IPL 2021: RCB and KKR to sweat it out in first afternoon conflict


There shall be some fascinating game-changers within the day-game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders on the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday.

But, whereas RCB has found the tenacity to edge out wins in shut encounters to high the desk, KKR, the opposite evening in Chennai, suffered a mind fade towards Mumbai Indians.

Chasing simply 153 and 72 with out loss at one stage, KKR inexplicably dug a gap with its big-strikers hitting solely skinny air on the demise.

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When the asking charge was a stroll, KKR’s trump card, powerhouse Andre Russell, may handle simply 9 of 15 balls.

That recreation was a nightmare for KKR after a rewarding first half with Russell using his sturdy shoulders to generate raise and scalp 5.

The dynamics of a day recreation – the match begins at 3.30 pm – are completely different and there might be some moisture early on after which some dew throughout the crucial night section.

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The competition will witness dwelling boy Varun Chakravarthy matching his expertise towards three magnificent strikers of the ball – Virat Kohli, Ab de Villers and Glenn Maxwell.

The technique RCB batsmen undertake towards  thriller spinner Varun may maintain the important thing.

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Would we see a calculated onslaught? Maxwell, this season, has been batting with maturity and energy.

KKR too has match-winners in Chennai’s Dinesh Karthik and skipper Eoin Morgan. Then the fiery Pat Cummins shall be a risk.

And also you by no means know when the sleeping big with the willow, Russell, will get up.