The Kolkata Knight Riders are eighth in the points table, with three wins in nine games and five losses in a row. The Rajasthan Royals are in second place with six wins in nine games. KKR lost to DC in their previous match, while RR failed to defend the target against MI.
KKR struggled with their opening partnerships and tried four different combinations. Ajinkya Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer opened in five games. Sunil Narine, Aaron Finch, and Sam Billings are the different combinations. Chipping and changing won’t work for any team. In 8 matches out of 9, Shreyas Iyer came to the crease with less than 25 runs on the board.
Varun Chakravarthy was retained by KKR management and had a bad tournament this year. He was dropped in the last match. Sunil Narine is a more economical bowler than the wicket-taking option.
In the RR batting line-up, except for Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson, no one is consistent with the bat. Shimron Hetmyer played well as a finisher in the first few matches but failed in the last three matches. Daryl Mitchell isn’t able to deliver with the bat.
Yuzvendra Chahal is the leading wicket-taker in IPL2022 with 19 wickets. Young fast bowlers Kuldeep Sen and Prasidh Krishna are picking up crucial wickets. Trent Boult hasn’t been at his best, as he has taken only one wicket in the last four matches.
KKR vs RR: Probable Playing XIs
KKR made three changes in their last match and will mostly play with the same XI. Daryl Mitchel has played in the last two matches and has struggled. Rassie van der Dussen can play in place of him.
Playing XI For KKR:
Aaron Finch(✈️), Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer(c), Nitish Rana, Baba Indrajith(w), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell(✈️), Sunil Narine(✈️), Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee(✈️), Harshit Rana
Playing XI For RR:
Jos Buttler(✈️), Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Rassie van der Dussen(✈️), Shimron Hetmyer(✈️), Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult(✈️), Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen
KKR vs RR: Pitch Report
The match will take place in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. This venue’s average score in this IPL is 164.5. The batting first team won four matches, while the chasing team won six matches.
KKR vs RR: Fantasy Tips and Dream11 Picks
When KKR last played RR, Jos Buttler hit a century and KKR skipper Shreyas scored 85 runs while attacking their spin duo. Both of these players are excellent choices for captain and vice captain in a fantasy team.
Umesh Yadav took nine wickets, while Yuzvendra Chahal took six, putting them first and second wicket takers in Wankhede this season. Against KKR in the first half of the tournament, the right-arm leg spinner picked up a hat trick.
Wicketkeeper: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson
Batters: Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shimron Hetmyer
All-Rounders: Ravi Ashwin, Sunil Narine
Bowlers: Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna
Captain: Jos Buttler
Vice Captain: Shreyas Iyer