Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
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The match between KKR and RCB is the thirty-first meeting of the IPL 2021, which is going to be played at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on September 20th 2021.
KKR vs RCB History:
The teams competed against each other 28 times, till date. Out of them, KKR won 15 times and lost 13 times.
Last 5 (completed) match results of KKR against RCB are LLLLW.
The teams faced each other 10 times at the home ground of KKR. The host won 6 times. On the other hand, the visitors won 4 times.
Last 5 (completed) match results of KKR against RCB are LWWLL.
The teams competed 11 times at the home ground of RCB. The home team won 4 times and lost 7 times.
Last 5 (completed) match results of RCB against KKR are LLLLW.
The teams met 7 times at the neutral venue. KKR won twice, whereas RCB won 5 times.
Last 5 (completed) match results of KKR against RCB are LLLWW.
Points and Ranks:
In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
KKR is at seventh rank in the table and may earn 2 points and may come in top three of the lower four (fifth, sixth or seventh) after winning the match. Staying at the same rank after losing the game.
Last 5 (completed) match results of KKR are LWLLL.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
RCB is at third rank in the table and may have a chance to come in top three position with earning 2 points after winning the match. Staying at the same rank after losing the game.
Last 5 (completed) match results of RCB are LWLWW.
Weather forecast for Abu Dhabi shows the weather would be mostly sunny during natural light and clear after natural darkness. Though, the precipitation percentage would be 1% to 2% as of now, so there would be almost no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 33 to 35 Celsius. The wind would be between 9 to 17 km/h. The speed of wind and the temperature would decrease gradually.
Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL Matches):
Teams prefer to bat first 15 times in 29 matches. The selection didn’t favor the teams, as the team won 7 times, though one of them was tied, but the team, with batting first, managed to win by boundary counts (as, the super over was also tied), and lost 8 times.
Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are WLLLL.
On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, which happened 14 times out of 28 matches. The selection favors the teams, and the teams won 8 times, and lost also 6 times, though one of the defeats was in a super over in a tied game.
Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are WWWWW.
Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 15 times and lost 14 times.
Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are WWWWW.
The first batting team won the matches 13 times including two ties, in one game the first batting team won by boundary counts (as the super over was also tied) and the other one was decided by super over. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 16 times.
Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are WLLLL.
The lowest successful defended total was 132 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 206 on the ground.
The first inning lowest total was 70, and the highest total was 205 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 84 runs (completed innings), whereas the highest was 206 runs.
The batting average of the first innings is 27.26 and 26.90 is for the second innings.
T20 History Between the Teams at the Venue:
Both the teams faced each other just once at the venue. RCB won the outing.
Last 5 (completed) match results of RCB against KKR at the venue are W – – – -.
Teams’ T20 History at the Venue:
KKR got plenty of chances (11) to play the match at the venue, in which the team has an above average record, as the team won 6 times including one super over victory in tied game, and lost 5 times, including one boundary count defeat in tied super over in the tied game
Last 5 (completed) match results of KKR at the venue are WLW*LW.
RCB got 6 chances to play the match at the venue, the team has an extremely poor record, as the team won twice and lost 4 times.
Last 5 (completed) match results of RCB at the venue are LLLWW.
Tentative XI for both the Teams:
Kolkata Knight Riders:
The team may go with 3 pacers and a spinner combination, as the team has an all-rounder with pace and a bowling all-rounder with spin.
Kolkata Knight Riders Eleven: S. Gill, N. Rana, R. Tripathi, E. Morgan, D. Karthik, A. Russell, S. Narine, K. Nagarkoti, L. Ferguson, P. Krishna, V. Chakravarthy
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
The team would also like to go with 3 pacers and a spinner combination, as the team has two all-rounders and a batting all-rounder, all with spin..
Royal Challengers Bangalore Eleven: D. Padikkal, V. Kohli, R. Patidar, G. Maxwell, AB. de Villiers, S. Ahmed, W. Hasaranga, K. Jamieson, H. Patel, M. Siraj, Y. Chahal
*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left. *Notes: “*” means the match was tied but the match was resulted through one over eliminator.