Kolkata Knight Riders will lock horns against Rajasthan Royals in the 47th match of the season at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Monday.
KKR have managed only three wins from their nine matches and the road to the playoffs is going to be a difficult one for them.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals have won six out of their nine matches and they look all set to qualify for the playoff stages. We take a look at Picks for the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals. We will look at head-to-head records, stats, and players to look out for in the upcoming match.
Current form for KKR: L L L L L
KKR haven’t been able to come up with a collective effort with neither bat nor the ball and they quickly need to turn the tables in the next matches to give themselves a chance of qualifying for the playoff stages. KKR’s batting unit has let the team down and they have not put enough runs on the board.
Current form for RR: L W W W L
Rajasthan Royals are ticking the right boxes as they have a balanced squad. Jos Buttler has been in magnificent form but the middle-order needs to be more consistent for their team. RR also has a good bowling line-up and they will be determined to get to the playoff stages.
Head to Head: Matches: 26, Won by KKR: 13, Won by RR: 12, Abandoned: 1.
KKR holds a slight advantage in the head-to-head battle against RR.
Players to look out for: Shreyas Iyer, Varun Chakravarthy, Umesh Yadav, Sunil Narine, and Andre Russell will hold the key for KKR.
Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, and Yuzvendra Chahal will be the crucial players for RR.
Kolkata Knight Riders Probable Playing XI: Aaron Finch, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Baba Indrajit (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Harshit Rana.
Rajasthan Royals Probable Playing XI: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Karun Nair, Ravichandran Ashwin, Obed McCoy, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna.