Kolkata, April 25, Thursday at 08:00 PM IST
The Thursday's clash in the Vivo IPL 2019 is scheduled to be played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata between the hosts Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals. Both the sides have faced defeats in their last encounters and would be desperate for a win.
Placed sixth in the ladder, Kolkata Knight Riders slipped to their fifth loss in a row in the last fixture against SRH. The side is working hard to get back to winnings ways but nothing seems to be working out.
On the opposite, Rajasthan Royals have managed three wins in ten encounters and are sitting at the bottom place. Along with securing wins in each of the remaining encounters, Royals need to finish off with a better run rate to fancy their chances in the playoff.
While the road to the playoffs is quite difficult for both the sides, let's see who manages to keep their nerve cool in crucial situations. The match will start at 08:00 PM IST.
Head to head:
Total – 20
Kolkata Knight Riders – 10
Rajasthan Royals – 09
Eden Gardens: Pitch Report & Stats
The Eden Gardens in Kolkata has produced many high-scoring encounters this season. With shorter boundaries, the ground has become favourable for batsmen in this IPL. Although, the average first innings score at this venue is 143, expect the team batting first to post a total between 170-185.
Avg 1st inn score: 143
Avg 2nd inn score: 126
Highest Total: 201/5 (20 Ov) by PAK vs BAN
Lowest Total: 70/10 (15.4 Ov) by BAN vs NZ
Highest Chased: 161/6 (19.4 Ov) by WI vs Eng
Lowest Defended: 145/8 (20 Ov) by NZ vs BAN
RR wins the toss and elects to bowl first
Two changes in RR –
Two changes in KKR –
Here’s how the two sides may lineup –
KKR Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Dinesh Karthik
Batsmen – C Lynn, N Rana, Shubhman Gill, Rinku Singh
All-rounder –Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, C Brathwaite
Bowlers – P Chawla, P Krishna, Y Prithvi Raj
RR Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Sanju Samson
Batsmen – Ajinkya Rahane, Steven Smith (c),
All-rounder – Ben Stokes, S Binny, R Prayag
Bowlers – Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, J Unadkat, O Thomas
Rajasthan Royals –
Varun Aaron, Rahul Tripathi, Riyan Parag, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ish Sodhi, Jofra Archer, Shubham Ranjane, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Aryaman Birla, Shashank Singh, Jos Buttler, Dhawal Kulkarni, Stuart Binny, Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Prashant Chopra, Shreyas Gopal, Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Jaydev Unadkat, Ashton Turner, Manan Vohra, Sudhesan Midhun
Kolkata Knight Riders –
Chris Lynn, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna, Nikhil Naik, Robin Uthappa, Sunil Narine, Shrikant Mundhe, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Nitish Rana, KC Cariappa, Lockie Ferguson, Dinesh Karthik (c), Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill, Joe Denly, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney, Yarra Prithviraj
Steve Smith has scored two fifties in the last three innings against KKR
Nitish Rana has a little unforgettable campaign against RR – 3, 21, 35*
In 5 innings against RR, S Narine has bagged 7 wickets
A Russell has a good outing against RR – 49*, 11*, 37
The final update will be provided at the time of toss. Don’t forget to check!
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