KOL VS RAJ Eliminator IPL 2018 – Dream11 Match Preview

Kolkata Knight Riders are playing in the eliminator play-off for the 3rd consecutive season as they prepare to face Rajasthan Royals to keep their IPL 2018 hopes alive Scheduled to start on 23rd May the live action begins at 19:00 local time . Dream11 Prediction of KOL VS RAJ Eliminator is given in this post.

Pitch Report:

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata. While often considered a batting paradise the pitches at Eden Gardens have offered some assistance to the bowlers too particularly spin bowlers as the game wears on

Match Details: KOL VS RAJ  ,  May 23 , 19:00:00 GMT +5:30 .

Venue Stats:  As per stats of last last 67 matches Played in which 25 won by 1st batting and 42 matches won by chasing.

Highest Score Chased 210/6 (20 Ov) by MI vs KKR
Lowest Score Defended 49/10 (9.4 Ov) by RCB vs KKR
Average 1st Inns scores 156
Average 2nd Inns scores 143
Highest total recorded 204/2 (18.2 Ov) by KXIP vs KKR
Lowest Total Recorded 114/4 (20 Ov) by CSK vs KKR


Kolkata vs Rajasthan Team News :

Kolkata :

  • Shivam Mavi has conceded 84 across the two matches against the Royals combined , he is unlikely to be selected. aving been either expensive or wicketless in the majority of his games in this year’s competition

Rajasthan :

  • No changes are expected after winning their last match.

Squad :

Kolkata :

 Shivam Mavi,Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Mitchell Johnson, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Vinay Kumar, Tom Curran, Ishank Jaggi, Prasidh Krishna, Apoorv Wankhade, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles

Rajasthan :

Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Ankit Sharma, Anureet Singh, Ish Sodhi, Prashant Chopra,Ajinkya Rahane(c), D Arcy Short,Jos Buttler(w), Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Sudhesan Midhun, Mahipal Lomror, Aryaman Birla, Jatin Saxena, Dushmantha Chameera, Heinrich Klaasen


Kolkata :

Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Javon Searles, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav.

Rajasthan :

Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Stuart Binny, Rahul Tripathi, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Sanju Samson, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin.

Players To Watch out for KOL VS RAJ :

Kolkata :

  • S Narine
  • C Lynn
  • Dinesh Karthik
  • A Russell

Rajasthan :

  • Shreyas Gopal
  • A Rahane
  • S Samson
  • J Archer

Facts & Fixtures KOL VS RAJ :

  • Chris Lynn hit 45 at the top of the order, and has 425 runs – including three half-centuries
  • Narine with his aggressive approach can be very dangerous just like he was in the last game against the KXIP.
  • Prasidh Krishna who impressed , Claiming 4/30 to take him to nine wickets in his last four matches.
  • Krishnappa Gowtham has been quite economical overall and the off-spinner will have a major role to play here on this surface.

Head To Head Stats:

For Kolkata vs Rajasthan , Kolkata Knight Riders have had the better of this fixture in IPL 2018, winning on both occasions so far. Rajasthan had previously won the last three completed matches between the two before their two-year IPL ban.


Sanju Samson(C), Andre Russell(VC),S Narine(C*),Chris Lynn,Ajinkya Rahane,Nitish Rana,Dinesh Karthik,J Archer, J Unadkat, Kuldeep Yadav/R Uthappa, Javon Searles

Kolkata vs Rajasthan – Match Predictions:

So! Who Will Win KKR VS RR . Kolkata Knight Riders have already beaten Rajasthan Royals twice this season. while the latter were in superb form to charge to the final play-off place they will sorely miss the man whose superb batting got them there.Considering team composition & other factors chances of KKR looks better. So according to our betting prediction prediction Kolkata [65%] will win this match.

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