The second leg of the Vivo IPL 2021 has begun in the United Arab Emirates, signaling a new beginning for all of the teams in the Vivo IPL 2021. The Sheikh Zayed International Cricket Stadium will host Match No. 31 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday, September 20th at 7:30 p.m. IST. However, both teams will be looking to start the second half of the tournament on a high note. 

RCB will be looking to build on their first-half performance and win the match against KKR to move one step closer to securing a place in the play-offs. On the other hand, KKR, who hasn’t lived up to the expectations, needs to win in order to stay alive in the tournament. If KKR manages to win this match, it will undoubtedly open a door for them and make things a little easier for the rest of the competition. In the first half of the tournament, both teams had very different campaigns. Whereas RCB has won 5 out of their 7 games, KKR has just won 2 out of their 7. 

Preview & Analysis:

 Royal Challengers Bangalore RCB, who started their campaign with winning 4 matches in a row, is sitting at the third spot in the points table. With the likes of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Glen Maxwell, Devdutt Padikkal, and Tim David, the batting department appears to be formidable. The bowling department has also performed admirably, with Harshal Patel leading the tournament in wicket-taking with 17 scalps in 7 matches and Kyle Jamieson playing second fiddle. Chahal would like to contribute more now that he is in the UAE, where the pitches are favorable for slow bowlers. 

RCB has bolstered its bowling attack with the additions of Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera. Mohammad Siraj, on the other hand, would like to maintain his recent form from the India-England Test series. Kolkata Knight Riders KKR, who are currently in bottom second place in the points table, would love to start with a win to boost their confidence. With an underperforming batting line-up and the absence of their best fast bowler, Pat Cummins, the mountain will be difficult to climb. 

Despite the fact that they have replaced Pat Cummins with Tim Southee to add some experience to their bowling department, others must contribute more. A good start from Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi, as well as some consistent performance with bat & bowl in the remaining matches from star all-rounder Andre Russell, can make their lives easier going ahead. KKR supporters will be hoping that Sakib-ul Hasan can replicate his recent international form and their captain Eoin Morgan, middle-order batsmen Nitish Rana, and former skipper Dinesh Karthik can quickly recapture their form. Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy, the mysterious spinner, might be the trump card for the remainder of the competition with the spin assistant grounds in UAE. 

Head-to-Head: 

As the stats suggest, both teams have faced off a total of 27 times, yet the margin of victory between them is razor-thin. KKR has won 14 matches and RCB has won 13 out of 27. On the other hand, RCB is holding an edge by winning 4 out of the last 5 matches against KKR. Toss Predictions: According to the statistics from the IPL 2020 in Abu Dhabi, batting second won 6 out of 7 matches. As a result, the team that wins the toss will almost certainly prefer to bowl first. The pitch will remain the same throughout the game, and the outfield is also quite fast. The pitch in Abu Dhabi is ideal for batsmen, with a good amount of bounce that allows them to play shots. The pitch might be helpful to spinners. Batting first, the par score will be at around 170. 

Dream 11 Match Predictions for RCB VS KKR 20th SEP 2021:

* Wicket-keepers – AB de Villiers (RCB) 

*Batsman – Devdutt Padikkal (RCB), Glenn Maxwell (RCB), Eoin Morgan (KKR), Shubman Gill (KKR) 

* All-rounders – Andre Russell (KKR), Wanindu Hasaranga (RCB), Sunil Narine (KKR) 

* Bowlers – Kyle Jamieson (RCB), Yuzvendra Chahal (RCB), Varun Chakravarthy (KKR) 

Tips: – Choose Captain Glenn Maxwell and vice-captain Andre Russel 

Match Details: 

KKR vs RCB, IPL 2021, 

Match 31 Date and Time: 20th September 2021, 7:30 PM IST 

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

RCB vs KKR Betting Tips: 

We’re going to put our money on Royal Challengers Bangalore to win this game. RCB has a much stronger batting line-up, even though they will have to adjust to some new faces in the squad, we believe RCB has made wise acquisitions to strengthen it. KKR, on the other hand, will be looking for the best possible line-up. Place your bet on Royal Challengers Bangalore to win.