Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders will enter a do-or-die stage on Monday in the eliminator of IPL 2021. While the winner will keep their title hopes alive, the loser will be out of the tournament. Watch IPL 2021 live on YuppTV and get ready to witness a crucial knock out game.
After finishing the league stage on high, Virat Kohli-led Bangalore will lock horns with Kolkata, who had put up an impressive show in the UAE leg of IPL 2021 to enter the playoffs. With 9 wins of 14 games, RCB earned 18 points to remain at the number 3 spot on the points table. Bangalore is riding high on confidence after beating Delhi in a final over intense their previous outing. KS Bharat showed a glimpse of his power-hitting and sealed a victory with a match-winning six on the last ball against Delhi. RCB possess a formidable batting line-up with in-form Devdut Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell and Bharat. If AB Devilliers and Kohli chip in today’s crucial game, there’s no stopping for RCB. Also, RCB bowling has been at an all-time high with Harshal Patel, Chahar, Siraj and Garton rising to the occasion. For the first time in the franchise history, RCBThis will be Virat Kolhi’s last IPL season as RCB captain as he decided to step down from captaincy after this edition. Kohli has been captaining the side for 9 years now and will go all the way to clinch the maiden IPL trophy before leaving his captaincy.
On the other hand, Eion Morgan-led KKR impressed everyone with all-around performance and has shown plenty of sparks in the second half of the season. The two-time champion advanced to the knockouts with a better run rate over Mumbai. Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana have been devastatingly good this season. Shivam Dube, Ferguson, Sunil Narine and Shakib are the standout performers in the KKR bowling unit. A victory in today’s game will guide Eion Morgan in reviving the lost glory for KKR.
KKR is ahead of RCB in their 29 head-to-head encounters. While Knight Riders managed to win 16 times, Royal Challengers had the upper hand over KKR in 13 outings. All said and done, Eliminator is a different game altogether, and both teams will leave no stone unturned to win the most crucial match.
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