In Match 56 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be welcoming the Rajasthan Royals (RR) to their home turf at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
At this juncture of the IPL, every single game becomes must-win games for all the teams. Both KKR and RR are at 10 points each and they need to win all their remaining 3 games to stay in the hunt for the playoffs.
Rajasthan have been slipping on a banana peel during every game of theirs and are losing games consistently. They need to arrest this and turn the tide in their favour. RR’s spinners in the form of Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin would be key players in the bowling ranks of the Royals.
In this article, we take a look at the top 3 vice-captain picks for the KKR vs RR game which will be taking place in Kolkata:
1. Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Now one of the main reasons why KKR defeated Punjab Kings (PBKS) in their previous IPL 2023 game was because of the heroics of Russell. The West Indian powerhouse activated his beast mode towards the end of the innings and helped KKR get into a winning position.
In the penultimate over of the game against PBKS, Russell smoked 3 sixes off Sam Curran and this enabled KKR to come into the pole position in the game. Russell eventually bagged the player of the match award for his knock of 42 runs in just 23 balls. He also had taken a wicket in the game.
2. Yuzvendra Chahal (Rajasthan Royals)
Without a spectrum of doubt, Yuzvendra Chahal has been one of the best bowlers in the history of IPL. The 2nd highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL, Chahal can easily outfox the opposition batters.
He had bagged 4 wickets in the previous game of RR and he would be hoping for some assistance from the Eden Gardens pitch. You can definitely make him the vice-captain of your fantasy team and yield the benefits.
3. Rinku Singh (Kolkata Knight Riders)
What Rinku Singh has been doing for KKR in this season of IPL, no one imagine even in their dreams. He has been a true match-winner for KKR in all its senses and has been playing consistently.
In 11 games, he has mustered 337 runs and has a stellar average of 56.17. Rinku Singh is definitely a must-have cricketer in your fantasy team.
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