KKR vs RCB Dream11 Team, KKR vs RCB Dream11 Prediction & analysis:

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IPL 2021: KKR vs RCB 

Section 1: Venue 

Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad 

Ahmedabad is a very interesting venue, it has both black & red soil surfaces. In short, black soil surface holds and protects the wicket and helps in more bounce & swing (with the new ball). And because the wicket doesn’t break, the batsmen can trust the pace & bounce and can score freely resulting in high scores. 

While red soil surface (which is commonly seen in India) assits the spinners as it cannot the hold wicket for long and starts deteriorating, allowing the spinners to have more uneven bounce & turn. 

So which surface is used today will have a major role in selecting your fantasy team. 

Dew will be an important factor here as well. 

List of recent matches at the venue: 

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Pace vs spin

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Section 2: Predicted Playing XI’s: 

RCB: 

Kohli (C) (RHB) 

Devdutt Padikkal (LHB) 

Rajat Patidar (RHB)/Shahbaz (LHB, LAO)

Maxwell* (RHB, RAO) 

ABD (WK)* (RHB) 

Sundar (LHB, RAO)

Daniel Sams (LAM, RHB) 

Kyle Jamieson* (RAM, RHB) 

Harshal Patel (RAM, RHB)

Chahal (RALB) 

Siraj (RAM)

KKR: 

“If you can’t change the man, change the man” – McCullum

So expect plenty of changes in KKR. 

Rana/Iyer 

Gill

Tripathi 

Morgan 

Narine/Shakib/Lockie 

DK

Russell 

Cummins 

Mavi/Vaibhav/Warrier 

Varun 

*Plenty of combinations possible, KKR can also go with Tim Seifert at the top of the order. Lockie, Sheldon, Nair, Negi all of them are in contention to play depending on the overseas combination. 

Practice game performances of the players on bench: 

Nair: 

Practice game: 41(30), 46(29) 

Venkatesh Iyer:  

Practice game: 34(30), 3W 

Vaibhav Arora: 

Practice game: 1W

Tim Seifert: 

Practice game: 68(39) 

Cutting: 

Practice game: 10*(4) & 1W, 1W 

Section 4: Player Battles: 

AB vs KKR bowlers: 

Bowler Balls RunsOuts
Russell 531340
Lockie 471
Narine65973

Maxwell vs Cummins, Russell, Varun: 

Bowler Balls RunsOuts
Cummins19331
Russell 19240
Varun10220

Kohli vs KKR bowlers: 

Bowler Balls RunsOuts
Narine1331342
Russell 691112
Prasidh25520
Cummins34381
Lockie19360
Varun18151

Russell vs RCB bowlers: Only dismissed once against Chahal, Harshal & Siraj. 

Morgan vs Harshal, Sundar & Chahal: 

Bowler Balls RunsOuts
Harshal15101
Sundar23292
Chahal65581

DK vs Chahal: 

Balls 33
Runs30
Outs3 (including last innings)

Shakib vs RCB bowling: Only dismissed once against Jamieson. 

Seifert vs Chahal: 

Balls33
Runs71
Outs0

Russell vs RCB (his most runs, best SR & most sixes against any team) 

Innings 11
Runs370
Average 46.25
SR215
501
HS65

Recent against RCB: 31, 16, 65, 48

Tripathi vs RCB: (his most runs, highest average against any team) 

Innings 8
Runs238
Average 47.6 
SR129
HS80*

Section 5: History between the two teams: 

2021: RCB won by 38 runs 

Kohli 5(6) (Varun)

Devdutt 25(28) (Prasidh) 

Patidar 1(2) (Varun) 

Maxwell 78*(49) (Cummins) 

ABD 76*(34) 

Varun 4-39-2 

Cummins 4-34-1 

Russell 2-38-0 31(20) (Harshal) 

Rana 18(11) (Chahal) 

Gill 21(9) (Jamieson) 

Tripathi 25(20) (Sundar) 

Morgan 29(23) (Harshal) 

Jamieson 3-41-3 

Harshal 4-17-2 

Chahal 4-34-2 

2020: RCB won by 82 runs

Devdutt 32(23) 

Kohli 33*(28) 

ABD 73*(33) 

Russell 4-51-1 16(10) 

Cummins 4-38-0

Varun 4-25-0

Gill 34(25) (RO) 

Rana 9(14) (Sundar)

Morgan 8(12) (Sundar) 

DK 1(2) (Chahal) 

Sundar 4-20-2 

2020: RCB won by 8W 

Gill 1(6) (Saini) 

Tripathi 1(5) (Siraj) 

Rana 0(1) (Siraj) 

DK 4(14) (Chahal) 

Morgan 30(34) (Sundar) 

Siraj 4-2-8-3 

Chahal 4-15-2 

Sundar 4-1-14-1 

Devdutt 25(17) 

Kohli 18*(17) 

Lockie 4-17-1 

Section 6: Better numbers in first or second innings: 

RCB batsmen vs KKR: 

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RCB bowlers vs KKR: 

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KKR batsmen vs RCB: 

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KKR bowlers vs RCB: 

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Section 7: Finding the fantasy value: 

Virat Kohli: Could not convert a good start in a big knock in the last game, but will not miss out again. Against KKR, has very good numbers like most of the teams in the competition. 

Virat vs KKR: 

Innings 25
Runs730
Average 36.5
SR128
504
1001
HS100
Ducks2

Captaincy suitability: Both small & grand leagues. 

Russell: Scored runs in the last game against DC, scored runs against RCB in the last game at Chennai as well. The way AB smashed him at the death in the last game, doesn’t look like he’ll be bowling at the death if AB stays on the crease. 

Russell vs RCB (his most runs, best SR & most sixes against any team) 

Innings 11
Runs370
Average 46.25
SR215
501
HS65

Has 3 30+ scores in his last 4 innings vs RCB

Recent against RCB: 31, 16, 65, 48

Captaincy suitability: Both small & grand leagues. 

ABD (batting first): Batting amazingly well and his highest score this season of 76* also came against KKR in the last game. 

AB in his last 4 games against KKR: 76*, 78*, 63, 44 

He has not been dismissed in the last two games against them. 

Captaincy suitability: Both small & grand leagues. 

The numbers game: 

Harshal Patel has picked 2 wickets in each of his last 3 games vs KKR (2/17, 2/34, 2/40) 

KKR have the worst economy in the final five overs. 

Padikkal is yet to be dismissed by spin this season. 

Narine has 16 wickets against RCB, including 5 in his last 5 games. Also has a 15 ball fifty which came while opening. 

AB in his last four games against KKR averages 128 

Both Maxwell & AB’s highest score this IPL came against KKR

Chahal has 5 wickets in his last 3 games against KKR and also his best bowling figures this season of 2/34 came against KKR. 

RCB have lost the most wickets to spin this season (18), KKR is second (17)