IPL 2019

IPL 2019: Match 43 – KKR Take on RR in a Bid to Stay Alive in Tournament

IPL 2019: Match 43 - KKR vs RR post match

 

There will be only one match today at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) as both teams look for two points to end their miserable run in the past few matches.

Both the teams are lagging at the bottom half of the points table and with time running out, it is about time the respective captains look for ways to get some wins under their belts. Both franchises need to get their acts together if they are serious about playoffs qualification.

Team News

Ajinkya Rahane has turned things around big time since his removal as captain of Rajasthan Royals. It will probably be the last game for Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, who are all named in the England squad for series against Pakistan. They will be leaving to don national colors and their departure will leave a huge void to fill for Rajasthan Royals.

Kolkata Knight Riders’ Joe Denly has already landed home for his national duties and KKR can no longer use his services. The hosts need to take decisive action on Andre Russel’s batting position as a number of his fiery knocks have resulted in losses owing to some poor decisions in terms of his batting position.

Playing XI

Here are the teams:

Kolkata Knight Riders

  1. Chris Lynn
  2. Sunil Narine
  3. Shubman Gill
  4. Nitish Rana
  5. Dinesh Karthik(w/c)
  6. Rinku Singh
  7. Andre Russell
  8. Carlos Brathwaite
  9. Piyush Chawla
  10. Yarra Prithviraj
  11. Prasidh Krishna

Rajasthan Royals

  1. Ajinkya Rahane
  2. Sanju Samson(w)
  3. Steven Smith(c)
  4. Ben Stokes
  5. Riyan Parag
  6. Stuart Binny
  7. Shreyas Gopal
  8. Jofra Archer
  9. Jaydev Unadkat
  10. Oshane Thomas
  11. Varun Aaron


 

Match Time, Venue, Weather Conditions and Toss

Match Time: The match will start at 7:00 PM (India), 7:30 PM (Pakistan).

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

Weather Conditions: There are no chances of rain tonight.

Toss: Rajasthan won the toss and chose to bowl first.

What’s on Twitter?

An exciting young talent.

More than 2 points at stake.

Archer has been a huge signing for RR this season.

Can Rajasthan Royals stay alive in the tournament?

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