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Kolkata Knight Riders have had a torrid stretch lately, having lost 5 games in a row. But they are facing a team which has not done well either. Rajasthan Royals are currently placed last, and their problems don’t seem to end. Jos Buttler, Rajasthan’s mainstay, is back in the UK and won’t be taking part anymore, and to make matters worse, it will be Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer’s last game as well before they travel back to England.
Weather Conditions: There will be bit of humidity and the temperature is expected to be around the mid 30s.
Pitch Report: There will be swing on offer early on and dew also will play a part as the game progresses.
Probable Playing XI:
KKR – 1 Chris Lynn, 2 Sunil Narine, 3 Robin Uthappa, 4 Nitish Rana, 5 Shubman Gill, 6 Dinesh Karthik (capt & wk), 7 Andre Russell, 8 Piyush Chawla, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Harry Gurney/Lockie Ferguson, 11 Prasidh Krishna
RR – 1 Ajinkya Rahane, 2 Sanju Samson (wk), 3 Steven Smith (capt), 4 Ben Stokes, 5 Ashton Turner/Liam Livingstone, 6 Stuart Binny, 7 Riyan Parag/K. Gowtham, 8 Jofra Archer, 9 Shreyas Gopal, 10 Jaydev Unadkat, 11 Dhawal Kulkarni
Riyan Parag has been impressive in the limited chances that have been given to him, but in order to add variety, Gowtham could earn a recall. Kolkata might look to recall Kuldeep Yadav who has had a disastrous IPL thus far.
Winner prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders