IPL: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Predictions

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Kolkata Knight Riders will clash with the Rajasthan Royals in the 47th match of IPL 2022.

It will be played at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday.

Rajasthan Royals have been impressive this season as they have won 6 out of their 9 games.

They are currently placed at the third spot with 12 points on the points table of IPL 2022.

On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders started their campaign with 3 wins in their first 3 games but after that, they collapsed badly and lost 6 successive games.

They are placed at the 8th position with just 6 points from 9 games.

This will be the second match between KKR and RR this season.

In the earlier game of IPL 2022, Rajasthan Royals registered a 7-run victory over the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Jos Buttler scored a hundred while Yuzvendra Chahal picked up a hat-trick in that game for Rajasthan Royals.

Performance in the last match

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Kolkata Knight Riders suffered a 4-wicket defeat against the Delhi Capitals in their previous match.

Batting first, KKR scored 146-9 due to a half-century from Nitish Rana.  Shreyas Iyer also scored 42 runs in that game.

Delhi Capitals comfortably chased down the total with 4 wickets in hand.

Rajasthan Royals:

Rajasthan Royals lost their last match against Mumbai Indians who finally registered their first win of the season.

Rajasthan Royals posted 158-6 while batting first due to a 67-run knock from Jos Buttler.

Mumbai chased down the total with 5 wickets in hand.

Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma scored 51 and 35 runs respectively for Mumbai Indians.

Match Details

Teams: KKR vs RR

Venue: Wankhede Cricket Stadium

Date:  2nd May, Monday

Time: 7:00 pm IST

Average 1st innings score

The average 1st innings total at this venue is 184

Head to head record

Here is the head-to-head record between these two sides in the history of IPL.

Total Matches Played: 25

KKR won: 13

RR won: 12

Tie/no results: 0

 Pitch Report

The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium is completely batting-friendly and it has short boundaries that will benefit the batting side.

Both teams will like to chase the target on this pitch.

KKR Probable Playing 11

Aaron Finch, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Baba Indrajith (wk), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana

RR Probable Playing 11

Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Daryl Mitchell, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen

Star bowler of the match

Yuzvendra Chahal has been outstanding this season with the ball.

He has picked up 19 wickets from just 9 games so far and is currently the leading wicket-taker of this edition.

He will be the star bowler of the match.

Star batsman of the match

Jos Buttler is having a dream season with the bat.

He is currently the leading run-scorer of the season with 566 runs in just 9 games and he will be the star batsman of today’s match.

Star Wicketkeeper of the match

Sanju Samson is the second leading run-scorer for KKR and he is brilliantly leading the side from behind the stumps.

He will be the best wicketkeeper of the match.

Star all-rounder of the match

Andre Russell has been the star for KKR this season with both bat and bowl.

He is picking up wickets and scoring runs for his side.

Russell is in great touch and he is expected to shine today against Rajasthan Royals.

Who will win?

Both sides are coming from a defeat in their previous match and they will be desperate for a win to get some confidence.

Kolkata Knight Riders are under huge pressure with 6 successive defeats and they need a couple of good games to make a comeback into the tournament.

Meanwhile, the Rajasthan Royals have been magnificent this season and they are leading in both the batting and bowling departments.

The team combination of Rajasthan Royals is also looking better than the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Hence, our prediction for match 47 is that Rajasthan Royals will beat Kolkata Knight Riders.


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