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Kolkata beat Bangalore by 9 wickets, Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer played a stormy innings

KKR vs RCB Live: The second phase of IPL has started with a bang. Today the match will be played between Kolkata Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). There are many star players in both the teams, due to which this match is expected to be exciting. KKR’s previous record at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi is better, but this time the RCB team seems to be in rhythm. In the first phase of IPL, the team performed brilliantly and won 5 out of seven matches. Under the leadership of Virat Kohli, RCB would like to start the second phase of the IPL well.

RCB vs KKR Head to Head (Head to Head stats between the two teams)
Teams of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have come face to face in a total of 27 matches in IPL so far. Out of these, KKR have won 14 matches and RCB have won 13 matches. However, in the first leg of IPL 2021, Bangalore was defeated by Kolkata. Although the ground of Abu Dhabi has been lucky for Kolkata and its success rate is high on this ground. Now it has to be seen whether Kolkata is able to avenge the defeat in the first phase or not.

Kolkata Knight Riders Probable Playing XI
Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (captain), Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Tim Southee, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakraborty, Pranand Krishna.

Probable Playing XI of Royal Challengers Bangalore
Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (Captain), Mohammad Azharuddin, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Vanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Unique record will be made in the name of Virat Kohli
Kohli will play his 200th IPL match against Kolkata on Monday. Kohli will be the fifth player in the history of IPL to do so. Before Kohli, Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina, KKR’s Dinesh Karthik and Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma have played 200 matches. Apart from this, if Kohli scores 71 runs in this match, then he will become the fifth batsman in the world to score 10000 runs in the history of T20. Before Kohli, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Shoaib Malik and David Warner have made these records in their names.

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