RCB vs KKR Dream11 AFTER TOSS: The Eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season is scheduled to be played between the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah on 11 October. The losing team from this match will get eliminated while the winning side will face Delhi Capitals in the Qualifier 2 on 13 October.
Both these teams are coming into this game after delivering performances in the entire league stage of the tournament. The Royal Challengers Bangalore registered an amazing win over Delhi Capitals in their previous match and now have 9 wins from 14 matches. On the other hand, the Kolkata Knight Riders performed really well in the ongoing IPL 2021 Phase 2 winning 5 of their last 7 matches to qualify for the playoffs.
In the 29 matches played between these two teams in the history of the Indian Premier League, the Kolkata Knight Riders have had the upper hand in this head-to-head rivalry with 16 wins while Royal Challengers Bangalore have emerged victorious on 13 occasions. In the ongoing IPL 2021 season, Kolkata Knight Riders have went on to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore both times.
Fixture Name: Eliminator, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Competition: VIVO IPL 2021
Date: 11 October
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
RCB (recent last): W L W W W
KKR (recent last): W W L W L
Ground: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Pitch Report: As seen in the previous games this season, there was some extra help for the pace bowlers and spinners at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The pitch has surely been challenging for the batters and they will have to bat really well to put up a big total while batting first. Things will be better for batting in the first innings. Thus, batting first will be a safe decision after winning the toss on this surface. The average first innings total will remain around 150-160 mark.
Toss Update: Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and opted to bat first.
It will be a fantastic move to pick a mixed combination of both KKR and RCB players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. It will also be a good deal to pick a mixed combination of bowlers and all-rounders from either of the sides to increase the chance of winning big amount of cash. The likes of Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Venkatesh Iyer and Varun Chakravarthy will be the must picks for this contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: KS Bharat
BATSMEN: Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Nitish Rana, AB de Villiers
ALL-ROUNDERS: Venkatesh Iyer, Glenn Maxwell
BOWLERS: George Garton, Harshal Patel, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson
The Royal Challengers Bangalore will start as the favourites in this entertaining contest as they are placed in a better position on the points table as compared to the opposition. Bangalore have also defeated the Delhi Capitals in their last league stage match. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders would also pose a tough challenge in this match having performed amazingly well in the IPL 2021 Phase 2.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore will definitely want to continue their good work both in the batting and bowling departments from the previous game. On a tricky Dubai track, RCB will surely bank upon captain Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers to come good in the batting department. On the other hand, the likes of Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal will be their crucial bowlers.
For the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Glenn Maxwell smashed a remarkable knock of 57 runs off just 33 balls that included 4 sixes and 3 fours on a difficult Sharjah wicket against Punjab. The swashbuckling right-handed batter also notched up amazing half-centuries against Rajasthan and Mumbai and has smacked three back-to-back fifty-plus scores. Maxwell has scored more than 400 runs this season already at an impressive strike-rate of 145.
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s captain Virat Kohli will be eyeing to give his very best in this big knockout encounter. In a must-win game against MI, Virat got his team off to an incredible start at the top while playing a brilliant a knock of 51 runs that included 3 sixes and as many fours. The RCB skipper also smashed a wonderful fifty in the match against Chennai. Virat has notched up more than 350 runs in the ongoing edition of the tournament.
RCB Playing 11 (Confirmed)
AB de Villiers
For the Kolkata Knight Riders, things surely went in a superb manner throughout the entire IPL 2021 Phase 2. It was a complete and brilliant performance in the last two wins over Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad especially by Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson and Shivam Mavi in the bowling department. They also have some in-form batsmen like Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana will be the mainstays in the batting department.
In the IPL 2021 Phase 2 for the Kolkata Knight Riders, Varun Chakravarthy has been stunning performer with the ball. He picked up three vital wickets in the game against Bangalore and also knocked down the prized scalp of MS Dhoni in the last match against Chennai Super Kings. The most significant part of his bowling in the ongoing edition of the tournament has been his economy and delivering well in the pressure situations.
For the Kolkata Knight Riders, Rahul Tripathi is coming into this game after delivering two brilliant performances with the bat at the top of the order against two quality teams namely Chennai and Mumbai. Tripathi smashed an amazing unbeaten innings of 74 runs off 42 balls that included 8 fours and 3 sixes against Mumbai Indians. The right-handed KKR batsman has had an excellent performance against CSK scoring 45 runs off 33 balls.
KKR Playing 11 (Confirmed)
Shakib Al Hasan
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