IPL 2018: RR vs KKR Today Match, Rajasthan Royals playing 11 against Kolkata Knight Riders
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RR vs KKR today match, preview: Today we have another game in IPL 2018. It's Rajasthan Royals taking on Kolkata Knight Riders in their own den. RR fancy playing home as the only match held here in Jaipur on March 6 brought them a 10-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils following DLS method. If Royals are favorites in their home ground, Riders too have reasons for optimisms having won 2 out of their 4 games. Both the teams are equal on points, but KKR is well ahead of RR on the net run rate.
Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders' today match will be an interesting one considering the fact that both teams are looking forward to toning up their presence on the points table. Despite being on the march having won 2 of their 3 games, Rajasthan have their own issues to address with.
Wicket in Jaipur is reported to be spin-friendly. And when talking about Rajasthan's spinners, they are not frontline as compared to Kolkata's. If you look at Kolkata spinners, they have the trio of Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla and Sunil Narine. This time around Narine is equally effective with bat as much as with ball. So he will continue to open the innings for KKR. And the good thing is that Nitish Rana and Andre Russel have been in good form apart from Dinesh Karthik, who at present is the backbone of Kolkata Knight Riders' middle-order.
KKR playing 11 against RR
Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Rom Curran, Piyush Chawla, Shiwam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav
RR playing 11 against KKR
Ajinkya Rahane, D'Arcy Short/Jofra Archer, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin
While Kolkata is expected to go unchanged in RR vs KKR today match, Rajasthan might come up with one change. The only possible change RR might consider is Jofra Archer for D'Arcy Short. However, this is yet to be seen if Archer is fit to play. The captain Ajinkya Rahane, too, had a slight injury in the last game. There might also be some forced changes if injuries scare. Sanju Samson, the second highest run-scorer for the time being, is certainly the one Rajasthan will rely on a lot with bat. Apart from this, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler are yet to be seen at their best. Shreyas Gopal had a good game with ball earlier against RCB. RR will also want Gopal to continue his form.
Who will win RR vs KKR today match?