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Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Rajasthan Royals for the 49th Match of Indian Premier League 2018. Dream11 Grand League team for KKR Vs RR 49th match of IPL 2018 is given by our experts with all key stats.


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: 

  • Shivam Mavi have a fitness test before the match so his availability will be known just before toss – KKR Coach, Jacques Kallis confirmed.
  • No others changes are expected.

Rajasthan Royals:

  • They are expected to play same playing 11.
  • Ish Sodhi has not played the last 2 games for the Royals due to Illness. If he is declared fit then RR can include Ish Sodhi in place of D Arcy Short. If this happen then Shreyas Gopal will be out and Rajasthan can add One extra batsmens.


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

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


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 Javon Searles, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Piyush Chawla, 11 Prasidh Krishna

Rajasthan Royals: 1 Jos Buttler (wk), 2 Ajinkya Rahane (capt), 3 Sanju Samson, 4 Ben Stokes, 5 Stuart Binny, 6 Mahipal Lomror, 7 K Gowtham, 8 Jofra Archer, 9 Ish Sodhi/D’Arcy Short, 10 Shreyas Gopal, 11 Jaydev Unadkat

Fantasy pick

Of course, going for allrounders is the safest bet. If they don’t get you points with the ball, they’ll get you some with the bat. So pick Narine and K Gowtham. Narine is the top wicket-taker for KKR this season with 14 wickets, of which 10 have come at Eden Gardens, and he is the fourth-highest scorer for his team with 277 runs. Gowtham, meanwhile, is the most successful bowler for Royals in the Powerplay with five wickets at an economy rate of 7.3, and his whirlwind cameos with the bat need no further endorsement.


Kolkata Knight Riders :

  • Skipper Dinesh Karthik and Chris Lynn are leading run getters for team KKR, having amassed 371 & 325 runs respectively.
  • Sunil Narine is the leading wicket-taker of the side.

Rajasthan Royals :

  • Jos Buttler is the only batsman with 500+ runs in the tournament.
  • Jofra Archer is the most successful bowler for the team with 13 wickets in 7 outings.


KKR has the most productive spin bowling attack in VIVO IPL 2018; their spinners have together picked up a total of 38 wickets. RR’s spinners, on the other hand, have picked up the fewest wickets – 18.

The overall economy rate of the KKR pacers in 10.47 – that’s the poorest economy rate for any team’s pace bowling attack in VIVO IPL 2018.

The average first innings total in VIVO IPL 2018 matches at the Eden Gardens is 182.

Sunil Narine needs 3 more wickets to get to 50 IPL wickets at the Eden Gardens. Only one bowler has taken 50 or more IPL wickets at a particular venue: Lasith Malina at the Wankhede Stadium.

Russell has a strike rate of 196.15 against pace this IPL but has got out to pace nine times. In comparison, he has faced only 31 deliveries of spin without getting dismissed but strikes at only 145.16 against them.

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Note – suggests the prediction based on various sources you can use this as a idea and decide the probable XI for your fantasy league.