KKR vs RCB: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is being played against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the second phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 today. This match between both the teams is at Zayed Stadium. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli, playing his 200th match, has won the toss and decided to bat first. KKR team will bowl first. He would like to make this match memorable with victory. At the same time, KKR will also be eyeing to start the second phase with a win. After winning the toss, Virat Kohli said that we will bat first. The pitch is looking good. The pitch will slow down as the game progresses. KS Bharat and Wanindu Hasaranga are the two debutants for us.
KKR are currently at the seventh position in the IPL 2021 points table with four points from seven matches. The Eoin Morgan-led side managed only two wins in May this year before the season was suspended midway. RCB, on the other hand, were in good form, occupying the third position in the points table with 10 points from seven matches.
In the UAE leg of the tournament, KKR will take the field without fast bowler Pat Cummins. The Australian bowler did well for KKR in the first leg. Tim Southee has been replaced in his place. At the same time, for RCB, Adam Zampa, Daniel Sams, Finn Allen and Scott Kuggeleijn will not be available for the matches in the UAE. They have been replaced by Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chamira, Tim David and George Carton. Star all-rounder Washington Sundar has also been ruled out due to injury and Akash Deep has been included in his place.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing XI: Virat Kohli (capt), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Sachin Baby, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammad Siraj, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal
Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakraborty, Praneek Krishna
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