After back to back loss for KKR, Now they look to win the upcoming match against RR at Jaipur. RR still has not found its perfect mix of players in the absence of Buttler the team looks incomplete but the good thing is Rahane has been in good touch with after a blazing century against DC.
The new captain Smith has won one game and lost others. RR has a good quality of players but unable to find the right mix for them. They are not capitalizing the crucial moments in the game. In KKR even after Russel’s performance with the bat they have failed to get a win. Middle Order is a concern for them and no consistency in the bowling performance of the team.
KKR has lost six matches and won four matches and stand at the 6th position of the points table. RR has won three matches and lost seven matches and stand at the 7th position of the points table.
When both teams met earlier, KKR has won the match by 8 Wickets.
Head to Head Overall Matches: 20
KKR – 10 RR – 9
Probable Playing XI :
KKR : Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa/Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik (C, WK), Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney
RR : Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson (WK), Steve Smith (C), Ashton Turner, Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni.
Average Score at Eden Gardens : 157
Last 3 Matches Form :
KKR : L,L,L
RR : L,W,L
Near to Milestone :
- Rahane needs 87 Runs to reach 5000 Mark in T20’s.
- Smith needs two runs to reach 2000 runs in IPL.
- If KKR wins this match it will be their 100th win IPL.
However, chances of RR to get into Playoffs looks slim still they are not ready to give it up. If KKR regroup together and come up with few strategies then they might have a higher chance of winning this game