KKR VS RR: IPL 2023 56th Pre-match Predictions
Kolkata Knight Riders will meet Rajasthan Royals in the 56th match of the TATA IPL 2023 edition. This is a crucial time of the tournament as both the teams would be fighting to seal a spot in the playoffs and find their perfect team and continue their form.
Basic information about the match:
|⏰ Time||7:30 PM|
|🏏 Teams||Kolkata Knight Riders VS Rajasthan Royals|
KKR Players List and Role
|Nitish Rana (c)||Batter|
RR Players List and Roles
|Sanju Samson (c)||Batsman/Wicket-keeper|
Rajasthan Royals were the champions of the inaugural edition of TATA IPL. Both teams squared off against each other for the first time in the same, 2008 edition. It was a run-fest that resulted in a victory for the Rajasthan Royals where Swapnil Asnodkar helped Rajasthan Royals win the game by 45 runs against the Kolkata Knight Riders
Previous IPL Results
Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals have been involved in some really close games in the history of TATA IPL and yet, Kolkata Knight Riders share an extremely close record against the Rajasthan Franchise. Kolkata Knight Riders have won 14 out of the 27 encounters, while Rajasthan Royals have managed to win 12, while one match was washed out and had no result.
|02-May-2022||Kolkata Knight Riders||7 Wickets||Mumbai|
|18-Apr-2022||Rajasthan Royals||7 Runs||Mumbai|
|7-Oct-2021||Kolkata Knight Riders||86 Runs||Sharjah|
|24-Apr-2021||Rajasthan Royals||6 Wickets||Mumbai|
|1-Nov-2020||Kolkata Knight Riders||60 Runs||Dubai|
|30-Sep-2020||Kolkata Knight Riders||37 Runs||Dubai|
|25-Apr-2019||Rajasthan Royals||3 Wickets||Kolkata|
|7-Apr-2019||Kolkata Knight Riders||8 Wickets||Jaipur|
|23-May-2018||Kolkata Knight Riders||25 Runs||Kolkata|
|15-May-2018||Kolkata Knight Riders||6 Wickets||Kolkata|
|18-Apr-2018||Kolkata Knight Riders||7 Wickets||Jaipur|
|15-May-2015||Rajasthan Royals||9 Runs||Mumbai (BS)|
|4-May-2014||Rajasthan Royals||10 Runs||Ahmedabad|
|28-Apr-2014||Rajasthan Royals||Super Over (Boundary Count)||Abu Dhabi|
|2-May-2013||Kolkata Knight Riders||8 Wickets||Kolkata|
|7-Apr-2013||Rajasthan Royals||19 Runs||Jaipur|
|12-Apr-2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||5 Wickets||Kolkata|
|7-Apr-2012||Rajasthan Royals||22 Runs||Jaipur|
|16-Apr-2011||Kolkata Knight Riders||8 Wickets||Kolkata|
|14-Apr-2011||Kolkata Knight Riders||9 Wickets||Jaipur|
|16-Apr-2010||Kolkata Knight Riders||8 Wickets||Kolkata|
|19-Mar-2010||Rajasthan Royals||34 Runs||Ahmedabad|
|19-Mar-2009||Kolkata Knight Riders||4 Wickets||Durban|
|22-Apr-2009||Rajasthan Royals||Super Over||Cape Town|
|19-May-2008||Rajasthan Royals||6 Wickets||Kolkata|
|30-Apr-2008||Rajasthan Royals||45 Runs||Jaipur|
With both teams being close to their match-winning combination in the most crucial stage of the tournament, they would look to solidify their position on the points table and try to win over the other side. Kolkata Knight Riders would look to improve their top-order batting performance after the close wins and Rajasthan Royals would look to improve their middle-order performance.
Probable Best Batter of the Match
Jos Butler has shown why he is regarded as one of the most dangerous batters in T20 cricket. He struck every ball that came his way and showed his power and skills for the Rajasthan Royals in various matches over the years. This is why he may be the best batter of the match between the Rajasthan Royals and the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Probable Best Bowler of the Match
Yuzvendra Chahal has trapped multiple batters in the magic of his spin bowling. He has bowled economically and has also picked up wickets at crucial moments to ensure that Rajasthan Royals restrict the opponent from scoring runs. The leggie is in red-hot form. This is why he may be the best bowler of the match between the Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders.
Rajasthan Royals will take on the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 56th Match of TATA Indian Premier League 2023 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 11th May 2023. For the viewers, the match will be telecast live at 7:30 pm on Star Sports network on television and Jio Cinema on your mobile handset.
The Eden Gardens is one of the most historic stadiums in India and its pitch has established itself as a batter’s heaven. It primarily has a hard surface so the bounce can be trusted and batters can play their shots. The captain who wins the toss may want to field first. The dew factor in the later half of the game may help in deciding the outcome of the match.
Today’s match prediction: Final Thoughts
Both teams are in amazing form and have ensured that their performances give them the desired results. The pitch will also suit the firepower that both the teams possess and that is why it is a contest that may go down to the wire. Because of the amazing momentum that the team has, Rajasthan Royals will start as the favourites of this match.