Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik. Photo by: Prashant Bhoot /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

IPL 2018: Eliminator: KKR vs RR – Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted XI

Kolkata Knight Riders will host Rajasthan Royals in the eliminator of IPL 2018.

Men in Purple had finished at the third place on the points table after winning eight matches out of the 14 they had played. Every game is now a knockout match for these two teams. Thus, both of them needs to be at the top of their game.

On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals was also able to make into the playoffs with help from other teams. Ajinkya Rahane-led team had won seven matches in the league stages.

Consequently, the inaugural champions will like to bring out their A-game to the table.

When these two teams had met early in the season, Kolkata Knight Riders was able to win on both the occasions.

Here is a look at the Predicted Playing XI of the Kolkata Riders:

Sunil Narine

Narine
Sunil Narine. Photo by: Prashant Bhoot /SPORTZPICS for BCCI.

Sunil Narine is providing quick starts to his team. The Windies all-rounder is taking the attack to the opposition from the get-go. Moreover, Narine is also chipping in with the ball.

Chris Lynn

Chris Lynn
Chris Lynn. Photo by: Prashant Bhoot /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Chris Lynn had scored a fine 55 in the last league match of KKR. Thus, Lynn’s confidence will be riding high before the crucial eliminator.

Robin Uthappa

Uthappa
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Robin Uthappa has got off to starts in almost every match. However, it would be an ideal time to peak for the talismanic batsman.

Nitish Rana

Rana
Nitish Rana. Photo by: Ron Gaunt / IPL/ SPORTZPICS

Nitish Rana has lost out on his form in the last few matches. The young southpaw batsman will like to get back into form in the crucial match.

Dinesh Karthik

Karthik
Dinesh Karthik. Photo by: Prashant Bhoot /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Dinesh Karthik is providing fine finishing touches to the Kolkata’s inning. The wicketkeeper-batsman has done a good job, as the leader of the side.

Andre Russell

Andre Russell
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Andre Russell’s form has dipped in the last few games. However, the Windies combative batsman will like to strike back form in the pivotal match of the season.

Kolkata will like to continue their domination over Rajasthan Royals.

Shubman Gill

Gill
Shubman Gill. Photo by: Luke Walker /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Shubman Gill has impressed with his talent with the bat. The youngster has looked to hit down the ground. Gill is a player to look out for in the coming future.

Mitchell Johnson

Johnson
Mitchell Johnson. Photo by: Luke Walker /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Kolkata Knight Rider will want to get back the services of experienced Mitchell Johnson. The former Australia pacer hasn’t had a great IPL thus far. However, his experience can come in handy for the two-times champions.

Prasidh Krishna

IPL 2018: Eliminator - Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals - Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted XI
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Prasidh Krishna has really impressed since he drafted into the playing XI. The Karnataka fast bowler has bowled with pace and accuracy.

Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav
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Kuldeep Yadav was able to hit the right areas against Rajasthan Royals, as he had scalped four wickets. The mystery chinaman bowler will like to repeat his performance against Royals team.

Piyush Chawla

Chawla
Piyush Chawla. Photo by: Prashant Bhoot /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Piyush Chawla has leaked runs in the last few matches. However, the leg-spinner will like to make use of his experience to bounce back into form.

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