Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Rajasthan Royals at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the 53rd match of the VIVO IPL 2021 second leg on 7 October 2021. It’s the clash between the two teams of the IPL, where KKR is fourth on the points table but only their NRR keeps them ahead. RR has struck form by beating CSK and will be looking to beat KKR if they want to qualify for the playoffs. Both teams are filled with confidence and energy to display it on the ground. But only one will win!
Total Number of Matches Played – 23
Number of Matches KKR Won – 12
Number of Matches RR Won – 10
Tie – 0
No Result – 0
The previous year, the Sharjah stadium became the highest-scoring ground venue. However, the stadium witnessed the scores dip with the pitch being re-laid. The pitch report indicates it to be sluggish, making it challenging for the batsmen to perform well, especially against slow bowlers. Sharjah is a comparatively small ground, giving undue advantage to the big hitters.
VIVO IPL 2021: KKR vs RR – Weather Forecast
The weather in Sharjah is hot and humid, with sunny days throughout the second leg of IPL 2021. In the upcoming 54th match, the stadium will have hot and humid temperatures with no chances of rain. The average temperature will be around 37-39 degrees celsius.
Match 54: KKR vs RR IPL 2021 – Probable Playing XIs
Sanju Samson (c & wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shivam Dubey, David Miller/Evin Lewis, Chetan Sakariya, Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Mustafizur Rahman, Kartik Tyagi.
Match 54: KKR vs RR IPL 2021 – Toss Prediction
It’s indicative by the pitch report that the team batting in the second innings will have an undue advantage at the Sharjah stadium due to the dry pitch and the dew factor. So, both Eoin Morgan and Sanju Samson will choose to bowl first after winning the toss.
Match 54: KKR vs RR IPL 2021 – Match Prediction
The two cases will help you know the winning prediction for the KKR vs RR upcoming match at Sharjah stadium.
Case 1: If KKR bat first
Score prediction for first innings – KKR will score about 190-200 runs
Result Prediction – KKR will win the match by 7-18 runs
Case 2: If RR bat first
Score prediction for first innings – RR will score 170-175 runs
Result prediction – KKR will win the match by four wickets
Morgan and his team have a slight advantage over RR, and their chances to win are better. But the young guns like Jaiswal and Dubey of Rajasthan Royals showed that they can chase down any total in the match against CSK. It will be a cracker of a game!