KKR vs RCB (Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore), Match 31 - Match Information
Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 31
Date: 20th September 2021
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Match Officials: Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ), Sundaram Ravi (IND) and Virender Sharma (IND), Referee: Vengalil Narayanan Kutty (IND)
KKR vs RCB (Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore), Match 31 Preview
Kolkata Knight Riders will be up against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 31st match of the Indian T20 League, 2021. The match will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Kolkata Knight Riders have played 7 matches in the series and they are currently ranked sixth on the points table, while Royal Challengers Bangalore have also played 7 matches in the series and they are currently ranked third on the points table.
In their previous encounter in this series, AB de Villiers was the Man of the Match and Varun Chakravarthy scored the highest fantasy points for Kolkata Knight Riders with 64 match fantasy points while AB de Villiers topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Royal Challengers Bangalore with 117 match fantasy points.
In the last match played by Kolkata Knight Riders against Delhi Capitals, Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets. The top fantasy player for Kolkata Knight Riders was Pat Cummins who scored 105 fantasy points.
In their last match in this series against Punjab Kings, Punjab Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 34 runs. The top fantasy player for Royal Challengers Bangalore was Kyle Jamieson who scored 71 fantasy points.
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KKR vs RCB, Pitch Report and Conditions
The pitch at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 30 matches is 168 runs. The pitch at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi is a balanced one with decent assistance for both batters and bowlers on offer.
The pacers have earned 67% of the total bowling fantasy points at this venue. Hence picking up pacers for your fantasy team should be a good idea.
KKR vs RCB, Head to Head
In the 28 matches played between these 2 teams, Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 13 matches and Kolkata Knight Riders have won 15 matches. Royal Challengers Bangalore Bowlers have earned the most fantasy points for their team, while Batsmans have earned the most fantasy points for Kolkata Knight Riders.
KKR vs RCB Dream11 Prediction: Batters and Wicket-Keepers
AB De Villiers
De Villiers has been scoring at SR of 164.28 in this season which guarantees extra fantasy points.
His fantasy points this season are as follows 15, 134, 8, 12, 117, 19, 84
He has been a part of 8 dismissals – the most by any wicket keeper this season which would be an add on to his fantasy points scored thus he has a potential for great returns.
Padikkal has scored 195 runs in his 6 matches played this season which includes a century.
He opens the batting for Bangalore and has SR over 150 this season.
He has batted in 3 innings against Kolkata in which his scores are as follows 25, 25, 32
Nitish Rana has been the top run scorer with 201 runs for Kolkata this season. He averages 43 fantasy points per game this season.
After Andre Russell, Rana has given most fantasy points for Kolkata this Indian T20 league season.
With 10 matches played against Bangalore he has scored 245 runs in those matches.
Rana has scored 46 fantasy points in his last 10 T20 matches played.
KKR vs RCB Dream11 Prediction: Bowlers
The Purple cap holder has picked up 17 wickets this season in 7 matches this season which averages 2.4 wickets/match.
He has been one of the most consistent performers in terms of fantasy points with 557 points in 7 matches.
Remarkably, he has featured in the winning fantasy team in every single match he has been involved in this season.
Siraj has played 7 matches against Kolkata in Indian T20 league and has taken 8 wickets in those matches.
He has 11 wickets in 9 innings that he has bowled in UAE which averages at least one wicket per match.
He has scored 248 fantasy points in the 7 matches that he has played averaging 35 points per match this season.
The last time Varun Chakravarthy played at this venue, he picked up his first and only 5 wicket haul in the Indian T20 league.
The Indian spinner enjoys bowling at the venue and has picked up 9 wickets in 7 matches there at an average of 20.33
He has given 38 fantasy points on an average in last 10 T20 games played
KKR vs RCB Dream11 Prediction: All-Rounders
He hasn’t been impressive this season as he has managed to take 3 wickets and score 10 runs in his 4 matches played.
But in the recently played CPL he has taken 12 wickets in 10 matches played and scored 137 runs. He has taken wickets in 8 out of the last 10 CPL innings that he has bowled. Clearly indicates he looks in good form and will be looking to replicate the same form in IPL
He has given 63 fantasy points in last 10 T20 matches played and has the highest FG gully rating by a player of 9 for this match.
He is the leading run scorer of Bangalore with 223 runs scored in 6 innings at SR of 144.80 that he has batted this season
Maxwell has scored 2 half centuries in his 6 innings batted this Indian T20 league season that indicates his consistency in the game.
2, 34, 31,20, 105, 92, 56 are fantasy points given by Maxwell this Indian T20 league season. He can be handy with the ball as well taking a wicket or two which would be a big plus to the overall fantasy points scored by him.
The West Indian powerhouse has scored 163 runs and taken 7 wickets in his 7 matches this season. In the last 5 Indian T20 league matches, he has scored 149 runs at an average of 37.3.
His performances have seen him pick 442 points, averaging 63.14 per match
In his 11 innings against Bangalore, he has crossed the 30-run mark 8 times and been dismissed for a single digit score only once
KKR vs RCB Dream11 Prediction: Top Players of the Last Match
The Top Point Getters for Kolkata Knight Riders are Pat Cummins with 105 match fantasy points. Andre Russell with 67 match fantasy points and Shubman Gill with 56 match fantasy points.
The Top Point Getters for Royal Challengers Bangalore are Kyle Jamieson with 71 match fantasy points. Virat Kohli with 56 match fantasy points and Rajat Patidar with 51 match fantasy points.
KKR vs RCB Dream11 Prediction: Captain and Vice-Captain
Sunil Narine has an average of 63 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9 and a low XFactor.
Harshal Patel has an average of 61 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.9 and a medium XFactor.
AB de Villiers has an average of 56 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.8 and a medium XFactor.
Glenn Maxwell has an average of 46 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.8 and a medium XFactor.
Andre Russell has an average of 57 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.5 and a medium XFactor.
KKR vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Team Suggestion
Wicket-Keeper: A. De Villiers
Batters: D. Padikkal, G. Maxwell and V. Kohli
All-Rounders: S. Ahmed, S. Narine and W. Hasaranga
Bowlers: H. Patel, L. Ferguson, S. Mavi and T. Southee
Captain: W. Hasaranga
Vice-Captain: S. Narine