Bangalore and Kolkata (Photo credits: Facebook)
Chennai: The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will compete in Chennai on Sunday in the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Both the teams will go on to play the third match in IPL 2021. RCB have won both their matches. At the same time, KKR lost the second match after winning the first match. There is no dearth of strong players in both teams, so this match is expected to be exciting in Ace. IPL 2021: Good news for RCB, these players also join the team after defeating Corona
These matches will be played from 3:30 pm. It will also be the first match of this season to be played in the afternoon. As the temperature in Chennai falls, the ball may swing. While RCB’s team is strong in batting, Kolkata’s bowling is heavy in bowling. In such a match, we will get to see war between the ball and the bat.
The pitch at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai has been favorable for spinners. Here the batsmen are having a lot of difficulty in scoring runs. This year the pitch here is getting very slow in the second innings. The same was seen in the match between Hyderabad and Mumbai. Looking at the pitch, it can decide to bat first to win the toss.
As the temperature in Chennai decreases, the bowlers will get help. The weather is clear. it will not rain. This match has to happen during the day, so dew does not matter in this match.
Head to head
Total Matches: 27
RCB won: 19 matches
KKR won: 15 matches
Possible playing XI of Kolkata Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (captain), Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Harbhajan Singh, Varun Chakraborty, Pat Cummins and the famous Krishna.
Possible playing XI of Bangalore Virat Kohli (capt), Devdutt Padikal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wicketkeeper), Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammad Siraj and Harshal Patel.