In the 43rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019, it will be Rajasthan Royals (RR) clashing against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on April 25. With time running out for both the teams, it will be interesting to see which team comes out on the top as the match ends on Thursday. The contest will be played at the iconic Eden Gardens, and hence KKR will be looking to exploit the home conditions well. KKR vs RR Head-to-Head Record: Ahead of IPL 2019 Clash, Here Are Match Results of Last 5 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Encounters!
The last time the two teams met, it was a low-scoring match, which the Kolkata franchise won without even having Andre Russell to bat. Chasing a modest total of 140, KKR cruised past the total with more than six overs to spare and eight wickets in hand.
Both KKR and RR have struggled in this IPL so far. With little time for teams to regroup and make amends to their approach, it will be exciting for the fans to see which team hops on to the Playoffs’ bus eventually. As clock ticks away, we bring you a list of key players to watch out for in RR vs KKR, 43rd IPL 2019 match. Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Live Cricket Score 43th T20 Match.
The skipper of the Rajasthan Royals team, Ajinkya Rahane had a forgetful IPL season until he scored a scintillating century against Delhi Capitals. However, his ton went in vain as they lost the match. In Buttler’s absence, Rahane’s return to form is more than a relief for RR as they and he himself would be looking to make the most of his good nick tonight.
One of the most impactful players this IPL season, Andre Russell has delivered in almost all the matches he has played for KKR. Not just that, Russell has also emerged as the highest run-scorer for the franchise leaving behind heavyweights like Chris Lynn and Dinesh Karthik. With the Playoffs’ qualification spot on the line, the explosive all-rounder will be looking to take his side home, once again.
One of the underdogs of this IPL year is definitely Shreyas Gopal. Not many would have expected him to deliver the manner in which has for Rajasthan this season. Gopal has picked up 12 wickets in 10 matches at an impeccable average of 7.02. He has been successful in breaking partnerships, whenever his captain has thrown a ball to him. How he fares against KKR will be a key for RR.
The flamboyant left-hand batsman has been a reliable cog in KKR’s batting lineup for quite a long time now. Despite hot-and-cold performances this season, Nitish Rana has come through in tough situations when the chips are down. With the IPL 12 Playoffs’ spot hanging by a loose thread, Rana will have to contribute, and significantly, and soon, as there are very limited opportunities left for them.
Jofra Archer might have not delivered as per the expectations with his batting skills, but the young fast bowler has done justice to his bowling talent. In 10 matches he has played this season, Archer has picked 11 wickets and an impressive economy rate of 6.74. The numbers don’t do justice to his contribution, but the bowler has successfully dried up the flow of runs at one end.
The hosts, Kolkata Knight Riders, are on the sixth spot of the IPL 12 Points Table, after winning 8 points from 10 matches. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals are on the seventh spot of the IPL Points Table after winning 6 points from 10 matches too. Another loss here for them would virtually kick them out of the IPL 12 tournament.
Will KKR end their losing streak or will RR stay relevant in the tournament? Stay tuned with us for all the latest updates and news about Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019.