Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 30th T20 Match Prediction 03 May 2021

Indian Premier League 2021

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 30th T20 Match Prediction

2021-05-04

Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, India

Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, India
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, India

Kolkata Knight Riders

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, India
Cricbettingbuzz Match abandoned without a ball being bowled (no toss)

KKR vs RCB Prediction

Shoaib Z.

Kolkata Knight Riders face Royal Challengers Bangalore in must-win clash

  • Pat Cummins and Andre Russell put in credible performances for Kolkata in the previous match.
  • Harshal Patel, Glenn Maxwell and AB De Villiers have shown excellent form for RCB this season.
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore lost their second game of the season against Punjab Kings.

Expect Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kolkata Knight Riders and moved to second place in the league table.

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Match Preview

Kolkata Knight Riders will be desperate to get things right when they take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 30th game of IPL at Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad.

In the previous match, Kolkata Knight Riders put in another timid batting performance to lose their fifth game of the tournament. The side will need to make wholesale changes in order to overcome their batting woes this season.

On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore simply were not good enough in their previous game against Punjab Kings. The bowlers conceded a lot of runs in the later stages while batsmen failed to adjust to the conditions. Captain Virat Kohli might for some changes for this game.

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Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata recovered briefly with a win against Punjab Kings before faltering again in their next game against Delhi Capitals. As a result, they are languishing at the bottom of the points table after seven matches in the competition.

Harbhajan Singh come in place of Sunil Narine, who hasn’t done much with bat and ball this season.

In the batting department, the responsibility will be on the likes of Shubnam Gill, Nitish Rana and Eoin Morgan to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Opener Shubnam Gill finally ended his poor run of form and scored 43 runs off 38 balls with the help of three fours and one six. Besides Gill, Rahul Tripathi scored 19 runs off 17 balls with the help of two fours, whereas Nitish Rana chipped in with 15 runs off 12 balls.

Eoin Morgan and Sunil Narine perished for ducks in the previous match and will need to come up with decent scores against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

All-rounder Andre Russell produced a blistering innings at the back end of the innings. He produced 45 runs off 27 balls with the help of two fours and four sixes. Wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik chipped in with 14 runs off 10 balls, whereas Pat Cummins chipped in with  11 runs off 13 balls.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna and Shivam Mavi will need to make breakthroughs. Varun Chakravarthy and Harbhajan Singh are two spinners for this game.

Kolkata Knight Riders Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
A Russell 45 27 2 4 166.67
S Gill 43 38 3 1 113.16
R Tripathi 19 17 2 0 111.76
Bowlers O M R W Econ
P Cummins 4.0 0 24 3 6
S Mavi 1.0 0 25 0 25
V Chakravarthy 4.0 0 34 0 8.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
P Cummins 4.0 0 24 3 6
S Mavi 1.0 0 25 0 25
V Chakravarthy 4.0 0 34 0 8.5
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Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI

Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

Royal Challengers Bangalore

After registering four victories on bounce, the side has lost their way in the last couple of matches. The side could bring in Washington Sundar in place of Shahbaz Ahmed for this game.

In the previous encounter, the side faltered badly in the chase to lose the game by 34 runs. In the batting department, the onus will be on likes of Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell and Virat Kohli to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Glenn Maxwell and AB De Villiers will need to stay at the crease and produce big runs for the side.

Skipper Virat Kohli looked good in his innings against Punjab and scored 35 runs off 34 balls, whereas Rajat Patidar and Harshal produced scores of 31 and 31 respectively.

In the bowling department, the side will be heavily reliant on Harshal Patel to make crucial breakthroughs. Despite going wicketless in the previous match, Harshal still leads the bowling charts in the competition.

Australian all-rounder Daniel Sams had a good outing with the ball in hand and claimed one wicket, while New Zealand pacer Kylie Jamieson finished with figures of 2 for 32 in his four overs. Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and part-time Shahbaz Ahmed claimed one wicket apiece.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
V Kohli 35 34 3 1 102.94
R Patidar 31 30 2 1 103.33
H Patel 31 13 3 2 238.46
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Jamieson 3.0 0 32 2 10.67
D Sams 4.0 0 24 1 6
Y Chahal 4.0 0 34 1 8.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Jamieson 3.0 0 32 2 10.67
D Sams 4.0 0 24 1 6
Y Chahal 4.0 0 34 1 8.5
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Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted Playing XI

Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Daniel Sams, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 30 0 mm. 3.06 k/h From: NW 40%
03h 31 0 mm. 4.42 k/h From: NNW 39%
06h 35 0 mm. 2.64 k/h From: NW 43%
09h 40 0 mm. 2.73 k/h From: W 100%
12h 40 0 mm. 6.84 k/h From: WNW 93%
15h 35 0 mm. 4.26 k/h From: NW 28%
18h 32 0 mm. 3.05 k/h From: WNW 18%
21h 31 0 mm. 5.04 k/h From: WNW 3%

The wicket prepared for the game will be going to be sluggish in the first half of the game. Spinners will play a vital role in the outcome of the game. The weather forecast for Monday is expected to have clear skies in the evening.

Venue Details

Earlier this season, Royal Challengers Bangalore registered a comfortable 38-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders played at Chennai.

Toss Prediction

The side that wins the toss, would be keen to bat first and post a score in excess of 170 runs.

Winning Prediction

From stability in the top-order to bowlers making breakthroughs with new-ball, Royal Challengers Bangalore have enough match-winners at their disposal to overcome an inconsistent Kolkata Knight Riders.

On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders will have to put in something exceptional in order to get to back to winning ways.

Expect Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kolkata Knight Riders and moved to second place in the league table.

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