Indian Premier League, 2019 | Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, 43rd Match | KKR vs RR Who Will Win
Its now time for the 23rd match to take the center stage and this contest will be played between the two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders and the inaugural champions Rajasthan Royals.
Both teams are reeling at the second-half of the table, Kolkata Knight Riders are placed sixth on the points table with 8 points to their name, whereas, Rajasthan Royals with 3 wins from 10 matches are holding the seventh spot.
Kolkata Knight Riders are fighting a battle for survival as they have now lost 5 games on the trot and their chances to finish among the top four teams looks completely bleak. They are in a do-or-die situation from here as one more loss will definitely close the doors.
Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, have nothing to lose now, having won only 3 of their 10 games they are mathematically out of the competition. From here, they should not only win their remaining games but also depend on other results to go their way.
Total Played: 20
KKR Won- 10
RR Won- 09
No Result- 01
Eden is also one of those grounds where batting has been easy. Spinners do get some aid sometimes but generally, it is the batting unit which excels with their game.
Venue:- Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Match Timing:- Sunday, April 25, 2019, 08:00 PM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders
IN: Prasidh Krishna, Carlos Brathwaite
OUT: Harry Gurney, KC Carriappa
IN: Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas
OUT: Dhawal Kulkarni, Ashton Turner
Here’s how both teams might line-up:-
Kolkata Knight Riders
Dinesh Karthik, Prasidh Krishna, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Carlos Brathwaite, Yarra Prithviraj
Varun Aaron, Ajinkya Rahane, Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Steven Smith, Jaydev Unadkat, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Oshane Thomas
Players to watch out KKR:
None of their players have delivered barring the big man Andre Russell with both bat and ball. However, Chris Lynn, the opener has been good in bits and pieces but averages only 23 from 5 innings against RR as he has scored 119 runs with one half-century to his name.
In the bowling department, Piyush Chawla is the most reliable option.
Players to watch out RR:
Ex-skipper Ajinkya Rahane is fresh of a ton in the last game and once again will be the key player for his side. From 8 innings, Steven Smith averages 42.80 against KKR with the highest score of 73* which he got when these two squared off last time.
Among other reliable picks, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal and Sanju Samson are the players to watch out.
Disclaimer:- This KKR vs RR Dream11 prediction is based on our research from various sources, We advise you not to make Dream11 Team as per your discretion and understanding from the squad and playing 11 listed in the article.