Kolkata Knight Riders are facing Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 31st match of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League. The match is being played at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. RCB captain Virat Kohli has won the toss and decided to bat first. Sri Lanka’s all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga and KS Bharat are making their debuts for Bangalore. At the same time, Venkatesh Iyer has come to play his first match in IPL for KKR.
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7:11 PM: The playing XI of both the teams is as follows.
Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (captain), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Lockie Furgeson, Varun Chakraborty, Praneek Krishna.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing XI: Virat Kohli (Captain), Devdutt Padikkal, KS Bharat, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Wanindu Hasaranga, Sachin Baby, Kyle Jameson, Mohammad Siraj, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal.
7:05 PM: RCB captain Virat Kohli has landed on the field to play the 200th match of his IPL career today. This is also his 200th match for Bangalore.
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Blue Jersey tribute, Virat’s 200th IPL match for RCB, & 2 important points – everything to play for! Know about the preparations heading into the game from Captain Kohli & Coach Hesson on @myntra presents Game Day.#PlayBold #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/GhRCuplzKM
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 20, 2021
7:02 PM: The second match of the UAE leg is being played today. Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has won the toss and decided to bat first. In the first encounter, RCB Morgan’s team was overwhelmed. In such a situation, today the Kolkata team must have come out on the field in the mood to settle the account.