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| On Apr 24, 2021 3:01 PM IST

RR vs KKR Dream11 Tips for Match 18 IPL Today Match Prediction 24 April


Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Dream11: Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals will be looking to gain some momentum in the ongoing tournament because it’s high time for both teams now. Both teams have managed just one win in four games and are languishing in the bottom two spots of the points table.

Rajasthan Royals’ top three – J Buttler, M Vohra, and S Samson haven’t managed to provide a steady start in all four games played so far and that has been one of the top reasons for their current standing in the ongoing edition of the IPL. M Vohra hasn’t lasted beyond the fourth over in all four innings while S Samson continues to struggle with his form. Since IPL 2018, Samson averages more than 40 in the first three games and then he averages below 20 in the rest of the games. And the story looks quite similar in this edition also. He scored a ton in the first game and hasn’t fired since then.

Kolkata Knight Riders are also struggling with the same issue. Shubhman Gill hasn’t managed a big score so far and they are losing too many wickets early on in the powerplay which leaves a lot for the middle order. Something similar was evident in the previous game against CSK when they were reduced to 31-5 in the powerplay itself and even A Russell’s (22 balls 54) and P Cummins’ (66* off 34) couldn’t help them cross the line.

Moreover, this has happened at one of the best batting wickets in the IPL – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai – the new six-hitting central. And, it’s kind of the last chance for both teams to make use of such conditions as they will move out to spin-friendly conditions in Delhi and Ahmedabad after this clash.

The clash will begin at 07:30 PM IST.

RR vs KKR Today Match Prediction Details

Fixture name: 18th Match, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals

Competition: Vivo IPL 2021

Date: 24 April

Time: 07:30 PM IST

Ground: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Pitch Report: A trend has been set in this edition of the IPL – bat first in Chennai and bowl first at Mumbai. While Chennai has been producing low-score thrillers, Mumbai has become the new six-hitting central. If you win the toss, opt to bowl first as no big total is safe at this venue.

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RR vs KKR Playing 11

RR Team News

Injury update, unavailability

  • Liam Livingstone has pulled out of the ongoing edition and has returned back
  • Jofra Archer won’t be available for the entire season
  • The replacements for both are yet to be confirmed

Expected team changes

  • Yashasvi Jaiswal is likely to replace Manan Vohra at the top
  • J Unadkat can return in the playing11 at the place of S Gopal
  • Rest no changes are expected in the playing11
  • The middle-order and the bowlers have performed quite well in all four games

RR Playing 11 (likely)

  1. Y Jaiswal/M Vohra
  2. J Buttler
  3. S Samson (c/wk)
  4. S Dubey
  5. D Miller
  6. R Parag
  7. R Tewatia
  8. C Morris
  9. S Gopal/J Unadkat
  10. C Sakariya
  11. M Rahman

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KKR Team News

Injury update, unavailability

  • There are no reports of any injury in the squad

Expected team changes

  • KKR might bring in Shivam Mavi at the place of K Nagarkotti who went for quite a few runs in the previous game
  • Lockie Ferguson can come in place of Sunil Narine who had a fair outing in the previous game
  • Rest no changes are expected in the KKR’s line up

KKR Playing 11 (likely)

  1. S Gill
  2. N Rana
  3. R Tripathi
  4. Eoin Morgan
  5. D Karthik
  6. A Russell
  7. S Narine/L Ferguson
  8. P Cummins
  9. K Nagarkotti/S Mavi
  10. P Krishna
  11. V Chakravorty

Who will win today IPL match

Kolkata Knight Riders are favorites to win this RR vs KKR Dream 11 Prediction. The kind of form Andre Russell, P Cummins, and D Karthik displayed against CSK shows it was just the poor shot selection and batting display from the top order. KKR is struggling with the openers only and once they manage to give a fine start, KKR really looks like a formidable opponent for RR. Also, since IPL 2018 – the return of Royals, KKR has won six out of seven encounters. It is advised to pick more players from KKR.

READ: Potential Game-Changers in Today’s Match

RR vs KKR Fantasy Cricket Picks

  • Eoin Morgan averages 81 against RR, scoring 243 runs in the last five games. Also, Morgan strikes at 157+ against RR can be the game changer pick in today’s match
  • C Morris has dismissed Andre Russell thrice in 23 balls giving away just 34 runs against the KKR’s power-hitter
  • Sunil Narine has dismissed Sanju Samson three times giving away just 39 runs in 45 deliveries. S Mavi has also accounted for RR skipper thrice in just 12 balls and if he features in the playing11, he can give you an edge over the competitors

RR vs KOL Dream11 Prediction

WICKET-KEEPERS: D Karthik, J Buttler
BATSMEN: N Rana, E Morgan, R Parag
ALL-ROUNDERS: S Narine, C Morris, S Dube
BOWLERS: P Cummins, V Chakravarthy, C Sakariya

Read KKR vs RR IPL Match Prediction: Fantasy Picks, Expected Playing XI

Dheeraj Singh @Cric_kette

A 90's born who has witnessed Sachin becoming "The God", Dhoni becoming "The only Captain to have won all the ICC trophies" and Kohli turning into a "run-machine". Cricket is something I am crazy for and I try to deliver the best and true I can in my every writing.