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As captain Shreyas Iyer referred in the post match presentation, Kolkata Knight Riders are coming in with a ‘comprehensive’ victory over LSG in their last game. With nearly all boxes ticked, KKR is in marvelous form this season and are strong contenders for the playoffs. They have won 4 out of 5 games they’ve played so far.

However, Rajasthan Royals are also back on the track after winning a close encounter against PBKS the other day. Not unlike KKR, RR also seem the firm favorites for the playoffs. They have lost just a single game out of six they have played and would be aiming for the 7th at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Both the table toppers would be determined and would be pleased with their performance thus far but would love to keep going. They can’t relax at this stage as the standards and quality of this incredible IPL season is high.

IPL 2024 31st Match: KKR vs RR Possible Playing XIs

Kolkata Knight Riders: 1. Phil Salt (wk, OS), 2. Sunil Narine (OS), 3. Venkatesh Iyer, 4. Shreyas Iyer, 5. Angkrish Raghuvanshi, 6. Rinku Singh, 7. Andre Rusell (OS), 8. Ramandeep Singh, 9. MItchell Starc (OS, 10. Harshit Rana, 11. Vaibhav Arora, 12. Varun Chakravarthy

Ashwin and Buttler weren’t 100% fit in the previous game so they missed that game ; here we can see their return to the team.

Rajasthan Royals: 1. Yashasvi Jaiswal, 2. Jos Buttler (OS), 3. Sanju Samson (c & wk), 4. Riyan Parag, 5. Shimron Hetmyer (OS), 6. Dhruv Jurel, 7. Ravichandran Ashwin, 8. Keshav Maharaj/Nandre Burger (OS), 9. Trent Boult (OS), 10. Avesh Khan, 11. Kuldeep Sen, 12. Yuzvendra Chahal

Fantasy Cricket Tips for KKR vs RR: Key Players to Watch/Key Stats for the 31st Match of IPL 2024

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Captain Shreyas Iyer has looked good in a few of the innings and has been there to successfully finish the games, but is yet to make a big score. He is averaging 43 with the bat this season. While batting against RR, he has scored 355 runs in 10 innings.
  • Shreyas Iyer vs (Ashwin+Chahal+Boult): 217 runs, 169 balls, 2 dismissals.
  • English wicketkeeper Phil Salt has been adding all important taste to the spicy KKR batting lineup with his fiery knocks. With 191 runs, he is the leading run-scorer for the purple side and has a great strike rate of 159.
  • In both of the games KKR played at Kolkata this season, Salt has played match winning knocks of 54 (40) and 89 (47).
  • Andre Russell’s strike rate this season is 213 and has also scalped six wickets with the ball. He is the biggest match winner for KKR over the years and the biggest threat for the opposition too.
  • Russell vs Chahal : 81 runs off 41 balls with 1 dismissal.
  • Also, Russell has dismissed all of Buttler, Samson and Hetmyer two times in T20s in 18, 19 and 36 balls respectively. 
  • Sunil Narine has got very good matchups against RR batting lineup:
  • vs Samson: 66 runs in 81 balls with 3 dismissals
  • vs Powell: 42 runs in 78 balls with 5 dismissals
  • vs Buttler: 82 runs in 69 balls with 2 dismissals
  • vs Hetmyer: 54 runs in 66 balls with 1 dismissal
  • vs Parag: 10 runs in 11 balls with 1 dismissal

Rajasthan Royals

  • Jos Buttler is expected to return to the playing XI in this game. He is always an important asset for his team. He has scored 370 runs against KKR but his numbers at Eden Gardens are very fascinating. The talisman strikes at 164 and averages 42, and he has scored 169 runs doing so.
  • Sanju Samson is in superb form and is leading his side very well by setting an example upfront. He has scored 264 in six innings and has also got good records batting at Kolkata. He averages 39 at Kolkata striking at 144.
  • Yashasvi Jaiswal averages 60 and has a strike rate of 179 batting against KKR.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal is once again proving his worth and has hardly given any reason to ignore him in context to the T20 WC selection. With 11 wickets in six innings, he is the only spinner in the top 10 highest wicket-takers this season.
  • He has also got great numbers bowling against the Knight Riders. He has taken 28 wickets in 20 innings.
  • Avesh Khan has also got 10 wickets in six innings against KKR.
  • Russell vs Avesh Khan: 35 runs in 24 balls with two dismissals.

Other Facts and Facts

  • Head to head: Matches 28, KKR 14, RR 13, 1 No result.
  • In last 8 matches: 4 KKR, 4 RR.
  • At Kolkata: Matches 10, KKR 6, RR 3, NR 1.
  • Last time these two teams faced off against each other, Chahal took 4/24 and Jaiswal scored an unbeaten 98.
  • Samson vs Chakravarthy: 39 runs, 23 balls, 0 dismissal.
  • Buttler vs Chakravarthy: 28 runs, 13 balls, 2 dismissals.

Eden Gardens Kolkata Pitch Report and Weather

The pitch at Eden Gardens always has something on offer for the spinners. Anything above 185 is a good score for the bowlers to defend provided they bowl in a disciplined manner. 

If dew sets in, it’s an absolute batting beauty at the Hooghly shore. Temperatures around 31 degrees and clear weather is forecast.

IPL 2024 31st Match: KKR vs RR Dream11 Prediction Today Match

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article, as well as your own instincts, to create your teams.

Option 1:

KKR vs RR Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: IPL 2024 31st Match | KKR vs RR Dream11 Today | Eden Gardens Pitch Report
IPL 2024 31st Match: KKR vs RR Dream11 Prediction Today Match

Option 2:

KKR vs RR Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: IPL 2024 31st Match | KKR vs RR Dream11 Today | Eden Gardens Pitch Report
IPL 2024 31st Match: KKR vs RR Dream11 Prediction Today Match

KKR vs RR Winner Prediction

KKR is our pick to win this match.

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