KKR vs RR: The two-time title winners Kolkata Knight Riders are set to play against Rajasthan Royals in the 56th match of the IPL. The showdown is slated to be held at Eden Garden’s, Kolkata. Both teams have strong line-ups in batting, so a thrilling match can be expected.
Kolkata Knight Riders are placed in the sixth position on the points table with 5 wins in 11 matches. They had to face back-to-back failures this season but they have managed a perfect comeback. The last couple of wins brought more confidence to them. So, winning this match can topple a couple of teams and reach the top three positions in the points table.
Rajasthan Royals on the other side have played a total of 11 matches and won 5 of them. They have been performing well this season. They lost some of their matches but still, they are in the top five teams in the points table. They lost their last match with Sunrisers Hyderabad.
KKR vs RR: Past Performance
Kolkata Knight Riders: Kolkata Knight Riders had a triumphant clash against Punjab Kings last time. Captain Nitish Rana started with his 51 runs off 38 balls. Later Andre Russell turned the scoreboard with three sixes in the 19th over. Rinku Singh hit a six and led KKR to win.
Rajasthan Royals: RR had a dismal encounter with Sunrisers Hyderabad in the previous match. RR was defeated by SRH for 4 wickets. Jos Buttler put on a sparkling innings of 95 runs off 59 balls while skipper Sanju Samson played a warm act of 66 runs off 38 balls to power RR to an exacting 214/2. Yashasvi Jaiswal is the other key contributor to the match who scored 35 runs in 18 balls.
KKR vs RR: Pitch Report
The match will take place at the home ground of Kolkata Knight Riders, Eden Gardens. The pitch here is flat, which favours both batters and bowlers. The nature of the pitch changes from time to time depending upon multiple factors such as weather, time and preparation of the pitch. This will be the 6th match played at this venue this season.
Kolkata Knight Riders Team Squad
Nitish Rana(c), Narayan Jagadeesan(wk), Johnson Charles(wk), Aarya Desai, Jason Roy, Mandeep Singh, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Anukal Roy, David Wiese, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Harshit Rana, Kulwant Khejroliya, Lockie Ferguson, Shardul Thakur, Suyush Sharma, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy.
Rajasthan Royals Team Squad
Sanju Samson (c, wk), Jos Buttler(wk), Dhruv Jurel, Devdutt Padikkal, Joe Root, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, Murugan Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Obed Mccoy, Sandeep Sharma, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kunal Singh Rathore, Adam Zampa, K C Cariappa, K M Asif, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Abdul Basith, Akash Vasisht, Donovan Ferreira, Jason Holder, Ravichandran Ashwin.