In the first-afternoon match of IPL 2021, the Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on the Kolkata Knight Riders. Ahead of the match between RCB and KKR, we bring you all the PrizePicks fantasy tips, predicted playing XI, Top fantasy picks and much more.
Match Timings: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
The viewers can catch live action on the Star Sports network and Disney Hotstar.
Head To Head
Kolkata Knight Riders won: 14
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 12
Chennai Weather Forecast
The scorching heat of Chennai will be testing for all the players during the afternoon.
Injury and Availability News
No new injury concerns for both sides ahead of Sunday’s clash.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Fantasy Tips
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c) Dinesh Karthik, Shakib al Hasan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins/ Sunil Narine, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders- PrizePicks Fantasy Tips
Talking about the PrizePicks Fantasy Tips, the in-form batsmen of both sides the likes of Glenn Maxwell, Nitish Rana and Ab de Villiers should be an automatic selection as batsmen in your fantasy XI. Also, as far as bowling is concerned spinners should be preferred over fast bowlers while picking your bowlers in the team as the match will e played on slow Chennai Pitch.
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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians – Top Fantasy Picks
Nitish Rana: The KKR opening batsman has stroked 2 fine half-centuries in the last two matches and will again hold the key for them at the top. The consistent Rana is a must in your fantasy XI as he is a terrific player of spin and doesn’t throw his wicket away.
Andre Russell: The KKR all-rounder picked a 5-fer with the ball in the previous match but was highly disappointing with the bat. Nevertheless, Russell is a match-winner and always saves his best for RCB which is why you should pick in your fantasy XI.
Glenn Maxwell: It’s a different Maxwell this season as he has instantly made a difference for RCB. 2 half-centuries in 2 matches and he looks keen to continue his amazing form hence picking him in your fantasy XI should be a no brainer.
Ab de Villiers: After his heroics in the opening match against MI you just have to pick Ab de Villiers before any other RCB player. De Villiers is a must in your fantasy XI as he can score a 50 in no time and also take catches behind the stumps which will help you fetch a lot of fantasy points.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks
Captain: Glenn Maxwell
Vice-Captain: Andre Russell
Fantasy 11 Team
Wicket-Keeper – Ab de Villiers, Dinesh Karthik
Batsmen- Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill
All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Andre Russell
Bowlers – Harshal Patel, Varun Chakravarthy,
PrizePicks Team Option 2
Virat Kohli ©, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Maxwell, Ab de Villiers (vc), Andre Russell, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Varun Chakravarthy, Harshal Patel, Harbhajan Singh
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