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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals IPL Tips - Big starts crucial for the Royals
- Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals IPL match predictions to be played in Kolkata on Thursday, May 11 at 7:30pm IST
- Kolkata Knight Riders have conceded the most powerplay runs in 9 of their last 11 IPL matches
- Rajasthan Royals have scored the most powerplay runs in 8 of their last 11 IPL matches
- Kolkata have conceded the most powerplay runs in 3 of their last 4 IPL matches against Rajasthan
- Can Rajasthan override their recent poor form and come up trumps against the resurgent Kolkata?
Can the Royals get their campaign back on track? (Getty Images)
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals IPL
With the battle for IPL 2023 playoffs getting tighter, two teams separated by just net run rate will look to climb up the ladder as high as third with a win. This match #56 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals at the Eden Gardens on Thursday, May 11 from 7:30pm IST.
- Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals IPL
- Head to Head
- Kolkata Knight Riders Form
- Kolkata Knight Riders Team News
- Rajasthan Royals Form
- Rajasthan Royals Team News
Rajasthan Royals may have lost their momentum at the wrong time as they seem to be sliding down the table. As for the Kolkata Knight Riders, they are battling hard to stay relevant. While picking the home team looks enticing, we are dipping in the powerplay market. I am backing Rajasthan Royals to score the highest powerplay runs against the Kolkata Knight Riders.
- Kolkata Knight Riders have conceded the most powerplay runs in 9 of their last 11 matches (IPL)
- Rajasthan Royals have scored the most powerplay runs in 8 of their last 11 matches (IPL)
- Kolkata Knight Riders have conceded the most powerplay runs in 3 of their last 4 matches against Rajasthan Royals (IPL)
- Rajasthan Royals have lost five of their last six matches (IPL)
Head to Head
Kolkata Knight Riders have played Rajasthan Royals in 27 completed IPL matches so far with 14 wins for Kolkata and 12 wins for Rajasthan. Eight of the last 11 however, have been won by the Knight Riders indicating a clear dominance. Last season, these two sides shared the results with Rajasthan winning by seven runs and Kolkata winning by seven wickets.
Kolkata Knight Riders Form
Kolkata are 6th in the standings with a tally of ten points from 11 matches. They could go as high as third with a win and have won three of their last four matches.
Three batters aggregated more than 300 runs for Kolkata this season with Rinku Singh leading the lot. With the ball it has been a spinning campaign for the Knight Riders with Varun Chakaravarthy (17 wickets) leading the charge.
The challenge for Kolkata is to find the right composition at the top as they have failed to see consistent performances from their players.
Kolkata Knight Riders Team News
Shardul Thakur is rarely used with the ball which could change here while Sunil Narine’s poor bowling form hasn’t seen him lose his spot.
Rajasthan Royals Form
Rajasthan Royals are 5th in the standings with ten points from 11 matches and are ahead of Kolkata only on net run rate. Their form has tapered down though, with five defeats across their last six matches.
It has been a top-heavy performance so far from the Royals with Yashasvi Jaiswal (477 runs) and Jos Buttler (392) leading their batting. The wily wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has led their bowling charts with 17 wickets.
It is the middle-order that is a concern for Rajasthan while their slog over bowling is also worrying for captain Sanju Samson.
Rajasthan Royals Team News
Trent Boult is available for Rajasthan Royals after missing the last game due to a niggle. Joe Root’s place could be up for discussion with Obed McCoy likely to get the nod.
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This Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals IPL match is being played at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata at 7:30pm IST on Thursday, May 11.
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