Match 54: KOL vs RR Dream11 Team Prediction | Playing 11 | IPL 2021

Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals will clash in the 54th match of IPL 2021 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. We will cover KOL vs RR Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing 11, and Fantasy Cricket Tips of IPL 2021.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Kolkata Knight Riders have performed brilliantly in the recent matches and are currently at the 4th position on the IPL 2021 points table with six wins and a total of 12 points.

Shubman Gill finally played a good inning by scoring a fifty in the last game, but Venkatesh Iyer and Tripathi, who were in good form, fell early. In the middle-order, Nitish Rana has been consistent, and Dinesh Karthik had finished innings brilliantly when he got the chance.

The bowling department is back in form as Varun Chakravarthy, Tim Southee, and Shivam Mavi picked up two wickets each. Narine has also been economical and picked up wickets in the recent matches.

Kolkata can qualify for the playoffs if they win this match against RR.

Rajasthan Royals:

Rajasthan Royals have slipped down to 7th position with ten points on the points table as they lost the last match.

Only the openers, Lewis and Jaiswal, have been scoring runs consistently. Even the skipper, Samson, struggled in the last couple of matches, and in the previous game, Dube also fell early. The finishers, Glenn Phillips and David Miller have been in poor form.

The bowlers’ performance has been degrading in the recent matches. Mustafizur Rahman and Chetan Sakariya managed to pick up a wicket each, and the remaining bowlers went wicketless.

Rajasthan Royals are on the verge of elimination from the race playoffs, and only a miracle can make them qualify for the playoffs.

KOL vs RR Match Details

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, 54th Match, Indian Premier League, 2021

Date: 7th October 2021

Time: 07:30 PM IST

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.

Weather Forecast

The temperatures are expected to be around 35 degrees during the match.

KOL vs RR Pitch Report

Average first innings score: 133

Average second innings score: 133

(The average score is based on seven matches played here at this venue in this season)

The pitch has been completely depleted and behaving extremely slow; as a result, the batsmen have struggled to score runs. Even the smaller boundaries have not helped much either this season.

(The chasing team has won five out of the seven matches played at this venue so far in the IPL 2021)

KOL vs RR Head-to-head

Total Matches Played: 24

KOL Won: 12

RR Won: 11

Tied: 0

No Result: 1

KOL vs RR recent form

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Team News for KKR vs RR Dream11 match prediction

KOL: 

  • If Andre Russell and Lockie Ferguson are fit, they might replace Shakib Al Hasan and Tim Southee in XI.

RR: 

  • They might try Chris Morris in place of David Miller for the match against KOL.
  • Evin Lewis was hit in the leg while batting in the last match so he will need to prove his fitness before the match.

Probable Playing 11

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell/Shakib al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee/Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy.

Rajasthan Royals:

Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (C & WK), Shivam Dube, Glenn Phillips, David Miller/Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Kuldip Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman.

Top Picks for KOL vs RR Dream11 Team

KOL:

Venkatesh Iyer:

(6 M, 201 R, 40.20 A + 6.3 O, 3 W)

Venkatesh can perform equally with both bat and ball. He scored only eight runs and went wicketless in the last match.

Sunil Narine:

(10 M, 40 O, 10 W)

Narine is slowly getting back to form as he conceded only 12 runs in the last match but went wicketless.

Varun Chakravarthy:

(13 M, 52 O, 15 W)

This season, Varun Chakravarthy is one of the most economical bowlers and picked up two wickets for just 26 runs in the last match.

Shubman Gill:

(13 M, 296 R, 22.76 A)

This young talented batsman finally batted well and scored fifty in the last match.

Andre Russell:

(10 M, 183 R, 26.14 A + 19 O, 11 W)

He played 10 matches and scored 183 runs and took 11 wickets so far IPL 2021.

Tim Southee:

(3 M, 12 O, 3 W)

Tim Southee took 3 wickets in 3 matches. He is also bowling in death overs.

Lockie Ferguson:

(4 M, 14 O, 7 W)

Lockie Ferguson played 4 matches in IPL 2021 and took 7 wickets. If he played, very good pick in KOL vs RR Dream11 Team.

Rahul Tripathi:

(13 M, 356 R, 32.36 A)

Tripathi is a brilliant striker of the ball but scored only seven runs in the last match.

RR:

Sanju Samson:

(13 M, 483 R, 42.90 A)

Samson surprised everyone with his performance this season but scored only three runs.

Evin Lewis:

(5 M, 151 R, 30.20 A)

Evin Lewis has provided a good start in almost every match that he has played this season. He scored 24 runs from 19 balls in the last game.

Mustafizur Rahman:

(13 M, 47.3 5, 14 W)

Mustafizur was expensive in the last two matches but managed to pick up a wicket.

Yashasvi Jaiswal:

(9 M, 249 R, 27.66 A)

Jaiswal can play big innings and be a match-winner, but the main problem has been his inconsistency. He scored 12 runs in the last match.

Chetan Sakariya:

(13 M, 48 O, 13 W)

Sakariya has troubled many batsmen with his medium-pace this season. He bowled a maiden over in the last match but was also expensive and managed to pick up a wicket.

Trump Card pick for KKR vs RR Dream11 Team

Shakib Al Hasan:

(4 M, 38 R, 12.66 A + 14 O, 3 W)

He is one of the top all-rounders but has been out of form lately. Shakib bowled brilliantly, picking up a wicket for just 20 runs.

KOL vs RR Dream11 Team Prediction

Wicket-Keepers:
S Samson

Batsmen:
E Lewis, Y Jaiswal, Shubman Gill

All-Rounders:
S Narine (C)
, V Iyer, Shakib Al Hasan

Bowlers:
M Rahman (Vc), V Chakravarthy, T Southee, C Sakariya

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Fantasy Cricket Tips:

  • You can pick Rahul Tripathi in place of Shubman Gill/Y Jaiswal.
  • If Chris Morris plays then he is also a very good pick.
  • You can get my final team on Telegram. Join Now > CricGram Telegram

Captain and Vice-Captain (KOL vs RR Dream11 Team)

  • Sunil Narine
  • Mustafizur Rahman
  • Sanju Samson
  • Venkatesh Iyer
  • Evin Lewis
  • Shubman Gill

We will update the final Dream11 Team on Telegram Channel.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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