Explained: IPL Eliminator and QualifiersUnder the captaincy of new skipper Dinesh Karthik, two-time title winners Kolkata Knight Riders will look to overcome Rajasthan Royals hurdle in the riveting Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 Eliminator at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata, to stay afloat in the tournament.
Why IPL Eliminator?
Following the Qualifier 1, which saw Chennai Super Kings defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets to enter the IPL final, third and fourth placed teams Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals are scheduled to clash in the IPL Eliminator at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata, on Wednesday.
Why IPL Qualifiers?
The cash-rich league features two qualifiers, through which two teams qualify for the final match. In the ongoing 11th edition of the IPL, the finale will be played at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, on May 27.
IPL Qualifier 1: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings
Faf du Plessis scored an unbeaten knock of 67 runs as Chennai Super Kings (140/8) outdid Sunrisers Hyderabad (139/7) by two wickets to enter the Indian Premier League final, for a record seventh time, at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, on Tuesday. (Read Full Match Report)
IPL Eliminator: Kolkata Knight Rider vs Rajasthan Royals
With odds stacked against the inaugural champions, Rajasthan Royals will look to go full throttle when they lock horns with two-time winners and overwhelming favourites Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL Eliminator T20 cricket fixture at Eden Gardens. (Read Full Match Preview)
IPL Qualifier 2
The winner of the IPL Eliminator match will face the loser of Qualifier 1 Sunrisers Hyderabad in the second Qualifier -- also to be held at Kolkata -- which will decide the second entrant of the final.
Everything you need to know about IPL Qualifiers, teams and venues
The Knight Riders have outplayed Rajasthan both in the home and away games this season and will ride into this encounter with the confidence that they could pull off the win once again. With three wins on the trot, Kolkata Knight Riders are on a roll as they clinched the last-four berth for a sixth time. To make it easier for them, Kolkata are the only team from the four qualifiers to get the home advantage in the Eliminator.
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date and Time: May 23, 07:00 PM IST
IPL 2018 Eliminator Teams (From):
Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (c), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, R. Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searless, Apoorv Wankhade, Ishank Jaggi, Tom Curran
Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (C), Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, D Arcy Short, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Sharma, Anureet Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Prashant Chopra, Sudhesan Midhun, Ben Laughlin, Mahipal Lomror, Aryaman Birla, Jatin Saxena, Dushmantha Chameera, Heinrich Klaasen, Ish Sodhi
Which four teams have qualified for the playoffs of 2018 IPL?
Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals have been qualified for the IPL 2018 playoffs.
When and where to watch IPL 2018 Eliminator Cricket Match Live Streaming Online free on Hotstar and TV?
Here you can get all the information as to when and where you can watch the Indian Premier League 2018 live broadcast on TV and live streaming online of the IPL 2018 Eliminator between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals.