IPL 2021 Live Score, KKR vs RCB: Virat Kohli Elects To Bat vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 2 New Faces For Royal Challengers Bangalore

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IPL 2021 Live Score, KKR vs RCB: Virat Kohli Elects To Bat vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 2 New Faces For Royal Challengers Bangalore

KKR vs RCB IPL Score: Eoin Morgan, Virat Kohli during toss in Match 10.© BCCI/IPL

Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have won the toss and elected to bat first against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their first match of the UAE-leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at the Shiekh Zayed Stadium. RCB have two debutants in their XI- wicket-keeper batsman KS Bharat and Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasarnga. While for KKR the top-order combination is almost the same as they carried in the first half but they roped in all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer in the playing XI who is making his IPL debut. The Eoin Morgan-led KKR are currently seventh in the IPL 2021 Points Table with four points from seven matches, including only two wins and five defeats. Meanwhile, RCB are third in the standings with 10 points from seven fixtures (five wins and two defeats). Ahead of the upcoming fixture, RCB skipper Virat Kohli surprised cricket fans on Sunday, when he announced that this would be his last season as the franchise’s captain. He also mentioned that he would continue playing for the team in the upcoming editions. The 32-year-old also recently announced that he would step down from Team India’s T20I captaincy after the T20 World Cup. (LIVE SCORECARD)

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) IPL 2021 Match 31 Live Cricket Updates And Score From Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

  • 19:41 (IST)

    Kohli OUT!

    Krishna to Kohli, appeal for LBW and umpire has given him OUT. Kohli gone for a review.

    Ball Tracking clearly showed that the ball is hitting the wicket and the RCB skipper has to depart after scoring just 4 runs in 200th IPL match.

    Kohli lbw b Prasidh 5(4) (4s-1)

    RCB 10/1

  • 19:38 (IST)

    First FOUR!

    Krishna to Kohli, FOUR, to deep extra cover. Beautifully placed and found gap as well.

  • 19:36 (IST)

    Prasidh Krishna Comes In To Attack!

    Prasidh Krishna comes in to bowl from the other end.

  • 19:34 (IST)

    Good Start By Chakravarthy!

    Good over from Chakravarthy, just four runs.

    RCB 4/0 after 1st over.

  • 19:31 (IST)

    Single From 1st Ball!

    Chakravarthy to Kohli, pushed to the mid wicket and it was a single from the first ball.

  • 19:29 (IST)

    Players In The Middle!

    Players are in the middle Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal are in the middle. Spinner Varun Chakravarthy got the ball for Kolkata Knight Riders.

  • 19:27 (IST)

    Virat Kohli Leads The Table Of Most IPL Matches For A Team!

    Most matches for a team in the Indian Premier League-

    200 Virat Kohli- Royal Challengers Bangalore *

    182 MS Dhoni- Chennai Super Kings

    172 Suresh Raina – ChennaI Super Kings

    172 Kieron Pollard- Mumbai Indians

    162 Rohit Sharma- Mumbai Indians

  • 19:15 (IST)

    KKR Playing XI: Venkatesh Iyer Makes His IPL Debut!

    Kolkata Knight Riders have one debutant today vs RCB as all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer is making his IPL debut.

    Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna

  • 19:10 (IST)

    Two Debutants In RCB’s XI!

    Wicket-keeper batsman KS Bharat and Sri Lanka leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga are making their IPL debut for RCB vs KKR today.

    Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing XI: Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Wanindu Hasaranga, Sachin Baby, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal

  • 19:01 (IST)

    RCB Win Toss Opt To Bat First vs KKR!

    Royal Challengers Bangalore have won the toss and elected to bat first vs Kolkata Knight Riders.

  • 18:58 (IST)

  • 18:38 (IST)

    David Hussey says two KKR players Are “about to shock the world”

    David Hussey, chief mentor of  KKR, has hailed Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana for their displays for the team. The KKR opening duo is crucial to the franchise’s ambitions in the UAE this year. Hussey said that the duo can “shock the world” with their displays. Speaking to kkr.in during a pre-season interview, Hussey said, “Both quality players. Both quality people too. They are both determined to do very well for this team and themselves. Both have had a taste of international cricket and I think they are about to shock the world that they are the next generation of Indian players.”

    “Not just for one or two series. They are there for a decade, long time. If they get going, look out for us at the IPL”, he further added.

  • 18:21 (IST)

    Watch: KKR depart for Sheikh Zayed Stadium

    KKR took to social media to post a wholesome video of the team members leaving for Sheikh Zayed Stadium. In the video, the likes of Dinesh Karthik and Harbhajan Singh can be seen leading the players into the bus. Here is the video:

  • 18:17 (IST)

    RCB Predicted XI

    Virat Kohli will be without Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams. The trio have pulled out of the remaining games. They have been replaced by Dushmantha Chameera, Wanindu Hasaranga and Tim David.

    Also, Washington Sundar is injured. He has been replaced by Akash Deep.

    Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Rajat Patidar, Kyle Jamieson, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal

  • 18:14 (IST)

    KKR Predicted XI

    Eoin Morgan will be without Pat Cummins, who pulled out of IPL 2021’s UAE leg. The Aussie pacer has been replaced by Tim Southee. 

    Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Kamlesh Nagarkoti/Pawan Negi

  • 18:10 (IST)

    Head to head

    Both sides have faced each other 27 times, with KKR coming out on top with 14 wins. RCB have won 13 times.

  • 18:03 (IST)

    Virat Kohli to step down from RCB captaincy after IPL 2021

    Kohli said, “It has been a great and an inspiring journey, captaining a talented bunch of players in the RCB squad. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the RCB management, coaches, support staff, players, and the entire RCB family, who have been instrumental in the growth of the franchise over the years.”

    “It wasn’t an easy decision but one that has been well thought of and in the best interest of this wonderful franchise. The RCB family remains close to my heart as we continue to strive to achieve excellence. As I have mentioned previously in many occasions, I will only play for RCB until my retirement from the game of cricket”, he further added.

    He also recently announced that he would step down from Team India’s T20I captaincy after the T20 World Cup.

  • 17:58 (IST)

    Hello and good evening everyone!

    Hello and good evening everyone! Welcome to our live coverage of IPL 2021’s Match 31 between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Stay tuned for some exciting cricket folks!

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