Eliminator, RCB vs KKR IPL 2021 Today Match Prediction


Modified Oct 11, 2021 11:46 AM IST

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On Monday, October 11 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Kolkata Knight Riders in the Eliminator of the 2021 Indian Premier League. The Knights, captained by Eoin Morgan, had a dismal season in India, winning only two of their seven games. The Men in Gold and Purple came out firing, winning five of their first seven games to get to the playoffs. On the other side, the Challengers have been as remarkable. With 18 points from 14 games, the squad captained by Virat Kohli finished third on the standings.

They had a chance to finish second, but Royal Challengers Bangalore beat them by a whisker on net run rate. Following their respective victories, both teams will be full of confidence. The Knight Riders crushed the Rajasthan Royals in Sharjah, while the Challengers defeated the Kolkata Knight Riders in Dubai.

Match Details

Match – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Eliminator

Venue – Sharjah Cricket Stadium

Time – 7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT

Where to watch live – Star Sports Network, Hotstar

Pitch Report

In Sharjah, the pitch hasn’t been very conducive to batting. In the powerplay, run production will be critical. It’s difficult to score runs when the ball grows old. Chasing should be the way to go, since chasing teams have won five of the last eight games.

Avg first innings score: 137 (8 matches in the IPL 2021 at Sharjah)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 3, Tied – 0

Weather Report

The weather in Sharjah is forecast to be hot and muggy. There should be no possibility of rain here, based on the forecast. A good game of cricket may be expected. On average, the temperature will be around 42 degrees Celsius.



Played – 29 | Kolkata Knight Riders – 16 | Royal Challengers Bangalore– 13 |N/R – 0

In the UAE

Played – 4 | Kolkata Knight Riders – 2 | Royal Challengers Bangalore– 2 |N/R – 0]

RCB vs KKR Playing 11

RCB Predicted Playing 11

Virat Kohli (c), Glenn Maxwell, AB deVilliers (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Dan Christian, H Patel, George Garton, M  Siraj, Yuzi Chahal, D Padikkal, Rajat Patidar

KKR Predicted Playing 11

Venkatesh Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan

RCB vs KKR Key players

Virat Kohli— Royal Challengers Bangalore

When the IPL kicked off in April, Virat Kohli didn’t have quite the season he had hoped for. The right-hander has only scored 366 runs in 14 games, with an average of 28.15 and a strike rate of 119.60. Kohli was deceived in his previous two appearances against KKR. In the last match, he’ll try to score some runs.

Varun Chakravarthy– Kolkata Knight Riders

In the second leg of the IPL 2021, Varun Chakravarthy has been excellent for the Knight Riders. The tweaker has 16 wickets from 14 games in the competition, with an amazing economy rate of 6.50. Chakravarthy was named Player of the Match the last time KKR and RCB played, as he took three wickets and conceded only 13 runs.

RCB vs KKR Team News

Royal Challengers Bangalore

  • The Royal Challengers Bangalore are coming off a seven-wicket victory against the Delhi Capitals. RCB bowlers didn’t get fantastic returns with the ball on a decent batting surface in Dubai. They went for a lot of runs in the first innings, with the Delhi Capitals scoring 164 runs. In his four overs, Siraj took 2 for 25 runs, although the other bowlers were a touch pricey. RCB had a shaky start with the bat as well. Within 2.1 overs, both Virat Kohli (4) and Devdutt Padikkal (0 of 1) was sent back to the pavilion. AB de Villiers contributed 26 off 26 before being bowled in the tenth over.
  • The Delhi Capitals were the odds-on favorites to win the game at the time. On the other side, Glenn Maxwell and Srikar Bharat held opposing viewpoints. The pair put up an unbroken 111-run stand to help their team to a seven-wicket victory. Srikar Bharat scored 78 off 52 deliveries, while Glenn Maxwell hit 51 off 33 balls.
  • Shahbaz Ahmed struck a six to assist RCB to cross the finish line with 5 runs off the penultimate ball.

Kolkata Knight Riders

  • With 7 victories in 14 games, Kolkata Knight Riders finished fourth in the points rankings. Due to a better net run rate, they narrowly edged out Mumbai Indians to make the qualifiers.
  • They defeated Rajasthan Royals by an 86-run margin in their most recent match. To start the game, Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer put up a 79-run partnership. Iyer struck 38 off 35 balls, while Gill scored his second half-century in a row. KKR finally posted 171 in the first innings thanks to crucial contributions from the middle overs.
  • In the second innings, Shivam Mavi and Lockie Ferguson tore through RR’s bowling unit. Both bowlers combined to take seven wickets, reducing RR to 85 runs in 16.1 overs. In four overs, Mavi took four wickets for 21 runs, while Ferguson took three wickets for 18 runs.

RCB vs KKR Match Tips

This season, Royal Challengers Bangalore has been performing consistently well. The Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand, are in fantastic form in the second leg. With RCB as slight favorites, this may be a thriller. The squad that loses will have to return home, therefore both teams will give it they are all. The winner of qualification 1 will meet the loser of qualifying 2. For the time being, royal challengers have an advantage against KKR, thus we believe they will win.

Today’s match prediction: The team, batting second to win the match.