RCB vs KKR Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury Update of Vivo IPL 2021 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders. They will play against each other for the third time in this season of the Vivo IPL 2021.
RCB vs KKR Vivo IPL 2021 Eliminator Match Details:
The eliminator match of the Vivo IPL 2021 will see Royal Challengers Bangalore facing off against Kolkata Knight Riders on 11th October at the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium.
This game is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM IST and the live-action can be viewed on Star Sports Network while the live scores can be tracked on the CricketAddictor website.
RCB vs KKR Vivo IPL 2021 Eliminator Match Preview:
The Eliminator game of the Indian Premier League will see two of the arch-rivals, Royals Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders, taking on each other at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on the 11th of October. The winner of this game will take on the loser of Qualifier 1 on 13th October while the loser of this game will have to pack their bags.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 9 of their 14 games in this season’s league stage and ended at the 3rd place on the points table. Glenn Maxwell has been absolutely magnificent with the bat in this season for the RCB, he has stacked 498 runs in just 13 innings so far, at an average of 45.27.
But what has been the biggest positive for them is their bowling, Harshal Patel is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament so far, hunting a total of 30 wickets in 14 matches. They have won 2 of their last 3 games, including the final group stage match where KS Bharat struck a last-ball six to take his side home.
On the other hand, the Abu-Dhabi leg has been a dream part for the Kolkata Knight Knights. After halfway, they won just 2 of their 7 games in India and were lying second last on the points table. The Dubai leg turned out to be the fortune-changer for them, they won 5 of their next 7 games and ended up not only making it to the play-offs but also registering the highest Net Run Rate among all the teams (+0.587).
Rahul Tripathi has shown consistency with the bat in this season for them, striking 377 runs in 13 innings. In the bowling section, Varun Chakravarthy has proved to be a mystery spinner, he has picked 16 wickets in this season so far. They, too, are coming off 2 wins of their last 3 games.
Royal Challengers Bangalore last played against Delhi Capitals in their final group stage game, where they won by 7 wickets. Batting first, Delhi Capitals struck 164 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. Siraj hunted a couple of scalps while Chahal, Harshal, and Christian picked a wicket each. RCB chased down the total at the last ball of the game, courtesy of the final-ball six by KS Bharat. KS Bharat was the star of the game as he smashed an unbeaten 78 off 52 balls, assisted by Maxwell’s 51 off 33 balls.
Kolkata Knight Riders met Rajasthan Royals in their final league stage game, where they managed to crush the Royals by a massive margin of 86 runs. Batting first, KKR stacked 171 runs on the board. Shubman Gill scored 56 runs while Venkatesh Iyer piled up 38 runs. The bowlers of KKR had a fantastic outing as they bundled out the Royals for a mere 85 runs, Shivam Mavi grabbed 4 wickets while Lockie Ferguson picked 3 to his name.
It is a knock-out game and both teams will be looking to give their everything into it. As far as head-to-head stats are concerned, the two teams have met 29 times so far in the history of this tournament, where Kolkata Knight Riders won 16 games while Royal Challengers Bangalore managed 13 wins. Both teams registered a game each in this season’s league stage.
Royal Challengers Bangalore registered the lowest score in IPL (49) against the same opposition in 2017. Royal Challengers Bangalore are eyeing their maiden title whereas Kolkata Knight Riders are hoping for their 3rd one.
RCB vs KKR Vivo IPL 2021 Eliminator Match Weather Report:
The temperature is expected to hover around 33°C on the matchday with 31 % humidity and 19 km/hr wind speed. There are no chances of precipitation during the game.
RCB vs KKR Vivo IPL 2021 Eliminator Match Pitch Report:
The Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium provides a neutral wicket where both the departments are expected to obtain decent amount of help from the surface once again. Wrist spinners can come lethal in the middle overs.
Average 1st innings score:
The average first innings score on this wicket is 140.
Record of chasing teams:
The team batting second has great records here. They have maintained a winning percentage of 60 on this ground.
RCB vs KKR Vivo IPL 2021 Eliminator Match Injury Update:
(Will be added when there is an update)
RCB vs KKR Vivo IPL 2021 Eliminator Match Probable XIs:
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (C), Devdutt Padikkal, Kona Srikar Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dan Christian, George Garton, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Bench: Tim David, Wanindu Hasaranga, Sachin Baby
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy
Bench: Pawan Negi, Ben Cutting, Tim Seifert
Top Picks For Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Glenn Maxwell is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has hammered 498 runs and took 3 wickets in this season so far. He will be eyeing for another impactful performance here.
Devdutt Padikkal is a left-handed batsman from Royal Challengers Bangalore who opens the innings for them. He has smashed 390 runs in this season so far. He will be hoping for a great start here once again.
Virat Kohli is a right-handed batsman from Royal Challengers Bangalore who leads the team. He has smacked 366 runs in this season so far. He can turn out to be among the top points contributors here.
Harshal Patel is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler from Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has picked up 30 wickets in this season so far and will hope to continue his remarkable form with the ball.
Shubman Gill is a right-handed batsman from Kolkata Knight Riders who opens the innings for them. He has marked 352 runs in this season so far. He will be a safe addition to the fantasy side.
Venkatesh Iyer is a left-handed batsman and right-arm medium pacer from Kolkata Knight Riders. He has marked 293 runs and grabbed 3 wickets in this season so far. He has been an excellent find for the KKR and can fetch mighty points once again.
Nitish Rana is a left-handed batsman from Kolkata Knight Riders. He has piled 347 runs in this season so far. He can also bowl a few overs in the middle.
RCB vs KKR Vivo IPL 2021 Eliminator Match Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Glenn Maxwell, Devdutt Padikkal
Vice-Captain – Venkatesh Iyer, Shubman Gill
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for RCB vs KKR Dream11 Team:
Keeper – Kona Srikar-Bharat
Batsmen – Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli
All-rounders – Glenn Maxwell (C), Venkatesh Iyer (VC), Daniel Christian
Bowlers – Harshal Patel, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for RCB vs KKR Dream11 Team:
Keeper – Dinesh Karthik
Batsmen – Shubman Gill (VC), Devdutt Padikkal (C), AB de Villiers, Nitish Rana
All-rounders – Glenn Maxwell, Venkatesh Iyer, Daniel Christian
Bowlers – Harshal Patel, Lockie Ferguson, Yuzvendra Chahal
RCB vs KKR Vivo IPL 2021 Eliminator Match Expert Advice:
Glenn Maxwell will make an excellent multiplier choice for the small leagues as well as mini grand leagues for this crucial game. Nitish Rana and AB de Villiers are the punt-picks here. The best-suggested fantasy combination for this game is 1-4-3-3.
RCB vs KKR Vivo IPL 2021 Eliminator Match Probable Winners:
Royal Challengers have won nine matches in this season so far and are expected to win this match as well. However, Kolkata Knight Riders have also shown great determination in the UAE leg.