and a hundred as well.
Yuzvendra Chahal has been been a real asset for RCB ever since his first appearance. Chahal has picked up up 125 wickets from 106 appearances for appearances for the Red Army can can pose a threat here as well.
Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Wanindu Hasaranga, Sachin Baby, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal
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