Rajasthan Royals will face Kolkata Knight Riders in the 30th match of IPL 2022 that will be played at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on 18 Apr and will start at 7:30 PM IST. Read here complete information about this RR vs KKR match including preview, prediction, playing 11, Dream11 Team, etc.
RR vs KKR Match Details
|Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match Information|
|Date||18th April, 2022|
|Time||7:30 PM 02:00 PM GMT / 07:30 PM LOCAL|
|Venue||Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai|
RR vs KKR Pitch Report & Weather Conditions
The conditions at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai are pretty good for batting. In the last match played at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, between LSG vs MI, team LSG batted first and posted a huge total of 199. The batting was not at all looked so tough in the second innings also. So the pitch is likely to be equally supportive in both the innings and a score of 200 can be expected in RR vs KKR match.
RR Team Preview
Rajasthan Royals are coming into this match KKR with a 37 runs defeat to LSG. But the team so far has tasted a fair bit of success in IPL 2022 and has won 4 of their 5 matches.
Jos Buttler has a blockbuster season. In 5 matches he has scored 272 runs at an average of 68 and strike rate of over 152. Although there will be no pressure on him to perform still he will have to take the RR batting responsibilities on him and deliver again.
The form of Devdutt Padikkal and Sanju Samson doesn’t have any good numbers in their name to mention in this tournament but they have to show a lot of abilities with the bat in this upcoming match against KKR.
Shimron Hetmyer has impressed in the tournament and he has drawn some praise with his batting talent in the lower middle order.
RR team is filled with bowlers like James Neesham, Prasidh Krishna, and Yuzvendra Chahal who can contribute a lot to the team’s success with the ball in this match against KKR.
KKR Team Preview
Kolkata Knight Riders now have lost their last two matches and have now faced 3 defeats in a total of 6 matches played in IPL 2022.
KKR put a decent total of 175 against SRH in the last match but the total didn’t prove to be enough for their bowlers to defend as they lost the match to SRH by 8 wickets.
Top-order batsmen Venkatesh Iyer, Finch, and Captain Shreyas Iyer didn’t add much with the bat in the last match. But these three are dangerous batsmen and to get a better result in this match RR, a lot will depend on these batsmen.
KKR has a lot of power in their middle order also and Nitish Rana and Andre Russell with their 57 and 49 runs respectively displayed it in the last match against SRH.
The Bowling line-up of KKR is also well settled and Umesh Yadav, Pat Cummins, and Andre Russell are their main weapons with the ball.
RR Playing 11
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, James Neesham, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal
KKR Playing 11
Aaron Finch, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
RR vs KKR Head to Head Stats in IPL T20
|Matches Played||RR Won||KKR Won||Tie||No Result|
RR vs KKR Winner Prediction
Both RR and KKR started their campaign in the tournament positively but both these teams lost the momentum after the initial matches. RR is more strong on paper to win this match against KKR but the kind of team KKR has and if they all perform collectively then they can be more impressive than RR. KKR can upset RR in this match, but a slightly better form of RR will be the difference between these teams in this next match.
So RR is favorites to win this match against KKR.
RR vs KKR Dream11 Team
Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler can play match-winning innings for their team. Shreyas Iyer, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal are also players who can give excellent performance with the bat and help the team to win. Venkatesh Iyer, Pat Cummins, Andre Russell can prove their all-rounder abilities by making good runs and taking wickets. Yuzvendra Chahal, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Sen can be very impressive with the ball.
- Wicket-Keeper – Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler
- Batters – Shreyas Iyer, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal
- All-Rounders – Venkatesh Iyer, Pat Cummins, Andre Russell
- Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Sen
Dream11 Team Captain and Vice Captain
Dream11 Captain – Jos Buttler
Dream11 Vice Captain – Yuzvendra Chahal