RR vs KKR Prediction: The 18th match of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) will be played between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede on Saturday, April 24, 2021.
RR vs KKR Match Preview
Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals are going to lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders in the 18th match of the Indian Premier League.
Both the sides have had a similar start in the tournament as both the teams have managed only one win in the four games so far. While Kolkata Knight Riders’ only victory came against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Sanju Samson-led side have won their only match against Delhi Capitals.
As long as their spot in the points table is concerned, Kolkata Knight Riders are placed at sixth spot with 2 points in their account. Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand are reeling at the bottom of the points table with only 2 points in their pocket. Both the sides would be aiming on getting their campaign back on track.
Kolkata Knight Riders, however reached a winning position against Chennai Super Kings in the last match, thanks to the brilliant batting display from Pat Cummins, but eventually they fell 18 runs short and lost the match. Now the team will be expecting big innings from their top order batsmen especially Shubman Gill and Morgan.
For Kolkata Knight Riders, Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell’s return to form is a positive aspect. Having said that, sending Russell in the upper order would not be a wrong call as Cummins is capable of taking responsibility in the lower middle order.
As long as Rajasthan Royals is concerned, their captain Sanju Samson had scored 119 runs in the first match against Rajasthan Royals, but after that he is struggling to score runs. Apart from him, the poor form of Jos Butler, Manan Vohra and David Miller have added salt to their misery. Bowling is also a matter of concern for the Royals as Chris Morris and Mustafizur Rahman have failed to curb runs.
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.
RR vs KKR Match Details
- Match: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 18
- Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
RR vs KKR Weather & Pitch Report
The surface at the Wankhede Stadium has always assisted batsmen and fans are treated with high-scoring games more often than not. The tracks for the first two IPL 2021 matches that had been played at the venue were absolute belters with an average score of 204 per innings. However, in the next few games, runs haven’t come easy. The batsmen have found it difficult to get going which came as a surprise considering Wankhede’s history.
According to Accuweather, the temperature in Mumbai is expected to be around 30 degree Celsius during the commencement of the match. The temperature will pretty much remain the same during the finishing stage. Meanwhile, the humidity levels throughout the course of the match will hover between 69-83%. There will be significant cloud cover during the entire match but the conditions will be all right for a fascinating KKR vs RR clash at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai considering the last 5 matches of IPL 2021 played is 177 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai —
- Matches Won: 2
- Matches Lost: 3
- No Result: 0
RR vs KKR Head-to-Head
Rajasthan Royals & Kolkata Knight Riders Form
Rajasthan Royals Form
Kolkata Knight Riders Form
RR vs KKR Predicted 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, Mayank Markande, Shreyas Gopal/Jaydev Unadkat, KC Cariappa, Andrew Tye, Jofra Archer, Mahipal Lomror, Yashasvi Jaiswal/Manan Vohra, Akash Singh, Kartik Tyagi, Kuldip Yadav, Anuj Rawat.
Kolkata Knight Riders
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: Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Cutting, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Lockie Ferguson, Sandeep Warrier, Venkatesh Iyer, Kuldeep Yadav, Sheldon Jackson, Harbhajan Singh, Pawan Negi, Shivam Mavi, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Tim Seifert.
Here is Our Match Predictions For Match 18 – RR vs KKR
If Rajasthan Royals Bowl First
- KKR Powerplay Score: 45-55
- KKR Overall Score: 175-195
Kolkata Knight Riders wins the match.
If Kolkata Knight Riders Bowl First
- RR Powerplay Score: 50-55
- RR Overall Score: 165-185
Kolkata Knight Riders win the match.
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