The IPL tournament which can also be called a Vacation plan for everyone and the next match we are going to see is Rajasthan Royals are supposed to face Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium int he pink city Jaipur. It will be a clash of the Kings and the Royals.
Today’s match prediction for RR vs KKR is as followed:-
Toss Predictions for RR vs KKR:
The Pitch report for Sawai Mansingh Stadium is that the weather is humid and makes the pitch dry and it slows the runs, the average batting score in IPL is 156 and one would opt to bowl first to chase quickly.
If RR bats first (predicted score 140-155)
Royals having the potential in their batting line-up till Krishnappa Gowtham who had proved to be a great finisher last season, the main strength of Royals batting unit is Jos Buttler who was their highest run scorer last season will also be the one to take the charge right from the front, also key batsmen like Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi and Sanju Samson will add runs to the board in the middle-order.
If KKR bats first (predicted score 140-160)
Knight Riders will be depended much on Dinesh Karthik as you need someone to play very calm innings and not giving away his wicket easily, Karthik and Gill are capable of playing spin in the middle overs and also can strike side by side. We predict Dinesh Karthik to score 30+ score.
Team News for RR vs KKR:
Rajasthan Royals:- There will be a question about Steven Smith leading the die or Ajinkya Rahane may continue? Smith coming back would lift the team’s confidence as they were knocked out from eliminator last season and this year will aim to come back and take the trophy for the second time. Buttler, Stokes, Archer would be the favourite overseas players to be played regularly in the squad. Samson, Tripathi and Vohra can be options to be played in the middle-order. Rajasthan has plenty of good options to execute.
Rajasthan predicted playing XI:-
Rahane, Buttler, Samson, Smith, Tripathi, Stokes, Binny, Gowtham, Archer, Unadkat, Gopal.
Top 3 Key Players’s for RR:
Jos Buttler; If this man gets going on the early of the innings then RR have a great chance of winning the game. His 360 degree style of playing is difficult for the bowlers to judge where they have to play the bowl. If he scores in the first 6 overs RR have nothing to worry.
Ben Stokes: The other English man and key player to the RR side. His contribution to the side has been equal with the bat and the bowl as well. He could be that player to finish the innings and win big games. It be very exciting to see the player battle between him and Dre Russ!
Jofra Archer: Yes the 3rd Key player to the side is also an oversea player. He is having the best economy in this years IPL season and he would be the best bowler to take down the wickets and also to slow down the run rate.
Kolkatta Knight Riders:- Joe Denly can be called to play against Royals as he would be a bowling option for Dinesh Karthik after 6 overs, Narine will produce his off-breaks to control runs. The key batsmen will be Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik. Knight Riders have managed to defend an average total against Royals in the eliminator last year and the battle will continue here.
KKR predicted playing XI:-
Lynn, Uthappa, Rana, Gill, Karthik, Russell, Narine, Kuldeep, Chavla, Prasidh, Ferguson.
Top Players in the Playing XI;
Andre Russell: Hands down to the only player who has been winning games for the KKR team is none othher than Andre Russell. He has been the match winning player and the most valuable to this season yet. With his amazing striking of the bowl out of the stadium, he has become the biggest threat as an individual player to all the teams.
Key Player Battles for RR vs KKR:-
Rahane vs Karthik
The skippers will clash with each other for getting their team 2 points, also their respective performances will vary. Rahane in the top order for Royals will produce starting runs whereas Karthik will shape the Knight Riders innings in the middle-order. Karthik played a comfortable 52 runs knock in last year’s eliminator against Royals which helped his team win the match. We predict Karthik to score more runs.
Head to Head:-
Our Todays ipl Match Prediction for RR vs RCB:-
The ipl match predictions would be with Royals as they have that squad which can turn Knight Riders side into the losing side, if Karthik or Russell goes down Royals have their victory there only all they have to control these two. Royals batting unit is very powerful and can score against Kolkata bowlers. Our match Predictions goes with Rajasthan Royals.
So this was our Match Predictions, what is your match prediction for RR vs KKR?
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