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Kolkata Knight Riders are all set to lock horns with Rajasthan Royals for the 56th match of IPL Season 2023 at the Eden Gardens at 7:30 pm IST. While KKR won their last two matches against Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively, Rajasthan Royals have lost their last three matches consecutively.
Rajasthan Royals are on the 5th position on the IPL points table currently, whereas the Kolkata Knight Riders are on the 6th position on the table. Here’s taking a look at all there is to know about the upcoming match between RR and KKR.
IPL News 2023: KKR vs RR Match Details
Venue: Eden Gardens Stadium, Kolkata
Date and time: Thursday, May 11th at 7:30 pm IST
Where To Watch: Star Sports Network and JioCinema
The average first innings score at the Eden Gardens has also been quite high here this season, which is that of a 211. The captain winning the toss is likely to opt to bowl first as the teams batting second here have won the match on more occasions. Also, considering the dew factor, the team batting second will be able to chase easily. The pitch will provide a lot of support to the batsmen here.
IPL News 2023: Captains’ Last Performance
Nitish Rana: In the last match against Punjab Kings, Rana smashed 51 runs off 35 balls and is expected to perform well today also.
Sanju Samson: In RR’s last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, captain Sanju Samson smashed an excellent unbeaten 66-run knock-off 38 balls.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Mandeep Singh, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana(c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy, Suyash Sharma, Anukul Roy, Vaibhav Arora, N Jagadeesan, Jason Roy, David Wiese, Lockie Ferguson, Kulwant Khejroliya, Harshit Rana
Rajasthan Royals Squad: Sanju Samson (C), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Sandeep Sharma, Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, KC Cariappa, Jason Holder, Donavon Ferreira, Kunal Singh Rathore, Adam Zampa, K M Asif, Murugan Ashwin, Akash Vashist, Abdul Basith, Joe Root
KKR vs RR Probable XI:
KKR: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Suyash Sharma, Varun Chakaravarthy
RR: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Joe Root, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Sen, Sandeep Sharma, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal
IPL News 2023: Who Will Win The Match Between KKR And RR Today?
Prediction: KKR to win the match.
KKR as a team is in good form at the moment and would want to continue their winning streak of two matches with a third straight win today. Not only that, the match will be played at their home stadium once again, which will give them a boost and an advantage over RR, who have been on a losing streak of 3 matches. RR have lost 5 of their last 6 matches and will look to bounce back with a win today.
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