RR vs KOL Team Prediction: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders – 24 April 2021 (Mumbai). Andre Russel, Jos Buttler, and Nitish Rana will be the best fantasy picks for this game.
Rajasthan Royals will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the league match of IPL 2021, aka Indian Premier League, which will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Rajasthan Royals have won just one of their four games, and they are in a need to bounce back. The batting of Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler is crucial for this side, whereas David Miller is a vital cog in the middle order. Chetan Sakariya has been their best bowler, whereas Morris is fulfilling his all-rounder duties.
Kolkata Knight Riders have now lost three games on the trot, and they would want to make a comeback. Nitish Rana has been batting well for the side, whereas the rise of Pat Cummins and Andre Russel is a big boost for this side. The middle-order of the side needs to step up.
Pitch Report – This pitch has always been a brilliant batting wicket, but the pacers are getting help on it lately. The average 1st innings batting score in the IPL 2021 games played here is 181 runs.
Total IPL 2021 Games: 8; Batting 1st Won: 3; Batting 2nd Won: 5
Match Details :
Time:- 7.30 PM, Stadium:- Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai; Live on Star Sports Network
Probable XI for both sides:-
Rajasthan Royals – Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya.
Kolkata Knight Riders – Nitish Rana, Shubhman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russel, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna.
Clean-Hitters in the Team
Rajasthan Royals – Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson.
Kolkata Knight Riders – Shubhman Gill, Nitish Rana, and Andre Russel.
Death Overs Specialist Bowlers
Rajasthan Royals – Chris Morris
Kolkata Knight Riders – Pat Cummins
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Andre Russel, Nitish Rana, Pat Cummins, Jos Buttler, and Chris Morris.
RR vs KOL Team Wicket-Keeper
Jos Buttler (Price 9.5) and Sanju Samson (Price 9.5) will be the wicket-keepers of our squad. Buttler scored 328 runs in IPL 2020 at an average of 32.80, whereas Samson scored 375 runs at an average of 28.84. Samson has scored 145 runs in IPL 2021, whereas Buttler has scored 84 runs. Both of them are top-order players.
RR vs KOL Team Batsmen
David Miller (Price 9) will be our batsman from the Rajasthan Royals. Miller is coming on the back of a good International form, whereas he has scored one half-century in three games of IPL 2021.
Nitish Rana (Price 9), Shubhman Gill (Price 9), and Rahul Tripathi (Price 8) will be our batsmen from the Kolkata Knight Riders. Rana has scored 164 runs this season at an average of 41.00, whereas his strike rate has been 130.15. Tripathi has scored 91 runs at a strike rate of 144.44, whereas Gill has scored 69 runs. All three of them are top-order players.
RR vs KOL Team All-Rounders
Andre Russel (Price 10.5) will be our all-rounder from the Kolkata Knight Riders. Russel has scalped seven wickets in the tournament, whereas he has scored 99 runs at a strike rate of 159.67. He has been batting well in the last couple of games.
Chris Morris (Price 9.5) will be our all-rounder from the Rajasthan Royals. Morris has scalped five wickets in the tournament, whereas he has a batting-strike rate of 154.83.
RR vs KOL Team Bowlers
Chetan Sakariya (Price 8.5) will be our bowler from the Rajasthan Royals. Sakariya scalped 12 wickets in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021, whereas has scalped six wickets in IPL 2021.
Pat Cummins (Price 9) and Varun Chakravarthy (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Kolkata Knight Riders. Cummins has scalped four wickets this season, whereas he has scored 72 runs with the bat. Varun has also scalped four wickets, whereas his economy has been 8.06. Both of them are wicket-takers.
Match Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Andre Russel and Jos Buttler
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Nitish Rana and Sanju Samson
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Fantasy Team Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.