The Kolkata Knight Riders are also to face the Rajasthan Royals in match 47 of IPL 2022 at the Wankhede stadium. Both the teams are coming off after a defeat in their previous games. While Kolkata was defeated by Delhi recently, the Rajasthan suffered a defeat against Mumbai. Both the teams will be looking to get back to winning ways and redeem themselves with a comprehensive victory in the upcoming match.

KKR vs RR: Match Details

  • Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
  • Match 47, KKR vs RR
  • Date & Time: May 2, 7:30 PM IST

Kolkata Knight Riders: Analysis

Gameplan: With five continuous losses in their last 5 matches, Kolkata has their backs against the wall. The team hasn’t been able to deliver solid performances together as a unit. The side has been let down at times by the bowling department while in the other circumstances the batters have been disappointing the management. Even in the previous match versus Delhi, the side could post a big total while batting first and the bowlers could resist the opposition betters as they let the games slip away from their grip. The team management will be hoping for a turn from here on.

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

Rajasthan Royals: Analysis 

Gameplan: With a surprise loss to a weak Mumbai Indians side in the previous match, Rajasthan will be looking to make a strong statement in their upcoming match versus Kolkata. The battles of the side have been in terrific form so far this season and have helped the team when several games with their crucial contributions. The bowlers have done a terrific job in the presence of highly experienced names like Ashwin and Chahal. The team management will be looking for a combined brilliance from all the players so that the team managers to bag crucial points again.

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

KKR vs RR: Probable Top Performers 

Probable best batsman of the match – Jos Buttler

In spite of it being an of they for all the batters in the previous match, Buttler didn’t fail to display his class with the bat. With a fighting half century, he displayed another moment of brilliance from his individual perspectives. The hard hitting opener has so far amassed close to 550 runs this season and is the sole owner of the orange cap by a great margin. Another top notch inning from Jos Buttler is all the team management will be hoping for tomorrow.

Probable best bowler of the match – Ravi Ashwin

In a match where the other bowlers for conceiting runs at a high rate Ashwin bowled an extremely economic spell conceding just 21 runs in his four overs. His highly tight line and length followed by the wicket-taking ability make him a dangerous option to face for the opposition batsman. The 35-year-old has been a key player in the bowling lineup for his side so far this season another high economics spell including wickets from the spinner will be needed by Rajasthan to achieve a win tomorrow for sure.

KKR vs RR: Head to head stats

  • Matches played – 25
  • KKR won – 13
  • RR won – 12

KKR vs RR: Winning Prediction

Match predictions – Rajasthan Royals to win the match

Banking on a bunch of players who are in the wonderful form currently and the squad which looks much more stable as compared to that of Kolkata, the Rajasthan Royals are the favourite to win tomorrow’s game. A went tomorrow shall help them redeem themselves after a loss in the previous match thereby enhancing their position in the points table. 

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