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KKR vs RCB: Kohli or Russell, choose captain and vice-captain

While Virat Kohli's men, occupying the third spot in the points table have registered six wins, Eoin Morgan-led KKR have secured five wins and are currently on the fourth spot in the standings.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 22, 2020 7:59:43 am
KKR vs RCB, IPL 2020IPL 2020 KKR vs RCB: Eoin Morgan's KKR will be out to avenge their loss and register their sixth win of the season. (BCCI/IPL)

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR Full Squad) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB Full Squad) battle is going to be a star-studded action as both the teams have played nine matches each in this season. While Virat Kohli’s men, occupying the third spot in the points table have registered six wins, Eoin Morgan-led KKR have secured five wins and are currently on the fourth spot in the standings.

Bangalore will be into the game after their seven-wicket win against Rajasthan Royals (RR), which was sealed and delivered by AB de Villiers, who hammered an unbeaten 55 off 22 balls.

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On the other side, KKR overcame Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a Super Over-finish. After Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan guided them to 163/5, Lockie Ferguson starred with the ball, helping KKR gain two points. In their first meeting, it was RCB who emerged triumphant on the back of an ABD’s 33-ball 73*. While they will once again look to secure a win, KKR will be out to avenge their loss and register their sixth win of the season.

KKR: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell/Chris Green, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy.

RCB: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Ahmed, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.

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19:08 (IST)21 Oct 2020
Teams:

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Mohammed Siraj, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Tom Banton, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

19:07 (IST)21 Oct 2020
Toss Update:

Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and have opted to bat.

18:54 (IST)21 Oct 2020
Pitch Conditions:

The wicket at Abu Dhabi hasn't been ideal for stroke-making but teams batting second have had better conditions at their disposal in the last two evening matches. If the CSK-RR contest is a marker to rely on, the bowlers can expect to have another good day at the office.

18:00 (IST)21 Oct 2020
What are the predicted XIs?

Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted XI: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell/Chris Green, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Ahmed, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.

16:55 (IST)21 Oct 2020
More on the venue:

KKR at this venue: Played 9, Won 5, Lost 4
RCB at this venue: Played 2, Won 2

The pitch is also expected to play slower as the surfaces have borne considerable wear and tear on them.

16:44 (IST)21 Oct 2020
Approaching Milestones

Eoin Morgan requires 2 sixes to complete 50 IPL sixes.
Andre Russell needs 8 runs and 66 runs respectively to complete 1500 IPL runs and 1500 IPL runs for KKR.
Rahul Tripathi requires 74 runs to complete 1000 IPL runs.
Virat Kohli needs 1 six and 2 fours respectively to complete 200 IPL sixes and 500 IPL fours.
Aaron Finch requires 58 runs to complete 2000 IPL runs.
AB de Villiers is 2 catches away from completing 100 IPL catches.

15:36 (IST)21 Oct 2020
Will Kohli-de Villiers continue their winning touch?

The two have been the pillars of RCB batting for a while now and in this season, the Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have scored 632 runs between them. While Virat, who has two fifty-plus scores against his name, has been RCB’s top run-getter with 347 runs, ABD, with four fifty-plus scores, has scored 285 runs. The two will once again hold the key for RCB’s success.

14:48 (IST)21 Oct 2020
Yuzvendra Chahal vs Varun Chakravarthy

The IPL 2020 has witnessed two spinners leaving batsmen in complete perplexion. Varun Chakravarthy of KKR and Yuzvendra Chahal of RCB have managed to hold their own against biggest names. Both will be looking to continue their good show with the ball. With 13 wickets against his name, Chahar is RCB’s leading wicket-taker in the tournament and will be eager to add a few more to his tally against KKR. Varun has scalped 7 wickets so far in 8 matches.

14:04 (IST)21 Oct 2020
Massive blow to CSK's IPL run

Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been ruled out of the ongoing IPL with a groin injury, dealing a massive blow to the already struggling side which has very slim chances of advancing to the play-offs. The 37-year-old Bravo, an integral part of the CSK team for years now, couldn’t bowl the final over against Delhi Capitals in a match in Sharjah on October 17. [Read More]

13:30 (IST)21 Oct 2020
KKR hopeful of Lockie Ferguson's show again

Playing his first game of the season, Lockie Ferguson set the stage on fire when KKR took on SRH. The New Zealand pacer picked up three wickets in the 20 over/side battle and then, while bowling in the Super Over, restricted SRH to 2, dismissing David Warner and Abdul Samad. Ferguson will once again be someone that KKR will bank on.

12:35 (IST)21 Oct 2020
Records you may witness today

Eoin Morgan requires 2 sixes to complete 50 IPL sixes.

Andre Russell needs 8 runs and 66 runs respectively to complete 1500 IPL runs and 1500 IPL runs for KKR.

Rahul Tripathi requires 74 runs to complete 1000 IPL runs.

Virat Kohli needs 1 six and 2 fours respectively to complete 200 IPL sixes and 500 IPL fours.

Aaron Finch requires 58 runs to complete 2000 IPL runs.

AB de Villiers is 2 catches away from completing 100 IPL catches.

12:12 (IST)21 Oct 2020
Aaron Finch requires 58 runs to complete 2000 IPL runs
11:10 (IST)21 Oct 2020
Eyes on Karthik-Morgan duo

The former and current KKR skippers of KKR complimented each other and played a vital role in their side’s win against SRH. The two, as KKR batted first, put up a 58-run stand to take KKR past 160 against SRH and once again, were in the middle, as KKR sealed a Super Over-win. Both DK and Morgan bat in the middle order and will once again be responsible to guide the team.

10:36 (IST)21 Oct 2020
Play off spot in sight for KKR

Hello and welcome to the RCB vs KKR match build-up live blog. The two teams will face each other for the second time today in the 39th match of the season. In their first meeting, it was RCB who emerged triumphant on the back of an ABD’s 33-ball 73*. While they will once again look to secure a win, KKR will be out to avenge their loss and register their sixth win of the season.