RR vs KKR Dwell Rating, IPL 2021 Right this moment’s Match 18: Morris snaps Russell for 9 as Kolkata loses six wickets vs Rajasthan


Hi there and welcome to the Dwell Protection of Match 18 of IPL 2021 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Morris to Russell. OUT! Massive Mo has DRE Russ for the fourth time within the IPL!

KKR 110/5 after 17 overs: Younger Sakariya oversteps after which concedes a boundary off the free-hit to Karthik. He then bowls to wides to Russell however retains the Caribbean powerhouse in management with the slower-cutters.

KKR 98/5 after 16 overs: Mustafizur to Tripathi. OUT! Excessive into the sky and Riyan Parag gobbles it with an especially cool catch! This can be a sensible for Rajasthan within the discipline. Nevertheless, Fizz dishes a brief ball which is smashed to the mid-wicket fence by Karthik with disdain.  Rahul Tripathi c Parag b Mustafizur Rahman 36 (26b 1×4 2×6)

KKR 94/4 after 15 overs: Sakariya makes good use of his variations and Karthik will get the only real boundary clipped by way of backward-square leg. Rajasthan retaining the batsmen tight whilst Russell is but to return out with 5 overs to go.

KKR 84/4 after 14 overs: Karthik whacks Tewatia for a boundary with a sweep. The leggie will get again his line and forces the batsmen to rotate strike because the runs have been arduous to return by for KKR tonight.

KKR 76/4 after 13 overs: Superb over from Dube. Simply his second of the match. He hits the suitable size and has compelled Karthik and Tripathi to deal in singles.

Shivam Dube into the assault.

KKR 71/4 after 12 overs: Tripathi goes for an enormous lofted drive over the stands off Tewatia and makes an attempt to construct on. Karthik has come into be a part of him and the 2 batsmen have an uphill job to elevate the KKR innings.

KKR 62/4 after 11 overs: Morris to Tripathi. OUT! MORGAN IS RUN OUT! What a weird finish for the KKR captain. Morris drills within the ball to Tripathi who smashes it straight again on the bowlers’. Unlucky for KKR, the ball hits Morgan’s bat as he walks out in the direction of the striker’s finish and a sure mix-up between the pair meant that Morris had sufficient time to snaffle a run out! Distress for KKR because the captain goes again with out going through a ball.  Eoin Morgan run out (Morris) 0 (0b)

KKR 55/3 after 10 overs: Unadkat to Narine. Excessive into the night time sky and an wonderful diving catch from Jaiswal sends him again! Wonderful piece of cricket from Rajasthan all-round. Unadkat makes use of the deft off-cutter that hits the deck and climbs onto Narine who makes an attempt the hook. The ball takes the sting and flies straight up. Jaiswal who dropped Shubman Gill early within the innings, redeems himself with a shocking catch. Sunil Narine c Jaiswal b Unadkat 6 (7b 1×4)

KKR 51/2 after 9 overs: Sakariya to Rana. OUT!  Edged and Gone! The strain received to Rana and a few incisive bowling from Sakariya. Brief and tight to the left-hander from Sakariya and Rana didn’t get sufficient room to slash by way of level. KKR has despatched in Sunil Narine at No.4 and there is just one intention to that. Narine goes for the slog over long-off first ball and will get it to the boundary.  Nitish Rana c †Samson b Sakariya 22 (25b 1×4 1×6)

KKR 45/1 after 8 overs: Tewatia retains the ball on the cash as Rana and Tripathi finds to interrupt free. They accept some good working between the boundary to sneak in eight runs from the over.

Rahul Tewatia into the assault

KKR 37/1 after 7 overs: KKR steps on the gasoline. New man Tripathi rushes right down to ship a size supply from Unadkat to the boundary over him. Rana then will get into the act with a cracking pull for six over deep mid-wicket as Unadkat errs in size for the primary time tonight.

KKR 25/1 after 6 overs: Mustafizur to Gill. OUT! Run out! Jos the Boss, you magnificence! He sends the KKR opener on his manner with a cracking piece of fielding from Jos Buttler. Gill, anxious to change the strikes, nudges it to Buttler at cowl, who steams in and parries it to the stumps with a traditional under-arm launch. The ball hits bang on the stumps and Gill’s full-length dive was not sufficient to avoid wasting him.  Shubman Gill run out (Buttler) 11 (19b 1×4)

KKR 23/0 after 5 overs: Superb begin for Morris. Simply the 2 runs of the over as he hits the deck arduous and unsettles Gill with the shorter stuff. On a flying deck, it is a below-par begin within the Powerplay for KKR.

