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| On Sep 20, 2021 6:29 PM IST

KKR vs RCB IPL 2021: Possible Playing 11 of Kolkata Knight Riders

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KKR Playing 11: The Kolkata Knight Riders team have secured only 2 wins in 7 matches and their remaining matches will be a must-win encounters for them to make their case for the playoffs. The team’s batting performances have been disappointing, and the bowling unit has been average. The key players, Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan need to come out of their shell and perform well to lift the team’s spirits. While, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, and Varun Chakravarthy will hold the key for the team in the IPL 2021 Phase 2. While, Shubman Gill needs to play according to his potential to win the matches for the team.

Team News

There has been a single replacement for the Kolkata Knight Riders team for the IPL 2021. The Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins has opted out of the 2nd phase due to the birth of his child.

  • Tim Southee replaces Pat Cummins for the Phase 2

KKR Playing 11 (likely)

The openers for the team will be Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana, who were impressive to provide stable start to the team in Phase 1. While, Rahul Tripathi has been ever consistent in the IPL. While there will be a toss between Sunil Narine and Shakib Al Hasan who have performed well in the recent T20 matches. The middle-order will have the presence of Eoin Morgan, Andre Russel and Dinesh Karthik. While, the kiwi pacer Tim Southee is all set to make his debut for the KKR team. The rest of the bowlers will be Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, and Varun Chakravarthy.

Who will be the 4 Overseas Players in the RCB Playing 11?

KKR Playing 11 (likely)

1. Shubman Gill
2. Nitish Rana
3. Rahul Tripathi
4. Sunil Narine/ Shakib Al Hasan
5. Eoin Morgan (c)
6. Andre Russell
7. Dinesh Karthik (wk)
8. Tim Southee
9. Shivam Mavi
10. Prasidh Krishna
11. Varun Chakravarthy

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad

KKR Squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh (injured), Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Tim Seifert (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Vaibhav Arora, Gurkeerat Singh Mann.

Where to Watch KKR vs RCB Live IPL 2021

The KKR vs RCB match will be broadcasted on the Star Sports TV Network in different languages like Star Sports  1 English, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada, and Star Sports Malayalam.The match can also be streamed live on the Disney+Hotstar app by taking their monthly or yearly membership plan. The telecom operators, Vodafone Idea, Airtel, and Jio are offering different plans for their customers bundled with Disney+ Hotstar app. All the cricketing nations including 100 countries will be able to view the Indian Premier League 2021 on their Television Sets.

4 Fantasy picks for Kolkata Knights vs Royal Challengers Bangalore from KKR

Nitish Rana

The top-order batsman has been a reliable batsman in the Indian Premier League. He has been quite impressive for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the middle-order until last year, and was given chance at the top-order and has now scored most runs for the KKR team in this season.

Name Matches Runs Average
Nitish Rana 7 201 28.71

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Andre Russell

The star all-rounder will look to keep the form of Phase 1 intact in the remaining matches of IPL 2021. He is coming into this season after fine performances in the Caribbean Premier League.

Name Matches Runs/Wickets Average
Andre Russell 7 163/7 27.2/16.28

Varun Chakrvarthy

The spin bowler found his way to the Indian team after performing well for the KKR team in the Indian Premier League, He will be the differential pick for your team for this fixture.

Name Matches Wickets Average
Varun Chakrvarthy 7 7 51.75

Rahul Tripathi

The batsman has the flexibility to contribute at any batting position. After doing well in the middle-order, he was promoted up the order and has been impressive. He has scored a total of 187 runs in 7 matches.

Name Matches Runs Average
Rahul Tripathi 7 187 26.71

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