Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) takes on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the second game of the second part of the 2021 IPL in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This will be a big game for both sides as they both will want to get a win under their belt as quickly as possible in the UAE.
RCB have done really well for themselves in the first part of the 2021 IPL and now sit in third place on the IPL points table with 10 points. They are just below CSK who also has 10 points but have taken second place due to a superior net run rate. KKR have had a very poor IPL so far and currently sit in 7th place on the IPL points table.
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KKR vs. RCB T20 Betting Odds
Bookmakers have RCB as betting favorites going into this game and this does not come as a surprise based on how well RCB has played in the first part of the IPL. RCB goes in with odds of 1.66 while KKR is the underdogs with IPL odds of 2.20.
However, those odds were based on the team’s performance when the IPL was taking place in India. All of the teams have had an extended break since then and the break came at the right time for KKR as they needed to regroup and figure out what was going wrong with their T20 campaign.
All of the IPL teams will be without some of their usual players as the timing and the COVID-19 situation have caused a number of players to drop out. We think the odds are a lot more even for both teams going into this game but RCB has their noses in front.
Will Kohli’s Team Play Better Cricket?
Virat Kohli surprised a lot of people last week when he announced that he would step down as India’s T20 captain after the conclusion of the ICC T20 World Cup in November 2021. Kohli’s T20 captaincy has been under pressure mainly due to his performance with RCB in the IPL.
Kohli has never led RCB to an IPL Championship with Rohit Sharma has led Mumbai Indians to five championships. It appears likely that Rohit Sharma will take over the T20 captaincy for India once Kohli walks away.
Now that Kohli has decided to give up the T20 captaincy for team India, will he be more relaxed when he captains RCB. Will it bring out the best in Kohli and help him lead RCB to their first IPL trophy?
RCB – Top 3 Players To Watch Out For
Kohli and AB de Villiers continue to be the top two players for RCB. One of the reasons why RCB have done well this year is because Glenn Maxwell has done well. These are going to be the three most dangerous players for KKR.
RCB will be without the services of a number of foreign players including Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson and Scott Kuggeleijn.
KKR – Top 3 Players To Watch Out For
Captain Eoin Morgan needs to do more if KKR are going to make the playoffs. They will also depend heavily on their top all-rounders Andre Russell and Shakib Al Hasan. KKR will be without the services of Pat Cummins.