Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Match 49 Preview #IPL 2018 #KKRvsRR

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In the 49th match of the Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders will face Rajasthan Royals. This is a must and should win match for both teams and the winning team can move forward in playoffs race. This match will be played at Kolkata and Eden Gardens hosts this match. This is a reverse fixture and when both teams faced each other earlier in the season Kolkata Knight Riders won that match. This is Knight Riders final home game of the league stage and they will look for a win against Royals in front of their crowd.  On the other side, Rajasthan Royals have changed the equation of the points table completely and they will look to march forward in the points table.

Kolkata Knight Riders‘s last match was against Kings XI Punjab and in that Kolkata Knight Riders won. With 6 wins and 6 losses in 12 matches they have played, they are placed at 3rd position in points table.

Rajasthan Royals last match was against Mumbai Indians and in that match Royals won. With 6 wins and 6 losses in 12 matches they have played, they are placed at 4th position in points table.

Venue

Eden Gardens, Kolkata – India

Forecast

Clear to partly cloudy in the evening, becoming cloudy late

Pitch Report

An excellent batting surface is expected at Eden Gardens. Spinners may be more effective here than pacers.

Kolkata Knight Riders Probable XI

Lynn

Narine

Uthappa

Rana

Karthik (c/wk)

Russell

Gill

Searles / Curran

Mavi

Chawla / Kuldeep Yadav

Prasidh Krishna

Rajasthan Royals Probable XI

Buttler (wk)

Short / Sodhi (Sodhi doesn’t open the innings)

Rahane (c)

Samson

Stokes

Binny

Archer

Gowtham

Gopal

Unadkat

Kulkarni

Important News :

  • The spin trio Narine, Kuldeep and Chawla went for too many runs in last three matches. So the management can give them another chance otherwise either Chawla or Kuldeep will play the game.
  • Mavi who hurted his finger during the home game against Chennai Super Kings looks good now. If he fully recovers ahead of this clash, he will play this match.
  • Skipper Karthik might give another chance for Searles.
  • Sodhi has not played last match for Rajasthan Royals due to illness. If he is declared fit, he will replace Short and the rest of the line up could remain the same.

Tips :

Wicket Keeper :

  • Both Karthik and Buttler are in good form. As Buttler is in red hot form he should be a direct pick.

Batting :

  • From Kolkata Knight Riders Lynn, Uthappa and Rana all three are good options and pick any two from them. Gill is another young talented player for KKR and you can try him in grand leagues.
  • From Rajasthan Royals Rahane and Samson are safe options. Try Binny in grand leagues.

All Rounders :

  • From KKR Narine and Russell both are good options.
  • From RR Gowtham should be mandatory. Stokes is also a good all rounder.

Bowling :

  • From KKR we are expecting both Chawla and Kuldeep may play this match and they are safe options. Searles can get another chance.
  • From RR Archer is direct pick. Unadkat and Kulkarni are other safe options.

Key Players

Uthappa

Rana

Lynn

Narine

Russell

Karthik

Buttler

Stokes

Samson

Archer

Dream11 Team :

Buttler/ karthik
Lynn, Rahane, Russell, Kuldeep are other good players.

You can make your own teams by using the above information

C & Vc Options

Buttler, Karthik, Uthappa, Narine, Lynn

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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Match 49 Preview #IPL 2018 #KKRvsRR
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