IPL 2021: Match 10, RCB vs KKR Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?
Virat Kohli has scored 725 runs against KKR at an average and strike rate of 40.28 and 130.16 respectively.
Updated - Apr 30, 2021 7:29 pm
Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) confidence would have hit rock-bottom after their collapse at the hands of Mumbai Indians (MI) in their second match of IPL 2021. Even as their bowlers did an excellent job, their batting crumbled, especially the middle order.
Their third match is against the high-flying Royal Challengers (RCB) in the first of Sunday’s doubleheader at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. In their last three meetings, the Challengers have come out trumps three times. In fact, this time around, Virat Kohli and Co is the only team, who’s yet to taste defeat.
With a net run rate of +0.175, RCB are sitting on top of the points table. In their previous game, they beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by six runs and it remains to be seen if the Knights can get the better of them.
Match – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders – 10th match
Venue – MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Time – 3:30 PM IST, 10:00 AM GMT
Where to watch live – Star Sports Network, Hotstar
Avg first innings score: 162 (4 matches in IPL 2021 at the Chepauk)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 3, Tied – 0
Probable Playing XIs:
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Washington Sundar, AB de Villiers (WK), Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj.
Bench: Suyash Prabhudessai, Sachin Baby, Pavan Deshpande, Rajat Patidar, Mohammad Azharuddeen, Daniel Sams, Shahbaz Ahmed, Finn Allen, KS Bharat, Kane Richardson, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa
Kolkata Knight Riders
Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Bench: Bench: Karun Nair, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Ben Cutting, Pawan Negi, Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson, Tim Seifert, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Vaibhav Arora, Sandeep Warrier
Played – 27 | Royal Challengers Bangalore – 12 | Kolkata Knight Riders– 15 |N/R – 0
At neutral venues
Played – 6 | Royal Challengers Bangalore – 4 | Kolkata Knight Riders– 2 |N/R – 0
Probable best batsman of the match
Virat Kohli – Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli has scored 66 runs in two games at a strike rate of 113.79. Hence, it can be said that he’s yet to perform at his best. However, against the Knights, the 32-year-old has decent numbers. In 23 innings, the right-hander has notched 725 runs at an average and strike rate of 40.28 and 130.16 respectively. He also has four fifties and a top score of 100 at the Eden Gardens.
Probable best bowler of the match
Mohammed Siraj– Royal Challengers Bangalore
Mohammed Siraj has been the most economical bowler for the Challengers in IPL 2021 with an economy of less than six, though he has only picked up two wickets. Moreover, last year, he had the best figures of 3/8 against KKR. He’s likely to take the new ball and Kohli’s men would be hoping for the right-armer to make early inroads into the opposition batting.
Today’s match prediction: Bangalore to win the match.
Bangalore win the toss and bat
Powerplay score – 50-55
First innings score – 155-175
Bangalore win the match
Kolkata win the toss and bat
Powerplay score – 45-50
First innings score – 145-165
Bangalore to win the match