KKR VS RR, IPL 2021
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KKR vs RR- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals? IPL 2021 Match 54. Kolkata Knight Riders take on Rajasthan Royals in the 54th match of IPL 2021 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The last time when these two sides took on each other, Rajasthan Royals won the game by 6 wickets. However, given their current form, it doesn’t look like they will beat KKR again on Thursday.

Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders. Credits: KKR/Twitter

Rajasthan Royals are currently languishing at the seventh position on the points table with 5 wins in 13 matches. They are coming into the game on the back of a humiliating 8-wicket defeat against Mumbai Indians. They have only one game in the league stage and only a miracle can help them finish in the top four. None of the players made an impact in the last game.

On a slow and sluggish track of Sharjah, RR batsmen succumbed to some great fast bowling display. In 20 overs, all they managed was 90 runs in the first innings. Mumbai Indians had little trouble in chasing down the score.

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson. (Photo: BCCI)

Rajasthan Royals picked two wickets inside the first six overs but Ishan Kishan’s 25-ball half-century ensured MI chase down the score in just 8.2 overs. Rajasthan Royals should look to forget what happened in the previous game and come with a positive frame of mind.

Facing them are Kolkata Knight Riders, who are in pretty good form. They have exhibited a stellar show in the latter half of the tournament. In 6 games, they emerged victorious on 4 occasions. They ought to win their last league stage match on Thursday to make the playoffs.

Kolkata Knight Riders are coming into this game on the back of a win against Sunrisers Hyderabad. A collective bowling effort from the team helped them restrict the opposition to just 115 runs in the first innings. Shivam Mavi, Southee and Varun Chakravarthy all picked two wickets each.

KKR chased down the score in 19.4 overs. Shubman Gill starred for them with the bat, scoring 57 runs off 51 balls, including 10 fours. Nitish Rana and Dinesh Karthik contributed 25 (33) and 18 (12) respectively.

KKR vs RR- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals IPL 2021 Match 54

Ewin Lewis and Yashasvi Jaiswal
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Teams’ Head-to-Head Records

Stats Matches RR Won KKR Won Tied No Result
Overall 24 11 12 2 (RR won 2) 0
In IPL 24 11 12 2 (RR won 2) 0
At Sharjah Cricket Stadium
In the last 5 matches 5 2 3 0 0
IPL 2021 1 1 0 0 0

Recent venue records (Records at Sharjah Cricket Stadium)

STATS – T20

Total matches 13
Matches won batting first 9
Matches won bowling first 4
Average 1st Inns scores 149
Average 2nd Inns scores 131
Highest total recorded 215/6 (20 Ov) by AFG vs ZIM
Lowest total recorded 90/10 (19.1 Ov) by AFG vs NED
Highest score chased 140/3 (17.3 Ov) by AFG vs SCO
Lowest score defended 154/8 (20 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Toss Prediction for Match 54 of IPL 2021

The team winning the toss is likely to bowl first.

Predicted Scores for Match 54 of IPL 2021

Team 1st batting 2nd batting
KKR 140-150 130-140
RR 130-140 130-140

(Teams’ forms) – Oldest to Latest

Kolkata Knight Riders: WLWLW

Rajasthan Royals: LLLWL

(Players’ form)

Rajasthan Royals 

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Strike Rate
Sanju Samson 13 483 138.00
Evin Lewis 5 151 162.37
Yashasvi Jaiswal 9 249 150.91
Shivam Dube 8 212 122.54
David Miller 9 124 109.73
Glenn Phillips 2 18 85.71

Who will score the most runs for Rajasthan Royals in the match: Sanju Samson or Glenn Phillips

  • Bowling
Players Matches Wickets Average
Chris Morris 10 14 24.86
Mustafizur Rahman 13 14 28.93
Chetak Sakariya 13 13 31.00
Rahul Tewatia 13 7 47.00
Kartik Tyagi 4 4 31.00
Jayden Unadkat 5 4 33.25

Who will pick the most wickets for Rajasthan Royals in the match: Mustafizur Rahman or Chetan Sakariya 

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Strike Rate
Rahul Tripathi 13 356 142.40
Nitish Rana 13 335 123.62
Shubman Gill 13 296 117.93
Vekatesh Iyer 6 201 134.00
Dinesh Karthik 13 190 138.69
Eoin Morgan 13 111 100.91

Who will score the most runs for Mumbai Indians in the match: Shubman Gill or Venkatesh Iyer 

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Varun Chakravarthy 13 15 21.33
Prasidh Krishna 10 12 29.25
Andre Russell 10 11 17.09
Sunil Narine 10 10 25.70
Lockie Ferguson 4 7 13.43
Shivam Mavi 5 5 23.40

Who will pick the most wickets for Mumbai Indians in the match: Varun Chakravarthy or Sunil Narine