Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders are ready to play their 2nd part of IPL 2021. This is the match no 31 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi and second of part II. During the last meeting between the two teams RCB beat KKR with 38 runs so look at cricket prediction who will win today. As the Indian Premier League was rescheduled after IPL first phase is interrupted due to a pandemic in India. So, the first match of the 2nd phase was play yesterday on 19 of September 2021 between Chennai Supers Kings and Mumbai Indians. During the match, Chennai wins the game with 20 runs against Mumbai.
Therefore, the second match comes after the surprise announcement by RCB captain Virat Kohli on 19th September. That he will be stepping down as RCB captain after this IPL campaign this announcement comes just a few days after his T20 captaincy stepped down announcement.
However, the KKR will be led by Eoin Morgan while RCB will be led by Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli side is in a nice shape during this IPL as they have a good opportunity to lift the title for the first time in UAE. As RCB is at no 3 positions in the points table behind CSK and RR. Bangalore also has a good and stable team this year despite some replacement players in 2nd phase.
While the two time Indian Premier League champions KKR is in their worst condition during this IPL. As they are finding difficulties in their opening batsman middle forms and lack of finishing. So, they’re in 7th position in the points table with SRH at 8 positions. Therefore, in cricket prediction let’s see their pitch report, head to head stats and predicted XIs.
Royal Challenger Bangalore
Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers (wk), Virat Kohli (c), Glenn Maxwell, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rajat Patidar, Kyle Jamieson, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mohammad Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed and Harshal Patel.
RCB starting XI will be quite same as in 1st phase of IPL 2021. So, in the 2nd phase of IPL cricket prediction the RCB will start their batting with their skipper Virat Kohli along with Devdutt Padikkal as opening duo. After that they will be followed by Rajat Patidar in no 3 position and Glenn Maxwell will be play in his regular position. While, AB de Villiers will be playing as a finisher role in 5th position as usually. In 6th position he will be support by allrounder by their new replacement player Wanindu Hasaranga. Therefore, their bowling will be open by their regular pacer and spinner Mohammed Siraj with Yuzvendra Chahal. And they will be support by other bowlers like Harshal Patel, Kyle Jamieson, Wanindu Hasaranga and Shahbaz Ahmed
Kolkata Knight Riders
Eoin Morgan (c), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi, Rahul Tripathi and Prasidh Krishna.
While the KKR starting XI will expected to be almost same in Cricket Prediction as in IPL 2021 part 1. As they will start their batting with their opening last match duo Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill. While Rahul Tripathi will go in no 3 followed by their skipper Eoin Morgan. So, Sunil Narine handles the middle order with Morgan at 4th or 5th position. Therefore, Andre Russell will play the finisher role for KKR as always with Dinesh Karthik. However, the Kolkata Knight Riders opening department will be open with their pacers Parsidh Krishna and Lockie Ferguson. So they will be back by their spinners and middle pacers like Russell, Varun, Mavi and Narine.
RCB vs KKR head to head stats
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders have played overall 28 matches
Win- Kolkata Knight Riders has won 15 matches out of 28. While Royal Challengers Bangalore has availed to win 13 matches.
Stats in UAE
Both the team has played 3 matches against each other where Royal Challengers Bangalore has won 2 matches. And Kolkata Knight Riders is won only 1 match.
Match No- 31st match, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Date and Time– 20th September 2021
7:30 PM IST
02:00 PM GMT
Venue– Sheikh Zayed Stadium at Abu Dhabi
The Sheikh Zayed Stadium at Abu Dhabi is very good for batting purposes even with the pacer little swings. From the last matches play in IPL 2020 and PSL 2021 at this pitch is seen that it is quite good and supportive for the 2nd innings team. As there is not much support for the spinner in this pitch. This is a good scoring ground as 150+ is easily achievable. So in cricket prediction, we can expect to see 150+ runs on the board for the chasing teams.
Today’s match cricket prediction:- As the pitch is most favourable with the chasing team. So, the team that comes to bat in the 2nd innings can win the match today