Chennai: The 10th match of IPL season 2021 between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be played at Chepauk ground in Chennai. The target of Bangalore team captained by Virat Kohli will have to be a hat-trick of victory.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore Strength
Spin will again be an important weapon for Royal Challengers Bangalore, as the Kolkata Knight Riders gave leg-spinner Rahul Chahar four wickets in his last match against Mumbai Indians, taking a knee. Kolkata’s team lost this match by 10 runs. RCB’s left-arm spinner Shahbaz Ahmed played a key role in a match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on a sticky pitch as he rotated the ball and forced the SRH batsmen to lose their wickets.
The strength of Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR also has a very strong spin bowling lineup. KKR’s middle order was shattered like cards against Mumbai and suffered a 12th defeat in 13 matches. With his superb bowling in the death overs, Andre Russell took six wickets, but again failed to bat. He has been able to score only 14 runs in two matches. Dinesh Karthik will also be under pressure to perform better. Nitish Rana has impressed in the batting, but Shubman Gill could not take advantage of a good start. KKR will now expect a good performance from this young batsman.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Seifert (wicketkeeper), Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh, Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Eoin Morgan (captain), Andre Russell, Sunil Naren, Varun CV, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagerkoti , Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrier, Famous Krishna, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), Devdutt Padikkal, Finn Allen (wicketkeeper), AB de Villiers (wicketkeeper), Pawan Deshpande, Washington Sundar, Daniel Sams, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Jampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Kane Richardson, Harshal Patel , Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammad Azharuddin, Kyle Jamieson, Daniel Christian, Suyesh Prabhudesai, KS India.