Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will go head to head with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 United Arab Emirates (UAE) leg on September 20 at Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
When the first half of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 ended both the teams had completely different outcomes. On one side the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had won 5 out of 7 games and were placed at number 3 spot. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) were placed at the 7th spot with only 4 points in their bag. Things were not going good for the Eoin Morgan-led side and they managed to win only 2 out of 7 games played in the league.
Meanwhile, this will be the second time KKR will be facing RCB in IPL 2021. The first match between the teams took place in Chennai on April 18, 2021, and RCB won that game by 38 runs. Notably, RCB posted huge 204 runs on the board which team Kolkata Knight Riders ( KKR) was unable to chase.
Both the teams have stacked lineups and there will be some key player battles to watch out for in the 31st Match of the Indian T20 league.
IPL 2021: KKR vs RCB- 3 Player Battles To Watch Out For
Glenn Maxwell vs Sunil Narine
West Indies Mystery spinner vs Explosive Australian batter will be a very intriguing battle to watch. The battle between two of the best players in the shorter format of the game hasn’t been seen many times. So, the rarity of this battle makes it even more interesting and a battle to definitely watch out for.
Glenn Maxwell had an exceptional outing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the first phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 tournament. As the destructive batsman managed to score 223 runs in 7 games at an average of 37.16 and strike rate of 144.80. Notably, he was provided with the permanent batting slot of number 4 which turned out to be an excellent thing for the Australian batsman as well the Virat Kohli-led franchise.
In the first phase of IPL 2021, KKR spinner Sunil Narine picked 3 wickets in 4 games at an average, economy, and strike rate of 37.33, 7.00, and 32.00. Although these stats aren’t impressive still Sunil Narine can’t be judged based on stats. He has got the potential to bowl economic spells and dismiss any batsmen in the world.
It will be interesting to see who will emerge victorious in the battle between these two.