IPL 2021, RCB vs KKR: Virat Kohli’s RCB gunning for 3rd straight victory

RCB vs KKR in IPL 2021 Preview: Virat Kohli’s RCB gunning for 3rd straight victory; Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders

RCB vs KKR in IPL 2021 @ 3.30 PM: Virat Kohli’s RCB gunning for 3rd straight victory – A confident Virat Kohli-led RCB will face off Eoin Morgan’s Kolkata Knight Riders in their 3rd match of IPL 2021 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Sunday. RCB has defeated defending champions Mumbai Indians & Sunrisers Hyderabad in first two matches – with 3rd straight victory, Kohli’s team will create a unique piece of history for themselves.

RCB vs KKR in IPL 2021: Virat Kohli’s RCB gunning for 3rd straight victory

  • Virat Kohli and Co will be aiming for their third straight victory at the start of IPL season. It will be 1st time ever that Kohli’s team will win 3 out of 3 games at the start of the season.
  • In IPL 2019 RCB won 3 consecutive matches but that was not at the start of the season. where they had registered victories over KKR, CSK and PBKS (Kings XI in those days).
  • In IPL 2011, RCB won 7 consecutive games but that too was not at the beginning of the season.
  • RCB vs KKR game this season will be the 1st match that will be played in afternoon at 3.30PM.

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RCB vs KKR in IPL 2021: Virat Kohli’s team in superb form this season

RCB in IPL 2021 – What comes as a huge positive for RCB ahead of RCB vs KKR is not only the two out of two victories they have registered (RCB defeats MI by 2 wickets / RCB beats SRH by 6 runs). It is about the players they have shown faith on are delivering.

Glenn Maxwell – one of the costliest player in the lineup is the biggest confidence booster for RCB. Maxwell has looked confident, sure about himself and is holding RCB’s middle order together.

Shabhaz Ahmed – he turned around the game with 3-wicket over

AB De Villiers – The evergreen Mr. 360 was the reason behind victory in the 1st match

Kyle Jamieson is looking confident and dangerous and so is Mohd Siraj.

RCB vs KKR in IPL 2021: Virat Kohli’s RCB gunning for 3rd straight victory

RCB vs KKR Head to Head in IPL 2020: Besides the ongoing form, RCB can also draw inspiration from their consecutive wins against KKR last season. They defeated KKR while chasing and opting to bat first in the previous season.

Meanwhile, Daniel Sams have tested negative for COVID-19 and joined the RCB. He is unlikely to enter the playing XI based on the current form of RCB.

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RCB vs KKR in IPL 2021: Can Kolkata Knight Riders make a comeback?

KKR, on the other hand, had a forgetful match against defending champions Mumbai Indians where they lost by 10 runs while chasing 153. Expect opening batsman Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill, the entire batting order failed to perform and lost the match which was completely in their pocket.

Can they shrug off the rust?

KKR in IPL 2021

KKR defeats SRH by 10 runs

KKR lost to MI by 10 runs

Don’t be surprised, if KKR decides to draft Sunil Narine in the playing XI in place of Shakib Al Hasan. Shakib has been a huge disappointment while batting and KKR may add Narine in his place.

RCB vs KKR HEAD to HEAD: Eoin Morgan-led KKR has an edge over their opponent as they have won more matches against RCB. The two teams have locked horns 26 times with KKR winning 14 matches while RCB emerged victorious in 12 matches.

KKR squad

Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Vaibhav Arora

RCB squad

Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Washington Sundar, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Sachin Baby, Srikar Bharat, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Sams, Rajat Patidar

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