Sports Desk: The Indian Premier League (IPL) 30th match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad at 7.30 pm today. This match is going to be quite interesting because where RCB would like to return to the winning rhythm. On the other hand, KKR would like to maintain their hopes of winning the playoffs by registering a win.
Head to head
Total Matches - 27
KKR - 14 Won
RCB - 13 Won
Last five matches
KKR have won only one of their last five matches.
Talking about RCB, she looks strong in this case, having won 3 out of five matches.
Talking about the last match, RCB won by 38 runs in that match. In the last match of IPL 2021 played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, RCB scored 204 runs losing 4 wickets thanks to an innings of 78 runs off 49 balls by Glenn Maxwell and 76 runs from 34 balls of AB de Villiers. At the same time, KKR could score 166 runs in 20 overs and lost the match to get the target.
The Ahmedabad pitch will help the batsmen but it will also help the bowlers to take some wickets. Chasing the target would be a good option here, so both teams will want to bowl first after winning the toss.
This will be Virat Kohli's 200th IPL match.
AB de Villiers has been dismissed three times against the spinners in IPL 2021, but he has not been out against the fast bowlers.
Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed Dinesh Karthik 3 times in just 30 balls.
Expected Playing XI
Kolkata Knight Riders: Nitish Rana / Karun Nair, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Sunil Naren / Shakib Al Hasan, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakraborty, Priss Krishna
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Shahbaz Ahmed / Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Daniel Symes, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal