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KKR VS RR ELIMINATOR IPL 2018 MATCH PREDICTION

Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Rajasthan Royals for the Eliminator Match of Indian Premier League 2018. Dream11 Grand League team for KKR vsRR Eliminator of IPL 2018 is given by our experts with all key stats.

PITCH CONDITIONS:

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Venue Stats – IPL

Total matches 67
Matches won batting first 25
Matches won bowling first 42
Average 1st Inns scores 156
Average 2nd Inns scores 143
Highest total recorded 210/6 (20 Ov) by MI vs KKR
Lowest total recorded 49/10 (9.4 Ov) by RCB vs KKR
Highest score chased 204/2 (18.2 Ov) by KXIP vs KKR
Lowest score defended 114/4 (20 Ov) by CSK vs KKR

Team News:

Kolkata Knight Riders: 

  • They are also expected to play same team.

Rajasthan Royals:

  • They are expected to play same playing 11.

SQUAD:

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Vinay Kumar, Tom Curran, Ishank Jaggi, Prasidh Krishna, Apoorv Wankhade, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles

Rajasthan Royals:

Ajinkya Rahane(c), D Arcy Short, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler(w), Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Ankit Sharma, Anureet Singh, Ish Sodhi, Prashant Chopra, Sudhesan Midhun, Mahipal Lomror, Aryaman Birla, Jatin Saxena, Dushmantha Chameera, Heinrich Klaasen

EXPECTED 11:

Kolkata Knight Riders: 1 Chris Lynn, 2 Sunil Narine, 3 Robin Uthappa, 4 Nitish Rana, 5 Dinesh Karthik (capt & wk), 6 Andre Russell, 7 Shubman Gill, 8 Piyush Chawla, 9 Javon Searles, 10 Kuldeep Yadav, 11 Prasidh Krishna

Rajasthan Royals: 1 Rahul Tripathi, 2 Ajinkya Rahane (capt), 3 Sanju Samson, 4 Heinrich Klaase, 5 Stuart Binny, 6 K Gowtham, 7 Jofra Archer, 8 Shreyas Gopal, 9 Ish Sodhi, 10 Jaydev Unadkat, 11 Ben Laughlin

Fantasy pick

  • Andre Russell has had a decent IPL without making as many match-turning interventions as his fans may have expected. Wednesday night could well be his night.
  • Heinrich Klaasen struck form with a 21-ball 32 against Royal Challengers Bangalore, and also sparkled behind the stumps with three stumpings and a low, diving catch. He will still be full of confidence from that performance when he makes his IPL playoff debut, playing a crucial middle-order role in a team that lacks a bit of batting depth.
KKR vs RR KEY PLAYERS :

Kolkata Knight Riders :

  • Chris Lynn and Dinesh Karthik are two KKR batsmen with more than 400 runs in the competition.
  • Sunil Narine is their most successful bowlers, with 16 scalps in 14 games

Rajasthan Royals:

  • Sanju Samson and Ajinkya Rahane have more than 300 runs in the competition.
  • Jofra Archer has been the star since his RR debut. The fast-bowler has picked 13 wickets in 9 outings.

Trivia

The Kolkata Knight Riders have scored the highest boundary percentage this season; they’ve realised 65.43% of their runs through boundaries. The Rajasthan Royals are at the other extreme of the list; they have the lowest boundary percentage (52.78% runs through boundaries).

Kolkata Knight Riders have conceded 8 50-plus opening partnerships in their last 10 matches.

Kolkata Knight Riders have the most productive spin bowling attack in VIVO IPL 2018; their spinners have so far taken a total of 45 wickets. The Rajasthan Royals meanwhile have the most economical spin bowling attack; their spinners have an overall economy rate of 7.45.

The Kolkata Knight Riders have an identical 4-3 win-loss record home and away this season; the Rajasthan Royals have won only 2 of their 7 matches on the road.

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