Kolkata Knight Riders
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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, 54th Match IPL 2021 – Who Will Win Today’s Match?

07 Oct 2021, Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Indian Premier League 2021
Kolkata Knight Riders win by 86 runs
Home TeamKolkata Knight Riders
Away TeamRajasthan Royals
SeriesIndian Premier League 2021
UmpiresMichael Gough
Yeshwant Barde
Navdeep Singh
Match RefereeManu Nayyar
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Match Scorecard

  • Scorecard
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Shubman Gill c Yashasvi Jaiswal b Chris Morris 56 44 4 2 127.27
    Venkatesh Iyer b Rahul Tewatia 38 35 3 2 108.57
    Nitish Rana c Liam Livingstone b Glenn Phillips 12 5 1 1 240
    Rahul Tripathi b Chetan Sakariya 21 14 3 0 150
    Dinesh Karthik not out 14 11 0 1 127.27
    Eoin Morgan not out 13 11 1 1 118.18
    Total (20 Ov, RR: 8.55) 171/4
    Jaydev Unadkat 4 0 35 0 8.75 1 0
    Chris Morris 4 0 28 1 7 3 0
    Chetan Sakariya 4 0 23 1 5.75 0 0
    Mustafizur Rahman 4 0 31 0 7.75 1 0
    Shivam Dube 2 0 18 0 9 0 0
    Rahul Tewatia 1 0 11 1 11 1 0
    Glenn Phillips 1 0 17 1 17 1 0
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Yashasvi Jaiswal b Shakib Al Hasan 0 3 0 0 0
    Liam Livingstone c Rahul Tripathi b Lockie Ferguson 6 6 1 0 100
    Sanju Samson c Eoin Morgan b Shivam Mavi 1 4 0 0 25
    Shivam Dube b Shivam Mavi 18 20 0 1 90
    Anuj Rawat lbw Lockie Ferguson 0 1 0 0 0
    Glenn Phillips b Shivam Mavi 8 12 0 1 66.67
    Rahul Tewatia b Shivam Mavi 44 36 5 2 122.22
    Chris Morris lbw Varun Chakravarthy 0 2 0 0 0
    Jaydev Unadkat c Shakib Al Hasan b Lockie Ferguson 6 5 1 0 120
    Chetan Sakariya run out (Shakib Al Hasan) 1 5 0 0 20
    Mustafizur Rahman not out 0 3 0 0 0
    Total (16.1 Ov, RR: 5.27) 85/10
    Shakib Al Hasan 1 0 1 1 1 0 0
    Shivam Mavi 3 0 21 4 7 0 0
    Sunil Narine 4 0 30 0 7.5 0 0
    Lockie Ferguson 4 0 18 3 4.5 0 0
    Varun Chakravarthy 4 0 14 1 3.5 0 0
  • Match Details
  • Home TeamKolkata Knight Riders
    Away TeamRajasthan Royals
    SeriesIndian Premier League 2021
    UmpiresMichael Gough
    Yeshwant Barde
    Navdeep Singh
    Match RefereeManu Nayyar

Team Lineup

Kolkata Knight Riders Rajasthan Royals
Shubman Gill
Venkatesh Iyer
Rahul Tripathi
Nitish Rana
Eoin Morgan
Dinesh Karthik
Shakib Al Hasan
Sunil Narine
Lockie Ferguson
Shivam Mavi
Varun Chakravarthy
Liam Livingstone
Yashasvi Jaiswal
Sanju Samson
Glenn Phillips
Anuj Rawat
Shivam Dube
Chris Morris
Rahul Tewatia
Jaydev Unadkat
Chetan Sakariya
Mustafizur Rahman

Match Prediction – KKR vs RR, 54th Match IPL 2021 – Who Will Win Today’s Match?

This is the penultimate double-header of the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) in a must-win game.

While RR are out of the race for the top four (they still have a mathematical chance but given their net run rate, it’s almost improbable for them to overturn -0.737), this is a do-or-die game for KKR.

KKR have been in excellent form and have turned things around in this second half of the tournament. The Eoin Morgan-led side have won four out of the six games they have played in the UAE.

Mumbai Indians (MI) are breathing heavily down KKR’s neck. However, if they manage to win this game, they will most probably advance to the playoffs. KKR have a net run rate of +0.294. Their top-order has fired while the middle-order has been a touch inconsistent.

Meanwhile, the bowling has been good as well, and it is Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy who have led the charge with the ball. 

On the other hand, RR have been very inconsistent. They just haven’t been able to build any sort of momentum throughout this tournament. Be it in the first half or in this UAE leg, the Sanju Samson-led side have won two games in a row only once throughout this 2021 edition.

RR’s top-order has been excellent, but the middle-order just hasn’t come to the party. Meanwhile, the bowling has been inconsistent. RR will be looking to finish the season on a high and will want to play party spoilers.

Join us for our IPL prediction today. Complete with latest team lineup, head to heads and odds checker.

Team News

Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR have a couple of injury issues. Andre Russell has been struggling and has now missed three games in a row. Meanwhile, Lockie Ferguson has also missed a couple of games due to injury. There hasn’t really been a lot of news on the injuries of these two overseas stars. Hence, KKR are unlikely to make any changes to the playing XI that won against SRH.

Rajasthan Royals

RR may be out of the race for the playoffs and might look to give a few players a go. Oshane Thomas might get a go in place of Mustafizur Rahman. The batting line-up may not be tinkered too much. Liam Livingstone might come back in to replace David Miller.

Predicted XI

Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy

Rajasthan Royals: Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shivam Dube, Glenn Phillips, David Miller/Liam Livingstone, Rahul Tewatia, Kuldip Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Shreyas Gopal, Mustafizur Rahman/Oshane Thomas

Key players

Venkatesh Iyer: Venkatesh Iyer has been very impressive throughout this UAE leg of the IPL 2021. He has been in top form, and he has brought some fresh energy at the top of the order.

The left-hander has accumulated 201 runs at an average of 40.20 and he has a strike-rate of 134. Besides, he has chipped in nicely with the ball as well and he has taken three wickets.

Evin Lewis: Evin Lewis has been getting good starts throughout this second half of the IPL. Apart from the game against SRH where he got just 6, the left-handed opener has gone past 20 in every single innings.

However, he hasn’t been able to convert those starts. He has aggregated 151 runs in five innings, and he has a strike-rate of 162.36. Thus, he will be the key at the top of the order once again for RR.

For more information, check the Cricket Betting KKR vs RR Prediction and head-to-head analysis.

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