KKR v RCB Preview & Predictions Will Harshal Patel inflict more misery on KKR?

Match: 30

Date: 3rd of May 2021

Time: 7.30 PM India

Stadium: MA Chidambaram Stadium or Wankhede Stadium

Trends & Recent Form

KKR v RCB marks the halfway point in this years IPL tournament. After a fantastic start, the Royal Challengers have suffered a blip in consistency, losing 2 of their previous 3 matches. The KKR have been poor, picking up just two victories so far. A run of losses does nothing for confidence and we think the Knight Riders may well struggle against the Challengers.

KKR logoKKR form

Position: 6 of 8


  • Played: 7
  • Won: 2
  • Lost: 5
  • Net Run Rate: -0.494
Top players
Top Batsman: Nitish Rana
  • Total runs: 201
  • Average: 28.71
  • High score: 80
Top Bowler: Pat Cummins
  • Total wickets: 9
  • Total overs: 26
  • Economy: 8.83
  • Best figures: 3/24

“If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. The IPL is all about consistency, throughout the team. KKR have simply not shown up when it counted.”

Arjun Reddy
Head of Indian Cricket Content

Latest stats and trends
  • KKR need to up their average runs figures, well below their opposition.
  • Rana, Tripathi and Gill need their fellow teammates to step up with the bat. 
  • Pat Cummins has the KKR best batting strike rate at 166.07, with Andre Russell second on 155.23. Both players are posting decent bowling figures too. 

RCB logoRCB form

Position: 3 of 8


  • Played: 7
  • Won: 5
  • Lost: 2
  • Net Run Rate: -0.171
Top players
Top Batsman: Glenn Maxwell
  • Total runs: 223
  • Average: 37.16
  • High score: 78
Top Bowler: Harshal Patel
  • Total wickets: 17
  • Total overs: 28
  • Economy: 9.17
  • Best figures: 5/27

“When I talk about consistency, RCB are a great example of a team who work for each other. The table doesn’t lie and they are well within a chance of winning the ultimate prize.”

Arjun Reddy
Head of Indian Cricket Content

Latest stats and trends
  • Devdutt Padikkal is on fire. A high score of 101 and an average of 39.00. He’s smashed 22 fours and 9 sixes.
  • Harshal Patel has the IPL21 second highest bowling strike rate at 9.88
  • Patel also leads the way with the highest number of wickets taken; currently at 17

Head to head stats

2020 IPL results

  • Match 28: RCB won by 82 runs
  • Match 39: RCB won by 8 wickets

Overall record

KKR = 14 wins

RCB = 13 wins

Match Prediction & Tips

Match Prediction: RCB to win at 1.66*

It is no real surprise that the betting sites have RCB down as winners of this match. We agree with them and can see KKR struggling against a team with real strength and depth.

  • Pick 1: Nitish Rana to score over 21.5 runs, odds 1.83

Rana has shown his expertise with the bat, notching up a huge run total so far. At these odds, we can see a decent return.

  • Pick 2: Most match sixes, RCB, odds 2.05

An attractive pick at some good odds. RCB have so far scored 43 sixes in 7 matches.

*Odds & Responsible gambling

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