Double header matches will be played on Thursday in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Today the second match will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals. Kolkata Knight Riders will have to win today’s match to reach the playoffs. Talking about Rajasthan Royals, they have nothing to lose. She is already out of the race for the playoffs. Talking about the playing XI of both the teams, then both the teams can make changes in their playing XI.
Talking about KKR, they are currently fourth in the points table with 12 points winning 6 out of 13 matches. They defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets in the previous match. In the UAE leg, KKR won 4 out of 6 matches. Talking about KKR, he hardly makes any changes in his playing XI. If Andre Russell is fit, he can return to the team. However, his chances of playing are very slim.
Talking about Rajasthan Royals, they can make a change in their playing XI in this match. Rajasthan defeated KKR in the first phase of IPL 14. He is confident of defeating KKR again. Rajasthan team can spoil KKR’s maths in their last match. Rajasthan had to face defeat by 8 wickets at the hands of Mumbai in their last match. Liam Livingstone may be included in RR’s playing XI in place of David Miller.
Probable Playing XI of Kolkata Knight Riders
Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakraborty.
Probable Playing XI of Rajasthan Royals
Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c), Shivam Dube, Glenn Phillips, David Miller/Liam Livingstone, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sakaria, Mustafizur Rahman.