18th April, 2021
The first match in double header Sunday in IPL 2021 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Virat Kohli's team may be in second place in the points table after winning both the matches, but Kolkata will face a lot of challenges from them. The road to Kolkata will not be easy. The figures are witnesses to this. There have been 26 matches between the two teams so far. Out of this, Kolkata has won 14 matches and RCB has won 12 matches.
Talking about the last five matches, RCB has an upper hand. Bengaluru has won three matches and Kolkata two. RCB has beaten Kolkata in the last three matches. The IPL was held in the UAE last year due to the Corona epidemic. RCB won both matches this season. Kolkata had a disappointing performance in both matches.
Kolkata team was limited to 112 in the first match
Last year, the first match played between RCB and Kolkata was one-sided. Batting first, with the help of AB de Villiers' explosive batting, Virat Kohli's team put 194 on two wickets. In response, Kolkata's team could only manage 112 runs for 9 wickets. RCB won by 82 runs.
Siraj is the Hero in the second match
The second match of the season was also one-sided. RCB easily defeated Kolkata to achieve the target of 85 runs in 13.3 overs. Muhammad Siraj was the hero of this match. He took three wickets for eight runs in four overs. Virat's team won by eight wickets. In such a situation, the RCB team would like to continue this performance against Kolkata. At the same time, Kolkata will be eyeing the Tusri win of the tournament.
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