Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals – Match Preview
KKR have the edge in their last five head-to-head meetings against the Royals with three wins. But it was Rajasthan who beat Kolkata earlier in the IPL 2021.
Where: Sharjah Cricket Stadium
When: Thursday, 7 October 2021
Start time: 19:30 IST (12:00 GMT)
Pitch conditions: Sharjah has not served up the high scores expected this season. Despite the small stadium and short boundaries, batsmen have struggled for big totals. The bowlers have done well. A first-innings score of 150 could be competitive.
Weather conditions: There is no rain predicted in Sharjah on matchday. Conditions should be typically hot and dry.
Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals – Latest Odds
Betmaster are an excellent cricket betting site for the IPL. They have kept up the pace with their outright match markets during a busy tournament.
The Knight Riders are priced as 1.62 favourites and the Royals 2.26 underdogs. Perhaps now is a good time to bet on an upset in the odds.
Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals – Team News
Rahul Tripathi – He is the Knight Riders’ leading run-scorer in the IPL 2021 and needs another big effort against the Royals.
Andre Russell – Let’s see if the West Indian all-rounder is still injured or will return to the KKR XI to impress with bat and ball.
Nitish Rana – Rana is close behind Tripathi in KKR’s run-scoring charts. He’s another formidable middle-order option for the two-time champions.
Sanju Samson – The Royals captain is closing in on 500 runs for this IPL season. He’d dearly like to take his team into the playoffs.
Chetan Sakiraya – The Rajasthan Royals seamer has been one of the best left-armers display in recent matches.
Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals – Betting Tips and Predictions
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