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RR vs KKR, Dream 11 prediction, Preview, Predicted XIs, Injury Updates, Pitch and Weather report – IPL 2021, Match 18, Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Match preview- RR vs KKR

RR vs KKR Dream 11 Prediction IPL 2021: The 18th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will be played between the Rajasthan Royals and the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

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This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST on 24.04.2021. The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Bengali. The game will be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar.

Preview:

While it is still early days in the tournament, this clash is a must-win match for both teams as they have just one win on the board. Rajasthan have been hampered by the departure of their star players while Kolkata’s big names are yet to fire.

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The performances of the young players in the last game would have brought a smile to the faces of the Royals management while the heroics of Pat Cummins and Andre Russell gave them hope for the future games.

Bowling has been the weak link of both these teams and the team that fares better with the ball, must just edge the contest.

RR vs KKR Weather Report for Match 18:

It is expected to be another lovely day for the cricket fans as there is a no chance of rain.

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Pitch Conditions/Report:

The Wankhede pitch has been a bowlers’ nightmare and a batsman’s paradise as players can hit through the line. With the dew settling in the second half of the game, the team chasing would have a big advantage.

Average first innings score:

The average first innings is 180 as the ground is relatively small and the ball comes on nicely to the bat.

Record of chasing teams:

Won – 41, Lost – 39, Tied – 0

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Injury and Availability News:

The English trio of Liam Livingstone, Ben Stokes, and Jofra Archer will miss out for the Royals while Kolkata have a full squad at their disposal.

RR vs KKR Dream 11 Prediction Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Rajasthan Royals:

Playing XI:

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Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (c), David Miller, Shivam Dube, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Andrew Tye

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Playing XI:

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Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti

RR vs KKR Top Picks for Dream 11 Prediction in 18th Match

Andre Russell was back to his normal best in the last game and is an option with the ball at the death as well for KKR.

Sanju Samson is due a big score and this game might be the one where he flexes his muscles.  

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Pat Cummins almost single-handedly won the last game for KKR and is likely to fetch some big points to his owners.

Chetan Sakariya comes at a relatively cheap value and can be the differential pick for your fantasy team.  

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Fantasy Captain Options – Andre Russell, Sanju Samson

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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for RR vs KKR Dream11 Prediction Fantasy Cricket:

Keepers – Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(vc)

Batters – Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, David Miller

All-Rounders – Andre Russell (c), Chris Morris

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Bowlers – Pat Cummins, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Varun Chakravarthy

RR vs KKR Dream 11 Prediction Fantasy Tips:

Rahul Tripathi might prove to be a smart punt while Chris Morris offers a good value with both bat and ball.

RR vs KKR Dream 11 Prediction – Who will win?

KKR are expected to break their losing streak and notch up their second win of the season.

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