The second match of Thursday’s doubleheader will see Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) lock horns with Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. Its a must-win game both KKR and RR to keep them in the running for a top four finish and progress through to the playoffs.
Morgan will be glad that KKR look much more in control of their fate this time around. All they need is a win against Rajasthan Royals on Thursday (October 7) to stack up the qualification odds in their favour.
Jab baat ho game jeetne ki toh akalmandi to zaroori hai hi
With @_RRKabel our players are ready to give a power-packed performance
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 6, 2021
Their NRR, which has been a nemesis over the years, is likely to be an ally going into the next few days.
On the other hand, the qualification chances for RR are slim after their heavy defeat to Mumbai Indians in Sharjah. They now need to beat KKR by a margin of around 125 runs and then hope that Sunrisers Hyderabad go on to beat MI by around 40 runs on Friday to qualify for the playoffs.
Hard work & safety, keep us going until the very end.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) October 6, 2021
When will the 54th match of the IPL between KKR vs RR take place?
The 54th match of the IPL between KKR vs RR will take place on 7 October 2021 (Thursday).
What is the venue for the match?
The match will take place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.
What time will the match start?
The match will begin at 7.30 pm IST. The toss will take place at 7 pm IST.
Which TV channels will broadcast and live stream the KKR vs RR game?
Star Sports Network will telecast the match live. The live streaming of the match will also be available on Disney+ Hotstar.