Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2024: Match Preview, Fantasy Picks, Pitch And Weather Reports

Apr16,2024



Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will face Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Match 31 of the Indian Premier League, 2024. This match will be played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Tuesday. Kolkata Knight Riders have played five matches in the series and are placed second on the points table, while Rajasthan Royals have played six matches in the series and will look to strengthen their hold on the top spot. In the last match against Lucknow Super Giants, Kolkata Knight Riders won by eight wickets. The top fantasy player for Kolkata Knight Riders was Phil Salt who scored 143 fantasy points.

Other top scorers were Sunil Narine with 73 match fantasy points, Vaibhav Arora with 65 match fantasy points and Shreyas Iyer with 45 match fantasy points.

In their last match of this series, Rajasthan Royals won against Punjab Kings by three wickets. The top fantasy player for Rajasthan Royals was Keshav Maharaj who scored 67 fantasy points. Other top scorers were Avesh Khan with 54 match fantasy points, Yashasvi Jaiswal with 53 match fantasy points and Shimron Hetmyer with 52 match fantasy points.

Pitch report and weather conditions

The pitch at Eden Gardens will allow good stroke play and the batsmen will find the surface easy to bat on. The surface will not provide much help to the bowlers and taking wickets will not be easy. The average first innings score at this venue in the last 20 matches is 176 runs. The pitch is balanced and both the batsmen and bowlers are getting good support. The team winning the toss can decide to bat or bowl depending on the field conditions.

Speed ​​or spin?

This venue is equally suitable for both fast bowlers and spinners.

weather report

The temperature will be around 32 degrees Celsius and the humidity is expected to be around 56%. Winds are expected to blow at a speed of 6.85 m/s.

head to head

In the 28 matches played between these two teams, Kolkata Knight Riders' batsmen have earned the most fantasy points for their team, while bowlers have earned the most fantasy points for Rajasthan Royals.

Both teams last played against each other in Match 56 of the Indian Premier League, 2023, where Venkatesh Iyer scored the most fantasy points for Kolkata Knight Riders with 81 match fantasy points, while Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 138 match fantasy points. He was on top of the fantasy points leaderboard for Rajasthan Royals with. score.

Fantasy top captain and vice-captain choices

andre russell

Andre Russell is an all-rounder with an average of 77 match fantasy points in the last 10 matches, a fantasy rating of 9.6 and can be a good safe pick for your Dream 11 team. He is a right-handed batsman. In the three recently played matches, Russell has scored 115 runs at an average of 57.5 per match. He is a right-arm fast bowler and has taken six wickets at an average of 15.3 in the last five matches.

Riyan Parag

Riyan Parag can be a good safe pick for your Dream11 team. In the last 10 matches, he has an average of 71 match fantasy points and a fantasy rating of 10. He is a top-order, right-handed batsman. In the six matches played recently, he has scored 284 runs at an average of 71 per match.

Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal is a bowler with an average of 62 match fantasy points in the last 10 matches, a fantasy rating of 8.9 and is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. He is a leg break googly bowler and in the six recent matches played, Chahal has taken 11 wickets at an average of 14.8.

joseph butler

Jos Buttler can be a good choice for your Dream11 team. In the last 10 matches, he has an average of 52 match fantasy points and a fantasy rating of 9.6. Buttler is a top-order batsman who bats right-handed and also takes wickets. In the five matches played recently, he has scored 143 runs at an average of 35.8 per match.

Rinku Singh

Rinku Singh is a batsman with an average of 42 match fantasy points in the last 10 matches, fantasy rating of 8.5 and he is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. In the recent four matches, the left-handed batsman has scored 63 runs at an average of 21.

Varun Chakraborty

Varun Chakravarthy is a bowler who has averaged 41 match fantasy points in the last 10 matches, with a fantasy rating of 8.5 and can be a good choice for your Dream 11 team. He is a leg-break googly bowler and in the recent five matches, Chakravarthy has taken five wickets at an average of 32.8.

philip salt

Phil Salt is a wicketkeeper with an average of 39 match fantasy points in the last 10 matches, a fantasy rating of 8.5 and can be a standout option for your Dream 11 team. He is a top-order batsman who bats right-handed and also keeps wickets. In the recent five matches, he has scored 191 runs at an average of 47.8 per match.

trent bolt

Trent Boult is a bowler with an average of 33 match fantasy points in the last 10 matches, who has a fantasy rating of 7.4 and can be a good selection for your Dream11 team. He bowls left-arm fast-medium and in the last six matches, Boult has taken six wickets at an average of 24.3.

fantasy team

Wicketkeepers: Phil Salt and Jos Buttler

Batsmen: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rinku Singh, Sanju Samson and Shreyas Iyer

Allrounders: Riyan Parag, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine

Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal and Vaibhav Arora

Captain: Sunil Narine

Vice-Captain: Riyan Parag

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