IPL KKR vs RCB, Eliminator: Possible Playing 11 of Kolkata Knight Riders

Updated on: Oct 11, 2021 1:10 am IST


KKR Playing 11: The Kolkata Knight Riders will lock horns in the Eliminator against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The team registered 5 wins in the Phase 2 of the IPL 2021.

In their last league fixture, The Kolkata Knight Riders was quite impressive to post a score of 171 runs on the board against Rajasthan Royals. The openers, Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer stitched a partnership of 79 runs, and then Tripathi and Karthik finished well. In the bowling unit, Shivam Mavi and Lockie Ferguson helped them to contain the opposition and win by a huge margin.

Team News

  • The team was positioned 4th in the points table with 7 wins in 14 matches
  • Andre Russell is expected to be back in the Playing 11 for the Eliminator.

KKR Playing 11 (likely)

The Kolkata Knight Riders team have been impressive in the Phase 2 and the their combination have been right to proceed to the playoffs with consistent performances. Their performance in the last league match was quite convincing and the bowlers as well as batters contributed well to confirm their place in the top 4 spots.

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The team included Lockie Ferguson in the team’s Playing 11, and he returned with 3 wickets. For this match, Andre Russell can be included in the Playing 11 in place of Shakib Al Hasan due to his hitting prowess.

KKR Playing 11 (likely)

1. Shubman Gill
2. Venkatesh Iyer
3. Nitish Rana
4. Rahul Tripathi
5. Eoin Morgan (c)
6. Shakib Al Hasan/ Andre Russell
7. Dinesh Karthik (wk)
8. Sunil Narine
9. Lockie Ferguson
10. Varun Chakravarthy
11. Shivam Mavi

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad

KKR Squad: Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Pawan Negi, Tim Seifert, Shakib al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Tim Southee

Where to Watch KKR vs RCB Live IPL 2021

WATCH KKR vs RCB LIVE on Star Sports TV Network in different languages like Star Sports  1 English, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada, and Star Sports Malayalam.The match can also be streamed live on the Disney+Hotstar app by taking their monthly or yearly membership plan. The telecom operators, Vodafone Idea, Airtel, and Jio are offering different plans for their customers bundled with Disney+ Hotstar app to WATCH KKR vs RCB Indian Premier League 2021. All the cricketing nations including 100 countries will be able to view the Indian Premier League 2021 on their Television Sets.

4 Fantasy picks for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore from KKR

1. Venkatesh Iyer

The opener of the Kolkata Knight Riders team has displayed his ability to provide a good start and can stabilize well in the middle overs. In 7 matches, Venkatesh has amassed 239 runs and has scalped 3 wickets, and has been one of the reasons for the team for the team doing well in the Phase 2 of IPL 2021.

Name Matches Runs/Wickets Average
Venkatesh Iyer 7 239/3 39.83/21.33

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2. Rahul Tripathi

Rahul has been quite impressive in the IPL since his debut in 2017. He has the ability to rotate the strike well and play aggressive brand of cricket, when required. In 14 matches, Rahul Tripathi has scored 377 runs at an average of 31.41.

Name Matches Runs Average
Rahul Tripathi 14 377 31.41

3. Shubman Gill

The top order batsman has been a quality player in the domestic, international or the IPL. In this season, he has been able to score runs at a faster rate and play according to the team’s needs, and has been a good support in winning the matches for the team. In 14 matches, Gill has scored 352 runs.

Name Matches Runs Average
 Shubman Gill 14 352 25.14

4. Lockie Ferguson

Lockie has been impressive in this season, with his wicket taking abilities in the power play and death overs. In the last fixture, he picked up 3 wickets at an economy rate of 6. Lockie is using his pace and variations well to take the team to a comfortable positions, and has scalped 10 wickets in 5 matches.

Name Matches Wickets Average
Lockie Ferguson 5 10 11.20

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