VIVO IPL 2021 – RCB vs CSK
The most anticipated clash of the tournament between arch-rivals Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings is geared up to begin in Sharjah. The Men in Red and Men in Yellow will face each other in match number 35 of IPL 2021 on Friday. While Dhoni-led CSK had a brilliant start against Mumbai earlier this Sunday, Bangalore suffered a crushing setback against Kolkata in their first match of IPL second half. No changes are expected in both squads, and both the teams are rejuvenated after a decent break.
Yesterday, KKR had a blast and registered their second straight win in the second half of IPL 2021. An incredible victory against the Mighty Mumbai Indians made them take a massive leap on the points table. Rahul Tripathi and Venkatesh Iyer starred with the bat as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets in match number 34 on Thursday in Abu Dhabi. Chasing a total of 156, KKR romped home with 4.5 overs to spare. This is defending champion, Mumbai Indians back to back loss in the second half of the season. Venkatesh Iyer notched up his maiden IPL half-century, and his partner in crime, Rahul Tripathi, hit an unbeaten 74 off 42 balls changing the gears in style.
KKR skipper Eion Morgan won the toss and elected to bat. With their skipper returned in the playing XI, Mumbai had a scintillating start as the openers took the team to 56/0 by the end of the powerplay. After knocking down Rohit and Quinton De Cock, Kolkata laid pressure on Mumbai batters with regular wickets. Rohit Sharma became the first batsman to score 1000 or more runs against a team in the league. The Mumbai skipper scripted a remarkable record of scoring 1000 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders. With 943 runs against Punjab and 915 against Kolkata, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s David Warner is next on the list, followed by Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Virat Kohli with 909 runs against Delhi Capitals.
Get ready to witness a blockbuster clash between RCB and CSK today at 7:30. Watch IPL 2021 live on YuppTV and witness your favourite players in action live from Sharjah.