Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) even before they kickstart their campaign in the second leg of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was in the news as their skipper Virat Kohli is all ready to step down from captaincy after the 2021 edition.While the news has certainly gained all the limelight, they will be looking to give their captain a proper farewell as they will take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Abu Dhabi.Royal Challengers Bangalore had the perfect opportunity to lift the IPL trophy this year. The group of foreign players they possess will hand them a big advantage in the UAE leg. Wanindu Hasaranga, who is likely to make his IPL debut in this match, was in a good form for Sri Lanka. RCB are currently placed at the third spot in the standings with 10 points.As for the Kolkata Knight Riders, they will hope to start fresh in the league as they failed to pose any threat in the first half. They are currently second-last in the standings with just two wins and five losses.Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore will face each other in the 31st match of the IPL 2021. Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi will host the contest between the sides.Match Details:Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 31Venue:Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu DhabiDate & Time:September 20th at 7:30 PM IST, and at 6:00 PM local timeLive Streaming:Star Sports Network and Disney+HotstarPitch Report:The surface here at Zayed Cricket Stadium has got good carry and bounce, and the quick bowlers can make most of the conditions. The par score on this wicket is 160-170. Bowling first is an excellent option.KKR vs RCB Probable Playing XIsKolkata Knight RidersNitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Sunil Narine / Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shivam Mavi / Kamalesh Nagarkoti, Lockie Ferguson / Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh KrishnaRoyal Challengers BangaloreVirat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga/Tim David, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra ChahalDream11 Prediction – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Match 31, IPL 2021KKR vs RCB Dream11 Team: Fantasy cricket predictions and tips for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers BangaloreTop Picks for KKR vs RCB Dream11 Match:Top Picks – BatsmenVirat Kohli is a right-handed batsman from Royal Challengers Bangalore who leads the team. He has achieved 193 runs in this season so far.AB de Villiers is a right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman from Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has hammered 207 runs in this season so far. He stacked 76 runs against KKR in the last head-to-head game.Glenn Maxwell is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has scored 223 runs in this season so far. He smacked 78 runs against KKR in the last head-to-head match.Nitish Rana is a left-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from Kolkata Knight Riders. He has smashed 201 runs in this season so far. He scored 18 runs against RCB in the last head-to-head game.Andre Russell is a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast bowler from Kolkata Knight Riders. He has smacked 167 runs and picked up 7 wickets in this season so far. He knocked 31 runs against RCB in the last head-to-head match.Shubman Gill is a right-handed batsman from Kolkata Knight Riders. He has piled 132 runs in this season so far.Top Picks – BowlersVarun Chakravarthy doesn’t give any sort of room to the batsmen, while his ability to generate extra bounce from the surface makes him one of the tougher bowlers to face. He is highly deceptive and a must pick player for your fantasy teams.Harshal Patel has an economy of 9.17 in this IPL, it is his wicket-taking knack that makes him the real deal. He is the leading wicket-taker so far, having picked up 17 wickets, with the best figures of 5/27.Top Picks – WicketkeepersAB de Villiers on any day is the saviour number 1 for RCB. He has won plenty of matches single-handedly for his team. In 6 innings in this year’s IPL, de Villiers has scored 207 runs at an average of 51.75 and an excellent strike rate of 164.28.Suggested Playing XI No.1 for KKR vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:AB de Villiers (c), Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell, Nitish Rana (vc), Wanindu Hasaranga, Andre Russell, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Varun ChakravarthySuggested Playing XI No.2 for KKR vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell (c), Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Shahbaz Ahmed, Andre Russell (vc), Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj, Shivam MaviKKR vs RCB IPL 2021 Match 31 Expert Advice:Glenn Maxwell and Virat Kohli will be among the safe captaincy choices for the small leagues. Shubman Gill and Shahbaz Ahmed are the punt-picks hereKKR vs RCB IPL 2021 Match 31 Probable Winners:Royal Challengers Bangalore won the last head-to-head game against KKR and is expected to win this match as well considering their form in this season.
