Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will now face Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) during the 30th match of the IPL 2021 at Narendra Modi Stadium (Motera, Ahmedabad).
It will be the eighth match for KKR in this season where KKR has earned 4 points in seven matches of this IPL 2021 with the help of 2 wins. Also, it will be the second time when KKR will face RCB in this IPL 2021 where RCB won that match by 38 runs.
IPL 2021, Match 30: KKR vs RCB – KKR Predicted Playing XI
Opener Nitish Rana has scored 201 runs in seven matches in the IPL 2021 as he is the leading run-scorer for KKR in this tournament. But while he started this season with two back-to-back fifties, he failed to cross 25 runs in the other games of this tournament.
Youngster Shubman Gill hasn’t highly impressed in this IPL 2021 as he has scored 132 runs in seven innings of this tournament. He has scored 30+ runs in this IPL season twice – 33 against Mumbai Indians and 43 runs against Delhi Capitals.
Rahul Tripathi is the second most run-scorer for KKR in this IPL 2021 as he has scored 187 runs in seven matches of this tournament. He started this season with a half-century against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH). But he has also a consistency issue as he has scored two more 30+ runs in this season.
Eoin Morgan (C)
Captain Eoin Morgan has hugely struggled in this IPL 2021, both as a captain and as a batsman. Apart from scoring a crucial match-winning 47 not out against Punjab Kings (PBKS), he hasn’t played any strong role in this season yet.
Dinesh Karthik (wk)
Former KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik has scored 123 runs in seven innings. Karthik has got very limited opportunities this season with the bat, and in these limited opportunities, Karthik has tried his best. His 40 against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) inspired his team.
After scoring 31 off 20 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Andre Russell scored an incredible 54 runs off 22 balls against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). In the last match against Delhi Capitals, Russell scored another 45 off 27 balls. As a bowler, he claimed a five-wicket haul against Mumbai Indians (MI).
Australian cricketer Pat Cummins is bowling really well at Ahmedabad as he has picked up 5 wickets in the last two matches. Overall, he is the leading wicket-taker for the KKR in this IPL 2021 as he has picked up 9 wickets in seven matches. Moreover, he played an unforgettable knock of 66 not out off 34 balls against Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Caribbean off-spinner Sunil Narine has taken 3 wickets in four matches of this IPL 2021. Though he is struggling to pick up wickets, he is bowling in much control as his economy rate in this IPL season is 7.00.
The leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy has taken 7 wickets in seven matches of this IPL 2021. He is performing with much consistency in this tournament as he is coming back to his form after a gap in the game.
Prasidh Krishna was recently in good form as a pacer when he was serving for the Indian national cricket team. For the KKR, Krishna has taken 8 wickets in seven matches in this IPL 2021. In some matches, he was expensive with the ball.
Shivam Mavi has collected 2 wickets in three matches of this IPL 2021. Apart from conceding 25 runs in his first over in the last game against Delhi Capitals (DC), he has bowled in much control in this IPL season.