RR vs KOL Dream11: On 24 April it is the clash between the teams at the bottom in the IPL 2021 as Kolkata Knight Riders take on Rajasthan Royals. Both teams are at 7th and 8th place in the points table with one win in 4 games. The road ahead is tough and a defeat here would make the task even more daunting. So both teams will be keen to get back to winning ways. KKR batsmen found form in the last game. So they would be hoping to continue the spark while RR will look to deliver a team performance.
Fixture: Match 18. Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders
When: 24 April, 7: 30 IST
Venue: Wankhede stadium Mumbai
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RR vs KOL Playing 11
Rajasthan Royals Playing 11 (likely)
Rajasthan Royals Team News:
Jofra Archer is ruled out of the tournament. Proteas batter Rassie van de Dussen will replace him.
Playing Combination: M Vohra should face the axe after successive failures. He could be replaced by Y Jaiswal. J Buttler will continue to open with S Samson at 3 and D Miller in the middle-order. C Morris and R Tewatia will be lead bowlers.
RR Playing 11 (likely)
C Morris hasn’t had a great IPL season 2021 so far except for the one innings against Delhi Capitals. But he is a good all-rounder and can make big impact. He has taken 85 wickets in 74 IPL games at a strike-rate of 18.32. In batting, he has scored 599 runs at an average of 23.96 and has a strike-rate of 157.63.
J Buttler isn’t in the best form. However, he can be effective on the batting-friendly Mumbai track. He averages 148.71 in IPL and has scored 1798 runs in 62 games with an average of 33.92. He has slammed 11 fifties in this tournament.
Kolkata Knight Riders Playing 11 (likely)
Kolkata Knight Riders Team News:
Playing Combination: The duo of S Gill and N Rana will open the innings while the likes of R Tripathi, E Morgan and A Russell will form the middle order. S Narine and P Cummins will lead the bowling attack.
KOL Playing 11:
A Russell failed to finish the game in the previous match. However he ahs signaled that he is back in form by hammering 54 runs off 22 balls with 3 fours and 6 sixes. He has also taken 7 wickets in 4 games and has been a handy bowler. He has a sensational strike rate of 180.76 in IPL and has made 1616 runs in 78 games at an average of 29.38.
V Charavarthy has taken 4 wickets in 4 games in the IPL 2021 so far and has looked very difficult to hit. He has a strike-rate of 19.36 and can be an impact player in this game. He has taken 22 wickets in 18 IPL games so far.
RR have very impressive individual players who can change a game in no time. However they haven’t clicked as a team. Kolkata’s famed batting order though has shown signs of reigning the mojo and that can be vital on Mumbai pitch. So in the RR vs KOL Dream11 today match prediction expect KOL to win the game.
Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicket-keepers: J Buttler, S Samson, D Karthik
Batsmen:: D Miller, N Rana, S Gill, E Morgan
All-rounders: A Russell
Bowlers: C Sakaria, P Cummins, V Chakravarthy
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