Punjab Kings will face the Rajasthan Royals in match 32 of IPL on Tuesday. Both teams will begin their journey in the second leg of IPL from this match. Punjab Kings have a history of not getting their team combination right, which is the reason why they have struggled so hard over the years to find a balanced eleven. With 3 wins and 5 losses, they are placed at the 6th spot in the standings with 6 points.Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, had a decent the first half of the IPL. Their biggest concern is that their English overseas players will not available for the remainder of the tournament. They have quality Indian players who can win matches for them. The Royals have placed themselves at the 5th spot in the standings with 6 points.Match Details:Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 32Venue:Dubai International Cricket Stadium, DubaiDate &Time:September 21st at 7:30 PM IST, and at 6:00 PM local timeLive Streaming:Star Sports Network and Disney+HotstarWeather Report:The temperature is expected to hover around 34°C on the matchday with 61 % humidity and 19 km/hr wind speed. There are no chances of precipitation during the game.Pitch Report:The surface will assist the quick bowlers in the early innings, and the boundaries are quite bigger than normal. The batters need to give themselves time on this wicket, and once they are set, they can shift the gears. The team batting first have more chances of winning this match.Also Read- IPL 2021, PBKS vs RR: Battle for survival between Punjab Kings and Rajasthan RoyalsProbable Playing XIs for PBKS vs RR:Punjab KingsLokesh Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Moises Henriques, Harpreet Brar, Adil Rashid, Mohammad Shami, Murugan Ashwin / Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep SinghRajasthan RoyalsYashasvi Jaiswal, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson (c&wk), Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, David Miller, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Chetan Sakariya, Jaydev Unadkat, Tabraiz ShamsiTop Picks for PBKS vs RR Dream11 Match:Top Picks – BatsmenMayank Agarwal deserved a century in the last match against Delhi Capitals, but he remained not out on 99 runs from 58 deliveries. He had a great first half of IPL, where he has scored 260 runs in 7 matches at an average of 43.33.Riyan Parag is an upcoming star for India. He can bat, bowl, and moreover, he is a brilliant fielder as well. So far in this year’s IPL, he has scored 78 runs and has picked up one wicket as well.Top Picks – All-RoundersChris Morris is a match-winner who can contribute equally well with both bat and ball. He has picked up 14 wickets in 7 matches and has even scored 48 runs in 4 innings.Liam Livingstone is likely to open the innings for Rajasthan Royals in Jos Buttler’s absence. He is a tremendous striker of the cricket ball and has performed well for England in recent times.Top Picks – BowlersMohammad Shami is always effective on overseas pace-friendly wickets. So far in this year’s IPL, he has picked up 8 wickets in 8 matches at an economy of 8.16.Jaydev Unadkat is a player who can bowl at any point of the match. Unadkat uses his variations very effectively. He has picked up 4 wickets in 4 matches in this IPL at an economy of 7.06.Top Picks – WicketkeepersLokesh Rahul will play the anchor role for Punjab Kings. The 29-year-old stylish batsman is currently the second-highest run-scorer in this year’s IPL, with 331 runs in 7 matches, averaging 66.2.Also Read- Virat Kohli to quit RCB captaincy after the end of IPL 2021 seasonSuggested Playing XI No.1 for PBKS vs RR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Sanju Samson, Lokesh Rahul (c), David Miller, Mayank Agarwal, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Liam Livingstone (vc), Jaydev Unadkat, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Shami, Harpreet BrarSuggested Playing XI No.2 for PBKS vs RR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Chris Morris (vc), Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tewatia, Liam Livingstone, Arshdeep Singh, Chetan Sakariya, Tabraiz ShamsiPBKS vs RR Risky Captaincy Choices:Universe Boss Chris Gayle task his time initially to get settled, but once he is settled, it’s curtains for the bowlers. In 8 matches in this IPL, he has scored 178 runs at an average of 25.42. He will be a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.Rahul Tewatia can play unorthodox shots, which are really effective at the end of the innings, while he is a cunning bowler as well. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.Player you should avoid:Moises Henriques has played 3 matches so far in this year’s IPL and has managed to score only 16 runs in 2 innings. It’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.Also Read- Pakistan vs New Zealand: Entire tour called off due to security concerns minutes before 1st ODI
