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IPL 2021: KKR vs RCB- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore? Kolkata Knight Riders will resume their IPL 2021 campaign against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium. Kolkata Knight Riders have had a forgettable season thus far, having managed to win only 2 games out of seven.

At the end of the India leg of the tournament, Kolkata Knight Riders found themselves at second from the bottom of the points table. Every match from here on is a must-win from them. Lacklustre performances from the batting unit didn’t allow them to dominate the season.

Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders (Image Credit: Twitter)

Kolkata Knight Riders put faith in their top three (Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi) by giving them a longer run. However, they continued to exhibit disappointing numbers in the tournament. The likes of Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik haven’t impressed either.

Pat Cummins have made himself unavailable for the second leg which has come as a big blow for them. They have roped in Tim Southee as his replacement. Kolkata Knight Riders played their last game against Delhi Capitals. Shubman Gill and Andre Russell’s contribution with the bat helped them post 154 runs in the first innings. Delhi Capitals, however, chased down the target in just 16.3 overs.

On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore are very much in contention for making it into the playoffs. In 7 matches, they have managed to win 5 games and thus find themselves at third on the points table.

Royal Challengers Bangalore began their campaign with five consecutive wins until CSK eventually broke their winning streak. Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers and Harshal Patel have contributed vastly to their wins. Glenn Maxwell leads the run-charts for RCB with 223 runs in 7 matches at a strike rate of close to 150.

IPL 2021: KKR vs RCB- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore?
Kyle Jamieson celebrates. (Credits: Twitter)

AB de Villiers scored runs heavily in the death overs and played an influential role with the bat in the RCB’s victories in the initial matches. Besides, Harshal Patel has been a revelation for them this season. In 7 games, he picked 17 wickets for the team and is currently the highest wicket-taker in the tournament.

Ahead of the UAE leg of the tournament, all three are going to be key to RCB’s fortunes.

IPL 2021: KKR vs RCB- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore?

Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell (Image Credit: Twitter)

Teams’ Head-to-Head Records

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

Recent venue records (Records at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium )

Total matches 47
Matches won batting first 22
Matches won bowling first 25
Average 1st Inns scores 140
Average 2nd Inns scores 129
Highest total recorded 225/7 (20 Ov) by IRE vs AFG
Lowest total recorded 87/10 (18.3 Ov) by HK vs OMAN
Highest score chased 166/6 (19.4 Ov) by HK vs AFG
Lowest score defended 129/6 (20 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Toss Prediction for Match 31

The team winning the toss is likely to bowl first.

Predicted Scores for Match 31

Team 1st batting 2nd batting
RCB 150-160 140-150
KKR 140-150 140-160

IPL 2021 form

Latest standings in the IPL 2021 points table

Position Team M W L Points NRR
1 Delhi Capitals 8 6 2 12 +0.547
2 Chennai Super Kings 7 5 2 10 +1.263
3 Royal Challengers Bangalore 7 5 2 10 -0.171
4 Mumbai Indians 7 4 3 8 +0.062
5 Rajasthan Royals 7 3 4 6 -0.190
6 Punjab Kings 8 3 5 6 -0.368
7 Kolkata Knight Riders 7 2 5 4 -0.494
8 Sunrisers Hyderabad 7 1 6 2 -0.623

(Teams’ forms) – Oldest to Latest

Royal Challengers Bangalore: WWLWL

Kolkata Knight Riders: LLLWL

(Players’ form)

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Glenn Maxwell 7 223 37.17
AB de Villiers 7 207 51.75
Virat Kohli 7 198 33.00
Devdutt Padikkal 7 195 39
Rajat Patidar 7 71 17.75
Kyle Jamieson 7 59 19.67

Who will score the most runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the match: Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli or AB de Villiers

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Harshal Patel 7 17 15.12
Kyle Jamieson 7 9 24.56
Mohammad Siraj 7 6 31.83
Shahbaz Ahmed 7 4 8.00
Yuzvendra Chahal 7 4 47.50
Washington Sundar 7 3 39.33

Who will score the pick the most wickets for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the match: Harshal Patel or Yuzvendra Chahal

Kolkata Knight Riders: 

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Nitish Rana 7 201 28.71
Rahul Tripathi 7 187 26.71
Andre Russell 7 163 27.17
Shubman Gill 7 132 18.86
Dinesh Karthik 7 123 30.75
Eoin Morgan 5 92 15.33

Who will score the most runs for Kolkata Knight Riders in the match: Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill or Andre Russell 

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Pat Cummins 7 9 26.33
Prasidh Krishna 7 8 30.38
Varun Chakravarthy 7 7 31.29
Andre Russell 7 7 16.29
Sunil Narine 4 3 37.33

Who will pick the most wickets for Kolkata Knight Riders in the match: Varun Chakravarthy or Sunil Narine