IPL 2021: 5 Fantasy Picks for KKR vs RCB in UAE, Playing11 and Live Streaming – September 20: Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore will square off in Abu Dhabi in Monday’s encounter in the second phase of IPL 2021 in UAE. Both teams will be eying to kick off with a win and set up the tone for the remainder of the tournament. Both the teams have made a couple of changes to their initial squads after players pulled out of the tournament. It will be interesting to watch how both the teams line up in this opening clash and also if the new signings can surprise with their performances.
Here, we will look at key players who can be game-changer for their respective sides in the 31st match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
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Five key players for IPL 2021: KKR vs RCB 31st Match –
1-Virat Kohli – RCB skipper Virat Kohli is the leading run-scorer in the history of the league and one of the fantasy picks you can’t miss out on your team. With 6076 runs in 191 innings, Kohli is sitting atop the leading run-getters chart. He scored 198 runs in 7 innings at an average of 33.00 in the first phase of the IPL before it got called off due to Covid-19 cases in the bio-bubble and is expected to continue his fine form in UAE too.
2-AB de Villiers – RCB’s batting mainstay AB de Villiers averaged 51.75 in the first phase of the IPL 2021. In seven innings, De Villiers slammed 207 runs at a strike rate of 164.28 including two half-centuries. He looked in great touch in the practice games in the RCB camp is likely to start off where he left in phase 1.
3-Andre Russell – Kolkata Knight Riders’ Andre Russell loves batting against RCB. The Windies power-hitter has a strike rate of 215.12 against Royal Challengers Bangalore and has amassed 370 runs in 11 innings at an average of 46.25
4-Sunil Narine – KKR all-rounder Sunil Narine is a must-have pick especially against Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has a history of being handy with both bat and ball against Virat Kohli’s RCB. With the ball, Narine has picked up 16 wickets, including two 4 wickets haul, and averages 32.33 with the bat. In 7 innings against RCB, Narine has scored 194 runs at a strike rate of around 200.00
5-Glenn Maxwell – RCB’s Glenn Maxwell averages 32.08 against Kolkata Knight Riders and has scored 417 runs in 15 innings at a strike rate of 152.75. He was top-notch in the first phase of IPL, amassing 223 runs in 7 innings at an average of 37.16 and a strike rate of 144.80, and will be aiming to replicate the same in UAE.
IPL 2021: KKR vs RCB – TV & Live Streaming in India
Fans can watch and enjoy IPL 2021 Live on the Star India Network channels in 8 languages. Other than English & Hindi, the league will be broadcasted in 6 regional languages.
All the action of IPL 2021 will also be simulcasted and LIVE STREAMED on Star’s video on demand platform Disney+Hotstar. But for that, either IPL FANS will have to take an annual or monthly subscription to the platform.
For KKR vs RCB live scores, ball by ball commentary, and full scorecard, click here.
KKR vs RCB Full Squad:
KKR Full Squad
Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Pawan Negi, Tim Seifert, Shakib al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Tim Southee.
RCB Full Squad
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddin, Kyle Jamieson, Dan Christian, Suyesh Prabhudessai, KS Bharat, Tim David, Dushmantha Chameera, Wanindu Hasarangal, Akash Deep, George Garton
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