KKR vs RCB in IPL 2021: 5 big matchups to witness as Virat Kohli & Co return to action- After a sensational performance between CSK vs MI, the focus now shifts to Virat Kohli’s RCB vs Eoin Morgan led Kolkata Knight Riders. While RCB would look to start off with a win, KKR desperately needs a victory after managing just a couple of wins. The match will witness some of the big stars in action like AB De Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik, Wanindu Hasaranga, Tim Southee, Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan, among others.
Shubman Gill vs Mohd Siraj
In the battle of youngsters, Mohd Siraj will look to get the better off Shubman Gill. The two players will look to provide a cracking start to both RCB and KKR in high-voltage action. Gill needs to return to form after his sluggish form in the previous matches. He is also coming on the back of a shin injury. On the other hand, Siraj is all set to get the ball rolling by leading the RCB’s pace battery.
AB De Villiers vs Varun Chakaravarthy
Legendary AB de Villiers will look to take the RCB’s opener against KKR by storm. However, he will face the challenge of quality spin against KKR’s Varun Chakaravarthy. The latter would be looking to take the price wicket of de Villiers in the slog overs.
Glenn Maxwell vs Sunil Narine
Swashbuckling batsman Glenn Maxwell needs to tackle IPL stalwart Sunil Narine if he wants to start off from where he left off in IPL 2021. Narine is known to give stiff challengers to even the quality batsman. He will not give away easy boundaries and test Maxwell as the latter looks to launch himself in the UAE edition of IPL 2021.
Andre Russell vs Kyle Jamieson
KKR’s big man Andre Russell will also look to repeat his CPL 2021 in IPL 2021. He will aim to continue his stellar performance in the remaining fixtures. However, tall Kyle Jamieson could affect Russell with the bouncers that he gets owing to his height. The KKR allrounder is often witnessed struggling against well-executed short balls.
Virat Kohli vs Tim Southee
Finally, it will be the battle between RCB captain and KKR’s new signing Tim Southee. Virat Kohli will be looking to dominate in IPL 2021 from ball one. Southee has dismissed Kohli ten times across all forms of cricket. He will look to lead KKR’s challenge against RCB from Game 1.
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