Will Riders settle scores or Royals take over again?
The Sunday doubleheader saw thrilling clashes with massive targets to chase and far less wickets left. Next up in the cash-rich league is a battle between two contrasting sides. One in the top half of the points table and the other in the bottom. The match 30 of the VIVO IPL 2021 will get underway tonight at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad at 7:30 PM IST.
Their first meeting in the season had ended in a one-sided victory by the Royal Challengers Bangalore who had scored 204 runs, making them clear favourites walking into the clash. However, both the teams come off crushing losses in their previous games and will look to turn tables by winning this one.
For the Kolkata Knight Riders, the captain Eoin Morgan’s 47* off 40 had won him the Man of the match title against the Punjab Kings and shows that he can blast off runs when he is in form. Both Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi are always up to inject momentum in the game.
In their recent match against DC, Pat Cummins had scalped 3 wickets and might continue in the same form. Varun Chakravarthy, who went wicketless in the previous match had scalped 2 wickets in their first clash against RCB.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore have the fastest-scoring opening partnership of this IPL as Captain Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal have been ticking along at a run rate of 9.66. AB de Villiers had scored 76* off 34 balls in their first game against KKR.
In the bowling unit, Kyle Jamieson and Yuzvendra Chahal appear to be in form as they had picked up 3 wickets between them against PBKS. Harshal Patel, the leading wicket taker might send KKR batsmen back into the hut early.
As KKR look to revive their season, RCB aim at getting back on top.
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