After registering an easy win over Mumbai Indians in a much-needed win, Rajasthan Royals will move on to Eden Gardens to face off Kolkata Knight Riders. Both the teams are a strong contender for ending in top four positions. The clash will begin at 08:00 PM local.
Kolkata Knight Riders are placed 4th in the points table with 6 wins while Rajasthan Royals are placed just beneath the host with the same number of winnings. The only difference between the two teams is in their net run rate.
So, let’s move forwards to KKR vs RR team news and KKR vs RR dream11 prediction.
KKR might undergo one or two changes mainly in their bowling line up. Javon Searles didn’t have a good start at the tournament and might be dropped. Shivam Mavi can also make a comeback. However, P Krishna had a decent performance in the last game against KXIP.
Rajasthan Royals might look at options for D Arcy Short. He has repeatedly failed to provide a good start. Shreyas Gopal also had an average performance and might get replaced.
KKR Risky Players: Shivam Mavi is subject to fitness
RR Risky Players: Ish Sodhi
Rest no changes are expected in both the sides.
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Apoorv Wankhade, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Cameron Delport, Shivam Mavi, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Tom Curran, Kuldeep Yadav, Javon Searles, Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Johnson, Andre Russell, Ishank Jaggi, Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill
Mahipal Lomror, D Arcy Short, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Prashant Chopra, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Ish Sodhi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ben Laughlin, Jos Buttler (wk), Jofra Archer, Ankit Sharma, Dushmantha Chameera, Jatin Saxena, Heinrich Klaasen, Stuart Binny, Aryaman Birla, Anureet Singh, Ben Stokes, Sudhesan Midhun
KKR might undergo a couple of changes while RR is expected to remain unchanged. The probable MI vs RR playing 11 is listed below.
Wicketkeeper: Dinesh Karthik (c)
Batsmen: Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill
All-rounder: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine,
Bowlers: Kuldeep Yadav, Javon Searles, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna,
Wicketkeeper: Jos Buttler
Batsmen: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Sanju Samson, D Arcy Short, Stuart Binny,
All-rounder: Krishnappa Gowtham, Ben Stokes,
Bowlers: Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni
For KOL, the key batters will be C Lynn, R Uthappa, N Rana and Dinesh Karthik. Karthik is the only consistent contributors with the bat while the rest of batters have failed to produce big innings.
In bowling, Andre Russell was the leading wicket-taker in the last game. He took 3 wickets while P Krishna took 2 wickets against KXIP. Sunil Narine and Piyush Chawla will also be crucial.
For RAJ, scoring runs are solely dependent upon Jos Buttler. He is leading run scorer for Rajasthan Royals and has 450+ runs in 10 matches so far. Apart from him, Sanju Samson is the second leading run-getter for RR with 300 runs in 10 matches.
In bowling, Jofra Archer is the leading wicket-taker for RR. He has taken 13 wickets in 7 games so far he has played. K Gowtham and J Unadkat will also be crucial.
Both the teams are trying hard to not lose a single match at this very crucial moment. Jos Buttler has clicked at the right moment for Rajasthan and is helping them pass every hurdle. Both the teams are sharing 12 points each and need to win each game to stay alive. In tomorrow’s game, the hosts have a stronger batting line up with a week bowling attack while the visitors have much depth in their bowling attack but are solely dependent upon Jos Buttler for bulk scoring. Also, as the clash will take place at Eden Gardens, hosts have an opportunity to get one step closer.
As per our KOL vs RAJ Dream11 predictions, the hosts will be favorite.
In wicketkeeper, Dinesh Karthik and Jos Buttler both are in a great form. You can choose anyone.
In batting, Robin Uthappa, C Lynn, Sanju Samson, and Nitish Rana will be right choices.
In all-rounder, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, K Gowtham will be a good choice.
In bowling, Jofra Archer, J Unadkat, Piyush Chawla and P Krishna will be a safe bet.
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