The Sharjah Cricket Stadium is set to host the Eliminator of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Monday.
The winner of this contest will meet Delhi Capitals (DC) in Qualifier 2 of the fourteenth season at the same venue on Wednesday, October 13. On the other hand, the loser would be eliminated from IPL 2021.
Played: 28 | RCB won: 13 | KKR won: 15 | No result: 0
The pitch will again be challenging for batters to score as bowlers are expected to get plenty of assistance. However, both RCB and KKR have scored more than 160 at this venue during their previous fixtures.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat (wk), Daniel Christian, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, George Garton, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Eoin Morgan (c), Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shakib Al Hasan/Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy.
- RCB wins the toss and bat first
- Powerplay score: 40-45
- RCB total: 155-160
- KKR wins the toss and bat first
- Powerplay score: 35-40
- KKR total: 145-155
Team batting first to win the contest.