IPL has traveled its half way and is turning out to be quite interesting when we have a look at the points table. At the moment every team looks in contention for qualifying into playoffs, and the upcoming weeks will be quite interesting from the perspective of fans as they will get to see some nail-biting encounters in IPL Today Kolkata Knight Riders will lock their horns against Rajasthan Royals at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Both the team have come face to face once in this tournament whereas in that match KKR defeated KKR straight by 8 wickets. In this match, RR will try to get their hands on win against KKR to get their revenge back. We are covering KKR vs RR Dotball Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the 43rd match of IPL 2019.
Rajasthan Royals (KKR vs RR Dotball Team Prediction)
RR had a tough last match where the century of A Rahane went into vein against DC. RR has some bleak chances left for qualifying into the playoffs of IPL 2019, things will get harder as they move on because their main players Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer will not be available for the team, who will most probably leave for England after this match.
Steve Smith will look to win this match under the presence of these players so that they will get their lost momentum back before these players leave the team.
Bowlers of RR excluding Jofra Archer, are not doing well for the team. Jaydev Unadkat has again made RR regret their decision of buying him at such a high price this season again. He has not given a single performance that can justify his price tag over which he has been bought by RR owners. D Kulkarni and Shreyas Gopal have been inconsistent with their bowling. So against KKR, Rajasthan Royals need to fill these voids otherwise they might lose their chances of qualifying into the playoffs in this season of IPL.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR vs RR Dotball Team Prediction)
KKR started off this season well but suddenly things are not going their way in this tournament. They have consecutively lost their last 5 matches, although their hopes for qualifying into the playoff are still alive they have to buck up and play some remarkably well cricket in the upcoming weeks.
Chris Lynn looked well in the last match but certainly, he hasn’t played a match-winning knock for KKR in this season, which is expected from him. Nitish Rana started tournament with2 consecutive fifties but after that, he lost his way into the tournament. In a match against RCB, he played a responsible knock that showed he has a lot of things left in him and will make a strong comeback by playing some match-winning knocks for the team.
Andre Russell has only been a positive thing for KKR in this season but he is not getting any support from the other end. Dinesh Karthik is still in search of one good knock that can bring him back into form, but he needs to play that knock as soon as possible unless it might get very late for KKR.
A sudden drop in the performance of bowlers is another headache for KKR, they have no wicket taking options left and the resources they have been looking out of form. Kuldeep Yadav form has made a major impact on the performance of KKR. They will expect him to come in his prime as soon as possible.
WHEN AND WHERE
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, 43rd Match
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
02:30 PM GMT / 08:00 PM LOCAL.
Head to Head Matches
Total Matches Played: 20
Form Guide this season (Last 5 matches)
KKR: L L L L L
RR – L W L W L
Head to Head (last 5 encounters)
KKR – 4
RR – 1
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Last Match Stats
KKR (140-2, 13.5 overs) beat RR (139-3, 20 overs) by eight wickets, Jaipur
Pitch Report (KKR vs RR Dotball Team Prediction)
The pitch of Eden Gardens is flat and the team winning the toss will like to chase on this ground. Eden Garden is a venue where most teams usually like to chase. In the end, the dew factor might come into picture which will also help the batting team in chasing the target.
KKR vs RR Dotball Team News
- Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer might play their last match before leaving for England.
- Ashton Turner might make a way for Liam Livingstone, after getting out on duck for three consecutive matches i-e- golden duck.
- Samson and a Rahane will open the innings for RR.
- Uthappa, Kuldeep, and Carlos Braithwaite might be included in the squad after facing a humiliating defeat from SRH.
- Gurney will have to warm bench against RR, as he didn’t impress KKR with his bowling in the last couple of matches.
Squad (KKR vs RR Dotball Team Prediction)
Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Yarra Prithviraj, KC Cariappa, Harry Gurney, Robin Uthappa, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Carlos Brathwaite, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Matthew Kelly.
Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Ben Stokes, Ashton Turner, Stuart Binny, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Prashant Chopra, Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Shubham Ranjane, Mahipal Lomror, Ish Sodhi, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Sudhesan Midhun.
Probable Playing 11(KKR vs RR Dotball Team Prediction)
Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Yarra Prithviraj, Prasidh Krishna.
Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Stuart Binny, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni.
Fantasy picks and suggestions (KKR vs RR Dotball Team Prediction)
Wicket-keeper: Sanju Samson will be the appropriate candidate for this slot in this match as he looks in great form who has already scored a century in IPL 2019. He will be a crucial player in the absence of Jos Buttler for RR.
Batsmen: After struggling in this season, A Rahane made a remarkable comeback by hitting a blistering century in his last match, will be a player to watch in this match. Other than him Shubhman Gill, Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana, Steve Smith will be the batsmen to watch out in this match.
All-rounders: With Andre Russell playing in this match, in that case, no other choice will be better than selecting him as a player of our fantasy team. In this IPL he has been playing remarkably well with bat and bowl for KKR, although KKR has been unsuccessful in providing him good support from the other end.
Bowlers: Jofra Archer, who is bowling really fast in this IPL will be a bowler that will attract everyone’s attention. Other than him Shreyas Gopal, D Kulkarni, Piyush Chawla will be some other bowlers that will play a crucial role in this match.
KKR vs RR Dotball Team Prediction
A Rahane ©
Chris Lynn (VC)
KKR vs RR Dream11 Team Prediction
Chris Lynn (VC)
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