Kolkata Knight Riders have forgot how to win in the Indian Premier League but will need to win their remaining four games to have any chance of making it to the knock out stage. The two-time champions have lost momentum in the league with a poor show in all departments. Coach Jacques Kallis is confident his team can turnaround their season starting against Rajasthan Royals. The Royals are currently second last in the points table with six points and things don’t look p[positive for them too. In terms of head to head record, the teams have played 20 games with KKR winning 10, RR winning 9 and 1 game producing no result. Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Live Cricket Score.
RR vs KKR – April 7 2019 – SMS Stadium, Jaipur – KKR won by 8 wickets
Poor show by Rajasthan with the bat who just could not break the shackles against a disciplined Kolkata bowling. They finally finished with a below-par total of 139/3 with seven batsmen unutilised. A Chris Lynn fifty coupled with a quick fire 47 from Sunil Narine made sure Kolkata win an easy contest by eight wickets.
KKR vs RR – May 23 2018 – Eden Gardens, Kolkata – KKR won by 25 runs
Andre Russell smashed a 25 ball 49 coming late down the order to help Kolkata put 169/7 on the board in the eliminator of the 2018 IPL. The Caribbean batsman hit 5 sixes in his innings to provide a much need boost to the home side’s batting. In reply, Rajasthan could manage only 144 and were knocked out of the league. KKR vs RR, IPL 2019 Match 43 Preview: Point to Prove for Dinesh Karthik as Kolkata Knight Riders Take on Rajasthan Royals.
KKR vs RR – May 15 2018 – Eden Gardens, Kolkata – KKR won by 6 wickets
Spinner Kuldeep Yadav picked up four wickets and was supported by pacers Andre Russell and P Krishna who bagged brace each to stop Rajasthan at 142. Kolkata made 145/4 in 18 overs to script an easy win in front thousands of cheering fans. Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik both remained present till the end to see off Rajasthan.
RR vs KKR – April 18 2018 – SMS Stadium, Jaipur – KKR won by 7 wickets
Darcy Short and Ajinkya Rahane got Rajasthan off to a good start but they failed to capitalize on it with the middle order getting blown away by the likes of Nitish Rana and Tom Curran. They finally set Kolkata a target of 161 runs for the victory which they were able to achieve with seven wickets to spare.
RR vs KKR – May 16 2015 – Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai – RR won by 9 runs
A hundred by Australian all-rounder Shane Watson propelled Rajasthan Royals to 199/6 leaving Kolkata with a mountain to climb on a relatively flat Brabourne wicket. They came perilously close to winning the contest with Yusuf Pathan leading the assault with 44. They fell short of 9 runs but for large parts of the game, it was an even contest. IPL 2019 Playoffs Schedule: Time Table, Date and Venue of IPL 12 Qualifiers and Eliminator.
Kolkata will have to find a way to break the losing streak and a sixth straight loss is incomprehensible for them. While for Rajasthan, their campaign has failed to take off so the only part they can play at the moment is spoiling other’s party.