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IPL 2021: KKR vs RCB- Head to Head Records, Kolkata Knight Riders’ H2H Record Against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders will take on each other in the 31st match of IPL 2021 on Monday at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium. The two teams are sitting at the opposite ends of the points table.

Royal Challengers Bangalore exhibited scintillating performances in the first half of the tournament. They began their season with 5 consecutive wins before suffering their first defeat at the hands of CSK. Till now, they have played 7 games and have managed to win 5 out of them. Ahead of the UAE leg of the tournament, they would be riding high on confidence.

RCB Defeats DC in IPL 2021
RCB Defeats DC in IPL 2021 (Image Credit: IPLT20.com)

Royal Challengers Bangalore played their last game against Punjab Kings. Riding on KL Rahul’s 91-run knock off 57 balls, Punjab Kings posted 179 runs in the first innings. Royal Challengers Bangalore failed to chase down the total as they were restricted to just 145 in the 20 overs and as a result lost the game by 34 runs.

This is was their only second defeat of this season. Virat Kohli and Co. would be eager to get back to winning ways ahead of their first game of the UAE leg against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Facing them are Kolkata Knight Riders, who endured a forgettable season in the India leg of IPL 2021. In 7 matches, they managed to win only twice and are therefore languishing at second from the bottom of the points table.

Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, KKR, CSK
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The batting unit hasn’t been able to fire in unison. The players have occasionally played well during the tournament. Inconsistent performances from the batsmen have led to KKR’s downfall this season. Ahead of the second leg of the tournament, the fans would be hoping for them to show some fight. Every match is a must-win for them from here if they are to make it into the playoffs.

They played their last match against Delhi Capitals. Shubman Gill (43 off 38) and Andre Russell (45 off 27) made significant contributions as KKR scored 154 runs in the first innings. Delhi Capitals, however, chased down the score in just 16.3 overs.

Pat Cummins, who was their leading wicket-taker this season, has made himself unavailable for the second leg. Tim Southee has been named as his replacement. In Cummins’ absence, Lockie Ferguson is likely to lead the pace bowling unit.

IPL 2021: KKR vs RCB- Head to Head Records, Kolkata Knight Riders’ H2H Record Against Royal Challengers Bangalore

IPL 2021: KKR vs RCB- Head to Head Records, Kolkata Knight Riders' H2H Record Against Royal Challengers Bangalore

Stats Matches  KKR Won  RCB Won Tied
Overall 28 15 13
At Sheikh Zayed Stadium 1 0 1
In the last 5 matches 5 1 4
IPL 2021 1 0 1

Successful Head-to-Head Records in 1st Batting vs 2nd Batting:

Innings KKR won RCB won
First Batting 7 3
Second Batting 8 10

Teams’ and Players’ Records in Head-to-Head Battles:

(Top players’ stats)

Stats RCB vs KKR KKR vs RCB
Highest Individual Score Chris Gayle 102* Brendon McCullum- 158*
Best Batting Average Mark Boucher: 96 Brendon McCullum: 82.20
Most runs Virat Kohli- 730 runs Chris Gayle- 631
Best economy  rate Chris Morris: 4.13 Sachitra Senanayake: 4.50
Most wickets Vinay Kumar: 17 wickets Sunil Narine: 16 wickets
Best Bowling figures Lakshmipathy Balaji: 4/18 Mohammad Siraj: 3/8