Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals, who are on the third and fourth positions in the points table, will face-off at the eliminator game. The Knight Riders look very confident after defeating the mighty SRH. Meanwhile, Rajasthan who got into the playoffs at the last moment looks stronger than ever after their victory over RCB. Find the playing eleven of KKR and RR below.
Overall: Matches – 18
Kolkata Knight Riders – 8
Rajasthan Royals – 9
No Result – 1
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Eden Gardens favors batsmen; but, spinners also play a crucial role. KKR will have an advantage of their home ground.
|Matches won batting first||25|
|Matches won bowling first||43|
|Average 1st Inns scores||156|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||143|
|Highest total recorded||210/6 (20 Ov) by MI vs KKR|
|Lowest total recorded||49/10 (9.4 Ov) by RCB vs KKR|
|Highest score chased||204/2 (18.2 Ov) by KXIP vs KKR|
|Lowest score defended||114/4 (20 Ov) by CSK vs KKR|
(The above stats only include IPL matches played at Eden Gardens)
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Kolkata Knight Riders
Playing in their home ground will give the Knight Riders an edge. Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn give a fiery opening to KKR and set the pace. The middle order looks pretty potent with Robin Uthappa and Dinesh Karthik in the lead. Prasidh Krishna who was phenomenal against the Sunrisers is expected to sustain his form. Spinners – Kuldeep Yadav and Piyush Chawla, Narine will be a grave threat to the Rajasthan batsmen. Overall, Kolkata Knight Riders looks potent on paper than RR and will eye on defeating them. KKR’s squad is unlikely to be changed.
Jofra Archer opening the innings did not work well for RR. Ajinkya Rahane might come in his place as the opener. Sanju Samson who has lost his form should get cracking. Heinrich Klassen has proved his skills with the bat and behind the stumps against RCB. Krishnappa Gowtham has backed his team with the bat and ball at crunch situations. Rajasthan’s bowling unit is very promising. Shreyas Gopal’s splendid form is heartening for the team. The RR squad is likely to be the same.
Eliminator: KKR vs RR Final Playing 11
|Dinesh Karthik ©||Ajinkya Rahane ©|
|Sunil Narine||Rahul Tripathi|
|Andre Russell||Sanju Samson|
|Chris Lynn||Heinrich Klassen (wk)|
|Robin Uthappa||Krishnappa Gowtham|
|Shubman Gill||Stuart Binny|
|Kuldeep Yadav||Shreyas Gopal|
|Nitish Rana||Ish Sodhi|
|Prasidh Krishna||Jaydev Unadkat|
|Javon Searles||Jofra Archer|
|Piyush Chawla||Ben Laughlin|