RR vs KKR: How to pick the winning Dream11?
The IPL 2019 continues to entertain the fans. The match number 21 is set to take place between two former champions, Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders, at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Sunday. The tie promises to be a thriller as both sides have enjoyed intense rivalry in the past. Let us pick the ideal Dream11 for this tie.
Jos Buttler: The ideal choice to don the gloves
When it comes to the wicket-keeping department involving Rajasthan, it is a no brainer that opener Jos Buttler has to take the role. His batting form in T20s, of late, has been sensational. Having already scored two half-centuries in the tournament, including a 43-ball 59 in the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Buttler outsmarts KKR's Dinesh Karthik in this department.
Ajinkya Rahane, Chris Lynn form the batting line-up
The batting line-up will start with Rajasthan skipper Ajinkya Rahane, who has been in decent form. He would be supported by KKR's Chris Lynn, who finally delivered the goods in the previous tie, scoring 42. Among others, the first centurion of IPL 2019, Sanju Samson is a must in the list, while KKR's Nitish Rana's exquisite form makes him a good addition.
Krishnappa Gowtham and Andre Russell are the ideal all-rounders
The all-rounder department will unquestionably possess the services of KKR's so-called 'billion-dollar man' Andre Russell. Russell has been KKR's guardian angel after having led them to three wins in four matches this season. As from Rajasthan, Krishnappa Gowtham looks to be the ideal man in this XI. He was the second most economical bowler for the side in the previous game, and can bat.
Shreyas Gopal, Piyush Chawla to headline bowling attack
The bowling attack should possess Rajasthan's prolific spinner Shreyas Gopal, who has six wickets from four matches. He would be supported by his team-mate Jofra Archer, who is a good T20 bowler. From KKR, Piyush Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav find their names in the XI.
Buttler is the captain, Russell his deputy
Talking about the right leaders, Buttler is the ideal man to captain this XI, bearing in mind his fine batting form. Also, being a wicket-keeper, he would gain points for every dismissal involving him. Meanwhile, Russell would act as his deputy, the vice-captain, considering his deadly finishing touches. Being an all-rounder also gives him an edge to collect points with every wicket.