KKR vs RR Dream11: Top fantasy picks, probable XIs and pitch report

KKR vs RR Dream11: Top fantasy picks, probable XIs and pitch report

Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals have a neck-to-neck competition. Across the 27 times they have played against each other, KKR enjoy a slender 14-13 lead over RR

Two in-form teams in Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) will take on each other in Match 31 of IPL 2024. The upcoming clash will take place at the iconic Eden Gardens on Tuesday, April 16.

Both KKR and RR are two best ranked teams in IPL 2024 points table, thus making this a crucial game for their respective qualification scenarios.

KKR boasts a strong batting lineup with the explosive opening pair of Sunil Narine and Phil Salt, along with dependable options like Shreyas Iyer and Andre Russell in the middle order. Their bowling attack is also performing as a unit. Coming off a dominant win against Lucknow Super Giants, KKR will be high on confidence and looking to continue their winning momentum at their home ground.

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RR, meanwhile, are at top of the table as they have won five out of six fixtures. Their recent win against Punjab Kings showcased their ability to chase down tricky totals, making them a dangerous contender. Both Riyan Parag and Sanju Samson have accumulated a total of 548 runs, while Yuzvendra Chahal and Trent Boult have once again stood out with their bowling performances.

KKR vs RR Match details

Match: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR), Match 31, IPL 2024

Date: April 16, Tuesday

Time: 7:30 pm IST

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Eden Gardens pitch report

The Eden Gardens has hosted two IPL 2024 games thus far. On both occasions, the pitch went better as the match progressed. A similar pattern could be expected once again on Tuesday. While spinners might have a say in the first innings, team winning the toss are expected to chase. Moreover, the small dimensions and a true bounce off the deck would require bowlers to alter their plans accordingly.

KKR vs RR Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-keepers: Phil Salt, Sanju Samson

Batters: Shreyas Iyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Angkrish Raghuvanshi

All-rounders: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Riyan Parag,

Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Harshit Rana

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Probable XI

Phil Salt, Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shreyas Iyer, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakravarthy

Impact Sub: Venkatesh Iyer

Rajasthan Royals (RR) Probable XI

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dhruv Jurel, Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, R Ashwin, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult, Navdeep Saini/Kuldeep Sen, Yuzvendra Chahal 

Impact Sub: Tom Kohler-Cadmore/Keshav Maharaj

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