KKR vs RCB Match Prediction: The 31st match of the Vivo IPL 2021 will feature Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore on 20th September at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
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This game is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM (IST) and the live-action can be seen on Star Sports Network channels.
Match Details (IPL 2021, Match No-31):
|MATCH||RCB vs KKR, 31st Match, Vivo IPL 2021|
|DATE||Monday, September 20, 2021|
|VENUE||Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
KKR vs RCB Match Preview:
The match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore is going to be the second match after the postponement of IPL 2021. They will face each other for the second time this season in Vivo IPL 2021.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 5 of their 7 matches so far and are currently third in the points table. On the other hand, the IPL 2021 season is not going well for the two-time IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders as they have won just two of their seven matches so far and are seventh in the points table.
The two teams fought against each other in the 10th match of Vivo IPL 2021, at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, before the tournament was postponed. In that match, Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 38 runs. Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers were the best performers in that match. For RCB, Maxwell scored 78 off 49 balls and de Villiers 76 off 34 balls.
Among the RCB bowlers, Kyle Jamieson took 3 wickets, Yuzvendra Chahal 2 wickets, Washington Sundar 1 wicket, and Harshal Patel 2 wickets.
Andre Russel, on the other hand, was the highest run-scorer among KKR batsmen. He made 31 off 20 balls.
Among the bowlers, Varun Chakravarthy took 2 wickets and Pat Cummins and Prasidh Krishna took 1 wicket each. Apart from them, none of the KKR players has performed so well.
The temperature is expected to be around 34°C on the matchday with 67 % humidity. There are no chances of rain during the game.
The Sheikh Zayed Stadium of Abu Dhabi is a batting-friendly surface and is expected to assist the batters. The pacers may get some help in the last half of the match and the spinners may pick up wickets in the middle overs.
Average 1st Innings Score:
The average first innings score on this ground is around 170+.
Head To Head Record:
The two teams have met 28 times so far in the history of the IPL, where Kolkata Knight Riders have won 15 matches and Royal Challengers Bangalore 13 matches.
Squads Of Both Teams:
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w), Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Tim Southee, Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Varun Chakravarthy, Harbhajan Singh, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Vaibhav Arora
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dushmantha Chameera, Sachin Baby, Wanindu Hasaranga, Srikar Bharat, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Daniel Christian, Mohammed Azharuddeen, George Garton, Suyash Prabhudessai, Tim David, Akash Deep
Predicted Playing 11:
- Pat Cummins has withdrawn his name from the UAE’s league. Tim Southee has come in the KKR team instead.
- Washington Sundar is out for injury while Daniel Sams, Adam Zampa, Finn Allen, and Kane Richardson have opted out. While Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Tim David, George Garton, and Akash Deep are the replacements form them.
Probable XI of KKR: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi/Kamlesh Nagarkoti/Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Probable XI of RCB: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed/Mohammed Azharuddeen, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
KKR vs RCB Match Prediction:
Royal Challengers Bangalore won the last head-to-head match against KKR. RCB also won both matches against Kolkata in the last IPL (2020). So considering their form this season it can be said that RCB will be a little ahead of KKR in this match.
Winning Percentage of Both Teams:
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|NOTE: This is our personal prediction. Please build your own team and play at your own risk. We are not responsible in any way for your loss or win.|