RCB vs KKR 2021 Live Score
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Excellent over by Harshal Patel. The pacer retains impressing with each match. Simply three from it and KK lose Morgan. He survived as soon as when the highest edge fell between two fielders on the third man however this time it was taken safely by Kohli in covers as Morgan miscued the lofted drive on off. 90 wanted now.
Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Kolkata Knight Riders within the first match of the Sunday doubleheader, on the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
RCB are the one unbeaten facet remaining within the IPL this season having gained each of their encounters thus far. RCB defeated defending champions Mumbai Indians by two wickets on the opening evening of the 2021 version after which blanked Sunrisers Hyderabad by six runs within the second match.
RCB, regardless of at all times boasting among the greatest T20 names, have often didn’t reside as much as the expectations however the story thus far has been fairly totally different. Although solely two matches outdated, the present RCB facet seems extra balanced and fewer reliant on superstars.
Indian uncapped gamers like Harshal Patel and Shahbaz Ahmed have already performed match-winning roles with AB de Villers and Glenn Maxwell coming good with the bat. Regardless of Virat Kohli having peculiar nights, the workforce has not missed him loads.
One space of concern is their batting. Whereas they managed to chase down the whole within the first sport and posted a match-winning complete within the second, the workforce would need the highest and center order to fireside in unison to achieve its potential.
Alternatively, KKR have gained one out of their two matches thus far. They made a successful begin by beating SRH by 10 runs earlier than shedding to MI within the second match by 10 runs. Whereas their bowling division has been spectacular in each the matches, the workforce‘s center and decrease order batting has failed to fireside.
Opener Nitish Rana has scored two fifties thus far and the workforce has been overly reliant on the highest order to get the runs. The failure of the center and prime order costed them dearly in opposition to MI the place they didn’t chase a goal of 153. In opposition to a workforce boasting of skills like Kohli, de Villiers and Maxwell, KKR can’t afford one other batting collapse.
Total, KKR have a 15-12 head-to-head benefit over RCB and regardless of the present kind favouring Kohli’s facet, Morgan and Co is not going to be keen to present even an inch to their opposition.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Sachin Baby, Srikar Bharat, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Sams
Kolkata Knight Riders: Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Vaibhav Arora