RCB vs KKR Stay Rating, IPL 2021, Match 10: Kolkata goal to interrupt Kohli and Co’s successful streak

RCB vs KKR Stay Rating, IPL 2021, Match 10: Kolkata goal to interrupt Kohli and Co’s successful streak

IPL 2021, Stay Cricket Rating, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Virat Kohli’s RCB are the one unbeaten aspect remaining within the IPL 2021. They’ll have just one goal on Sunday — to guard that proud file. KKR after dropping their final match might be determined to get again to successful methods and that ought to make for an thrilling contest. Keep tuned for extra updates.

Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore tackle Kolkata Knight Riders within the first match of the Sunday doubleheader, on the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

RCB are the one unbeaten aspect remaining within the IPL this season having received each of their encounters thus far. RCB defeated defending champions Mumbai Indians by two wickets on the opening evening of the 2021 version after which blanked Sunrisers Hyderabad by six runs within the second match.

Eoin Morgan captain of Kolkata Knight Riders and Virat Kohli captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore. Image: Sportzpics for BCCI

Eoin Morgan captain of Kolkata Knight Riders and Virat Kohli captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore. Picture: Sportzpics for BCCI

RCB, regardless of all the time boasting a number of the largest T20 names, have usually didn’t reside as much as the expectations however the story thus far has been fairly totally different. Although solely two matches outdated, the present RCB aspect seems extra balanced and fewer reliant on superstars.

Indian uncapped gamers like Harshal Patel and Shahbaz Ahmed have already performed match-winning roles with AB de Villers and Glenn Maxwell coming good with the bat. Regardless of Virat Kohli having abnormal nights, the workforce has not missed him rather a lot.

One space of concern is their batting. Whereas they managed to chase down the whole within the first recreation and posted a match-winning whole within the second, the workforce would need the highest and center order to fireplace in unison to achieve its potential.

Then again, KKR have received one out of their two matches thus far. They made a successful begin by beating SRH by 10 runs earlier than dropping to MI within the second match by 10 runs. Whereas their bowling division has been spectacular in each the matches, the workforce’s center and decrease order batting has failed to fireplace.

Opener Nitish Rana has scored two fifties thus far and the workforce has been overly reliant on the highest order to get the runs. The failure of the center and prime order costed them dearly in opposition to MI the place they didn’t chase a goal of 153. Towards a workforce boasting of abilities like Kohli, de Villiers and Maxwell, KKR can not afford one other batting collapse.

General, KKR have a 15-12 head-to-head benefit over RCB and regardless of the present type favouring Kohli’s aspect, Morgan and Co is not going to be prepared to provide even an inch to their opposition.

Squads:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Sachin Child, Srikar Bharat, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Sams

Kolkata Knight Riders: Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Ben Reducing, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Vaibhav Arora

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