KKR vs RCB

RCB vs KKR- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders? IPL 2021 Eliminator. Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the Eliminator match of IPL 2021 on Monday at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The two teams faced each other twice this season and both teams have managed to win one match apiece.

Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal
(Image: Twitter)

Royal Challengers Bangalore finished at number three position at the end of the league stage. They finished the league stage with a morale-boosting seven-wicket win over Delhi Capitals. Their best bet in the batting line-up, Glenn Maxwell scored yet another half-century, while Srikar Bharat played a heroic 78-run unbeaten knock off 52 deliveries to help his team chase down the 164-run target on the last ball of the match.

Despite the win, RCB would be worried about the poor form of Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal and Ab de Villiers. All of them got out without making much of a contribution in the last game. The trio has struggled to bat on the slow tracks in UAE. For RCB to win the game on Tuesday, someone from the trio has to play a big knock with the bat.

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal. Credits: IPL

Contrary to the batting, RCB’s bowling unit doesn’t require any addition or change. Harshal Patel’s great run has kept the team in good stead. He now has 30 wickets in 14 matches. Chahal has 16 wickets in 14 matches, while Siraj picked 2 for 25 in the last game. RCB has failed to pick wickets in the powerplay and thus they might consider playing Kyle Jamieson on Monday.

On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders are in scintillating form. They have stood out in all departments in the second leg of IPL 2021. The openers, Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer have provided great starts, while the likes of Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana have capitalized on that on a consistent basis. Morgan and Karthik both added some runs and stayed unbeaten in the last game and that should give the side a lot more confidence.

Lockie Ferguson
Lockie Ferguson (Image Credits: Twitter)

The return of Lockie Ferguson has strengthened their bowling unit. He picked three wickets in the last game, while Shivam Mavi picked four. The spinners are doing an outstanding job and thus it isn’t going to be easy for RCB to put on a big score.

Looking at the recent form and team combination of both sides, Kolkata Knight Riders should go in as favourites.

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

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

Recent venue records (Records at Sharjah Cricket Stadium)

STATS – T20

Total matches 13
Matches won batting first 9
Matches won bowling first 4
Average 1st Inns scores 149
Average 2nd Inns scores 131
Highest total recorded 215/6 (20 Ov) by AFG vs ZIM
Lowest total recorded 90/10 (19.1 Ov) by AFG vs NED
Highest score chased 140/3 (17.3 Ov) by AFG vs SCO
Lowest score defended 154/8 (20 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Toss Prediction for Eliminator match of IPL 2021

The team winning the toss is likely to bowl first.

Predicted Scores for Eliminator match of IPL 2021

Team 1st batting 2nd batting
KKR 150-170 140-150
RCB 140-150 130-140

(Teams’ forms) – Oldest to Latest

Royal Challengers Bangalore: WWLLW

Kolkata Knight Riders: LWLWW

(Players’ form)

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Image Credit: Twitter)
  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Strike Rate
Virat Kohli 14 366 119.61
Glenn Maxwell 14 498 147.34
Devdutt Padikkal 13 390 125.81
AB de Villiers 13 302 149.50
Kyle Jamieson 9 65 118.18
S Bharat 7 182 130

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

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Harshal Patel 14 30 14.00
Yuzvendra Chahal 14 16 21.60
Kyle Jamieson 9 9 29.89
Mohammed Siraj 14 9 44.14
Glenn Maxwell 14 3 27.00
Daniel Christian 8 4 35.67

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

Kolkata Knight Riders: 

Shakib Al Hasan
Kolkata Knight Riders. Credits:
  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Strike Rate
Rahul Tripathi 14 377 142.80
Nitish Rana 14 352 125.72
Shubman Gill 14 347 119.32
Venkatesh Iyer 7 239 129
Dinesh Karthik 14 204 137.84
Eoin Morgan 14 124 102.48

Who will score the most runs for Mumbai Indians in the match: Shubman Gill or Venkatesh Iyer 

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Varun Chakravarthy 14 16 22.75
Prasidh Krishna 10 12 29.25
Andre Russell 10 11 17.09
Sunil Narine 11 10 28.70
Lockie Ferguson 5 10 11.20
Shivam Mavi 6 9 15.33

Who will pick the most wickets for Mumbai Indians in the match: Varun Chakravarthy or Lockie Ferguson