Kolkata Knight Riders KOL will clash with Rajasthan Royals RR for the second time on Monday in the 15th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022). In such a situation, she would like to avenge her previous defeat, as Rajasthan Royals RR defeated her by 7 runs in the match on 18 April this season. In such a situation, Kolkatas KOL team will go back on the road to victory after defeating Rajasthan Royals RR. Let us tell you that KOL is facing defeat for five consecutive matches. At the same time, Rajasthan Royals RR, captained by Sanju Samson, is looking in excellent form this season and is in the top 3 list in the points table.
The entire responsibility of Rajasthan RR is on Jos Butler. Buttler has been in excellent form and has scored the highest 566 runs in the tournament at an average of 70.75. The England batsman cannot be expected to score big in every match and hence captain Sanju Samson will have to show consistency in his performance. Bowling is Rajasthans strong side but the dew made a big impact in the last match, which did not stop Mumbai Indians from achieving a score of 159 runs. Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 19 wickets at an average of 13.68 so far this season and is at the forefront of the bowlers list. Apart from them, Rajasthan has bowlers like Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, and the famous Krishna.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KOL) have suffered consecutive defeats in the last 5 matches. Kolkata Knight Riders (KOL) is at number 8 in the points table with 6 points. Varun Chakrabortys poor form in bowling continues. At the same time, Venkatesh Iyers bat is also silent. However, Nitish Rana is running in good form. Kolkata Knight Riders (KOL) will have to win todays match to keep their playoff hopes alive.
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The last encounter between the two teams this season was very exciting. Rajasthan posted a mammoth score of 217 for five with opener Jos Buttlers 103, captain Sanju Samsons 38 off 19 balls, and Shimron Hetmyers 26 off 13 balls. Kolkata also retaliated after being hit on the very first ball. Opener Aaron Finch (58 runs) and captain Shreyas Iyer (85) kept the team in the match by sharing 107 runs in just 53 balls for the second wicket. However, the team was bowled out for 210 with two balls to spare and lost by seven runs.
Two-time IPL winning team Kolkata Knight Riders are at the eighth position in the points table this season while Rajasthan Royals are currently at the third position in the points table. KKR played nine matches so far in IPL 2022 where they managed to win three matches. Whereas, Rajasthan Royals also played nine matches in this season where they have won six matches. Kolkata played their last match against Delhi Capitals where Delhi Capitals beat them by 4 wickets. At the same time, Rajasthan Royals are also coming after losing their last match to Mumbai Indians. In such a situation, both the teams would like to win this match and come back on the path to victory. With 1 win, Rajasthan Royals will once again come to No. 1.
In the 15-year history of IPL, there have been 26 matches between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals. In which 13 matches have been won by Kolkata, and 12 matches by Rajasthan Royals. One match between the two teams was also inconclusive. If we look at the last five matches between KKR vs RR, Kolkata Knight Riders have won 3 matches and Rajasthan Royals have won two matches.
The surface at the Wankhede is expected to deliver another high-scoring match. The batters are likely to find it easy to score runs again and the bowlers might have to do a lot to contain runs. The team winning the toss might look to bowl considering the dew factor.
|1||Gujrat Titans - Q||14||10||4||0||0.316||20|
|2||Rajasthan Royals - Q||14||9||5||0||0.298||18|
|3||Lucknow Super Giants - Q||14||9||5||0||0.251||18|
|4||Royal Challengers Bangalore - Q||14||8||6||0||-0.253||16|
|5||Delhi Capitals - E||14||8||6||0||0.204||14|
|6||Punjab Kings - E||14||7||7||0||0.126||14|
|7||Kolkata Knight Riders - E||14||6||8||0||0.146||12|
|8||Sunrisers Hyderabad - E||14||6||8||0||-0.379||12|
|9||Chennai Super Kings - E||14||4||10||0||-0.203||8|
|10||Mumbai Indians - E||14||4||10||0||-0.506||8|
|Recent Forms: W = Won, L = Lost, T = Tie, D = Draw, NR = No Result|