KOL vs BLR Dream11 Team Prediction | Top Picks | IPL 2021

KOL vs BLR Dream11 Prediction: 31st Match, IPL 2021

Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore will play against each other in the 31st match of IPL 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. We will cover KOL vs BLR Dream11 PredictionProbable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips of IPL 2021.

KOL vs BLR Match Preview

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Kolkata Knight Riders had a tough time in the first half of the season as they lost five out of the seven matches and are currently at the 7th position on the points table.

The openers, Nitish Rana and Gill, struggled to give a good opening partnership to the team. At No.3, Tripathi batted well in some of the matches but failed to maintain consistency. Skipper Morgan has been entirely out of the form this season and played only one good inning.

In the middle-order, Russell batted aggressively and scored some important runs in some of the matches. Dinesh Karthik and Pat Cummins played the role of finisher well so far in this season.

In the middle-order, Russell batted aggressively and scored some crucial runs in some of the matches. Dinesh Karthik and Pat Cummins played the role of finisher well so far in this season.

Even the bowling unit has been struggling with its performance. The pace duo, Cummins and Prasidh Krishna have been the leading wicket-takers of the team. Narine has failed to pick up wickets consistently in the spin department, but Varun Chakravarthy has performed well.

Kolkata Knight Riders need to win as many matches as they can in the second half of the season to qualify for playoffs.

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Royal Challengers Bangalore has won five out of the seven matches and is currently at the points table’s third position.

Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal are opening the innings this season and put up some good partnerships. No.3 has been a matter of concern for RCB. The middle-order has been brilliant so far with this season, as Maxwell and Ab de Villiers are the team’s leading run-scorers.

With Tim David and Wanindu Hasaranga, the problem of power-hitters down the order is sorted for RCB. Even Kyle Jamieson and Harshal Patel batted well in some of the matches and scored some crucial runs.

The bowlers have performed well in this season for RCB, and they would be hoping to continue the same. Harshal Patel is the leading wicket-taker in the tournament but struggled in some of the matches, and Kyle Jamieson picked up some crucial wickets. Yuzvendra Chahal has struggled to pick up wickets, but Shahbaz Ahmed has been better.

Royal Challengers Bangalore would be hoping to perform the same way they did in the first half of the season.

KOL vs BLR Match Details

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 31st Match, Indian Premier League, 2021

Date: 20th September 2021

Time: 07:30 PM IST

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

Weather Forecast

The weather will be clear skies, and there will be no interruption during the match.

KOL vs BLR Pitch Report

Average first innings score: 140

Average second innings score: 129

(The average score is based on forty-seven matches played at this venue so far in this season)

The pitch is a good batting surface, but it offers some help to the bowlers. The teams chasing had more success because of the dew factor, so winning the toss and fielding first will be the teams’ strategy.  

(The chasing team at this venue has won twenty-five out of the forty-seven matches in this season)

KOL vs BLR Head-to-head

Total Matches Played: 28

KOL Won: 15

BLR Won: 13

Tied: 0

No Result: 0

KKR vs RCB recent form

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KOL vs BLR Dream11 Team News

KOL:

  • Pat Cummins is likely to miss the second leg of IPL and Tim Southee replaced him in the squad.

BLR:

  • Washington Sundar was injured in the England tour and might be doubtful for IPL.
  • Daniel Sams, Adam Zampa, Finn Allen and Kane Richardson have opted out. Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Tim David, George Garton and Akash Deep are their replacements.

KKR vs RCB Probable Playing XI

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (C), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Sunil Narine, Kamlesh Nagarkoti/Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna.

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (WK), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Top Picks for KOL vs BLR Dream11 Team

KOL:

Andre Russell:

(7 M, 163 R, 27.16 A + 10 O, 7 W)

Russell bats in the middle-order and scores quickly, and can also bowl a few overs of medium pace. He is a good choice for Captain and Vice-Captain in the KOL vs BLR Dream11 team.

Sunil Narine

(4 M, 10 R, 2.50 A + 16 O, 3 W)

Narine struggled a lot in this season with both bat and ball. He picked up only three wickets in four matches he played.

Shubman Gill:

(7 M, 122 R, 17.42 A)

Shubman Gill is a talented young batsman but had a tough time scoring runs in the first few matches of the season.

Nitish Rana:

(7 M, 201 R, 28.71 A)

He is a left-handed opening batsman and played well in some of the matches. Rana struggled toward the end of the first half of the season.

Varun Chakravarthy:

(7 M, 28 O, 7 W)

Chakravarthy is known as the mystery spinner and has picked a good amount of wickets this season.

Lockie Ferguson:

(14 M, 49.5 O, 11 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler. Kiwi pacer Lockie Ferguson is known for his pace. He didn’t played 1st leg of IPL 2021. L Ferguson is very good pick in KKR vs RCB Dream11 Team for today match.

BLR:

Virat Kohli:

(7 M, 198 R, 33 A)

Virat Kohli batted well in the seven matches so far but failed to score quickly. He is still a good pick as a Captain and Vice-Captain in KOL vs BLR Dream11 Team.

Devdutt Padikkal:

(6 M, 195 R, 39 A)

He is a young left-handed batsman and opens the innings along with Kohli. Padikkal has a hundred to his name already this season.

Glenn Maxwell:

(7 M, 223 R, 37.16 A + 2 O, 0 W)

Maxwell batted well, scoring fifties in the initial matches but appeared to be struggling towards the end of the first half.

AB de Villiers:

(7 M, 207 R, 51.75 A)

ABD has been the most consistent player for RCB across many seasons and also played a couple of match-winning knocks this season.

Yuzvendra Chahal:

(7 M, 23 O, 4 W)

Chahal is one of the key bowlers for RCB but has not been up to the mark this season and was also not selected in the T20 WC squad. He must be eager to prove himself this season.

Harshal Patel:

(7 M, 35 R, 11.66 A + 28 O, 17 W)

He has been brilliant for RCB this season and is currently the leading wicket-taker.

Kyle Jamieson:

(7 M, 59 R, 19.66 A + 24 O, 9 W)

Jamieson picked up some crucial wickets and scored some runs down the order. 

Trump Card pick for KOL vs BLR Dream11 Team

Eoin Morgan:

(7 M, 92 R , 15.33 A)

E Morgan didn’t perform well in 1st leg of IPL 2021 but he is a big player.

KOL vs BLR Dream11 Team Prediction

This is a risky match for small leagues so try to play only Grand Leagues.

Wicket-Keepers:
AB de Villiers

Batsmen:
S Gill, N Rana, D Padikkal, G Maxwell (Vc)

All-Rounders:
A Russell (C), S Narine

Bowlers:
K Jamieson, M Siraj, L Ferguson, V Chakravarthy

KKR vs RCB second Combination:

Wicket-Keepers:
AB de Villiers

Batsmen:
S Gill, D Padikkal, Virat Kohli (Vc)

All-Rounders:
A Russell (C), S Narine

Bowlers:
K Jamieson, M Siraj, L Ferguson, V Chakravarthy, K Nagarkoti

Captain and Vice-Captain (KKR vs RCB Dream11 Team)

  • Andre Russell
  • Sunil Narine
  • Virat Kohli
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • AB de Villiers

We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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