RCB vs KKR Live – IPL 2021 Eliminator: With the IPL 2021 league stage done and dusted, we have Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) facing off Eoin Morgan’s Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Eliminator clash. Both teams will square off at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah on Monday evening. RCB reached the playoffs of IPL in 2020 after a gap of 4 years before being knocked out by SRH in the eliminator, while the two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders last reached playoffs in IPL 2018 before losing it out in the qualifier. For more IPL 2021 live updates, follow us on InsideSport.in.
RCB vs KKR Live – IPL 2021 Eliminator: Eoin Morgan’s KKR favourite in fight for survival against Virat Kohli’s RCB eyeing their first trophy – Follow live updates
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RCB current form in the UAE leg: Royal Challengers Bangalore had a disappointing start to the UAE leg of the tournament, losing both their opening fixtures including the one against KKR. However, Royal Challengers bounced back strongly and registered three wins on the trot against MI, RR and PBKS before going down against SRH by 4 runs in the second last league fixture. RCB, however, registered a win in their last league fixture with a SIx on the final ball by Srikar Bharat against DC.
Vs KKR – loss by 9 wickets
Vs CSK – loss by 6 wickets
Vs MI – won by 54 runs
Vs RR – won by 7 wickets
Vs PBKS – won by 6 runs
Vs SRH – loss by 4 runs
Vs DC – won by 7 wickets
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) October 9, 2021
KKR current form in the UAE leg: Unlike the first phase, Kolkata Knight Riders have looked a far better side in the UAE leg, registering five out of seven wins. KKR started with a back-to-back win against RCB and will enter the eliminator on the back of a two-match winning streak. KKR sealed 4th place in the playoffs with huge victories over SRH and RR.
Vs RCB – won by 9 wickets
Vs MI – won by 7 wickets
Vs CSK – loss by 2 wickets
Vs DC – won by 3 wickets
Vs PBKS – loss by 5 wickets
Vs SRH – won by 6 wickets
Vs RR – won by 86 runs
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 9, 2021
RCB vs KKR Head-to-Head in IPL 2021: Both RCB and KKR have won one game each out of the two meetings in the ongoing edition. While Virat Kohli led outfit registered 38 runs win over KKR in the India-leg of the tournament, Eoin Morgan’s KKR registered a thumping 9 wickets in the UAE leg. Brief scores –
In Chennai – RCB 204/4 (20) – KKR 166/8 (20) – RCB won by 38 runs
In Abu Dhabi – RCB 92 (19) – KKR 94/1 (10) – KKR won by 9 wickets
RCB vs KKR Head-to-Head Overall:
Total – 29
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 13
Kolkata Knight Riders – 16
RCB vs KKR Head-to-head in UAE:
In Abu Dhabi – KKR won by 9 wickets (IPL 2021)
In Abu Dhabi – RCB won by 8 wickets (IPL 2020)
In Sharjah – RCB won by 82 runs (IPL 2020)
In Sharjah – KKR won by 30 runs (IPL 2014)
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RCB vs KKR Probable Playing11:
Royal Challengers Bangalore –
- RCB might replace off-colour Dan Christian with W Hasaranga or Tim David
Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat (wk), Daniel Christian/W Hasaranga/Tim David, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, George Garton, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Kolkata Knight Riders –
- Andre Russell is likely to return to playing11
Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy
RCB vs KKR live streaming: How to watch RCB vs KKR live scores?
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.
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