Rajasthan Royals shall face the Kolkata Knight Riders in match 30 of IPL 2022 at the Brabourne stadium. Both the sides have had a fantastic start to their campaign and have been exposed in a few of their recent matches previously and will look to redeem themselves in the upcoming match. The Kolkata Knight Riders will be coming off after two consecutive defeats in their last 2 games with certainly has put a break on their whirlwind beginning this season. 

Pretty similar is the case with Rajasthan Royals who mark the wonderful beginning of their campaign what happened to managed to continue with the same rhythm for a long. A defeat to Gujarat Titans in their previous match has derailed their good form to some extent. Thus both the teams will be looking to get back to winning ways with a comprehensive victory in their upcoming match.

RR vs KKR: Match Details

  • Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 30, IPL 2022
  • Venue: Brabourne Stadium
  • Date & Time: 18th April, 7:30 PM.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Analysis 

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata who have won three of the six matches they played so far sit at the 6th position in the points table presently. The batting and bowling departments have delivered quality performances on certain occasions so far. However, the failure of the side to withstand the pressure situations in a match has led to its downfall over the last two games. 

The first major war for the side has been no major contribution from the openers even after replacing Ajinkya Rahane with Aaron Finch in the spot. The bowlers haven’t delivered any consistent performances so that the team could bank on them to win a game under tough circumstances. Fat coming regularly being hit for runs has hurt the team’s perspectives considerably. The team management would also hope Varun Chakravarthy to live up to his worth once again after having an off day in the previous match versus Hyderabad.

Possible Playing XI:- Aaron Finch, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy.

Rajasthan Royals: Analysis 

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Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals currently sit just above the Kolkata Knight Riders in the points table at the fifth position with three wins out of the four matches that they’ve played so far. The side has discrete characteristic performances on several occasions so far, one of which came against the Lucknow super giants ending in a three-run victory for them. However their winning rhythm was jolted once again after their defeat to Gujarat Titans in their previous game. 

The side missed the absence of a certain Trent Boult in the bowling lineup as Kuldeep Sen was hit for runs in the death overs. The batting order seemed can the bit by the poor performance from a certain Van Der Dussen who was dismissed cheaply yet again. Shimron Hetmyer has been possibly the only positive for the side’s batting department. The team management will hope for a combined brilliance from the players in the upcoming match.

Possible Playing XI:- Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, James Neesham, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal.

RR vs KKR: Probable Top Performers

Probable best batsman of the match – Andre Russell

With his wonderful performances with the bat, Andre Russell has been back to his vintage form for Kolkata this season. The fan that sides batting performances have been hot and cold until now makes it even more important for the team management to rely on the West Indian in order to ensure that the innings come to a close on a high note. 

His characteristic big-hitting and ability to take on any bowler of the opposite side during the death overs make him extremely useful for his side. The above has been made clear by all his crucial contributions during the latter half of the innings wherein he always managed to boost his team’s chances by adding those 10 to 15 extra runs. The team management will be hoping for him to deliver another similar performance in tomorrow’s match against Rajasthan.

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Andre Russell

Probable best bowler of the match – is Yuzvendra Chahal

Since joining his new franchising, Yuzvendra Chahal has been in fine form with the ball resuming normal services just like used to do back in Bangalore. Is bowling all those crucial overs and ending his quota of overs without leaking away many runs along with the crucial wicket-taking abilities has been indispensable to his side so far this season. Is tight overs during the various phases of the innings have helped his side choke the opposition batters regularly. It was his failure to deliver a big performance with the ball in the previous match which cost his side the game in all probabilities. Another master class spell of bowling is all that the team management will be expecting from him tomorrow versus Kolkata. 

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Yuzvendra Chahal

RR vs KKR: Head to head stats

Kolkata has a minor age over Rajasthan in terms of factories in matches played so far in IPL between them. Out of 25 encounters so far, Kolkata Knight Riders have won 13 while Rajasthan Royals have won 11 and one match was without any result. The two sides met once in the eliminator stage back in the 2017 edition of the IPL in which Kolkata emerged victoriously.

RR vs KKR: Winning Prediction

Match prediction – Rajasthan Royals to win the match

Banking on the good form of certain players and better ongoing rhythm of the team as a whole Rajasthan Royals shall possibly edge past a rusty Kolkata Knight Riders in the upcoming match. 

A win tomorrow is sure to enhance their position in the points table with four wings in 6 matches along with a healthy net run rate. To dominate a Rajasthan side at this stage of the tournament definitely does not seem to be a cakewalk for Kolkata tomorrow.

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