Chris Morris into the assault

KKR 21/0 after 4 overs: Gill makes an attempt to interrupt the shackles with a wristy flick by way of mid-wicket for a 4. The Fizz comes again with a few off-cutters and will get Gill to go for the aggressive shot and induce a thick-edge. Yashasvi Jaiswal runs in from sweeper cowl and drops it!  Effectively, nicely..will that transform expensive for Rajasthan?

Mustafizur Rahman replaces Chetan Sakariya

KKR 14/0 after 3 overs: Rana aces a deft minimize between short-third and backward-point. Unadkat will get again to maintain it tight as he follows a stump-to-stump size, choking the batsmen down.

KKR 8/0 after 2 overs: Sakariya follows his senior Saurashtra teammate Unadkat with a good line to the KKR openers. They’ve bowled nicely with a discipline in thoughts, forcing Gill and Rana to tread on singles.

Chetan Sakariya into the assault

KKR 3/0 after 1 over: A advantageous begin from Unadkat. He will get a touch of form away from Rana who will get off the mark with a few photographs by way of level. Unadkat retains it easy in opposition to Gill as he pushes the ball in to the younger right-hander who provides a stable block.

Sport On! In stroll the Rajasthan brigade as Kolkata openers Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill stride right down to the center. Jaydev Unadkat up with the brand new ball.


07:25PM: 5 minutes away from the beginning. Rajasthan has introduced Unadkat again into the XI because the facet continues with its three left-arm tempo assault apart from Chris Morris. A giant break for teen Yashasvi Jaiswal within the place of an out-of-form Manan Vohra.  RR will hope its bowling is on observe in opposition to a menacing KKR batting line-up within the subsequent hour or so.

Rajasthan XI: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman

Kolkata XI:Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna

Toss: Rajasthan wins the Toss and elects to Bowl first

Eoin Morgan: We’d have appreciated to bowl first. I feel everyone could be in the identical boat. We did play a recreation the opposite night time the place 220 appeared to be sufficient. We’re taking part in our second recreation on the Wankhede and we’re higher off understanding the circumstances. We have now one change to our line-up, Shivam Mavi is available in for Kamlesh Nagarkoti. Only a change of gameplan and it’s a match-up change. The report right here historically is seam works higher than spin, we’re in a singular place of getting two thriller spinners who can curb that development a little bit bit.

Sanju Samson: We’re going to bowl as a result of it has helped the bowlers bowling first right here in these circumstances. I like to understand the workforce members, administration and everybody within the workforce, they’re coping up with it very well as there are a whole lot of positives even after shedding few key gamers; Jofra, Stokes and Liam simply left.  We have now two modifications – Jaydev Unadkat is available in for Shreyas Gopal and Jaiswal is available in for Manan Vohra.



Jos Buttler – I’ve been right here for some time with the England nationwide workforce, searching for an excellent efficiency at this time and set the profitable ball rolling for the Royals. I put a whole lot of accountability on myself and I count on to carry out in the very best manner for my workforce. The temper is nice within the workforce, everybody loves taking part in within the IPL, none extra so than the younger Indian gamers. That is the very best place for them to develop and be taught, we have now received some thrilling younger gamers in our dressing room. In all probability Chetan Sakariya (when requested about one RR participant he is impressed with), he is received some unbelievable expertise along with his left -arm bowling and he has taken some nice wickets to this point, however extra so it’s his perspective, has an important smile, he is enjoyable to be round and he is inspiring to be round him.

Dinesh Karthik speaks to the broadcaster: Very proud of the knock (vs CSK). Personally I like batting in Mumbai particularly coming from Chennai. We had been in a little bit of a disaster however to tug the workforce from that state of affairs and attempt to make a match out of it, I felt blissful about that and would have been a lot happier had we crossed the road. I used to be actually proud of how Shahrukh Khan was doing, simply the truth that there are such a lot of gamers from Tamil Nadu, 13 of them proper now, blissful to see them and they’re going to be taught quite a bit.

RR misplaced probably the most wickets in Powerplay in IPL 2020 and to this point have misplaced probably the most in IPL 2021 as nicely. The captain Samson has been a pale shadow of himself since his dashing 119 in opposition to Punjab within the first match. A rejuvenated Sanju would be the key for Rajasthan’s top-order within the absence of Ben Stokes for the remainder of the season.

Pitch Report: Darren Ganga and Nick Knight recommend that the pitch was used twice beforehand and each matches resulted scores in extra of 200. Runs are certainly coming thick and quick on this observe. There’s a fair overlaying of grass and that can simply swimsuit the batsman’s photographs. The bowlers might want to use their slower deliveries and cutters.