Delhi Capitals will face Sunrisers Hyderabad in Match 33 of the IPL 2021 on Wednesday. In their previous match, Delhi Capitals held their nerves in a super over contest against Sunrisers Hyderabad for the win. Shreyas Iyer, who missed the first leg of the IPL due to injury, is back in the team, but Rishabh Pant will continue his role as captain in the second leg as well. They currently hold the second spot in the standings with 12 points.On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad had a lean patch in the first half of the IPL. They removed David Warner from the captaincy role, but even that decision did not favour them. They managed to win only one of their 7 matches in the first leg. They are currently sitting at the bottom of the table with only two points on their bankMatch Details:Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Match 33Venue:Dubai International Cricket Stadium, DubaiDate & Time: September 22nd at 7:30 PM IST, and at 6:00 PM local timeLive Streaming:Star Sports Network and Disney+HotstarPitch Report:It’s a good sporting wicket where quick bowlers will get maximum assistance from the surface in the powerplay. It’s all about keeping the wickets in the hand, as batting will become easier as the game progresses. Having said that, batting first is also a good option here.Also Read- Virat Kohli to quit RCB captaincy after the end of IPL 2021 seasonProbable Playing XIs for DC vs SRH:Delhi CapitalsPrithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer / Steve Smith, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Avesh KhanSunrisers HyderabadDavid Warner / Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson (c), Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Sherfane Rutherford / Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Khaleel Ahmed / Sandeep SharmaTop Picks for DC vs SRH Dream11 Match:Top Picks – BatsmanShikhar Dhawan will be extremely disappointed not to find a place in the Indian squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup squad. The opening batsman, affectionately known as ‘Gabbar’, has scored 380 runs in 8 matches so far in this IPL at an average of 54.28.Kane Williamson is an all-format player and knows how to win matches for his side. He is calm and composed at the crease, which is his biggest strength. He mainly relies on his technique rather than going for fancy T20 shots.Top Picks – All-RoundersMarcus Stoinis didn’t make a huge impact in the first leg of this IPL. The Australian all-rounder has scored 71 runs and has chipped in with 2 wickets. He will be expecting much improved performances in the second half.At a cut-throat price of 8 Cr, Vijay Shankar will be a decent budget option. He has picked up 3 wickets and has scored 58 runs in this season so far. Top Picks – BowlersAvesh Khan was highly impressive with his accurate bowling in the first half of the IPL. He has scalped 14 wickets in 8 matches, with the best figures of 3 for 32.Whichever league he might be playing in, Rashid Khan always tends to fight for the leading wicket-taker award. He is highly deceptive, and picking him is one of the tougher tasks a batsman could face. Moreover, he can hit big sixes as well. Top Picks – WicketkeepersRishabh Pant is a true game-changer. He is someone who can take the game away from the opposition within a span of a few overs. The Delhi Capitals skipper has mustered 213 runs in this year’s IPL at an average of 35.5 and a strike rate of 131.48. Suggested Playing XI No.1 for DC vs SRH Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Rishabh Pant, David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Kane Williamson (vc), Prithvi Shaw, Marcus Stoinis, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Rashid KhanSuggested Playing XI No.2 for DC vs SRH Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, David Warner (c), Shreyas Iyer (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Rashid Khan, T Natarajan, Khaleel AhmedDC vs SRH Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket: Player Statistics Dream11 Points Shikhar Dhawan 380 runs 587 Rishabh Pant 213 runs 376 Rashid Khan 10 wickets and 17 runs 386 Kane Williamson 128 runs 181 Prithvi Shaw 308 runs 459 DC vs SRH Risky Captaincy Choices:Shreyas Iyer is back after completely recovering from a shoulder injury. This will be his first match after a long gap, but we have seen plenty of excellent knocks from his bat in this competition. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper. David Warner will be hungry for the runs. The former Orange Army skipper has scored 193 runs in 6 matches in this year’s IPL at an average of 32.16. He will be a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.Player you should avoid:Considering his decent international performances in recent times, it’s better to avoid Anrich Nortje while making your fantasy teams.Also Read- IPL 2022: Auction for new teams to take place on October 17