KKR vs RCB Today Match Prediction 31st Match, IPL 2021, Cricket Betting Tips, 20th September

Yuzvendra Chahal will be under scanner throughout this season after his controversial exclusion from the Indian Squad for World T20. He has been India's best white-ball spinner for a long time but in the last year, his form has dipped.
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  • Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (KKR vs RCB)
  • Date- 20th September 2021
  • Match Format- T20
  • Venue- Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
  • Time- 7:30 PM (IST)
  • Weather Forecast- Clear, 36℃

KKR vs RCB, 31st Match, IPL 2021, General Online Betting Odds

Royal Challengers Bangalore- 1.68

Kolkata Knight Riders- 2.20

KKR vs RCB Betting Odds Comparison

Betting Sites with Odds For KKR vs. RCBKKR(Odds)RCB(Odds)
Unibet2.241.65
1x Bet2.221.68
Bet 3652.201.66
Betway2.101.72

KKR vs RCB Today Match Prediction, 31st Match, IPL 2021, 20th September 2021

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Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore had a memorable start to this season by winning their first four matches for the first time in their history but tables can turn quickly in the 2nd half of the season. The absence of Washington Sundar is a huge blow to the team but the inclusion of Wanindu Hasaranga and Chameera can be a masterstroke. 

They are up against their arch-rivals Kolkata Knight Riders who are in the bottom half of the table and have struggled recently against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Virat Kohli and Devdutt were instrumental at top of the order but now things are different as pitches are different and Kohli himself has not been in great touch recently.

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore are currently 3rd in the points table.
  • RCB defeated KKR both times in UAE last season.
  • RCB have won 4 matches out of the last 5 encounters against KKR.

Top Batsmen so far in IPL 2021 

  • AB de Villiers- 207 runs at 164.28 strike rate
  • Glenn Maxwell– 223 runs at 144.80 strike rate  
  • Virat Kohli- 198 runs at 121.47 strike rate    

Top Bowlers so far in IPL 2021

  • Harshal Patel- 17 wickets at 15.11 average 
  • Kyle Jamieson- 9 wickets at 24.55 average 
  • Mohammed Siraj- 6 wickets at 31.83 average 

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders are in every difficult position at the moment and every match is almost a must-win for them. They are 7th in the table and have only won 2 matches so far which is very surprising given the strength in their squad. The opening slot was a big conundrum for them and it will be interesting if they try new combinations or follow the same pattern.

Eoin Morgan is under tremendous pressure because of both captaincy and personal form. He has struggled badly this year and especially against spinners, he has looked vulnerable. KKR has a solid squad and some players are coming off good Caribbean Premier League which will be a huge boost for them. Andre Russell has looked dangerous recently and if he starts exploding then KKR might go all the way.

  • Kolkata Knight Riders are 7th in points table.
  • Varun Chakravarthy’s economy has been just 7 in the last 10 overs.
  • Andre Russell’s strike in CPL this season was 175.82

Top Batsmen so far in IPL 2021

  • Nitish Rana- 201 runs at 122.56 strike rate
  • Dinesh Karthik– 123 runs at 138.20 strike rate    
  • Shubman Gill- 132 runs at 117.85 strike rate 

Top Bowlers so far in IPL 2021

  • Prasidh Krishna- 8 wickets at 30.37 average 
  • Varun Chakravarthy- 7 wickets at 31.28 average 
  • Andre Russell- 7 wickets at 16.28 average

Venue Stats: T20

Match Venue      Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Total matches53
Matches won batting first26
Matches won bowling first27
Average 1st Inns scores163
Highest score Islamabad United 247/2
Lowest Score Royal Challengers Bangalore 70/10
Score less than 15014 times
Score between 150 and 16917 times
Score between 170 and 18912 times
Score Above Score 19010 time

Weather Report

The temperature in Abu Dhabi is usually 36 Degree Celsius and humidity will be at its peak. Fielders will have to face the heat even in the evening also. Since the month of September, there is no chance of rain and the weather will be clear with low wind speed.

