RR vs KKR IPL : Rajasthan Royals will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the 18th match of Indian Premier League 2021 in Mumbai on Saturday, 24 April. Rajasthan Royals as well as Kolkata Knight Riders have only one win from four matches.
Rajasthan Royals’ performance has been abysmal in the tournament so far. They have lost three of the four matches and in the last match suffered a 10 wickets hammering from Royal Challengers Bangalore. First of all they are missing couple of good players like Stokes and Archer due to injuries and secondly their top order batsmen Jos Buttler and Manan Vohra are struggling for form and captain Sanju Samson too hasn’t scored anything since his hundred in first match. In the lower order Shivam Dube, Riyan Parag and Rahul Tewatia need to be more consistent. In bowling Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman and Shreyas Gopal have to do much better else Royals can struggle through out the season.
On the other side, Kolkata Knight Riders is also going through a poor phase. Their bowling has been poor. The duo of Prasidh Krishna and Pat Cummins are struggling and they somehow need to play Lockie Ferguson to strengthen their death overs bowling and in batting Shuman Gill has to score big runs in opening and captain Eoin Morgan who has been poor so far, needs to lead from front and all rounder Andre Russell should be promoted in the batting order.
A list of all the major stats and records ahead of the 18th match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders in Mumbai.
Head to Head in IPL : Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders have played 22 matches in the IPL so far.
RR vs KKR IPL Record:
Matches – 22
RR won – 10
KKR won – 12
6 – Kolkata Knight Riders have won 6 of their last 7 matches against Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.
10 – Shreyas Gopal has taken only 10 wickets at an average of 50.2 in 16 matches since the start of IPL 2020.
100 – Sanju Samson needs to hit 4 more sixes to become the second batsman after Shane Watson (109) to hit 100 sixes for Rajasthan Royals in IPL.
1000 – Dinesh Karthik needs 8 runs to complete 1000 IPL runs for Kolkata Knight Riders.
6000 – Andre Russell needs 28 more runs to complete 6000 runs in T20 cricket.
7000 – Eoin Morgan is 43 runs away from achieving the milestone of 7000 runs in T20 cricket.