IPL 2022 League Edition Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Match Details, Team News, Pitch Report, and the Match Prediction

May 2, 2022

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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won some opening matches of IPL 2022 but had lost five matches in a row. Now they have played nine matches with just three wins to their name. They have lost six matches and are holding the eighth position on the points table. They were beaten by Delhi Capitals (DC) in the most recent match. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals (RR) had been good in IPL 2022 till now. They also had played a total of nine matches with six wins to their name. They have lost just three matches and are holding the third position on the table. They had lost their previous match against the worst performing team of IPL 2022, Mumbai Indians (MI). Kolkata is struggling for the last few matches and this will be a golden chance for RR to register some extra points on the table.


We do not doubt that the batting order of KKR is strong and experienced in IPL 2022 and they were also good in some opening matches but they had lost the momentum since some last matches. The most recent match against DC is a key witness of it. Aaron Finch, Venkatesh Iyer, and Shreyas Iyer are handling the top batting order of Kolkata but these all batters had not provided a good start to the middle batting order. Indrajith, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, and Andre Russell are taking care of the middle batting order of KKR. Nitish Rana was the highest run-scorer in the previous match against Delhi with 57 runs to his name in 34 balls with the help of three boundaries and four huge sixes. Shreyas Iyer also performed well with the bat and scored 47 runs on 37 balls while he smashed four boundaries during his inning. Rinku Singh scored 23 runs while no other batters from the side of KKR could even enter into a double-figure.

Almost five batters of KKR could not even open the account on the scoreboard. Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, and Harshit Rana were the batters who got out on the golden duck. The bowling department of Kolkata had been good in IPL 2022. They have many options for bowling. They used eight bowlers in the previous match. Venkatesh Iyer, Umesh Yadav, Harshit Rana, Tim Southee, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, and Shreyas Iyer were used as bowlers in the previous match against DC. Umesh Yadav was the most successful bowler who picked three wickets in four overs against 24 runs. Harshit Rana and Sunil Narine picked one wicket each while no other bowler could manage to pick any wicket. We don’t think that the management of KKR needs to make some changes in the bowling department but they have to make some key changes in the batting order and should test their bench strength in this match. They still have chances to qualify for the playoffs and for that, they need to give an extraordinary performance in almost all remaining matches.


RR had been good in IPL 2022 but could not score a big total in the previous match against Mumbai. The batting order of Rajasthan had performed well in almost all previous matches. Jos Buttler and Devdutt Padikkal are opening the batting innings for RR and have provided a good start in almost every match of IPL 2022. Sanju Samson, Daryl Mitchell, Shimron Hetmyer, and Riyan Parag are handling the middle and lower batting order. Jos Buttler was the most successful batter in the previous match who scored 67 runs on 52 balls with the help of five boundaries and four huge sixes. R Ashwin also performed well and scored 21 runs on just nine balls. Padikkal, Sanju Smason, Hetmyer, and Daryl Mitchell are the big names of T20 cricket and can perform well in this match. We are sure that if just one more batter of the above-mentioned batter may score more than fifty runs, RR will put a huge total on the board which the batting order of KKR may not chase.

The batting order of Rajasthan is strong and we don’t think that they need to change it but we have some issues with the bowling department which is not performing well since a couple of previous matches. We are not saying that the bowling department of RR is weak. They have the bowlers like Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Ravichandran Ashwin, Daryl Mitchell, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Kuldeep Sen but could not defend the target of 159 runs in the previous match against MI. Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Sen, and Yuzvendra Chahal picked one wicket each while Daryl Mitchell was the only bowler in the previous match who could not pick any wicket. The batting and bowling departments of Rajasthan are doing well in IPL 2022 and we don’t think that the management of RR needs to make some major changes in the playing eleven for this match.


Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: May 2, 7:30 PM IST


The toss is going to play an important part in the result of every match of IPL 2022 as we had observed in the previous matches. According to toss prediction, the team who will win the toss will elect to field first as defending had been difficult in the most recent matches of IPL.


The 47th match of IPL T20, 2022 is going to be held at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. We had observed in the previous matches played here that the pitch here at this venue is good for batting in early overs. The track has a good amount of pace and bounce which allows the batsmen to score good cricketing shots but this ground also has big boundaries which can be a plus point for the bowlers. A score of 190 plus seems to be a par score.


The weather forecast for Mumbai is good for this cricket match. There are almost no chances of rain in the region and we are hopeful that we will have a full match to enjoy.


Kolkata Knight Riders is overall a strong team when we compare it with Rajasthan Royals. They have the best players in the t20 format of cricket. The batting order of this team is also strong and some well-known hitters of the t20 format are part of the squad of this team, so the winning chances of today’s match for Kolkata Knight Riders have been increased. The equation of who will win today’s cricket match prediction and who will win the cricket match today is mentioned as under.

Kolkata Knight Riders have a 54% chance to win this match.

Rajasthan Royals have a 46% chance to win this match.

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