Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders both need to turn their fortunes and campaigns around as soon as possible with the tournament slowly heading towards the business end. Qualifying for the playoffs will become difficult if they keep losing matches like they have in the past.
There might not be a lot of changes in both sides tonight as neither Sanju Samson nor Eoin Morgan are big fans of hitting the panic button when things are not going their way.
So here are the possible playing XIs that the teams might go in with for Match 18 of IPL 2021 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
RAJASTHAN ROYALS PREDICTED XI
RR might look to bench the out-of-form Manan Vohra and give young Yashasvi Jaiswal a chance to prove his mettle. This could be the only change they make for this game.
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, David Miller, Shivam Dube, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman.
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS PREDICTED XI
KKR on the other hand, are likely to field the same team which played and lost a close match against Chennai Super Kings. If at all, they might look to replace fast bowler Kamlesh Nagarkoti with Shivam Mavi as the former leaked a lot of runs in his first game of the season against CSK.
Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti/Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna
DREAM 11 PREDICTIONS
For those who are in a conundrum with their Dream XI picks, don’t worry as we have you covered there as well.
Dream XI: Nitish Rana, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, David Miller, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Rahul Tewatia, Varun Chakravarthy, Chetan Sakariya, Pat Cummins.