KKR vs RR Dream11 Prediction: IPL 2024 Match 31 Playing 11, Pitch Report, Fantasy Cricket Tips for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Dream11 Team

Published on: Apr 16, 2024 8:00 am IST|Updated on: Apr 16, 2024 12:53 am IST

KKR vs RR Dream11 Prediction

Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Rajasthan Royals in the 31st match of the Indian Premier League 2024 at Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata.

Let’s take a look at our fantasy preview for this game.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 31 of IPL 2024
16th April, 07:30 PM IST
Eden Gardens, Kolkata

KKR vs RR Preview

Rajasthan Royals have been the standout performers so far this season, showcasing near-perfect consistency in their ranks. Their batting has been led by the likes of Sanju Samson, who has scored runs consistently at the top of the order. The middle-order has also been delivered, with Riyan Parag providing firepower when needed. In the bowling department, Avesh Khan and Yuzvendra Chahal have exploited the conditions beautifully to pick up crucial wickets.

Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand, have also impressed with their all-round displays so far. Their batting has been anchored by the consistent performances of Phil Salt and Sunil Narine, while the middle order has provided the necessary impetus. The bowling unit, led by the experienced Mitchell Starc and Varun Chakravarthy, has effectively restricted the opposition.

This clash between the league leaders promises to be a thrilling encounter, as both teams look to strengthen their position at the top of the table.

Form Guide


Eden Gardens Stadium Pitch Report

The pitch in Kolkata is decent for batting, with an average first-innings score of 195 in the last 10 IPL games. However, the previous game saw 333 runs being scored across both innings. There should be ample help available for both pacers and spinners. Although chasing will be the preferred option as the overall stats suggest.

IPL stats at this ground

Total Matches Played: 88
Matches Won Batting First: 36
Matches Won Batting Second: 52
Highest total: 235/4 (CSK vs KKR)
Lowest total: 49/10 (RCB vs KKR)

KKR Playing 11

1. Philip Salt (wk)
2. Venkatesh Iyer
3. Shreyas Iyer (c)
4. Angrish Raghuvanshi
5. Rinku Singh
6. Andre Russell
7. Sunil Narine
8. Mitchell Starc
9. Ramandeep Singh
10. Vaibhav Arora
11. Varun Chakaravarthy
12. Harshit Rana (Impact)

Kolkata Knight Riders Team News

  • Squad: Philip Salt (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Ramandeep Singh, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Mitchell Starc, Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy, Suyash Sharma, Vaibhav Arora, Manish Pandey, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Chetan Sakariya, Sherfane Rutherford, Sakib Hussain, Srikar Bharat, Dushmantha Chameera, Allah Ghazanfar, Nitish Rana
  • They will not look to tinker with their winning combinations.

KKR Key Players

Shreyas Iyer Stats vs RR in IPL

Last 5 Scores in IPL Runs against RR in IPL Batting average vs RR Total runs in IPL Captain choice
38, 34, 18, 39, 0 355 runs in 11 matches 35.50 2905 Runs in 106 Matches       ❌

Andre Russell Stats vs RR in IPL

Last 5 Scores in IPL Runs & Wickets against RR in IPL Batting average vs RR Total runs in IPL Vice-Captain choice
DNB, 10, 41, DNB, 64 187 runs & 7 wickets in 14 matches 20.78 2377 Runs in 117 Matches

RR Playing 11

1. Yashasvi Jaiswal
2. Tanush Kotian
3. Sanju Samson (c & wk)
4. Riyan Parag
5. Shimron Hetmyer
6. Rovman Powell
7. Dhruv Jurel
8. Trent Boult
9. Yuzvendra Chahal
10. Kuldeep Sen
11. Avesh Khan
12. Keshav Maharaj (Impact)

Rajasthan Royals Team News

  • Squad: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sandeep Sharma, Avesh Khan, Rovman Powell, Nandre Burger, Tanush Kotian, Shubham Dubey, Kuldeep Sen, Navdeep Saini, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Prasidh Krishna, Donovan Ferreira, Abid Mushtaq, Kunal Singh Rathore
  • Sandeep Sharma is uncertain for this game after being injured.
  • Jos Buttler could be back in the side after missing out in the last game.
  • Ravi Ashwin is uncertain after picking up a niggle before the last game against PBKS.

RR Key Players

Yashasvi Jaiswal Stats vs KKR in IPL

Last 5 Scores in IPL Runs against KKR in IPL Batting average vs KKR Total runs in IPL Vice-Captain choice
39, 24, 0, 10, 5 120 runs in 3 matches 60.00 1274 Runs in 43 Matches   ❌

Sanju Samson Stats vs KKR in IPL

Last 5 Scores in IPL Runs against KKR in IPL Batting average vs KKR Total runs in IPL Captain choice
18, 68, 69, 12, 15 517 runs in 19 matches 30.41 4152 Runs in 158 Matches

Who will win today’s match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals (Match 31 of Indian Premier League 2024)?

  • Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals have met 28 times in the IPL, with Kolkata Knight Riders winning 14 games while Rajasthan Royals have won 13, and one game ended without a result.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders have won both of their home games this season, while Rajasthan Royals have won both of their away games.
  • Rajasthan Royals have won three of their last five meetings against Kolkata Knight Riders.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders are expected to win this outing, owing to their home advantage and current form.

KKR vs RR Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-keepers: Phil Salt
Batsmen: Shreyas Iyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Venkatesh Iyer
All-rounder: Andre Russell, Riyan Parag, Sunil Narine
Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, Harshit Rana

Who are Best Captain Options for KKR vs RR Dream11 Team

For Small League, Head to Head contest: Andre Russell, Sanju Samson
For Grand League, Mega Contest: Sunil Narine, Riyan Parag

What are KKR vs RR Fantasy Tips?

  • Sanju Samson has a good track record against KKR, with averages of 30.41 in 19 games and has also been in fine form, making him a top pick for this outing.
  • Andre Russell loves to score at Eden Gardens, having scored 868 runs, and also has a good matchup against RR, with 187 runs and 2 wickets in 14 games, making him a multiplier pick for this game.
  • Yashasvi Jaiswal looked in fine touch last game and indicated being back in form. Given his average of 60.00 against KKR, he is our differential pick for mega leagues.
  • Sunil Narine and Riyan Parag are must-have picks as they can fetch you points both with the bat and the ball. Phil Salt and Yuzvendra Chahal are also top picks for this game.
  • Shreyas Iyer is a must-have pick given his batting prowess and experience in this format.

Where to watch KKR vs RR Live?

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