Kuldeep, Russell star in KKR win

Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Rajasthan Royals by six wickets.

 

TOSS UPDATE: Kolkata Knight Riders wins toss, chooses to bowl.

One change for Knight Riders: Shivam Mavi comes in for Piyush Chawla, who is injured.

Three changes for Royals: Ish Sodhi, Anureet Singh, and Rahul Tripathi are included.

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane (c), Jos Buttler (w), Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jaydev Unadkat, Ish Sodhi, Anureet Singh.

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Dinesh Karthik (c, wk), Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Javon Searles, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav.

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With six wins out of 12, both Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals are well positioned to book a spot in the Indian Premier League playoffs. Yet, with pressure from below from other teams, they will wish to avoid a late slip-up in the competition. Both teams arrive at Eden Gardens with a win under their belt in their last outing; Knight Riders will be buoyed by its win over Kings XI Punjab via the highest 20-over score this season, of 245, while Royals have piled up three wins in a row to turn their position around.

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