Sharjah – United Arab Emirates, First Published Oct 11, 2021, 5:10 PM IST
Sharjah: Royal Challengers Bangalore – Kolkata Knight Riders Eliminator Day is in the 14th season of IPL (IPL 2021). Former India captain and commentator Sunil Gavaskar has said that the performance of star all-rounder Andre Russell in the match will be crucial for Kolkata. But before the match, Kolkata fans’ biggest concern is whether the injured Russell will play.
‘It is not yet known whether Andre Russell will play. But if Russell is fit, it will be a big boost for the Kolkata midfield. Russell is a player who can change the game with the bat and the ball. So Kolkata hopes that the player will be completely healthy, ”Gavaskar wrote in a column in the Times of India.
‘Loki Ferguson is a great pacer for Kolkata. Loki and spin wonders Sunil Narine and Varun Chakraborty will shake up Kolkata’s rivals. Gavaskar, meanwhile, said the RCB would be excited about Glenn Maxwell’s innings against Delhi Capitals and KS Bharat’s last-ball six.
RCB won the match by seven wickets. Maxwell was unbeaten on 51 off 33 balls and Bharat on 78 off 52 balls.
Royal Challengers Bangalore, led by Virat Kohli, will take on Owen Morgan’s Kolkata Knight Riders in the eliminator of the 14th edition of the IPL today. The match will be played in Sharjah at 7.30 pm. The winners will qualify for the second qualifier against Delhi Capitals while the losers will return home. The match will be crucial for Virat Kohli as the captaincy will be vacated at the end of the season.
Last Updated Oct 11, 2021, 5:13 PM IST