RCB vs KKR Dream11: After the thrilling encounter of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals (DC) in qualifier 1, last night, in which MS Dhoni’s experience weighed much more than young Rishabh Pant’s flamboyance as the seasoned campaigner sealed its seat for the finals of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Now, it’s time for the eliminator1 where Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face Eoin Morgan’s Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
RCB has done fairly well in the entire Vivo IPL 2021. The franchise has covered its bases all around and is in a balanced position. Their key players are firing hard and there has been that sense of responsibility in the players as well, unlike the previous seasons. The acquisition of Glenn Maxwell has done wonders for the team and credit should be given to him to provide a good balance to the team in the middle order.
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On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) was lacking behind in the India leg, however, they returned back into the form in the UAE leg. The two times IPL winners are a strong contingent and are doing extremely well in the UAE leg. They have won five out of seven matches in the UAE.
It will be an interesting contest to watch as there is so much to lose with just a single mistake. The team will get eliminated straight away if it losses the match. All the hard work of the entire league stage will go in vain if the team losses the contest.
Match: Indian Premier League 2021, Eliminator1.
Teams: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Date/Day: October 11, Monday
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Time: 7:30 PM IST
RCB vs KKR, Sharjah Cricket Stadium Pitch Report:
Sharjah has been the most disappointing surface out of the three grounds in the UAE. The matches here have been low scoring, which was not the case last year. The pitch tends to extend its help to the bowlers due to the slowness in it, however, knowing the importance of the contest, fans can expect a little blitz from the batters. Even if, the game goes low scoring, the two sides will ensure thrilling content.
KKR have their own tactics to handle the Sharjah surface wherein their players go bonkers due to the short boundary on offer. While RCB, on the other hand, feels to play it safe upfront and let their biggie go after the bowlers in the latter part of the innings. Any which way, it will be a win-win situation for the fans.
RCB vs KKR Dream11 Predicted Playing11 and Full Squad:
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Probable Playing11: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat (wk), Daniel Christian, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, George Garton, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Full Squad: Yuzvendra Chahal, Akash Deep, Sachin Baby, Mohammed Siraj, Kyle Jamieson, AB de Villiers, Dushmantha Chameera, Pavan Deshpande, Rajat Patidar, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Azharuddin, Virat Kohli, KS Bharat, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, Devdutt Padikkal, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dan Christian, Harshal Patel, Suresh Prabhudessai, Tim David, George Garton.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Probable Playing11: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shakib Al Hasan/Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Full Squad: Eoin Morgan(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik(w), Tim Seifert, Andre Russell, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Pawan Negi, Sandeep Warrier, Rahul Tripathi, Prasidh Krishna, Tim Southee, Ben Cutting, Shubman Gill, Karun Nair, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Harbhajan Singh, Sheldon Jackson, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Vaibhav Arora.
RCB vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Tips:
Virat Kohli, Venkatesh Iyer, Shubman Gill, Srikar Bharat, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Maxwell (c), AB de Villiers, Harshal Patel (vc), Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Yuzvendra Chahal.