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.
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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KKR Playing 11 (likely)
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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