KOL vs BLR Team Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – 3 May 2021 (Ahmedabad). Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Andre Russel, and Pat Cummins will be the best fantasy picks for this game.
Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the league match of IPL 2021, aka Indian Premier League, which will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Kolkata Knight Riders have won two of their seven games, and they need to bounce back. The batting of the side has been struggling in the tournament, whereas the bowling has also been poor lately. Andre Russel is hitting the ball well, whereas Pat Cummins has been their best bowler.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have won five of their games, and they have played well in the tournament. Glenn Maxwell and Ab de Villiers have been brilliant in the tournament, whereas Virat and Devdutt are also looking in good touch. The bowling of Harshal Patel has been great, whereas Kyle Jamieson & Mohammad Siraj are also bowling well.
Pitch Report – This track has been supportive for both batsmen and bowlers. The average 1st innings batting score in the IPL 2021 games played here is 157 runs.
Total IPL 2021 Games: 4; Batting 1st Won: 2; Batting 2nd Won: 2
Match Details :
Time:- 7.30 PM, Stadium:- Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad; Live on Star Sports Network
Probable XI for both sides:-
Kolkata Knight Riders – Nitish Rana, Shubhman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russel, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna.
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Sams, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Kyle Jamieson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj.
Clean-Hitters in the Team
Kolkata Knight Riders – Shubhman Gill, Nitish Rana, and Andre Russel.
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli, and AB de Villiers.
Death Overs Specialist Bowlers
Kolkata Knight Riders – Pat Cummins
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Harshal Patel
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Andre Russel, Harshal Patel, and Pat Cummins.
KOL vs BLR Team Wicket-Keeper
AB de Villiers (Price 10) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. ABD has scored 207 runs in IPL 2021 at an average of 51.75, whereas he has a strike rate of 164.28. Both of them are genuine run-scorers.
KOL vs BLR Team Batsmen
Shubhman Gill (Price 8.5) and Rahul Tripathi (Price 8.5) will be our batsmen from the Kolkata Knight Riders. Gill has scored 132 runs in the tournament, whereas Tripathi has scored 187 runs. The batting of Kolkata has not clicked till now.
Virat Kohli (Price 10.5) and Devdutt Padikkal (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Padikkal has scored 195 runs at an average of 39.00, whereas Virat has not been excellent, but he has scored 198 runs this season.
[Glenn Maxwell has been dropped due to credit issues]
KOL vs BLR Team All-Rounders
Daniel Sams (Price 8) will be our all-rounder from the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Sams scalped 11 wickets in recent BBL, whereas he scored 200 runs with the bat, and he is helpful in managing credits.
Andre Russel (Price 10.5) will be our all-rounder from the Kolkata Knight Riders. Russel has scalped seven wickets in the tournament, whereas he has scored 163 runs at a strike rate of 155.23. He has been batting well in the last couple of games.
KOL vs BLR Team Bowlers
Pat Cummins (Price 9) and Varun Chakravarthy (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Kolkata Knight Riders. Cummins has scalped nine wickets this season, whereas he has scored 93 runs with the bat. Varun has scalped seven wickets, whereas his economy has been 7.82. Both of them are wicket-takers.
Harshal Patel (Price 9) and Kyle Jamieson (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Patel has scalped 17 wickets in the tournament, whereas Jamieson has scalped nine. Harshal is the highest wicket-taker of IPL 2021 so far.
[Alternate Changes: Harshal and Devdutt Out; Siraj and Maxwell In]
Match Prediction: Royal Challengers Bangalore will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Andre Russel and Virat Kohli
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + AB de Villiers and Devdutt Padikkal/Glenn Maxwell
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Fantasy Team Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.