KKR vs RCB IPL score: Eoin Morgan, Virat Kohli during the throw in match 10.© BCCI / IPL
As the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season finally resumes, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) start on Monday at Sheikh Zayed Stadium with their UAE leg against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The Eoin Morgan-led team is currently seventh in the IPL 2021 standings with four points from seven games, including just two wins and five defeats. Meanwhile, RCB is third on the standings with 10 points from seven games (five wins and two defeats). Ahead of the upcoming match, RCB captain Virat Kohli surprised cricket fans on Sunday when he announced that it would be his last season as captain of the franchise. He also mentioned that he will continue to play for the team in the coming issues. The 32-year-old also recently announced that he will retire from the Indian T20I captain after the T20 World Cup. For the remaining matches, KKR Pat Cummins will be without speed, and he has been replaced by Tim Southee. On the other hand, RCB will be in the UAE leg without Adam Zampa, Daniel Sams, Finn Allen, Scott Kuggeleijn and Washington Sundar. They were replaced by Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Tim David, George Carton and Akash Deep. (LIVE SCORE CARD)
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) IPL 2021 Match 31 Live Cricket Updates and Score from Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
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Kohli said: ‘It was an amazing and inspiring journey with a talented group of players in the RCB team. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the RCB management, coaches, support staff, players and the entire RCB family, who have played an important role in the growth of the franchise over the years. “
“It was not an easy decision, but it was well thought out and in the best interest of this wonderful franchise. The RCB family remains close to my heart as we constantly strive to achieve excellence. As I have been in “At times I will only play for RCB until I retire from the cricket match,” he added.
He also recently announced that he will retire from Team India’s T20I captaincy after the T20 World Cup.
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