The IPL 2021 season, the 14th edition of the cash-rich cricket league has its 18th matchday on 24th April when Rajasthan Royals will face Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Rajasthan Royals were already suffering from a hit-and-miss chase performance as they failed to reach the target in 2 our of their first 3 games, but in defending their total against RCB, the RR bowling squad bit the dust as Bangalore earned a staggering 10-wicket victory.
Some appreciable batting was seen from Shivam Dube (46) and Rahul Tewatia (40) but the Rajasthan bowling squad completely surrendered against the Kohli-Padikkal opening duo that brought home a win in the 17th over.
Full Squad: Sanju Samson (c), Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Kartik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Christopher Morris, Shivam Dube, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, Liam Livingstone, K.C. Cariappa, Akash Singh, Kuldip Yadav.
Kolkata Knight Riders
It’s been a single win for the Kolkata Knight Riders so far as well, but they returned an impressive fight despite losing to Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday. After CSK battered their bowlers to bring their total to 220, the top order of KKR’s batting squad were starting to lose hope as they were five wickets down on just 31 runs.
However, the destructive scoring from Andre Russell (52-off-22) and Dinesh Karthik (40-off-24) in addition to Pat Cummins’ unbeaten 66-off-34 brought KKR near their target until they exhausted their wickets at a score of 202.
Full Squad: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Karun Nair, Eoin Morgan (c), Nitish Rana, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Tim Seifert, Dinesh Karthik, Sheldon Jackson, Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Harbhajan Singh, Pawan Negi, Vaibhav Arora, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Waging Odds: Rajasthan Royals (2.06) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (1.84)
Rajasthan Royals are the underdogs and are priced at 2.06, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹206.
Kolkata Knight Riders are priced at 1.84 and are the favourites. Betting ₹100 on them will earn you ₹184 if they come out as winners.
The 10-wicket loss against RCB is expected to haunt RR’s confidence before their upcoming clash against KKR and with Jofra Archer being ruled out for the rest of IPL 2021, their bowling squad receives a massive blow.
On the other hand, KKR displayed a fighting spirit as the hard-hitting Russell showed his natural game against CSK while Cummins showed his prowess with the bat as well which can work wonders for Morgan and the company.
It will be a win for Kolkata Knight Riders.
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