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IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders

IPL 2021 – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Eliminator Match Prediction

The IPL Playoffs 2021 have begun, and it has been noted that teams that competed in the Eliminator have won the IPL more than those that competed in the Qualifier 1. The Eliminator will be played this season by Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders.

RCB and KKR have met twice in the IPL 2021, with each team winning once. KKR’s victory was their first in five matches against RCB, but they still hold a 16-13 advantage in total head-to-head matches.

Sharjah is the venue for this match, which is usually one of the highest-scoring grounds but also the most difficult to score runs at this season of the IPL. The pitches have been slow, which has aided the spinners, and the short boundaries have not been a factor.

The match will take place on October 11, 2021, at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.

Match Details to Note

Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2021, Eliminator

Date: October 11, 2021 (Monday)

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders Team Previews

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Match Odds – 1.80)

For the second year in a row, RCB is in the IPL playoffs, and the team is hoping to win its first title. The performances of its Indian players have given RCB a significant advantage over previous years. Devdutt Padikkal, KS Bharat, and Shahbaz Ahmed have all played key roles in the team’s success this season.

This relieves the pressure on Virat Kohli, who has been struggling for a while, and AB de Villiers, who has struggled to make an impact in the second half of the IPL 2021. Glenn Maxwell’s leading scorer, who has a huge impact in almost every match he plays.

The batting lineup’s greatest strength is its six-hitting ability and sheer brilliance. The danger must be playing in slow, spin-friendly conditions, which RCB has struggled with in the past.

RCB’s bowling has been quite good, with Yuzvendra Chahal finding form, Mohammad Siraj performing admirably, and Harshal Patel in top form. RCB will not be easy to score against, but we believe Chahal and Siraj will struggle against the KKR batting lineup.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad

Virat Kohli (c), Srikar Bharat (wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, George Garton, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kyle Jamieson, Navdeep Saini, Tim David, Dushmantha Chameera, Sachin Baby, Pavan Deshpande, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Wanindu Hasaranga, Suyash Prabhudessai, Akash Deep

Predicted XI: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, George Garton, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Kolkata Knight Riders (Match Odds – 2.00)

Lockie Ferguson returned to the KKR lineup in the previous match and made an immediate impact. All eyes will be on Andre Russell as KKR enters the knockout stage of the IPL, and there is a good chance he will play this match as well.

After a shaky start, KKR has managed to turn things around quite spectacularly. Its Indian players have performed admirably, as have those of RCB. Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Venkatesh Iyer, and even Nitish Rana have all batted aggressively and amassed large totals.

Batting depth is provided by Eoin Morgan, Shakib Al Hasan, and Sunil Narine. In most matches, KKR should be able to defeat RCB.

In this match, KKR’s spin-bowling attack will be its most potent weapon. Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, and Varun Chakravarthy will make scoring difficult in the middle overs. This could mean the difference between winning and losing.

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad

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

Predicted XI: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shakib Al Hasan/Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders Toss Prediction

After batting first, KKR won the previous match in Sharjah by 86 runs. It may choose to do so again, and we believe RCB would prefer to bat first if given the option. The team that wins the toss will almost certainly want to bat first.

To Win the Toss – Royal Challengers Bangalore – 1.85

To Win the Toss – Kolkata Knight Riders – 1.85

Pitch and Weather Conditions

There is no chance of rain, but it will be fascinating to see how the pitch performs. KKR scored 171 in the previous match it played in Sharjah, but the pitch was not noticeably better than the ones we had seen there previously. A slow surface where run-scoring will be difficult and boundaries will be difficult to find is likely.

Everything considered, we believe something around 160 could be match-winning.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match Prediction

In the batting department, both teams have their own set of flaws. With Maxwell, Kohli, and AB de Villiers in the lineup, RCB appears to have a stronger lineup. The overall strength of the Bangalore squad gives RCB a slight advantage over KKR. The balance in both teams appears to be adequate, but if Bangalore’s key players find their rhythm in this game, there will be no stopping them.

Royal Challengers Bangalore is the favorites to beat Kolkata Knight Riders at the odds of 1.80.

  • KKR won 5 of their 7 matches in the second leg and qualified for the play-offs with 14 points from the same number of games.
  • RCB earned 18 points from 14 games to finish third in the play-offs.
  • Both teams have never met in a play-off before, and KKR has a 15-13 record in IPL history.

More Odds & Betting Tips

  1. Virat Kohli leads to be the top RCB batsman with odds of 3.50. Whereas, his opening partner Devdutt Padikkal fancies odds of 3.75 in the same market. BET NOW!
  2. KKR opening batsman Shubman Gill is priced at 4.00 odds in the team top batsman market. Rahul Tripathi and Venkatesh Iyer have odds of 4.35 and 4.50 respectively. BET NOW!
  3. Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal share 3.40 odds in the top bowler market for RCB. BET NOW!

Your ComeOn Recommended Betting Odds:

RCB Top Batsman – Virat Kohli – 3.50

KKR Top Batsman – Shubman Gill – 4.00

RCB Top Bowler – Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal – 3.40

Most Sixes in Match – RCB – 2.10

Most Fours in Match – RCB – 2.05

1st Wicket Method:

Caught – 1.40

Bowled – 4.35

LBW – 9.00

Run Out – 17.00

Stumped – 26.00

Others – 201.00

Most Run Outs in Match – RCB – 3.40

Most Run Outs in Match – KKR – 3.40

Highest Individual Score – Over 64.5 – 1.97

Highest Individual Score – Under 64.5 – 1.72

The Highest Opening Partnership:

RCB – 1.80

KKR – 2.00

Tie – 26.00

1st Over Total Runs – Over 5.5 – 1.75

1st Over Total Runs – Under 5.5 – 1.95

Team to Make Highest 1st 6 Overs Score:

Royal Challengers Bangalore – 1.90

Kolkata Knight Riders – 1.90

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