IPL 2021, KKR vs RR Live: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of IPL 2021 Match 54, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) against Rajasthan Royals (RR) from Sharjah Cricket Stadium in UAE on Thursday.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will look to seal the play-off berth when they square off against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the evening game of Thursday’s doubleheader in Sharjah. Kolkata, currently sitting fourth on the points table with 12 points, are competing with defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) for the fourth spot.
A win against the Royals will assure the purple-clad outfit a top-four finish. If both KKR and MI win their last matches, then it will boil down to net run rate and that’s where the Eoin Morgan-led side (0.294) would have an edge over Mumbai (-0.048)
The Royals are still in the fray for the final playoff berth but a defeat against Kolkata will officially end their campaign.
IPL 2021, KKR vs RR Preview: Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders would strive for a handsome win over struggling Rajasthan Royals in their last round-robin game to stay ahead in the IPL play-offs race here on Thursday.
With 12 points from 13 matches, KKR are currently sitting at the fourth position in the pecking order, just ahead of defending champions Mumbai Indians on net run rate. MI too have 12 points from 13 games and still have a match to play against bottom-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday.
If both KKR and MI win their last matches, then it will boil down to net run rate and that’s where the Eoin Morgan-led side (0.294) would have an edge as it currently enjoys a positive run rate compared to the Mumbai outfit (-0.048). [FULL PREVIEW]