KKR vs RR Playing 11: Can Eoin Morgan throw his last dice on Andre Russell in a 'DO or DIE' match?

KKR vs RR Playing 11 updates: Kolkata Knight Riders take on Rajasthan Royals in a Do or Die match at Dubai Cricket Stadium tonight. Andre Russell might back into the side who needs a desperate win for advancing to the IPL playoffs.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Nov 01, 2020 17:32 IST
KKR vs RR Playing 11: Can Eoin Morgan throw his last dice on Andre Russell in a 'DO or DIE' match?
IPL 2020 KKR vs RR Playing 11 updates

KKR vs RR Playing 11 Updates: Eoin Morgan led Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) will lock horn with Rajasthan Royals(RR) in today's IPL match no. 54 of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. Both of the teams are still in contention to seal a spot for the playoffs. KKR side could make a couple of changes in its playing 11 lineups for this upcoming 'DO or DIE' encounter against Rajasthan Royals. RR may go unchangeable as they gain some momentum especially after beating two top of the table sides like MI and RCB.

KKR star all-rounder Andre Russell might be in action for today's IPL match as Eoin Morgan and Co will go with the key man like ''Dre Russ'' and the team will be looking forward to finishing on a high note. The big question is raised here that can Eoin Morgan throw his last dice on Andre Russell in a 'DO or DIE' match today.

KKR team needs to break some shackles, add Russell to the lineup especially with the power-hitting abilities that Russell has possessed.

On the other hand, RR may go through with the same playing XI as they thrashed out the table -toppers MI and Virat's brigade with the same. Ben Stokes, Samson are back in the form on the right time for RR side. Jofra Archer-led pace attack was doing a decent job with the bowl as well.

Kolkata Knight Riders point of view, they have to hope KXIP lose their contest against CSK and Sunroisers Hyderabad lose to the IPL qualifier Mumbai Indians. In that case, they will finish with 14 points (SRH, RR and KXIP will end with 12 points each) and from there on KKR can go ahead on 14 points without NRR coming into play. If KKR loses to RR, they stand eliminated irrespective of the results of other matches.

Should Check: CSK vs KXIP: Both make a few changes for today's IPL Match, Agarwal & du Plessis back

Here we look at the Likely playing 11 of KKR vs RR match:

KKR vs RR Playing XI's:

KKR - Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy.

RR - Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Steven Smith (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi

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Squads:

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi, Andre Russell, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Ali Khan, Tom Banton, Manimaran Siddharth, Chris Green, Tim Seifert, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, Sandeep Warrier

Rajasthan Royals Squad: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat, Aniruddha Joshi, Tom Curran, Andrew Tye, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Akash Singh