Kolkata Knight Riders are all set to take on Rajasthan Royals on a crucial stage of the tournament. Both teams will play their 12th game with 10 points each in hand. So there won’t be any better time to seize their top four spots. KKR were brilliant in their last two games. Two consecutive wins have set the tone high for them. On the other hand, RR is struggling without the momentum they are expecting, as they have lost three games in a row now. Overall, this game is almost deciding the fate of both teams.
Head to Head
Matches played 27
Time: 7.30 PM IST
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
It will be a pure batting wicket where the bowlers will definitely have to fight harder to survive on this smaller ground.
What to Expect?
This game is going to be a high entertainer as it’s going to be raining sixes on this smaller venue. And Of course, the spinners will have an edge with the support from the pitch.
Probable Playing XIIs
KKR Possible XI:
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana(C), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Anukul Roy, Sunil Narine, Vaibhav Arora, Shardul Thaku, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy
RR Possible XII:
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Joe Root, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Dhruv Jorel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldip Yadav, Murugan Ashwin, Obed McCoy
Fantasy Picks for the KKR vs RR Match
Captain : Buttler
Even though Buttler wasn’t at his best, he has been prolific on the whole for RR in this tournament. At this important stage, he is the best choice to go with.
Vice captain : Jason Roy
Roy, who has found the knack of scoring on Indian wickets, seems dangerous for the opponents. His ability to play spin efficiently makes him one of the best in the business.
Batsmen : Roy, Hetmyer, Rana, Rinku Jaiswal
All five batters here are known for their excellent striking ability, especially in this edition. On a given day, they can be the match winners of their side. This wicket will give them even big opportunities to perform well.
Wicketkeeper : Samson, Buttler
The two most hefty swingers of the bat will make it count whenever the demand raises. On the given conditions, they are extremely fruitful.
All rounders : R Ashwin, Narine
With the bat, they are effective as the time they walk in will be so important. The spin masters will make use of the surface which will assist in the turns.
Bowlers : Chakravarthy, Chahal.
Chakravarthy has been a game-changer for KKR in this tournament by winning games.
A leg spinner with control is the last thing any right batter wants in the middle when they go for runs. And Chahal does that more effectively with his quality.