KKR vs RR IPL 2019

KKR vs RR: Match Preview & Dream 11 Fantasy Tips | IPL 2019

KKR vs RR Match Preview – The Eden Gardens, KKR fans, and the visiting camp are all set to witness an amazing encounter here on Thursdayt night between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR).

The Dinesh Karthik-led KKR was looking dominant earlier in the tournament. But five consecutive losses have brought KKR on the ropes. The team is going downhill very rapidly in this season of IPL and have reached the 6th position in the points table.

However, they can get back to the winning track by defeating RR, who came up as the second weakest team of the tournament so far.

Rajasthan Royals have won three games out of 10 matches they have played so far and their chances to qualify to the playoffs are very low.

Now it will be extremely interesting to see, how the Knight Riders approaches Steve Smith-led RR in tonight’s encounter to regain their confidence and register their fifth win of the season.

Here are the match preview, Dream 11 fantasy league teams, pitch report, weather conditions, our power picks, and all the details of today’s match.

Match Details:

The 43rd of the Indian Premier League 2019 of KKR vs RR will be hosted by the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

This encounter between both the teams will start at 08:00 PM local time tonight (14:30 GMT).

In India, the official broadcasting channel for live telecasting of IPL 2019 matches is Star Sports.

You can also watch the online Live Streaming of today’s game of KKR vs RR on Hotstar.

Pitch Report/Condition:

Thoday, the pitch of Eden Gardens is looking flat and thus wil be supportive to the batters. Both the captains will most likely look to chase after winning the toss on this flat wicket.

Average 1st Innings total at Eden Gardens, Kolkata (last 5 Night IPL games): 195

Records of the chasing teams at this venue: Won 3, Lost 2

Weather Conditions/Report:

According to the weather reports and forecast, there is a slight chance of rain with thunderstorms here on thursday, but we expect it will not interrupt tonight’s match.

The dew factor is something which will play an important role during the 2nd innings of the game. The level of humidity will be around 50-60% during the match time tonight.

Last 5 IPL Matches (most-recent match first)

The win/lose stats for both the teams are as follows;

Kolkata Knight Riders: L, L, L, L, L

Rajasthan Royals: L, W, L, W, L

Possible Playing 11:

Here are possible playing 11 of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) for tonight’s match.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (C & wk), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Yarra Prithviraj, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Matt Kelly

KKR’s Bench Strength – Robin Uthappa, Nikhil Naik, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Carlos Brathwaite, Lockie Ferguson, KC Cariappa, Harry Gurney

Rajasthan Royals

Sanju Samson (wk), Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith (C), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Ashton Turner, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Stuart Binny, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni

RR’s Bench Strength – Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Rahul Tripathi, Shashank Singh, Shubham Ranjane, Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Sudhesan Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Oshane Thomas, Krishnappa Gowtham, Varun Aaron

Team News:

Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer will play their last game of the season tonight, as they’ve to return England for the series against Pakistan.

Joe Denly has also been ruled out from the remaining tournament.

Fantasy Cricket League Tips

Win Small and Grand leagues of fantasy cricket leagues by following our tips and match predictions. Here are our suggested choices for Captain and Vice-captain for tonight’s match of KKR vs RR.

Captain Choices: Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Chris Lynn

Vice Captain Choices: Andre Russell, Ajinkya Rahane, Sunil Narine

Crickclassics’ Dream 11 Teams

At Crickclassics, we caKKRy out an in-depth analysis of each and every match to make the best and winning teams for the fantasy cricket leagues like Dream 11, My Team 11, Mobile Premier League, 11 Wickets, Dot Ball, etc.

Here are our teams for small and grand leagues of Dream 11 for tonight’s match of KKR vs RR.

Small League/Head To Head Team

Wicket Keeper – Sanju Samson

Batsman – Chris Lynn, Steve Smith (C), Nitish Rana, Ajinkya Rahane

All-Rounders – Andre Russell (VC), Sunil Narine, Riyan Parag

Bowlers – Shreyas Gopal, Yarra Prithviraj, Jofra Archer

Small League Teams KKR vs RR

Grand/Mega League Team

Wicket Keeper – Sanju Samson (VC)

Batsman – Chris Lynn (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Shubman Gill, Steve Smith

All-Rounders – Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Ben Stokes

Bowlers – Dhawal Kulkarni, Piyush Chawla, Jofra Archer

Grand League Teams KKR vs RR

Power Pick Player

Our power pick for today’s match between KKR and RR is Sanju Samson.

In his last 5 innings against the Knight Riders in IPL, Samson has scored 178 runs with an average of 35.42 (including 2 half centuries), making him a must-have player in both the leagues.

Our Advice:

Ben Stokes could be a smart pick for grand leagues in today’s match as he due a big knock in the tournament and tonight is his last match.

Our Match Prediction:

KKR is in extremely bad form as they’ve lost five consecutive match. Thus, we predict Rajasthan Royals to come on top of KKR and win tonight’s match.

Ben Stokes could be a smart pick for grand leagues in today’s match as he due a big knock in the tournament and tonight is his last match.

Current Points Table

Here is the current position of all teams in the points table.

IPL 2019 Points Table KKR vs RR

Our fantasy cricket league teams for yesterday’s match of RCB vs KXIP performed really well, and we hope you win small & grand leagues of fantasy cricket games with our today’s teams, match predictions, match previews, detailed analysis of the match, and fantasy cricket tips. Stay updated with Crickclassics to get the same for every match of the IPL 2019.

*Disclaimer: These teams are based on the analysis, instinct, and understanding of the author. Make your own decision and consider the points mentioned while selecting your team.

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Saksham Garg

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