The two teams are sitting at the opposite ends of the points table. Virat Kohli’s side are placed third with 5 wins and 2 losses; Eoin Morgan’s outfit lost 5, won 2 and are positioned seventh.
On Monday, the Royal Challengers Bangalore aim to reach closer to sealing a playoff berth while the Kolkata Knight Riders, the two-time champions, look to stay alive in the competition. Their head to head record is tighter though, with KKR winning 14 games while RCB emerging victorious in 13 matches in the competition.
Earlier in the season, during the April leg, RCB had registered a big victory over Morgan’s side in Chennai. AB de Villiers starred in the encounter smashing 76 runs off 34 balls. RCB’s new recruit Glenn Maxwell scored 78 runs off 49 deliveries helping them post a mammoth score of 204. No KKR batsman could go past 31, with Kyle Jamieson bagging a 3-for, as KKR succumbed to a 38-run loss.
IPL 2021, Match 31: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Toss Report
Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are wearing a special blue jersey for the Covid-19 warriors, have won the toss and elected to bat first against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
IPL 2021, Match 31: KKR vs RCB, Playing XI Details:
RCB Playing XI:
Virat Kohli (C), Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Kona Srikar Bharat, Harshal Patel, Kyle Jamieson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Sachin Baby, Wanindu Hasaranga
KKR Playing XI:
Venkatesh Iyer, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (Wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna