RR vs KKR Live Score: Sanju Samson, David Miller, Jos Buttler right through the ongoing IPL 2021 season.© BCCI/IPL
Rajasthan Royals (RR) have won the toss, and elected to bowl vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Match 18 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season, at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday. Currently bottom-placed in the eight-team table, RR will be hoping for two points against KKR, who are seventh in the standings. Rajasthan have only been in a position to muster one win from four games this season. The same goes for KKR, who have also won once and missing thrice. The Eoin Morgan-led side will hope to after all kickstart their crusade with a good performance against RR, and perhaps build a winning run. All eyes will be on Nitish Rana for KKR, who has been in excellent form this season. He’s currently sixth in the Orange Cap race, with 164 runs in four matches. Meantime, Shivam Dube will be an important to Samson’s plans for KKR. The all-rounder put up a good batting show against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Thursday, scoring 46 off 32 balls but couldn’t prevent a defeat for his side. (LIVE SCORECARD)
IPL 2021 Match 18 Live Cricket Score And Updates Between Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), from Wankhede Stadium
Here are the playing XIs!
Kolkata Knight Riders: Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), David Miller, Shivam Dube, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
Two changes for Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson
After winning the toss, Sanju Samson said that Jaydev Unadkat and Yashasvi Jaiswal have beenn included in RR’s playing XI.
Shivam Mavi comes in for Kamlesh Nagarkoti: Eoin Morgan
After losing the toss, Eoin Morgan revealed that Shivam Mavi has been included in KKR’s playing XI for Match 18. He stated that even KKR would have preferred to bowl.
Rajasthan Royals win toss, elect to bowl
RR skipper Sanju Samson has won the toss, and elected to bowl.
Nitish Rana all set to go!
Nitish Rana has been in good form this season, and is sixth in the Orange Cap race with 164 runs. By the looks of KKR’s latest post on Twitter, Rana looks like he’s in a position for today’s game:
All on #RRvKKR! Just under an hour to go
Which direction will have to @Eoin16 go in case we win the toss? @NitishRana_27 #KKRHaiTaiyaar #IPL2021
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 24, 2021
Eoin Morgan needs to find some form!
KKR skipper Eoin Morgan has been in bad form this season. The England captain has scored only 45 runs in four games, and in point of fact needs to put a good display soon!
Captain Morgan will set the stage on fire with the bat tonight, you reckon #VIVOIPL #RRvKKR pic.twitter.com/j7YDD3eyZc
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 24, 2021
Watch: Rajasthan Royals leave for the venue!
RR will be aiming for two points, and climb up the table. Currently, bottom-placed in the standings, they’re going to be trying to build some consistency. Here’s a video of them leaving for the venue:
Heading off to meet the Knights tonight. #HallaBol | #PadengeBhaari | #RRvKKR | @goelpipes pic.twitter.com/4O1Xy283Df
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 24, 2021
KKR bank on Pat Cummins!
A an important cog in KKR’s unit, Pat Cummins in point of fact needs to increase his wicket-tally, and has registered four wickets this season. The Aussie pacer showed his batting skills in the recent defeat vs CSK, when he smashed an unbeaten knock of 66 runs in 34 balls. He is usually a key player for today’s match!
All eyes on Sanju Samson!
Sanju Samson will want to find some consistency in the ongoing season for RR. In the first match, he scored a ton, but couldn’t prevent a defeat for his side. After his knock of 119, he has managed to score only 26 runs in the other three games. Whether the RR skipper finds his form tonight, we could expect some power hitting display!
Co-owner Juhi Chawla backs KKR for IPL 2021!
After KKR’s recent defeat to CSK, co-owner Juhi Chawla took to social media to give her backing to the underperforming team. Taking to Twitter, she wrote, “Proud of our team KKR .. after any such shaky start where we gave the impression of we had collapsed ..!.!!!! our boys played strong and tough , and brought it to a near match ..!! Thank you Russell, DK, Pat ..!!! @Russell12A @DineshKarthik @patcummins30 @KKRiders”.
Both teams have faced every other 23 times in the IPL, with KKR coming out on top with 12 wins. RR have won on 10 occasions, and one match was once washed out.
Good evening and welcome everyone!
Good evening and welcome everyone to our live coverage of Match 18 of IPL 2021, between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), at the Wankhede Stadium. Both sides will be aiming for two points, and have been experiencing disappointing seasons. Stay tuned for some exciting cricket folks!
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