Kolkata Knight Riders
Knight Riders are in the seventh position in the points table with six wins and they have to win today’s match in order to qualify for playoffs. Knight Riders have lost their previous match against CSK in a crucial final ball thriller. Also, KKR has defeated Rajasthan Royals earlier in the tournament by 37 runs and this will be a huge plus for the team mentally. The inconsistent top-order batting of the Knight Riders has led the team to this crucial situation. From today all the matches in IPL are like Knockout matches and are very crucial for the teams to win, because the losing teams are out of the tournament. No change in the squad is expected.
Possible – 11
Kl Rahul (C&WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glen Maxwell, Mandeep Singh, Deepak Hooda, Mohammad Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan.
After the Royals insurgence in the second half of the tournament, the playoff race gets even tougher and closer. No previous editions of IPL have witnessed this kind of playoff race where we still couldn’t guess which teams will qualify for the playoffs. The Rajasthan team’s top order and the lower-order batsman have all returned to form and will be very crucial in their fight for the qualification spot. Stokes and Samson will be playing a very vital role for RR in today’s clash, and also let’s not forget the contribution from Archer, Butler, and Smith in vital situations. RR has clashed with KKR earlier in this tournament, where RR lost that match by 37 runs. No change in the squad is expected from the RR side.
Possible – 11
Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson, Steven Smith(C), Jos Butler(WK), Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Karthik Tyagi, Varun Aaron.
A knockout game in the league stage. Losing team will have played its last game and the winning team will has to wait for the other teams NRR to guarantee a qualifying spot, as both the teams has NRR in negative rate. Smith takes on Morgan and it’ll be an interesting clash of brains than brawls in this game. KKR is expected to come on top by producing an excellent display of cricket.
Kolkata Knight Riders will have an edge to win this match
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