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KKR VS RCB Dream11 Prediction | Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2021 | Match 31 Prediction

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KKR VS RCB Dream11 Prediction: When both sides met in the first leg, RCB thrashed KKR by 38 runs which turned out to be a batting exhibition headed by AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell. They scored 76* and 78 respectively to build a total of 204/4 in the first innings. In reply, none of the KKR batsmen except Andre Russell managed to cross the 30 runs. They could only finish at 166/8 after 20 overs.  

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Coming to the second leg, RCB is safe as of now at third place and needs to win three out of their rest seven matches to ensure playoff qualification. On the other side, KKR had a terrible start to the tournament and currently placed 7th in the points table with only four points. In the next seven matches, they need to win six in order to guarantee their playoff spot. Five wins sustain their qualification chances but it depends on the final round of fixtures and they might have to rely on other results.

In short, KKR has very little to lose and might go all out on every team in the second leg as the resumption may help them to restructure their messed-up team balance. RCB’s mentality is the exact opposite. Kohli and Co would hate to lose the momentum gained in the first leg. The team is perfectly balanced with the inclusion of Kyle Jamieson and Shahbaz Ahmed who have proved to be match-winners. It’s all a matter of execution and a bit of fortune. 

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KKR VS RCB Dream11 Prediction | Complete match details

Series:  Indian Premier League 2021 | Match 31 | Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 
Match Date:  20th September 
Match Time:  7:30 p.m. (IST) 
Venue:   Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi 

KKR VS RCB Dream11 Prediction Complete match analysis

Key Players In Form:  Kolkata Knight RidersNitish Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Pat Cummins 

Royal Challengers Bangalore – AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell, Harshal Patel 

Weather:  An extremely hot day is expected, with some moisture in the air. The average temperature would be around 42-degree celsius. Due will also be a huge factor in the evening games. 
Pitch Conditions:  The pitch here is generally a neutral one, but because of the heat, it becomes slightly slow as the game progresses. Seamers would get some good initial swing. A score of 160 will be a good total to defend. 
Toss:  The team winning the toss will want to bowl first and chase down the target later on only because of the due factor. 
Venue IPL stats:  Total T20 Matches- 47 

Matches won batting first- 22 

Matches won batting second- 25 

Average 1st innings score- 140 

Highest total recorded- 206 by Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings 

Lowest total recorded- 70 by Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals 

H2H:  Total T20 matches- 27 

Won by Royal Challengers Bangalore – 14 

Won by Kolkata Knight Riders – 13 

Form:  Kolkata Knight Riders – L W L L L 

Royal Challengers Bangalore – L W L W W 

Squads:  KKR – Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Pawan Negi, Tim Seifert, Shakib al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Tim Southee. 

RCB – Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Dan Christian, Suyesh Prabhudessai, KS Bharat, Tim David, Dushmantha Chameera, Wanindu Hasarangal, Akash Deep, George Garton. 

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Fantasy Team Prediction

AB de Villiers (C), Eoin Morgan, Nitish Rana, Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell, Andre Russell (vc), Wanindu Hasaranga, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Lockie Ferguson and Varun Chakravarthy.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Wicket Keepers Prediction

AB de Villiers: The veteran South African is getting better with age. Before the pause, AB de Villiers was the backbone of the franchise in front and behind the stumps. Undoubtedly, KKR would have a tough time hamper his 360-degree batting. 

Dinesh Karthik: The ex-captain is yet to find good form in the season. The confusion with the batting position and the imbalance with the squad add to his struggles to play fine innings. 

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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Batsmen Prediction

Virat Kohli: Missing Virat Kohli in a fantasy team used to be a no-brainer in the previous seasons but the case is entirely different this time. The captain’s batting is on a slump since IPL 2020. Kohli has mentally prepared himself recently to focus on his batting and returning to his older self.  

Nitish Rana: The Southpaw started the season in splendid fashion scoring two half-centuries in the first two matches. However, his performances declined with the team but never lost the ability to provide some cracking innings in the powerplay. 

Devdutt Padikkal: RCB’s young gun has already won the emerging player award in IPL 2020. After missing a couple of matches due to quarantine, he took his form back with him and scored his maiden century against RR in the first leg. He is surely a player to watch. 

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore All-rounders Prediction

Andre Russell: The Caribbean monster went from high to low in a flash. IPL 2019 was known for Andre Russell’s dominance and things have changed so quickly the next season that KKR had to drop their marquee star from the playing XI later in the season. We have seen a glimpse of redemption in the first leg of IPL 2021 but there’s still a long way to go. 

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Glenn Maxwell: Maxwell is in his top form since 2014 IPL. Playing higher up the order, he was involved in every RCB victory this season. There’s nothing remarkable with the ball from him so far, but bowls a couple of overs with good economy.  

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Bowlers Prediction

Harshal Patel: The surprise contender for purple cap has 17 wickets from 7 matches in the first leg of the tournament. Clinching a five-wicket haul in the first match itself, he enters the second half with a strong statement to claim it all for RCB. 

Yuzvendra Chahal: IPL 2021 witnessed a dimmed version of Chahal and that resulted in him being evicted from India’s T20 World Cup squad. The second leg would be a real test for the 31-year –old leg spinner.  

Varun Chakravarthy: India’s first-ever mystery spinner has got great potential to be a game-changer for KKR. If he can replicate his form from last season, KKR can have their dreams of making it into the playoffs alive.  

KKR VS RCB Dream11 Prediction Captain Prediction

AB de Villiers

KKR VS RCB Dream11 Prediction Vice-Captain Prediction

Andre Russell

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