KKR Playing 11 vs Rajasthan Royals - IPL 2024, Match 31

Updated - 16 Apr 2024, 06:05 PM

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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are all set to take on Rajasthan Royals in their next match of IPL 2024. The KKR vs RR encounter takes place on Tuesday, April 16 at Eden Gardens Stadium. Shreyas Iyer leads KKR in IPL 2024. 

KKR has been wonderful in the tournament so far, winning 4 games and losing 1 out of 5. They have a dominating record against RR at home, winning 6 games and losing 3 games. They will aim to add another win to their kitty. Ahead of KKR vs RR encounter, below we look at KKR's possible playing 11 for the match. 

KKR Playing 11 vs Rajasthan Royals - IPL 2024, Match 31

Philip Salt (WK)

KKR might not make changes to their opening order as they have done a wonderful job so far in IPL 2024. Hence, Phil Salt will be one of the openers as well as the wicketkeeper for the side. The right-handed batsman slammed a half-century against SRH in the opening match. 

Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine will be the other opener for KKR against Rajasthan Royals. The left-handed batsman has slammed wonderful knocks. He slammed 85 vs Delhi Capitals and 47 vs RCB. Narine is also a key spin all-rounder for the side. 

Venkatesh Iyer

Venkatesh Iyer will take the one-down position. The left-handed batsman scored a half-century against Royal Challengers Bangalore (50). He has held a high strike rate of 140+ while batting. 

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Shreyas Iyer (C)

Shreyas Iyer is the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2024 and lead the side in the KKR vs RR match of IPL 2024. Iyer has given a decent performance with the bat, hitting an unbeaten 39 vs RCB and 34 vs Chennai Super Kings. 

Angkrish Raghuvanshi

Angkrish Raghuvanshi has impressed with his batting show and might be retained in the next game too. The right-handed batter shattered 54 vs Delhi Capitals in one game. In the absence of Nitish Rana, he has done a decent job in batting. 

Andre Russell

With his excellent batting and bowling, Andre Russell has become the most prominent member of KKR in IPL 2024. He has a strike rate of over 200. He also slammed a half-century against SRH earlier and has grabbed 5 wickets. 

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Ramandeep Singh 

Ramandeep Singh has been part of all 5 games for KKR in IPL 2024. He has batted in only 3 games, hitting a top knock of 35 in one game. He has a strike rate of 161+ and is perfect for the lower order. 

Mitchell Starc

Although Mitchell Starc has got only 5 wickets and held an economy of  10+ across 5 games in IPL 2024, he is a powerful pacer for the side and they won't risk benching him. The left-arm pacer will lead the team's pace attack in the next game too. 

Harshit Rana

Harshit Rana has shown a wonderful form this season. He grabbed a three-wicket haul in the first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Rana has also bowled at a good economy of 9.30. 

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Vaibhav Arora

Vaibhav Arora will be another pacer for the side in the playing 11. The right-arm pacer is the leading wicket-taker for Kolkata. He stole a 3-wicket haul against Delhi Capitals and a 2-wicket haul against Chennai Super Kings. 

Varun Chakaravarthy

Varun Chakaravarthy will lead the spin attack for KKR. The right-arm spinner has bowled at 9.5+ economy across 5 games. He clinched 3 wickets against Delhi Capitals earlier. He went wicketless against RCB and CSK but held brilliant economy rates in both games. 

Impact Players

KKR might utilize Rinku Singh as an impact player and play him as an extra batter. Other members who can be part of the list are Suyash Sharma, Anukul Roy, Manish Pandey, and Rahmanullah Gurbaz. 

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