Sharjah Weather Update, KKR vs RR, IPL 2021: forecast, pitch report and event records: Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals will hit the horns in the 54th game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday, October 7th. KKR have to win this game if they need to be reasonably safe to advance to the playoffs. A defeat here still won’t knock them out, but their fate will be decided in the game between the Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, are out of the running for the playoffs, but can still spoil the fun or KKR. As they showed in the game against the Chennai Super Kings, they can really accelerate when their shots click together.
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In their last game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, KKR recorded a convincing one-sided win and the inclusion of Shakib Al Hasan increased both their average order and bowling populations. Before that game, KKR could be further bolstered with the inclusion of Andre Russell and Lockie Ferguson.
Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, have not been able to reach their top team and that has had an impact on their performance this season. We could see that in this final game of the season they are giving chances to new faces.
Before this crucial duel, we take a look at the pitch and the weather conditions for this game between KKR and RR.
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The pitch in Sharjah this year was mysterious. The course has been redesigned and offers a lot of support for the spinners and slower bowlers, which has made life quite difficult for the rackets. We expect the same trend to continue and so RR batterers need to be vigilant about the Kolkata Knight Riders’ mystery crank.
Sharjah will be hot and humid and there is no chance of rain. The average temperature is between 40 and 42 degrees Celsius.
Highest score at this venue: 215/6
Lowest score at the venue: 56/10
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