Kolkata Knight Riders, KKR
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RCB vs KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) Predicted Playing XI Against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)- IPL 2021 Eliminator. Kolkata Knight Riders would be proud of the way they have played in the second leg of IPL 2021. Prior to the start of the second leg in UAE, very few people would have given them a chance of reaching the qualifiers.

However, a couple of efficient changes in the playing XI combined with a fearless approach of batting have helped them make a stellar turnaround in their fortunes. At the end of the league stage, Kolkata Knight Riders find themselves at number four position on the points table.

Eoin Morgan and Co. are slated to play the Eliminator clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Here’s a look at our predicted playing XI of Kolkata Knight Riders against RCB.

RCB vs KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) Predicted Playing XI Against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)- IPL 2021 Eliminator 

Openers: Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer
Shubman Gill (r) and Venkatesh Iyer. Credits: IPL

The addition of Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill’s return to form have been the biggest reasons behind KKR’s success in the second half of IPL 2021. The duo has consistently provided valuable starts at the top of the order. Gill is, in fact, coming into the game on the back of two consecutive half-centuries to his name. Iyer too has proved how capable he is at the top of the order.

The duo stitched a crucial 79-run opening partnership against Rajasthan Royals in the last game. Shubman Gill scored 56 runs off 44 balls in that game, while Venkatesh Iyer scored 38 off 35.

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