In the Match 54 of the Indian Premier League 2021, the Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals will lock horns against each other. The Kolkata Knight Riders have the presence of Venkatesh Iyer and Varun Chakravarthy, while Rajatshan Royals need the contributions of Evin Lewis and Chetan Sakariya. The RR team is led by Sanju Samson, while Eoin Morgan is the captain of KKR team.
Kolkata Knight Riders team have 6 wins in 13 matches, and need to win this match to qualify for the playoffs. They won their last league match against Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets, While, the Rajasthan Royals are nearly out of the race for playoffs, with the loss in their last league match to Mumbai Indians, and will look to end the tournament in a fine fashion.
Kolkata are desperate for a win to reach the playoffs and they’ll have not such a strong opponent against them. Rajasthan are not looking good, but there might be a chance that they surprise us, with their golden performance. Rajasthan don’t stand a chance to go through and will try to stop the Kolkata team, with a win on their side.
Fixture Name: Match 54
Competition: Indian Premier League 2021
Date: 7 October
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
KKR(recent last): W L W
RR(recent last): L W L
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Pitch Report: The match between KKR and RR is scheduled to be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The pitch at Sharjah has been rather slow, and is two paced as well, and the variations in pace changes have done the trick for the fast bowlers. While, the batters will have to try hard to score runs in this tricky pitch. The team batting first has to score a minimum of 140 runs to have a competitive match.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Mumbai Indians 94/2 won by 8 wickets against Rajasthan Royals 90/9 in Indian Premier League 2021.
The captain pick for your team will be Shubman Gill, who has looked confident about his abilities and scored a half century in the last league match as well. The vice captain can be Varun Chakravarthy, who has the knack of picking wickets in a consistent manner. While, the differential pick would be Sanju Samson, who has been playing quite well in this season.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Sanju Samson
BATSMEN: Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis
ALL-ROUNDERS: Shakib Al Hasan, Venkatesh Iyer
BOWLERS: Chetan Sakariya, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy
The Kolkata Knight Riders are expected to win this match and enter the playoffs of the tournament. With the addition of Shakib, the team will look to spin a web around the opposition in Sharjah. While the Rajasthan Royals need to better their performances in the middle order, and their bowlers have not looked in confidence. The team will have to win this match by a big margin of runs to qualify for playoffs.
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wickets against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in a low scoring thriller. Bowling was terrific and everyone contributed well equally. Batting order saw the comeback of Shubman Gill, who looked out of form. Karthik finished the game decently in the end and got his team through. They made it to the fourth position and will try to remain there.
The top order batsman has been impressive in the tournament to stabilize and provide contribution to the team at the top order. In the last league match, Shubman was terrific with his contribution of 57, which helped the team to win the match and keep their hopes alive for the playoffs. In 13 matches, Shubman has scored 296 runs at an average of 22.76.
The bowler has been cunning with his variations, and has the skill of being not being read by most batters. The performances in the IPL has helped him to get a place in the Indian team and can be your vice captain pick as well. In 13 matches, Varun has scalped 15 wickets at a fine average and need to maintain same performance to help the team’s cause.
Captain: Eoin Morgan
Wicket-keeper: Dinesh Karthik
Possible Top Four: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana
Pace Bowlers: Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi
Spin Bowlers: Sunil Narine, Varun Chakrvarthy, Shakib Al Hasan
Overseas Players: Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan, Eoin Morgan, Tim Southee
Player to Watch: Shakib has been impressive in the T20 format and would look to contribute in this fixture as well.
KKR Playing 11 (likely)
Rajasthan Royals tumbled to a very low score against the Mumbai team, which is terrible. They have a good team, but is unable to perform to their best, and that’s how the result shows. They strongly rely on their top three in the batting order and middle order is weak. Bowling has been on and off, which also is a major concern.
One of the prolific run scorers in the T20 format would look to convert his stars into a big one in this tournament. Lewis has been terrific with his ball striking capabilities and will hsve the onus to give the team a good start in the last league fixture. In 5 matches of IPL 2021 season, Evin Lewis has scored 151 runs at an average of 30.20.
The intelligent bowler has been perfect with his variations and has helped the team to give the team an edge over the opposition. In 13 matches, Chetan Sakariya has picked 13 wickets and would look to keep improving his performance in this fixture. Additionally, Chetan has been economical and has been pitch perfect with his line lengths.
Captain: Sanju Samson
Wicket-keeper: Sanju Samson
Possible Top Four: Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Glenn Phillips
Opening Bowlers: Kuldip Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
Slow Bowlers: Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal
Probable Overseas Players: Evin Lewis, Glenn Phillips, Mustafizur Rahman, David Miller
Player to Watch: The talented spinner Shreyas Gopal is expected to turn up well in this fixture, and has a fine track record in the IPL as well.
RR Playing 11 (likely)
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