Proper, is that this the night time for Samson and Co. to snap their misfortunes? They’ve an opponent who has gained simply one in all its 9 encounters ever at Wankhede.


6:15PM: 45 minutes away from the Toss. Looks like Lockie Ferguson is within the temper. Will Bazz McCullum and Eoin Morgan unchain the speedster tonight?

Will KKR unleash the beast Lockie Ferguson alongside Pat Cummins tonight?   –  BCCI/IPL


Numbers Sport

  • Morris v Russell in IPL:   Balls – 23, Runs – 34, Outs -3
  • KKR captain Eoin Morgan wants 43 runs to grow to be the fourth England participant to achieve 7000 T20 runs.
  • Dinesh Karthik is eight runs away from finishing 1000 runs for KKR.
  • Andre Russell wants 28 runs to finish 6000 runs in T20 cricket.
  • Win % at Wankhede:    RR – 41.66 %, KKR – 10%

H2H – RR vs KKR: (23 MATCHES – RR 10 | KKR 12 | NR 1)

High Performers within the fixture in IPL historical past

Rank Greatest Batsmen Staff Runs Scored
1. Ajinkya Rahane RR: 2011-15 and 2018-19 338
2. Shane Watson RR: 2008-15 304
3. Gautam Gambhir KKR: 2011-17 255
Rank Greatest Bowlers Staff Wickets taken
1. Sunil Narine KKR: 2012-Current 10
2. Siddharth Trivedi RR: 2008-13 9
3. Shakib Al Hasan KKR: 2011-17, 2021-Current 9


Streaks of brilliance and heaps of evident errors – the temporary abstract of the begins of Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders don’t present up in good studying for his or her followers.

With a win apiece from their 4 opening encounters have put Sanju Samson and Eoin Morgan on the spot early on within the season. Rajasthan’s outcomes have additionally resulted with a mixture of ill-fortune. The facet has misplaced two of its premier gamers in Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer and a like-to-like substitute is nowhere within the offing. Reviews have urged South African batsman Rassie van der Dussen is on his method to India to affix the Royals as a substitute for Stokes or Livingstone who left after affected by bio-bubble fatigue.

IPL 2021 preview: Knight Riders favorite in opposition to fragile Royals


The difficulty, nevertheless, doesn’t finish there for the Royals. After struggling a drubbing by the hands of the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Thursday in a 10-wicket loss, Rajasthan may have worries aplenty in its batting in addition to bowling departments. The highest-order, together with skipper Sanju Samson have misfired after a constructive begin within the first recreation. RR’s middle-order comprising children Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia and Chris Morris have salvaged just a few cameos to hold the facet to targets which can be nearly par. Nevertheless, the Royals will hope that its top-order stars Jos Buttler and Samson choose up type fairly quickly.

Predicted XIs

The Knights, alternatively, got here fairly near its second win in a thriller in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings on Wednesday. The decrease middle-order trio of Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell and Pat Cummins waltzed the CSK bowlers – saving the facet from shambles. Morgan’s males could be content material with the stability within the squad, nevertheless, the outcomes haven’t been their greatest companion but this season.

Captains Converse

“We have to be sincere with ourselves and are available again higher. Want time to look into what went improper and perceive, I’m positive we’ll comeback nicely. This recreation… It places you down however you must discover a manner and are available out higher.” – Sanju  Samson after Rajasthan’s 10-wicket loss to RCB

“We have now to be pleased with getting so shut, and truly placing ourselves in a profitable place. Notably, Pat Cummins in the direction of the tip performed superbly. It is every thing in regards to the course of. The way in which I am going about issues in the mean time is extraordinarily constructive. I have been right here a very long time now and I have been practising nicely and it is a matter of time earlier than one thing comes collectively.” – Eoin Morgan after Kolkata’s 18-run loss to CSK


Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, Harbhajan Singh, Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Reducing, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Shivam Mavi, Vaibhav Arora

Rajasthan Royals Squad: Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson(w/c), David Miller, Shivam Dube, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, Jaydev Unadkat, Andrew Tye, Liam Livingstone, KC Cariappa, Mahipal Lomror, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, Kuldip Yadav, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Akash Singh


When: Saturday, April 24, 2021


The IPL 2021’s 18th match between Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders begins at 7:30 PM IST on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.


IPL 2021 will probably be proven Dwell on Star Sports activities channels – Star Sports activities 1, Star Sports activities 1 HD, Star Sports activities 3 and Star Sports activities 3 HD. Will probably be streamed stay on Hotstar.