IPL 2021: RCB and KKR conflict on the on the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Monday.© BCCI/IPL
The second match of the UAE leg of IPL 2021 will see two groups on completely different ends of the spectrum within the IPL factors desk battle it out. Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore will face-off on the Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Monday of their first match again. Kolkata Knight Riders had a troublesome begin to IPL 2021 season in India, managing simply two wins from seven video games to occupy seventh place within the IPL factors desk. Their opponents on Monday, RCB, in distinction have made a superb begin and sit fairly within the third place, stage on 10 factors with second-placed Chennai Super Kings. The Bengaluru outfit shall be raring to make their mark this season and provides Virat Kohli his first IPL title in what shall be his final season as RCB skipper.
KKR suffered a large blow forward of the UAE leg with Australian famous person Pat Cummins pulling out of the event on account of “personal reasons”. Despite a excessive economic system charge of 8.83, the Aussie pacer was the best wicket-taker for KKR earlier than the event was halted.
He had taken 9 wickets in seven matches with a greatest of three/24. KKR have roped in Tim Southee as a substitute Cummins.
RCB had made a brilliant begin to their IPL 2021 marketing campaign, profitable 5 of their seven matches. The Covid-enforced break got here on the unsuitable time for Virat Kohli’s staff and so they might want to discover their focus once more.
Like many different groups, RCB too have been hit by a number of withdrawals.
The staff introduced in Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga as substitute for Australia’s Adam Zampa.
In the current three-match T20I collection towards India in Sri Lanka, Hasaranga bagged a complete of seven wickets, together with a 4-wicket haul within the ultimate T20I.
Meanwhile, Dushmantha Chameera has are available in for Daniel Sams, left-arm fast George Garton has changed Kane Richardson with Tim David coming in for New Zealand’s Finn Allen.
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