KKR vs RCB Dream11 Prediction: The 31st match of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Sunday, September 20, 2021.
KKR vs RCB Match Preview
The 31st match of the VIVO IPL 2021 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore on 20th September at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have seen a fine run in the first leg of the tournament as they have won five of their seven games so far, and are currently sitting third on the points table. Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand, have seen a disastrous run in the first phase of the tournament.
The 2-times IPL Champions have managed only two wins from seven games so far, and are currently occupying second-last spot on the points table.
The Eoin Morgan-led side suffered 38 runs defeat when both teams met in Chennai in the first phase of the tournament and will be looking to bounce back and level the head to head record in the ongoing tournament.
Coming to the head to head record, the two teams have met 28 times in the tournament history so far, where Kolkata Knight Riders have won 15 games while Royal Challengers Bangalore managed 13 victories.
Kolkata Knight Riders would be looking to set things up against Royal Challengers Bangalore while RCB will be looking to continue their winning streak in the tournament.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads and Dream11 fantasy team predictions for Match 31 of the 14th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday, September 20, 2021.
KKR vs RCB Match Details
- Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 31
- Date: Monday, September 20, 2021
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
KKR vs RCB Weather & Pitch Report
The pitch here at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium is expected to favour the batsmen more than the bowlers. We have seen plenty of big scores in the last edition at this venue. There is no room for error for the bowlers. Batting second will be a good choice at this venue.
The weather during the KKR vs RCB match will be ideal for the match. According to AccuWeather, the temperature in Dubai is expected to be around 32-Degree Celsius during the commencement of the match. The temperature will decrease a little during the finishing stages. Meanwhile, the humidity levels throughout the course of the match will hover between 60 to 65 percent.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi considering the last 5 matches played here is 182 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches played at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi —
- Matches Won: 2
- Matches Lost: 3
- No Result: 0
KKR vs RCB Head-to-Head
Kolkata Knight Riders & Royal Challengers Bangalore Form
Kolkata Knight Riders & Royal Challengers Bangalore Squads
Kolkata Knight Riders Squads
Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Harbhajan Singh, Tim Southee, Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Vaibhav Arora.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squads
Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Daniel Christian, Dushmantha Chameera, Sachin Baby, Srikar Bharat, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Azharuddeen, George Garton, Suyash Prabhudessai, Tim David, Akash Deep.
KKR vs RCB Dream11 Probable Playing XI
Kolkata Knight Riders
Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Shubman Gill, Prasidh Krishna, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Rahul Tripathi, Shivam Mavi/Kamalesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson/Tim Southee, Sunil Narine/Shakib Al Hasan.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga/Tim David, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rajat Patidar, Devdutt Padikkal.
Top 5 Picks For KKR vs RCB
1. Glenn Maxwell
The Australian Glenn Maxwell had a great IPL 2021 campaign before the season was halted due to COVID-19 concerns. He accumulated 223 runs in 7 matches at an average of 37.16 and SR of 144.80. He will be looking to extend his fine form in the tournament.
2. Virat Kohli
The captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, who is currently leading this side for the last time in the IPL has amassed 193 runs in this season so far. He will look to achieve more this season.
3. Andre Russell
The power hitting batsman is one of the best all rounder to choose in KKR vs RCB. He can contribute with both bat and ball. His ability to bowl at the death makes him a real asset for any team. He has smashed 167 runs so far in the tournament and picked up 7 wickets as well.
4. AB de Villiers
He is one of the best wicket keeping options one can have in their fantasy team. Mr. 360 is one of the major contributors for RCB with the bat. In 6 innings so far in this season, de Villiers has scored 207 runs at an average of 51.75 and a blistering strike rate of 164.28.
5. Nitish Rana
He had a great start to his campaign in the first phase of the tournament. He has scored 201 runs in 7 matches at an average of 28.71, including two half centuries.
Fantasy Points of Top 5 Picks For KKR vs RCB
|Andre Russell||442 Points|
|AB de Villiers||389 Points|
|Glenn Maxwell||340 Points|
|Virat Kohli||315 Points|
|Nitish Rana||304 Points|
Player Stats/Records of Top 5 Picks For KKR vs RCB
|Player||Stats (This Tournament)|
|Andre Russell||163 Runs & 7 Wickets|
|AB de Villiers||207 Runs|
|Glenn Maxwell||223 Runs|
|Virat Kohli||198 Runs|
|Nitish Rana||201 Runs|
Captaincy Picks For KKR vs RCB
- Glenn Maxwell
- AB de Villiers
- Andre Russel
KKR vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team 1
- Wicket-Keeper: AB de Villiers
- Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill
- All-Rounders: Sunil Narine, Shahbaz Ahmed, Andre Russel
- Bowlers: Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj, Shivam Mavi
- Captain: Glenn Maxwell
- Vice-Captain: Andre Russel
Fantasy Team 2
- Wicket-Keeper: AB de Villiers
- Batsmen: Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell, Nitish Rana
- All-Rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell
- Bowlers: Lockie Ferguson, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Varun Chakravarthy
- Captain: AB de Villiers
- Vice-Captain: Nitish Rana
KKR vs RCB Streaming & Broadcasting Details:
- Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar
- Broadcasting: Star Sports Network
KKR vs RCB Probable Winner
Kolkata Knight Riders is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.