KKR vs RR: The 54th match of the IPL 2021 will be played between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
It is going to be a do-or-die game for Kolkata Knight Riders. They need to win this match in order to keep their playoffs hopes alive. Also, thanks to their better net run rate, Kolkata Knight Riders, wouldn’t want to depend on other teams’ results. They have played 13 games so far, out of which they have won 6 while lost 7. They are currently sitting at the fourth spot on the points table with 12 points in their kitty.
Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, are almost out of the tournament after their humiliating defeat against Mumbai Indians in their last match. They lost their previous match against MI by 8 wickets with 70 balls still left in the match. They have very slim chances of making it too the playoffs since their net run rate is way too low as compared to the other three contenders.
KKR vs RR Match Details
- Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 54
- Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
KKR vs RR Weather & Pitch Report
The pitch at Sharjah Cricket Stadium is a batting paradise, and there is no room for error for the bowlers in this small venue. Even the mistimed shots can go over the fence. The surface doesn’t change much throughout the course of the match, and whoever wins the toss should bowl first.
The temperature will be hovering around 30 Degree Celsius during the evening at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The sky will be clear with a zero percentage of rain during the match time. The humidity will be around 62 per cent.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah considering the last 5 matches played here is 129 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah —
- Matches Won: 4
- Matches Lost: 1
- No Result: 0
KKR vs RR Head-to-Head
Kolkata Knight Riders & Rajasthan Royals Form
KKR vs RR Predicted Playing XI
Kolkata Knight Riders
Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Tim Seifert/Shakib Al Hasan, Nitish Rana, Varun Chakravarthy.
Bench: Sheldon Jackson, Ben Cutting, Pawan Negi, Harbhajan Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Sandeep Warrier, Karun Nair, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Vaibhav Arora, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav, Shakib Al Hasan/Tim Seifert, Andre Russell.
Sanju Samson (C & WK), Chetan Sakariya, Rahul Tewatia, Glenn Phillips, David Miller, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mustafizur Rahman, Mahipal Lomror, Shivam Dube, Kartik Tyagi/Kuldip Yadav, Evin Lewis.
Bench: Akash Singh, Liam Livingstone, Oshane Thomas, Manan Vohra, Kuldip Yadav/Kartik Tyagi, Riyan Parag, KC Cariappa, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande, Chris Morris.
Match Predictions For Match 54 – KKR vs RR
If Kolkata Knight Riders Won the Toss & Bowl First
- Rajasthan Royals Powerplay Score: 35-40
- Rajasthan Royals Overall Score: 120-140
Kolkata Knight Riders win the match.
If Rajasthan Royals Won the Toss & Bowl First
- Kolkata Knight Riders Powerplay Score: 40-45
- Kolkata Knight Riders Overall Score: 140-160
Kolkata Knight Riders win the match.
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