Two IPL teams with contrasting fortunes are about to go for an epic duel in the slow and sweltering MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. RCB and KKR come from different results and the same is going to show in their body language as well. RCB are the table toppers that have relied on some fine bowling from Indian youngsters to take them through both matches. The likes of Shahbaz Ahmed and Harshal Patel have been instrumental in RCB’s last two victories.
KKR are coming on the back of a match they would want to forget at all costs. The loss to MI seems a personal one given how the owner, SRK had apologized to KKR fans after the last loss. With Russell and Morgan not firing as expected, KKR’s middle-order seems to be the problem area of the team right now.
RCB Versus KKR IPL 2021- Match Preview and Details
- Date- 18.04.2021
- Time- 15.30 PM
- Venue- MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
- Teams: Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Captains: Eoin Morgan (KKR) and Virat Kohli (RCB)
The 10th Match of the VIVO IPL 2021 will see RCB trying to extend their winning run while KKR would look to bounce back after their humiliating loss to Mumbai Indians. All eyes would be on Andre Russell who has not yet managed to make an impact with the bat as he would have hoped to.
Kohli would like to go all out and take batting if he wins the toss. Maxwell’s X factor in the RCB middle powers has proved to be invaluable for the team. In all, a well-matched contest between the two sides.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Probable Playing XI and Squad
- Virat Kohli(c)
- Devdutt Padikkal
- Shahbaz Ahmed
- Glenn Maxwell
- AB de Villiers(w)
- Washington Sundar
- Daniel Christian
- Kyle Jamieson
- Harshal Patel
- Mohammed Siraj
- Yuzvendra Chahal
Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Sachin Baby, Srikar Bharat, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Sams
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Probable Playing XI and Squad
- Nitish Rana
- Shubman Gill
- Rahul Tripathi
- Eoin Morgan(c)
- Andre Russell
- Dinesh Karthik(w)
- Shakib Al Hasan
- Pat Cummins
- Harbhajan Singh
- Prasidh Krishna
- Varun Chakravarthy
Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, 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 Versus KKR Match VIVO IPL Match 10 Predictions
Most experts are stating the fact that RCB is going to ride their confidence wave going into this thrilling encounter with KKR. While the Kolkata-based team would be looking to get back to winning ways, they come up against a very pumped Virat Kohli side that is batting, bowling, and fielding exceptionally well. Expect a low-scoring encounter at the slow MA Chidambaram Stadium at Chennai. The captain that wins the toss is most likely to bat first. Don’t forget it is going to be a hot afternoon encounter.