Both KKR and RR are in contention for the final playoff spot left for the grabs. Kolkata has a higher chance to make it to the final four due to their better net run rate than other contesting teams. The race to the playoff for RR has become a little tricky owing to their low net run rate after a massive defeat against Mumbai Indians (MI).
Nevertheless, both the teams are still in the race and will come up all guns blazing to secure a good win against each other tonight in the second match of the doubleheader.
Match: Indian Premier League 2021, Match number 54.
Teams: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Date/Day: October 07, Thursday
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Time: 7:30 PM IST
KKR vs RR, Sharjah Cricket Stadium Pitch Report:
The going for the batter in the Sharjah Cricket Stadium has not been easy until now. The surface has shifted towards the slower side and high scoring games are almost impossible to witness. The bowlers, especially the medium pacers, have benefitted from the pitch. Another low scoring match is anticipated between KKR and RR.
KKR vs RR Dream11 Predicted Playing11 and Full Squad:
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Probable Playing11: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Full Squad: Eoin Morgan(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik(w), Tim Seifert, Andre Russell, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Pawan Negi, Sandeep Warrier, Rahul Tripathi, Prasidh Krishna, Tim Southee, Ben Cutting, Shubman Gill, Karun Nair, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Harbhajan Singh, Sheldon Jackson, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Vaibhav Arora.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Playing11: Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shivam Dube, Glenn Phillips, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Kuldip Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Shreyas Gopal, Mustafizur Rahman
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Complete Squad: Sanju Samson (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Mahipal Lomror, Akash Singh, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahim, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, K.C. Cariappa, Shivam Dube, Kuldip Yadav, Liam Livingstone, Kartik Tyagi, Glenn Phillips, Mayank Markande, Jaydev Unadkat, Tabraiz Shamsi, Oshane Thomas, Evin Lewis.
KKR vs RR Dream11 Fantasy Tips:
Evin Lewis, Vanketash Iyer (c), Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Shivam Dube, Andre Russell (vc), Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Chetan Sakariya.