When: 15 May 2018 | 08:00 PM Local
Where: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Kolkata Knight Riders will host Rajasthan Royals in a must-win encounter at Eden Gardens. Two teams have qualified for the playoffs while KKR and RR will fight for the remaining two spots tomorrow.
Rajasthan Royals have won their last three matches and would be looking to go through the momentum. However, it won’t be that much easy for them at Eden Gardens.
Both the teams share 12 points with 6 wins in 10 matches each. Rajasthan Royals are placed 5th in the points table while KKR has grabbed 4th position due to better run rate.
So, let’s move forward to playing 11 and betting odds.
Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Mitchell Johnson, Vinay Kumar, Cameron Delport, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Apoorv Wankhade, Tom Curran, Kuldeep Yadav, Javon Searles, Shivam Mavi, Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Ishank Jaggi, Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill
Sanju Samson, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Heinrich Klaasen, Jaydev Unadkat, D Arcy Short, Ish Sodhi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Dhawal Kulkarni, Rahul Tripathi, Anureet Singh, Jos Buttler (wk), Jofra Archer, Ankit Sharma, Dushmantha Chameera, Prashant Chopra, Jatin Saxena, Shreyas Gopal, Stuart Binny, Aryaman Birla, Ben Stokes, Ben Laughlin, Mahipal Lomror, Sudhesan Midhun
Both the teams are expected to remain unchanged. Here’s the probable playing 11 –
Dinesh Karthik (c), Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Javon Searles, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna,
Jos Buttler, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Sanju Samson, D Arcy Short, Stuart Binny, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni
Now, let’s have a look at the betting odds.
The betting odds for Kolkata Knight Riders as per Bet365 are 4/6. The 4/6 here means a return of 166.66 on a bet of 100 INR.
The betting odds for Rajasthan Royals winning the match are- 6/5. On placing a 100 INR bet on RR, you will get a return of 220.00 if RR wins the match.
The toss winning odds are same for both the sides. A return of 190.90 on a bet of 100 INR.
So, as per Bet365 KKR vs RR who will win betting odds, KKR are favorite.
As per betting odds, Knight Riders are the favorites. In their first encounter, the hosts defeated Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets at Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur. They would be looking to grab another win over RR and register a place in the playoffs. However, it won’t be that much easy with the form Joss Buttler is playing with. Joss Buttler is the leading run-getter for the RR and is the biggest strength right now. KKR will have to deal with him and half the match will be won. Apart from this, home conditions will also play a big role tomorrow.
According to our KKR vs RR today match prediction, hosts will be favorite.