RCB vs KKR IPL 2021 Eliminator Match & Dream11 Preview:

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IPL 2021: RCB vs KKR – Eliminator 

Section 1: Venue 

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 

Team record at the venue: 

TeamPlayed WonLost
RCB734
KKR633

RCB vs KKR at Sharjah: RCB 1, KKR 1 

Section 2: Predicted XIs: 

RCB: 

Kohli (C) (RHB) 

Devdutt Padikkal (LHB) 

KS Bharat (RHB, WK) 

Maxwell* (RHB, RAO) 

ABD* (RHB) 

Dan Christian (RHB, RAM) 

Shahbaz Ahmed (LHB, LAO) 

George Garton* (LAM, LHB)

Harshal Patel (RAM, RHB)

Chahal (RALB) 

Siraj (RAM)

KKR: 

V Iyer (LHB, RAM) 

Gill (RHB) 

Tripathi (RHB) 

Rana (LHB) 

Morgan (LHB) 

DK (RHB, WK) 

Shakib/Russell 

Narine (RAO, LHB) 

Fergusan (RAF) 

Mavi (RAF)

Varun Chakravarthy (RALB) 

*Doubts on Varun’s availability. 

Section 3: Player Matchups:

AB vs KKR bowlers: 

Bowler Balls RunsOuts
Russell 541341 (last innings)
Lockie 471
Narine65973
Krishna15290
Shakib72980
Varun10130

Maxwell vs KKR bowlers: 

Bowler Balls RunsOuts
Narine71832
Russell 24270
Varun12231
Mavi670
Ferguson320
Shakib29391

Kohli vs KKR bowlers: 

Bowler Balls RunsOuts
Narine1341332
Russell 691112
Prasidh27561
Lockie19360
Varun20161
Shakib57641
Mavi8110

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

Bowler Balls RunsOuts
Chahal37801
Harshal21351
Siraj14181
Dan9180

Morgan vs Harshal, Maxwell, Siraj & Chahal: 

Bowler Balls RunsOuts
Harshal15101
Maxwell46873
Chahal65581
Siraj710

DK vs Chahal: 

Balls 33
Runs30
Outs3 (including last innings)

(Good numbers against everyone else)

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*

(Knock of 80* came while opening the innings) 

Section 5: History between the two teams: 

2021: KKR won by 9W (Abu Dhabi) 

Kohli 5(4) (Krishna)

DDP 22(20) (Ferguson) 

Bharat 16(19) (Russell)

Maxwell 10(17) (Varun) 

AB 0(1) (Russell)

Varun 4-13-3, Ferguson 4-24-2 

Russell 3-9-3 

Gill 48(34) (Chahal) 

Iyer 41*(27) 

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 5: Better numbers in first or second innings: 

RCB batsmen vs KKR: 

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AB bat first ✅ (3 50s in 8I)

Christian bat first ✅ (only 2 innings)

Maxwell better chasing ✅

Kohli in both, better bat first ✅ (3 50s & a 100 in 12I bat first)

RCB bowlers vs KKR: 

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Maxwell bowl second ✅ 

Harshal better second ✅

Siraj in first ✅ (only innings)

Chahal in both, just slightly better in first ✅

KKR batsmen vs RCB: 

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Russell in both ✅

Rana Chasing ✅

Tripathi in both, better bat first ✅

Shakib bat first ✅

Gill chasing ✅

Narine chasing ✅

Iyer chasing ✅ (only innings)

KKR bowlers vs RCB: 

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Russell bowling first ✅

Fergusan in both ✅

Shakib bowling second ✅

Varun bowl first ✅

Narine decent in both ✅

Section 6: Player performance at the venue: 

RCB & KKR bowlers at Sharjah: 

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Russell decent in both ✅

Lockie in both ✅

Varun in second ✅

Harshal in second ✅ (hasn’t bowled first yet)

Chahal in second ✅

Mavi in second (only innings) 

Iyer bowl first (only innings)

RCB & KKR batsmen at Sharjah: 

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Rana chasing ✅

Gill in both ✅

Kohli, Maxwell & AB in both ✅

Section 7: Player performance in IPL knockouts: 

RCB & KKR bowlers in IPL knockouts: 

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Russell yet to pick a wicket in Knockouts 

Shakib bowling second ✅

Harshal bowling second ✅

Chahal bowling second ✅

Siraj bowling second ✅ (only innings)

RCB & KKR batsmen in IPL knockouts: 

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Russell bat first ✅ (only innings)

Gill decent in the two innings ✅

AB in both ✅ (best numbers in knockouts among all the batsmen in this game)

Section 8: Finding the fantasy value: 

Glenn Maxwell: Default captaincy choice in small leagues with the form that he is in. Likely to bowl a few overs at Sharjah against a lineup that has 4 left handers in the top 7. 

Maxwell vs KKR: 

Innings 16
Runs427
Average 30.5
SR147
502
HS78

Also has picked 4 wickets against KKR. 

Maxwell at Sharjah: 

Innings 5
Runs265
Average 66.25
503
HS95

Captaincy suitability: Both small & grand leagues. 

Andrew Russell (if plays & is bowling fit): Russell selection in your side and his captaincy totally depends on his bowling fitness. His batting numbers are of course his best against RCB, but will you risk on Russell – The batsman who is just returning from an injury. Looks highly unlikely he’ll be able to bowl, but has played some memorable knocks against RCB. 

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

Captaincy suitability: Mini GL & GL. 

Yuzi Chahal (bowling second): Chahal on a slowish Sharjah wicket is a great captaincy choice especially, while defending. Good numbers against KKR, at the venue & also in knockouts. 

Chahal vs KKR: 

Innings 17
Overs 62
Wickets 17
SR21.9

Chahal at Sharjah: 

Innings 7
Overs26.1
Wickets 10
SR15.7

Chahal in IPL knockouts: 

Innings 5
Overs20
Wickets 7
SR17.1

Captaincy suitability: Mini GL, GL or even SL for Khatro ke khiladis. 

ABD (batting first): We haven’t seen the AB show in the second half yet, but he looked good in the last two games and has great numbers against KKR & their current bowling lineup. Smashed them at the same venue on a very difficult Sharjah wicket. Also, has the best numbers among all the batsmen in this game, in IPL knockouts. 

AB (batting first) vs KKR: 

Innings 8
Runs298
Average 49.67
503
HS76*

AB (batting first) at Sharjah: 

Innings 6
Runs179
Average 44.75
SR136
HS73* (came against KKR)

Captaincy suitability: Mini GL & GL. 

Lockie Ferguson (bowling first): Back after injury and never looked like he took a break even for a day. Even on a slow Sharjah wicket, his variations & raw pace does the job. Majority of his wickets come in form of LBW/Bowled, so that’s a bonus. 

Captaincy suitability: Both SL & GL. 

Winner of yesterday’s IPL jersey giveaway: 

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Today’s question for an IPL jersey: 

Which player will have the lowest SR in this game & his SR? (Minimum 5 balls)

For example: Padikkal 114 

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