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RR vs KKR Dream11 Team | Rajasthan vs Kolkata Preview – The Eliminator

By Omkar91

RAJ vs KOL Dream11 Team | Rajasthan vs Kolkata Preview – The Eliminator

Hello and Welcome to our preview for Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, first eliminator. We are covering RR vs KKR Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for IPL 2018. The Eliminator match is to be played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

This is the match-up between the third and fourth-ranked team with the winner of the match slated to face the winner between the match of SRH and CSK. Both the teams here, KKR and RR secured their qualification in the playoffs by virtue of winning their last match.

Kolkata Knight Riders overcame the most difficult task this IPL, defeating SRH at their own den, to secure their place in the playoffs. Kolkata, bowling first made an exceptional comeback in the last two overs of the first innings to halt SRH at 172/9.KKR’s top order then achieved the target quite easily.

Rajasthan Royals meanwhile faced another team which was desperately seeking a win in the same match to qualify, RCB.  With Rahul Tripathi not out 80 at the top, RR managed to raise 164 runs batting first. Rajasthan’s leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal then wrecked havoc as he took 4/16. RR won the match by 30 runs.

When and Where:

RAJ vs KOL, Match 58th, IPL2018
Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
07:00 PM IST

Venue Stats:

There is a possibility of slight rain in this match. If rain come and the match washout, then the Kolkata team will play the second qualifier and Rajasthan team will be out of competition.

Avg 1st innings score: 156
Avg 2nd innings score: 143


Rajasthan Royals:
Rahul Tripathi, D’Arcy Short, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Sanju Samson, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Stuart Binny, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Anureet Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ankit Sharma, Shreyas Gopal, Prashant Chopra, Sudhesan Midhun, Ben Laughlin, Aryaman Birla, Jatin Saxena, Dushmantha Chameera

Kolkata Knight Riders:
Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Javon Searles, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav, Mitchell Johnson, Ishank Jaggi, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Rinku Singh, Shivam Mavi, Cameron Delport, Tom Curran

Team News:

Rajasthan Royals:
Rajasthan won their last match against RCB and the team looked perfect on that night. Rajasthan Likely to go with unchanged XI.

Kolkata Knight Riders:
The last match for KKR was a must-win which they managed to win comfortably, no changes are expected to the winning XI. They will persist with Javon Searles it seems.

RR vs KKR Probable Playing XI:

Rajasthan Royals:
Rahul Tripathi, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Heinrich Klaasen, Krishnappa Gowtham, Stuart Binny, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin, Ish Sodhi/D’Arcy Short, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal

Kolkata Knight Riders:
Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Piyush Chawla, Javon Searles, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna

RR vs KKR Dream11 Team Prediction:

RR vs KKR Dream11 Team Prediction

If you want then you can replace J Archer to K Gowtham, J Unadkat to Ish Sodhi and R Triphati to Ajinkya Rahane.

Captain and Vice-Captain choices are: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Sanju Samson, Heinrich Klaasen, Rahul Tripathi

Key Players:

Sunil Narine
Chris Lynn
Robin Uthappa
Dinesh Karthik
Andre Russell
Kuldeep Yadav
Prasidh Krishna

Rahul Tripathi
Ajinkya Rahane
S Samson
Heinrich Klaasen
K Gowtham
Jofra Archer
Jaydev Unadkat