The second edition of VIVO IPL 2021 is ready to welcome their teams and fans to the UAE cricket stadiums. The fans are rejoicing and are looking forward to some live thrill right from the stadium.
Amidst the excitement, fun, laughter, and cheer, our favorite IPL teams are locking horns with each other at the UAE grounds. The 31st match of VIVO IPL 2021, second edition, will be held at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, on 20th September 2021, where Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Bangalore and Kolkata have played 27 matches against each other in which RCB has won 13 games, and KKR has won 14. As you can see, there is not a vast difference between the two teams’ stats; they indeed have a huge difference in their batting lineups, players, and strategies in this season of IPL.
Interestingly, in the last match on 18th April 2021, Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 38 runs. Unfortunately, the KKR fans were disappointed as the Kolkata Knight Riders lost to the team’s fantastic batting lineup and strategic gameplay.
Now in the second half of the IPL, both the teams are back to pitch. While KKR is looking forward to climbing higher in the IPL table, RCB, who currently stands in the top 4 teams of this IPL, will strive to maintain their position with 10 points.
Both KKR and RCB came into a heated rivalry right from the first match of the IPL where the Royal Challengers Bangalore was crushed by Kolkata Knight Riders, which is perhaps the most humiliating loss ever I’m the history of IPL, by a massive margin of 140 runs.
If you are a KKR or RCB fan, you might know the passion and the thrill of IPL when both these teams come together in the same field. Even in the upcoming match, we have a prediction of fireworks and the nail-biting environment as these teams meet at the center.
KKR vs. RCB Match Analysis
The second edition of the IPL will feel like a fresh start for players. With so many players from overseas not available for playing, the teams will have to change the gameplay according to the players on the field. Moreover, since both the teams are playing in UAE, they will also have to cope with the altered environment and pitch conditions.
However, KKR has a disadvantage of not being before the top 4 in the IPL list while RCB already has secured the third position with 10 points.
We believe that the batting side of the KKR is a little weak as it has registered just two wins while RCB has won five out of the seven.
From a betting standpoint, only time will tell whether the addition of new players will be good for the team or it will be just a sour mix of the ingredients of the two favored teams of the IPL.
KKR vs. RCB Team Analysis
The players and the game that the players bring to the pitch decide the fate of the team.
In the IPL KKR vs. RCB match prediction, KKR’s mighty batting is not enough to take blows from the more significant players of RCB. The players like Shubman Gill and Eoin Morgan underperformed in the last matches, which posed a problem to the team in the first half. While Andre Russell struggled to get the team going, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, and Dinesh Karthik held the fort.
Even though KKR has many solid players in the team, we predict that the batting lineup is still relatively weak compared to RCB.
Since KKR will struggle to move up in the points table, RCB will try to maintain its position. We believe that RCB has always brought strategic gameplay to the field. The top order will be fantastic, with some fantastic players like Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli adding value to the team with some amazing batting. Moreover, with Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers coming in at number four and five, respectively, RCB has an excellent, meticulous, well-thought batting lineup.
Here are some of the best players from both teams.
|2.||AB de Villiers||RCB||207|
Let’s take a look at the players from both the teams.
With a few of the players not being able to make it to UAE, the list of playing XI has been changed.
The playing XI of the Kolkata Knight Riders
Batsmen: Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Karun Nair, Sheldon Jackson, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, and Tim Seifert.
All-rounders: Ben Cutting, Andre Russell, Pawan Neg, Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan, and Venkatesh Iyer
Bowlers: Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Harbhajan Singh, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrier, Vaibhav Arora, Tim Southee, and Varun Chakravarthy
The playing XI of the Royal Challengers Bangalore
Batsmen: Ab de Villiers, Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell, Mohd. Azharuddeen, KS Bharath, Rajat Patidar, Sachin Baby, and Tim David.
All-rounders: Shahbaz Ahmad, Daniel Christian, Pavan Deshpande, Suyash Prabhu desai, and Wanindu Hasaranga
Bowlers: Akash Deep, Dushmantha Chameera, George Garton, Harshal Patel, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Ready to Witness a Game That will Turn up the Heat in the Stadium?
KKR will bring its best form to the field, and it will be of no surprise that they will leave no stone unturned in giving RCB a hard time maintaining the position in the top four teams in the table.
Regardless of the wins and losses, one thing we are sure of is that the fans will witness a gripping and amazing game at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
As both the teams will bring their best forms to the field, it will be intriguing to see which team takes the crown.
You can also experience the thrill of the KKR vs. RCB head to head match at the stadium. The matches will be held at the three different venues in UAE, and you can get your tickets booked at https://dubai.platinumlist.net/vivo-ipl-matches.
The ticket prices are as follows. (Please note that the prices of the tickets may vary according to the venue)
|CITY||TICKET PRICES (STARTING FROM)|
|Abu Dhabi||AED 60|
So, what are you waiting for? Get your cricket to feel on, gear up for some heat at the center stage, and shout loud as it’s time for KKR vs RCB matches.
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