RCB vs KKR: Royal Challengers Bangalore will face off Kolkata Knight Riders in the eliminator match of IPL 2021. The winning team of this game will get a chance to play against Delhi Capitals in the second semifinal, who lost against Chennai Super Kings in the first semifinal. Both teams are looking forward to playing their best cricket and reach the second semifinal.
RCB vs KKR: 3 Key players for RCB
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However, the game is more important to the Royal Challengers Bangalore as they are yet to win their first IPL trophy. Virat Kohli is also leading the side for the last time in the IPL and his only dream would be now to win this season of the IPL. RCB also got some players who can convert this dream of Virat Kohli into reality. Let’s take a look at the three important players for this RCB vs KKR match, who can change the game any minute.
3) Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell has become the most important player to RCB in the last couple of games. Virat Kohli and AB de Villers have failed to score in the last couple of games and here Glenn Maxwell saved the side multiple times from losing the game. He has scored the highest 498 runs in the tournament from team RCB. He is also bowling a couple of overs every game and has taken three wickets till now, which makes him a key player of the game.
He has scored six fifties this season and most of them came in the UAE. His batting average is above 45 with a strike rate of above 147. He is a valuable asset for the team this season and performed much better than any other player.
2) Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal is the second-highest wicket-taker this season for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has taken wickets when everybody failed and provided an important breakthrough for the team in almost every game. He is their key player to break the partnerships of the opponents and did this so well especially in the UAE.
Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 16 wickets in the tournament with an economy of just 7.3. He has performed really well on the pitches of UAE and the slow pitch of Sharjah is more suitable for him to take wickets. Also, there are not many players on the KKR side, who are good against the spin which gives him more freedom.
1) Harshal Patel
Harshal Patel has performed brilliantly throughout the season and became the first Indian bowler to take 30 wickets in an IPL season. He is the purple cap holder with 30 wickets in the tournament. He might also break the record of Dwayne Bravo tonight. Bravo holds the records of most wickets in an IPL season by any player and Harshal needs 3 more wickets to break it.
Harshal Patel is the only player to take a Hatrick this season. He also has one five-wicket haul and one four-wicket haul this season. He is a death bowler, which allows him to get more wickets and that’s why he is more important for the RCB than any other player. If he stops the opponents from scoring in the death overs, RCB will win the 50% game at same time.