Match 54 of the Indian Premier League sees Kolkata Knight Riders take on Rajasthan Royals at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah in Thursday’s late game. A win for KKR will secure their place in the play-offs whereas a win for Rajasthan Royals will open the door for other teams to potentially snatch 4th place. Read on as we preview this game. The match in Sharjah begins at 19:30 local time.
It is a simple equation for Kolkata Knight Riders who know that a win in this game will make it virtually impossible for Mumbai Indians to overhaul their net-run-rate. They have won two of their last three games in the 2021 IPL.
Rajasthan Royals made life very difficult for themselves by posting only 90-9 against Mumbai Indians on Tuesday. As a result, they must win this game by a large margin to give themselves any chance of progression.
Date -07 oct 2021
Time –19:30 IST / 14:00 GMT
Venue- Sharjah Cricket Stadium – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Winner -Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR vs RR Match Toss Prediction
Rajasthan Royals need a big net-run-rate swing so we expect them to bowl first and then give themselves the chance to chase a target in the shortest possible time. Eoin Morgan is always comfortable fielding first.
KKR vs RR Match Pitch Report
Making a half-century has proved to be very difficult for even some of the most form batsmen in the tournament in Sharjah. Expect a tacky pitch.
Clear conditions with evening highs of 33 and 32 degrees in Sharjah.
Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing 11
Ventakesh Iyer, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi
Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing 11
Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c) (wk), Shivam Dube, Glenn Phillips, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Kuldip Yadav, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
KKR vs RR Dream11 Team Prediction
- Batsmen:Evin Lewis, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill (c)
- All Rounder:Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan, Rahul Tewatia
- Wicket Keeper:Sanju Samson (vc)
- Bowler:Varun Chakravarthy, Mustafizur Rahman, Tim Southee, Chetan Sakariya