Today’s match is between two bottom teams rr vs kkr. Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) is at the bottom and his confidence must have hit rock-bottom after losing their 10-wicket defeat at the hands of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL). Their net run rate, which is at -1.001, also took a massive jolt.
They slumped to 31 for five inside the powerplay after which their batters made a comeback. On a head-to-head count, the Knights are leading the Royals by a small margin. But keeping in mind their current form, KKR can be said to have an upper hand.
Match Details KKR vs RR
Match – Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders – 18th match
Venue – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Time – 7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Star Sports Network, Hotstar
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Pitch Report: RR vs KKR
The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium hasn’t had much for the bowlers to work with. The batters have mostly made hay and the track hasn’t changed in nature during the course of a match.
Batting second should be the way forward. There will be clouds, but with no chance of rain. The temperature will be around 30 degrees Celsius with the humidity in the high-60s.
Avg first innings score: 180 (8 matches in IPL 2021 at the Wankhede)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 3, Tied – 0
Probable Playing XIs for Today’s Match KKR Vs RR
Kolkata Knight Riders Expected Playing XI
Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Bench: Karun Nair, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Ben Cutting, Pawan Negi, Sheldon Jackson, Tim Seifert, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Vaibhav Arora, Sandeep Warrier, Harbhajan Singh, Shakib Al Hasan, Shivam Mavi
Rajasthan Royals Expected Playing XI
Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra/Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (C & WK), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat/Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
Bench: Liam Livingstone, Yashasvi Jaiswal/Manan Vohra, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal/Jaydev Unadkat, Andrew Tye, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, Jofra Archer, KC Cariappa, Mayank Markande, Kuldip Yadav, Kartik Tyagi
Head-to-Head: RR vs KKR
Played – 23 | Kolkata Knight Riders – 12 | Rajasthan Royals– 10 |N/R – 1
At neutral venues
Played – 8 | Kolkata Knight Riders – 3 | Rajasthan Royals– 5 |N/R – 0
The expected best batsman of the match: Kolkata Vs Rajasthan
Jos Buttler– Rajasthan Royals
Jos Buttler has shown signs of brilliance in the ongoing edition of the tournament. With a top score of 49, he has scored 84 runs at a strike rate of 133.33. But he has every chance of getting his form back against KKR.
Buttler has racked up 240 runs against the Kolkata-based franchise at an average and strike rate of 34.29 and 140.35 respectively. He doesn’t have a fifty with a top score of 41.
Probable best bowler of the match: Rajasthan Vs Kolkata
Pat Cummins– Kolkata Knight Riders
Pat Cummins has had his travails in the T20 league as he only has four wickets from as many games. The economy rate of 9.12 suggests that he hasn’t been able to keep the batters in check either.
But against the Royals, he has impressive numbers. In seven overs, he has picked up five wickets with a four-wicket haul. He also bowled at an economy rate of 6.71 and RR can’t afford to undermine him.
Who will Win Today?: Match Prediction
As we know both the team are at the bottom but kkr is a little up due to nrr. Predicting the match is very easy and many people think that kkr is stronger than RR but rr is a team who may achive any score if their batsman played well. We also know that the bowling of RR is not as good and Jofra archer is not fit for the team is another negative point for the team.
Prediction: KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders) will win today’s match.
Ipl Toss Prediction: Who will Win Today
IPL toss prediction and any matches toss prediction are not possible but if someone predicts it happens luck by chance. So it is my own prediction and it totally depends on my luck. today ipl toss will be done at 7:00 PM and today ipl toss winner will be MI (KKR).
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