There are hardly any games left before the group stage of IPL 2021 comes to an end. Consequently, let us take a look at today’s evening fixture of the double header that will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals. This match will take place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium at 7:30 pm IST.
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Kolkata Knight Riders
A win against Rajasthan Royals would mean that Kolkata Knight Riders have almost secured a place in the playoffs. KKR will be very happy with their recent performance as they chased down 116 on a sluggish pitch against a good Srh bowling attack. As a result, this contest is expected to be a nail biter. Speaking about the lineup, Kolkata will probably stick with their winning combination for a do or die game.
Rajasthan’s campaign came to an end after suffering a horrible defeat against Mumbai in the last game. However, they can be party spoilers as a win for Royals would significantly improve MI’s chances of qualifying in the playoffs. We could see few changes in Rajasthan’s lineup but one should not expect them to rotate their star players.
Prediction for the IPL 2021 Match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata is likely to emerge victorious against Rajasthan in this game as they have found the correct balance in their lineup. With RR collapsing and losing badly against MI in the last game, KKR’s will be confident about their chances today.
Fantasy XI for the IPL 2021 Match
Mustafizur Rehman 9 Cr
Rehman has consistently taken wickets for Rajasthan in the UAE phase. Moreover, his variations will be very important in today’s fixture in the death overs.
Varun Chakravarthy 9 Cr
Chakravarthy is a type of bowler who can singlehandedly win games for his side with his wicket taking displays. As a result, one can expect him to deliver against RR.
Tim Southee 8.5 Cr
Southee’s experience will help KKR greatly in a must-win situation. In addition to that, the Kiwi bowler was in great form as he picked up two wickets without giving too many runs.
Chetan Sakariya 8.5 Cr
Sakariya has always picked a wicket for Rajasthan when needed. And he has turned out to be their second leading wicket taker behind Mustafizur. Therefore we can expect the Indian quick to give good points in this match.
Shivam Mavi 8 Cr
Mavi has bowled exceptionally since making his return against Punjab in phase two of IPL 2021. As a result, KKR will be hopeful that he delivers a good performance against RR today.
Sanju Samson 10 Cr Captain
Samson has been Rajasthan’s best batsman this season. The RR captain has scored 483 runs in 13 games and is currently sitting at fourth spot in the orange cap race. Therefore it is likely that he will eye a big innings in order to move up in the orange cap list. Thus he will be my captain for today’s fixture.
Venkatesh Iyer 9.5 Cr Vice Captain
Iyer’s aggressive batting while opening and part time bowling is a great asset for Kolkata. Subsequently, the all rounder’s performance will be vital in Kolkata’s path to qualification. Hence I have selected Venkatesh Iyer as the vice captain of my team.
Nitish Rana 9 Cr
Rana has lately been in good touch with the bat. The batsman’s ability to play good knocks in crunch situation means that he has a big role to fulfill today.
Rahul Tripathi 9 Cr
Tripathi has been KKR’s top performer in phase two of IPL 2021. He has played consistently throughout the tournament and consequently, his team would hope that he continues his form against Rajasthan.
Yashasvi Jaiswal 9 Cr
Jaiswal would love to end on a high note as he performed very well in phase two of this tournament for RR. Apart from few early dismissals, the opener has played some solid innings for his side.
Shubhman Gill 8.5 Cr
Gill has been erratic in some games of IPL 2021. However, the opener has played some outstanding knocks which makes it difficult to leave him out from this fantasy lineup.