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Today Match Prediction for RR vs KKR Dream11 team IPL 2021 23rd April

By Arpit Sachdeva
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Today Match Prediction for RR vs KKR: Rajasthan Royals will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the 18th match of IPL 2021 on Saturday. Rajasthan Royals haven’t looked like making any improvement this year as compared to their last season. They are currently languishing at the bottom of the table with only a solitary win in 4 matches. The likes of Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler and Chris Morris failed to live up to the expectations thus far in the tournament. For Rajasthan to win the upcoming games, the big players need to come up with better performances. 

 On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders too haven’t made any better starts. They too have only one win to their name in four games and thus are sitting at sixth position in the points table. KKR showed some fight in their last game against CSK. The likes of Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell and Pat Cummins played valuable knocks in the last game, however, they lost the game in the end. Given the top order is also in decent form, you could expect KKR to produce a show on Saturday, 

Today Match Prediction for RR vs KKR

In RR vs KKR  match prediction, let’s look into some important stats from teams and the players from both sides: 

  1. Kolkata Knight Riders have squared up against Rajasthan Royals in 23 matches in IPL. KKR have the wood over RR, winning 12 games. Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, have managed to win 10 games.
  2. Last years, both sides played against each other twice. Kolkata Knight Riders emerged victorious on both occasions.
  3. Sanju Samson has scored 334 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders in 14 matches at a strike rate of 123.7.
  4. Chris Morris has 15 wickets to his name against KKR in IPL,
  5. Dinesh Karthik boasts of an outstanding record against RR in IPL. He has scored 519 runs in 25 matches.
  6. Shakib Al-Hasan has 12 wickets to his name against Rajasthan Royals with the best figures of 3 for 17.
  7. Andre Russell has found his touch if his last game performance is anything to go by. He has a strike rate of 200 against RR in the death overs.
  8. Skipper Sanju Samson struggled to counter Sunil Narine. He has only managed to score 39 runs off 45 balls. Narina has taken his wicket twice in IPL.

RR Playing XI (likely): 

Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c&wk), Shivam Dube, Riyan Parag, David Miller, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal/Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya and Mustafizur Rahman

KKR  Playing XI (likely):
Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna and Varun Chakravarthy

Form Guide: 

RR: LLWL

KKR: LLLW

Standings on IPL points table: 

RR: 8

KKR: 6

RR vs KKR: Who will win IPL Match Today?

Both sides have only managed to win one game so far in the tournament. However, Kolkata Knight Riders have played much better cricket than the Royals. And, also after witnessing the ferocious knocks from Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik and Pat Cummins, you would expect KKR to produce a clinic on Saturday.

Today IPL Match Score: 

 The team batting first is likely to score anything between 180 and 200.

Today IPL Pitch Report: 

The pitch has a history of producing high-scoring games. The recent matches played here have also produced big totals. Spinners are getting assistance lately from the surface. Given that no scores are safe here, batting second is a no brainer.

Where to watch IPL Live Score and Stream: 

The matches will be telecasted live on Star Sports Network. And, it will be streamed live on Hotstar and Jio TV.

RR vs KKR: Dream11 Fantasy Team

  1. Jos Buttler (C)
  2. Sanju Samson
  3. Eoin Morgan
  4. Nitish Rana
  5. R Tripathi
  6. S Gill
  7. A Russell (VC)
  8. R Tewatia
  9. P Cummins
  10. M Rahman
  11. V Chakravarthy

 

Arpit Sachdeva