Struggling KKR aim for turnaround vs RCB
September 20, 2021  18:32

Welcome to the coverage of the IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

Enduring a forgettable outing in the first half of this year's IPL, two-time former champions Kolkata Knight Riders would look for reversal of fortunes when they resume their campaign against RCB in the second leg of IPL 2021 in the UAE.

While Virat Kohli's RCB is third in the eight-team standings with 10 points from seven games, 2012 and 2014 champions KKR are languishing at the seventh spot with just two wins out of seven ties.

Eoin Morgan-led KKR would be hoping to make a turnaround, just like 2014 edition when they won nine games in a row to claim the title.

But it would be easier said than done for KKR as they face RCB, a formidable outfit, whose captain Kohli would be gunning for success with the bat after announcing his decision to quit as RCB skipper after this year's IPL.

Even though KKR leads in head-to-head record against RCB, winning 18 and losing 13 out of 28 fixtures played between the two sides, the 38-run defeat against Kohli's team in the first half of the event in Chennai would be fresh on their players' minds.

KKR's two wins earlier this year came against two under-performing sides -- Punjab Kings, who are placed just a rung above them, and bottom-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad.
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