  • Rain: 0%
  • Humidity 55%
  • Wind speed: 18 km/h.
  • Temperature- 36 Degree Celsius

Pitch Report

Pitch was good for batting in PSL this season and 170 was the average score. Seamers will have movement in initial overs and both teams need to make most of these overs as it could be the deciding factor of the match. Spinners will also come into play at one stage and middle overs to control the tempo of the game.

KKR vs RCB, 31st Match, IPL 2021, Today Match Prediction

Let’s check out the crucial playing 11 for today’s game and the Prediction for this match.

RCB Playing XI

Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (capt), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell,  AB de Villiers (wk), Kyle Jamieson, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Wicket-keeper: AB de Villiers (wk)

Batsmen: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (capt), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell

All-rounders: Kyle Jamieson, Shahbaz Ahmed

Bowlers: Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

KKR Playing XI

Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Karun Nair, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson

Wicket-keeper: Dinesh Karthik

Batsmen: Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Karun Nair, Eoin Morgan

All-rounders: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine

Bowlers: Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson

KKR vs RCB– Who will win the match, Today Match Prediction:

Royal Challengers Bangalore is expected to win the match against Kolkata Knight Riders 

KhelTalk experts feel that Royal Challengers Bangalore will win against Kolkata Knight Riders in this encounter. Royal Challengers Bangalore were scintillating and they have a solid lineup. Although Washington Sundar is a big miss, Hasaranga will be a huge inclusion. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders have a lot of questions to answer. Their Opening is still a concern and the unavailability of Pat Cummins will leave a huge hole in their bowling lineup. We expect Kolkata Knight Riders to lose against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the match.

Top Batsman from Royal Challengers Bangalore – Devdutt Padikkal (4.50 odds) 

Devdutt Padikkal has been a sensation since his arrival in the IPL and he was brilliant in the first half of the season. He scored a swashbuckling century against Rajasthan Royals already this season and if Royal Challengers Bangalore needs to go all the way, Devdutt needs to continue his form. He likes to go strong in the powerplay and can even dictate games in middle overs. He can give you good returns from this match and is our pick for the best batsman.

Top Batsman from Kolkata Knight Riders – Nitish Rana (3.50 odds)

Nitish Rana is going to be the most crucial player for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2nd half of the season. He has scored 201 runs so far in the season which is decent but he is capable of more. He is really destructive against spinners and on slow pitches of Abu Dhabi, he can take down spinners in the middle overs. Rana is likely to bat at number 3 or at the opening slot which gives him a great opportunity to score big. He can give you good returns from this match and is our pick for best batsman from Kolkata Knight Riders.

Top Bowler from Kolkata Knight Riders– Sunil Narine (4.75 odds)

Sunil Narine was fantastic for Trinbago Knight Riders in the recent CPL and picked 12 wickets at an average of 14. Although emergence for Varun Chakravarthy has blocked his way into the playing XI of KKR in the first half of the season now he will be Kolkata’s biggest weapon, especially after Pat Cummins pulling out. Narine doesn’t need to prove to anybody about his capability but recently he was criticized for his wicket-taking ability in IPL and this is a perfect platform for him to shut his doubters. Sunil Narine is a big name in the IPL and can give you big returns.

Top Bowler from Royal Challengers Bangalore– Yuzvendra Chahal (4.25 odds) 

Yuzvendra Chahal will be under scanner throughout this season after his controversial exclusion from the Indian Squad for World T20. He has been India’s best white-ball spinner for a long time but in the last year, his form has dipped. Chahal is a traditional leg spinner who likes to bowl slow but recently batters have been smart against him and Chahal has struggled to deceive batsmen in the air. Chahal will have extra responsibility after Sundar’s injury but the pressure gets the best out of him. He can give you good returns and is our pick for best bowler from Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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