Rajasthan Royals started the tournament in a flamboyant fashion by almost chasing down a towering total against Kings XI Punjab. Their fans have since then are waiting to see Royals put up a solid batting performance. To add to their woes, Ben Stokes was pushed out of the side due to a hand injury, which pushed Jos Buttler to the top, but he hasn’t really been able to weave his magic yet.
Before the last match, Rajasthan’s problem was primarily with their batting. However, the Royal Challengers Bangalore highlighted how single-dimensional the Royals’ bowling attack is. With the bat, the Royals have tons of firepower in the middle-order, but that is being utilized more to rebuild the innings than to launch a late assault. Manan Vohra’s form has been disappointing and we expect the Royals to make a change at the top in the upcoming match.
The Royals woes at the top with the bat are illustrated with the fact that no team in IPL 2021 has lost more wickets than the Royals in the powerplay. Besides, they are the team with the least run-rate in the same period amongst all teams. Royals do have a lot of options available in the dug-out and a change is certainly coming in this upcoming match.
With the ball, the Royals have blown hot and cold to say the least. At times, they have appeared to be one of the most resilient teams with the ball and at other times, they have looked listless. Against Punjab and Bangalore, the bowlers were taken away for plenty and we expect some change in this department as well.
All in all, the Royals are struggling at the moment. While they do have truckloads of talent available in Buttler, Samson, Miller, Tewatia, Parag, and Sakaria, they have been found wanting in the execution department. If they can pull things together in the upcoming match, the fans will see a royal show.
Date 24 April 2021
Time – 19:30 IST / 14:00 GMT
Venue- Wankhede Stadium – Mumbai, India
RR vs KKR Match Toss Prediction
Both captains have opted to field whenever they have won the toss in this year’s IPL. We expect them to insert the opposition again in this game
RR vs KKR Match Pitch Report
Most games in Mumbai have seen scores approaching the 200 mark. Runs have not been hard to come by but both pace and spin bowlers have also found success.
Mostly cloudy and with the temperature between 31 and 29 degrees during the game.
Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing 11
Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (c) (wk), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing 11
Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c) , Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
RR vs KKR Dream11 Team Prediction
- Batsmen:Nitesh Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Riyan Parag
- All Rounder:Andre Russell, Chris Morris
- Wicket Keeper:Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Dinesh Karthik
- Bowler:Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Chetan Sakariya