The 21st game of the IPL between RR and KKR will be hosted by Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
The match starts at 08:00 PM local time (02:30 PM GMT).
The game will be live on Star Sports in India. (Live streaming on Hotstar).
The summer season is on top at the moment in Jaipur and the players will definitely feel the heat. The temperature will hover around 38 Degrees Celsius even during the match. There will be a fair amount of dew in the second innings which might have an effect on the match.
Last five completed T20 matches: (Most recent- first)
Rajasthan Royals: W, L, L, L, L
Kolkata Knight Riders: W, L, W, W, L
Average first-innings score: 168.6 – Last 5 night IPL matches in Jaipur
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2
Probable Playing XI:
- Ajinkya Rahane (C)
- Jos Buttler (WK)
- Sanju Samson
- Steve Smith
- Rahul Tripathi
- Ben Stokes
- Krishnappa Gowtham
- Shreyas Gopal
- Jofra Archer
- Sudhesan Midhun
- Dhawal Kulkarni
Bench– Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Shubham Ranjane, Mahipal Lomror, Prashant Chopra, Ish Sodhi, Oshane Thomas, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Ashton Turner.
Kolkata Knight Riders
- Chris Lynn
- Sunil Narine
- Robin Uthappa
- Nitish Rana
- Andre Russell
- Dinesh Karthik (C & WK)
- Shubman Gill
- Piyush Chawla
- Kuldeep Yadav
- Harry Gurney
- Prasidh Krishna.
Bench: Rinku Singh, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Carlos Brathwaite, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney, Yarra Prithviraj, KC Cariappa, Lockie Ferguson.
Sanju Samson is likely to be fit after missing out in the last match.
Kuldeep Yadav vs RR in 2018: 3 matches 6 wickets 10.16 average 5.08 economy
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Jos Buttler, Robin Uthappa, Andre Russell
Vice-Captain Options: Ajinkya Rahane, Sunil Narine, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/ Small Leagues:
Keeper – Jos Buttler (C)
Batsmen – Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson
All-Rounders – Andre Russell (VC), Ben Stokes
Bowlers – Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/ Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Jos Buttler
Batsmen – Robin Uthappa (C), Chris Lynn, Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Steve Smith
All-Rounders – Sunil Narine, Andre Russell
Bowlers – Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shreyas Gopal.