KKR vs RR Match Prediction : As many as 42 matches have been completed and perhaps, the days have passed like a whisker. It’s been full of entertainment as we are heading to the latter part of the event.
Kolkata Knight Riders will host Rajasthan Royals in the 43rd match of Indian Premier League on Thursday. A team languishing at the bottom of the table, Rajasthan Royals have suddenly sparked some hopes for their fans when they registered their third win in the tournament, beating Rajasthan in their ninth match of the tournament. While Kolkata Knight Riders have only seen a decline in the performance as the tournament progressed.
Kolkata Knight Riders
kkr vs RR Match predictions ; After losing their last game against Sunrises Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders have now played ten matches in the tournament. What started off brilliantly, KRR victories have been put to a halt for some time.
The only positive for the side has been Andre Russel’s performance. West Indies spinner Sunil Narine perhaps doesn’t seem to as effective as he once was. Chris Lynn has had a decent tournament so far but what has been more disappointing is KKR mainstays Robin Uthappa and Dinesh Karthik’s poor run in the tournament.
For Kolkata Knight Riders to turn the fortunes around, players with the likes of Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, and Dinesh Karthik have to take responsibility to anchor the innings when they will meet Rajasthan Royals on Thursday.
KKR vs RR match predictions: Rajasthan Royals might have lost their last match against Delhi Capitals, but the way Steve Smith’s side have played in their last two matches, one thing is for sure, Kolkata Knight Riders will have to play their skins off in order to get back into winning ways.
Although only four matches have been left for RR to create an impact in the tournament, Rahane’s century in the last game must have given the team immense confidence heading into their next game at Eden Gardens.
Without a doubt, Australian batsman Steve Smith along with Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson will be the key players for Rajasthan Royals ahead of the game against KKR on Thursday.
Perhaps, the onus will be on Jofra Archer and Shreyas Gopal once again to pick wickets in the bowling department.
Head To Head Between Kolkata Knight Riders And Rajasthan Royals
Total number of matches played between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders – 20 matches
• Matches won by Rajasthan Royals – 9 matches
• Matches won by Kolkata Knight Riders- 10 matches
• Highest score by Rajasthan Royals (Overall) – 199 runs
• Lowest score by Rajasthan Royals (Overall) – 81 runs
• Average score by Rajasthan Royals – 148 runs
• Highest score by Kolkata Knight Riders (Overall) – 190 runs
• Lowest score by Kolkata Knight Riders (Overall) – 85 runs
• Average score by Kolkata Knight Riders (Overall) – 143 runs
• Total number of matches played at Eden Gardens– 8 matches
Matches won by Rajasthan Royals at Eden Gardens Stadium – 1 matches
Matches won by Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens Stadium – 6 matches
Most Runs by a Player in a Head to Head Record between RR and KKR
Ajinkya Rahane has scored the most number of runs (304 runs) in a head to head record between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders.
Highest Score by a Player in a Head to Head record between RR and KKR
Steve Smith has the highest score of 73* to his name in a head to head record between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders.
Player to take Most Wickets in a Head to Head Record between RR and KKR
Sunil Narine has taken the most number of wickets (7 wickets) in a head to head record between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders.
Best Bowling Figures by a Player in a Head to Head Record between RR and KKR
Kuldeep Yadav has the best bowling figures of 4/20 in a head to head record between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders.
Pitch Conditions(kkr vs rr predictions)
The pitch has been the best for batting in the extravaganza and scores of 170 plus is a testament to the batting-friendly conditions. In addition to that, batting second remains to be the most preferable option as three out of the four games were won by the chasing sides.
DREAM 11 TEAM:
1. Sanju Samson
2. Robin Uthappa
3. Chris Lynn
4. Ajinkya Rahane (VC)
5. Steven Smith
6. Sunil Narine
7. Andre Russell (C)
8. Harry Gurney
9. Prasidh Krishna
10. Shreyas Gopal
11. Jofra Archer
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad:
Dinesh Karthik (c), Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Joe Denly, Sunil Narine, Shrikant Mundhe, Harry Gurney, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Carlos Brathwaite, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Nitish Rana, Nikhil Naik, Matthew Kelly, KC Cariappa, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill, Yarra Prithviraj
Rajasthan Royals Squad:
Ajinkya Rahane (c), Dhawal Kulkarni, Stuart Binny, Steven Smith, Jos Buttler, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Manan Vohra, Prashant Chopra, Ashton Turner, Ish Sodhi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Rahul Tripathi, Shreyas Gopal, Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Shubham Ranjane, Oshane Thomas, Jofra Archer, Riyan Parag, Aryaman Birla, Sudhesan Midhun
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