IPL 2021 31st Match – KKR vs RCB Player Battle – Eoin Morgan’s Kolkata Knight Riders will face Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 31st match of Indian Premier League 2021. The match will take place at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in UAE.
Here’s a look at the Top Player Battles to watch out for in this IPL clash between KKR vs RCB :
Virat Kohli vs Varun Chakravarthy
Kohli’s appetite for runs is insatiable. Although he has played some good knocks in IPL 2021, but everyone knows that he hasn’t delivered to expectations. The RCB captain has struggled to get going against the spinner. It will be interesting to see how Virat Kohli plays against Varun Chakravarthy in their next match. In their last encounter, the winner was Varun, when he took the wicket of the RCB skipper. Virat would definitely want to take this opportunity for revenge against the spinner by scoring some big runs against him and not giving him his wicket.
For us, the winner will be Virat Kohli in this IPL player battle.
AB Devillers vs Pat Cummins
AB Devillers has always delivered whenever RCB needed him. He doesn’t requires any description of his abilities. KKR will be using Pat Cummins against him in the death overs. Last year, with the price tag of being the most expensive player, he seemed to be under pressure. But this season, Cummins has looked a lot more settled and effective. Cummins has been able to bowl at a swift pace and his rhythm also looks good. The Aussie loves setting up the best batsmen from the opposition. According to his batting position, AB Devillers is likely to face the fiery Pat Cummins. AB de Villiers managed to score 23 runs off 12 balls by Pat Cummins, while Cummins was never able to dismiss him.
For us, the winner will be AB Devillers in this IPL player battle.
Andre Russell vs Mohammed Siraj
Kolkata Knight Riders is definitely struggling but Andre Russell has overcome the difficulties he was facing at the start of the season. KKR is hugely dependent on Russell. It won’t be easy, though, as he will have to face an evolved and impressive Siraj, who has spearheaded the RCB pace attack. In their last encounter, Mohammed Siraj gave away just one run in the penultimate over of the KKR innings against Andre Russell. Siraj has had some history against Russell. He’s a different bowler after the Australia tour and he shut the game out. Russell would be determined to hit some boundaries against Siraj this time.
For us, the winner will be Mohammed Siraj in this IPL player battle.
Shubman Gill vs Kyle Jamieson
Shubman Gill is definitely a skillful player. He has proved himself at times, but in this season he has failed to perform yet and has not played a single good knock so far. The main reason of failure of KKR is poor performance of its opening order. In their first encounter between RCB and KKR, Kyle Jamieson of Royal Challengers Bangalore celebrated the wicket of Shubman Gill of Kolkata Knight Riders during match 10. There has been massive hype around New Zealand’s pace bowling all-rounder Kyle Jamieson in the build up to the IPL. And, while he has not been sensational, he has definitely made an impact with key scalps. This time also he will try to take the wicket of KKR’s opening batsman.
For us, the winner will be Shubman Gill in this IPL player battle.
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