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RCB vs KKR Head to Head Records: Royal Challengers Bangalore’ (RCB) H2H Record Against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)- IPL 2021 Eliminator. Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the Eliminator match of IPL 2021 on Monday. Both teams have played against each other twice this season and both have won one match apiece. This is the second consecutive time when Royal Challengers Bangalore have made it to the playoffs.

They went down to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator clash last year and wouldn’t want to lose again on Monday. They suffered a collapse last season and might well suffer again, keeping in mind the poor form of Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. The trio has endured a torrid run and this is a big concern for the side.

Dale Steyn, AB de Villiers with RCB team.
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In a big match on Monday, someone from the trio needs to step up to the plate and play a big inning. Maxwell has been in scintillating form but you cannot expect him to score a half-century every time he comes on to bat.

And with KKR’s bowling unit showing an outstanding form, it won’t be easy, to say the least. There’s no denying that, RCB’s strength lies in their bowling department and Harshal Patel is a big reason for that.

In 14 matches, he has managed to pick 30 wickets and RCB will be largely dependent on him to pick wickets. Yuvzendra Chahal will also be a player to watch out for.

He has a lean run in the first half of the tournament but has made an outstanding comeback in UAE. The last time he bowled against KKR, he went for 23 runs in 2 overs and picked one wicket.

Facing them are Kolkata Knight Riders, who have made a dramatic turnaround in their fortunes. Outstanding performances in the second leg of IPL 2021 have helped them find a place in the playoffs. KKR have looked a completely different outfit in the second half of the competition.

Lockie Ferguson
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KKR added Venkatesh Iyer and Lockie Ferguson as regulars in their playing XI and it saw them dominate the oppositions. Morgan and Co. have played with a fearless approach and it has worked out well for them.

Shubman Gill has two half-centuries in his last two games. Iyer has shown what can do if he gets set. Besides, Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana are consistently scoring runs here in UAE.

Shakib Al Hasan
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Be it batting or bowling, KKR look sorted in all department and it shouldn’t come as a surprise if they beat RCB convincingly on Monday. The fans are yet to receive an official update on Andre Russell’s injury. Shakib Al-Hasan is likely to be persisted in the playing XI if Russell doesn’t get fit to play.

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

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Teams Head to Head Records:

Stats Matches  KKR Won  RCB Won Tied
Overall 29 16 13
At Sharjah Cricket Stadium 2 1 1
In the last 5 matches 5 1 4
IPL 2021 2 1 1

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

Innings KKR won RCB won
First Batting 7 3
Second Batting 9 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- 735 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