Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will play against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 39th match of the 13th edition of IPL as both sides keen to place their spot in the top four positions. The match is scheduled to be held on 21st October at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, and starts at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC).
It is a key match for play-off positions, third placed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) take on fourth-placed Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
PREVIEW FOR DREAM11 FANTASY:
In the previous match, KKR beat SRH with the heroics performance of Lockie Ferguson and once again in Super Over. In the last two matches, they lost to RCB and MI but Ferguson’s 3-15 was the major obstruction to restrict SRH to 163 runs. From two matches, Eoin Morgan is taking the responsibility of captaincy and in this match also he will lead the side.
On the other hand, in four games, RCB won three matches and also won the previous match against RR. RR made 177/6 in which Chris Morris took 4- 26 and in reply RCB begun slowly. In just 22 balls, AB de Villiers scored unbeaten 55 runs and helped RCB to claim 7 wicket victory. After their last match wins, there is no possibility of any change in the team.
During the match, Abu Dhabi will be clear and hot.
Abu Dhabi is a flat wicket that is good for big-hitting batting.
INJURY AND AVAILABILITY NEWS:
There are no availability and injury issues regarding players from both sides.
PROBABLE PLAYING XIs OF KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS:
Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan (c), Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi
PROBABLE PLAYING XIs OF ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE:
Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, AB de Villiers (wk), Virat Kohli (c), Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Gurkeerat Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini
Kolkata Knight Riders – Eoin Morgan, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Morris
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection
Captain options – Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers
Vice-Captain options – Chris Morris
DREAM11 TEAM FOR KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS Vs ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE:
|Shubman Gill||AB de Villiers (c)||Chris Morris (vc)||Pat Cummins|
|Virat Kohli||Shivam Dube||Yuzvendra Chahal|
|Devdutt Padikkal||Prasidh Krishna|
|Eoin Morgan||Isuru Udana|
*Disclaimer: A team here is picked based on the perception, analysis, and gut feeling of the author. When you select your team, analyze the points mentioned to arrive at your own decision.*