The Royal Challengers Bangalore had beaten the Kolkata Knight Riders four times in a row until KKR reversed their fortunes with a hefty nine-wicket win late last month.
Where: Sharjah Cricket Stadium
When: Monday, 11 October 2021
Start time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)
Pitch conditions: Interestingly, Sharjah hasn’t been the high-scoring ground it was in the IPL 2020. Despite the short boundaries, batsmen have struggled to put up big totals. A first-innings score of 150 could be competitive here.
Weather conditions: The forecast for matchday on Monday suggests hot an dry conditions, with temperatures nearing 40 degrees celsius again. No rain is predicted.
KKR v RCB – Latest Odds
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The Royal Challengers Bangalore are priced as 1.79 favourites. The Kolkata Knight Riders are offered as 1.99 underdogs.
KKR v RCB – Team News
Andre Russell – Kolkata are still waiting on the fitness of the West Indian all-rounder, who is pushing hard for a return in the playoffs.
Rahul Tripathi – He is Kolkata’s leading run-scorer this season and will really want to fire in the middle order again.
Varun Chakravarthy – The spinner is Kolkata’s top wicket-taker in the Indian Premier League 2021 and will be with India at the T20 World Cup, too.
Dan Christian – The Australian all-rounder has won T20 titles around the world, but hasn’t been too good for RCB this season. Let’s see if they retain him in the XI.
AB de Villiers – There has been a lot of speculation about the South African star’s spot in the batting order. RCB probably need to push him higher.
KKR v RCB – Betting Tips and Predictions
Here are more cricket betting tips for your consideration. These predictions could help you with your betting during the playoffs.
Pick Patel for Top RCB Bowler
Harshal Patel has been in marvelous form during the IPL 2021. RCB have looked to him for key wickets time and time again.
The seamer has taken 30 wickets in 14 matches. Any bowler averaging more than two wickets per match is well worth betting on.
Pick Patel to be the top Bangalore bowler in this match at 3.4 with bet365. Be sure to check out their other solid options in the same market, too.
Bet on Rana as Top KKR Batsman
Nitish Rana has relished his role for Kolkata this season. He has been particularly special in their middle order, setting solid foundations for winning totals.
He has hardly failed in the UAE, with a string of 30-plus scores showing just how important he has been to KKR’s push for a third IPL title.
Bet on Rana as Kolkata’s top batsman in this match at 5.0 with 22Bet. Those are quite long odds for such an in-form batsman and well worth betting on.
Select Shakib in an Attractive Accumulator
Shakib Al Hasan is a world-class all-rounder. He has been a relatively late addition to Kolkata’s first-choice XI this season.
He continues to impress with bat and ball – and in the field. The Bangladesh star brings plenty of experience with him.
He features in an attractive accumulator outcome here. He is priced at 6.5 to take at least one wicket, hold just one catch and hit a six at 6.5 with 1xBet.
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