IPL 2021: RCB's probable XI against Kolkata Knight Riders
The Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore will be facing Morgan's Kolkata Knight Riders in the Eliminator match on Monday at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. Royal Challengers Bangalore heading into this match with a crucial last-ball win against Delhi Capitals. Moreover, they have performed well in the tournament and finished at the 3rd position on the league table. So, let's have a look at the probable xi of Royal Challengers Bangalore against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Virat Kohli & Devdutt Padikkal
The skipper of the side, Virat Kohli will open the innings along with the left-hander Devdutt Padikkal. He didn't have a good season so far and will be hoping to score in the upcoming crucial match against KKR.
Devdutt Padikkal is the second-highest run-getter for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. He smacked a century in the first phase of the contest.
Srikar Bharat & AB de Villiers
The Andhra Pradesh born cricketer has been in scintillating form in the second phase of the Indian Premier League. He will play a crucial role in the middle-order along with AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell.
The wicket-keeper batsman AB de Villiers will handle the middle-order duties and will look to increase the run-rate in the middle overs of the game. He's not in good touch with the bat but has to make a comeback in the upcoming fixture.
Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian and Shahbaz Ahmed
Glenn Maxwell has played a vital role for Royal Challengers Banglore in the ongoing season. He played crucial knocks and remained the match-winner for RCB on several occasions this season.
Another Australian cricketer Daniel Christian is one of the best performers in the T20 format. However, he is not in good flow and is yet to do the magic for his team.
Shahbaz Ahmed is a talented all-rounder who can change the face of the match at any moment. Moreover, he is a handy batsman too and can clear the fence once he gets the ball under his eyes.
George Garton, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj and Harshal Patel
The left-handed bowling all-rounder is one of the talented players of this format. However, he hasn't got any opportunity to showcase his skills and will be looking to do in the upcoming encounter.
Yuzvendra Chahal will lead the spin attack for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has done well in the second phase of the competition and will be looking to give regular breakthroughs for his skipper.
Mohammed Siraj didn't get many wickets in the second leg of the tournament. He has to hit the right length to provide breakthroughs for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The leading wicket-taker of the competition will be heading to this match with a lot of confidence. He will look to bowl at his best in the upcoming fixture against Delhi Capitals.