IPL 2024, RR vs KKR: Probable Playing XI, Match Preview, Head to Head Record | Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders

May 18, 2024

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Rajasthan Royals (RR) will face off against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Sunday (May 19) at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Assam in the final group stage match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. This encounter will be crucial for both teams as they will aim to maintain their dominance at the top of the points table.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) Overview:

Despite getting off to a flying start in IPL 2024, RR seems to have lost their form recently. The Sanju Samson-led side has suffered four consecutive defeats, putting them in a challenging position as they approach the final group stage match. However, they remain determined to get back to winning ways and secure a top-two finish. This crucial match against KKR presents an opportunity for the Royals to regain their momentum, solidify their playoff position, and aim for the advantageous top-two spot in the standings.

RR vs KKR: Head-to-Head Records:

RR and KKR have faced each other 29 times since the inception of the IPL in 2008.
RR have emerged victorious in 14 matches, similarly, KKR have just won 14 times too.
Out of their five previous encounters, RR have emerged victorious on four occasions, while KKR have tasted success only once against of their formidable opponents.
This will be the first time both side facing each other in Guwahati.

RR’s probable playing XI for the IPL 2024 game against KKR:

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Tom Kohler-Cadmore
Sanju Samson (C & WK)
Riyan Parag
Dhruv Jurel
Shubham Dubey
Rovman Powell
Ravichandran Ashwin
Trent Boult
Avesh Khan
Yuzvendra Chahal

A closure look:

RR team is blend of explosive batting, steady all-rounders, and a potent bowling attack. Jaiswal will open the innings, looking to provide a solid start alongside Tom Kohler, who brings international experience and firepower at the top. Samson, the captain and wicketkeeper, will anchor the middle order, aiming to guide the team with his leadership and batting skills.
Parag and Jurel will add depth to the batting lineup, while Dubey and Powell bring in their all-round capabilities to stabilize and accelerate the innings as needed. Ashwin, with his vast experience, will contribute both with the bat and ball, providing strategic advantage in crucial moments.
The bowling attack will be spearheaded by Boult, known for his swing and accuracy, and Khan, who brings pace and aggression. Chahal, the skilled leg-spinner, will be key in the middle overs, aiming to restrict the opposition and take vital wickets

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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Overview:

KKR, currently at the top of the standings in IPL 2024, have been in exceptional form throughout the tournament. With four consecutive wins under their belt and their previous game against Gujarat Titans (GT) abandoned due to rain, KKR have shown remarkable consistency and resilience. As they prepare to face RR in the final group stage match, KKR will aim to continue their winning streak and solidify their position at the summit of the standings.

KKR’s probable playing XI for the IPL 2024 game against RR:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)
Sunil Narine
Venkatesh Iyer
Shreyas Iyer (c)
Nitish Rana
Andre Russell
Rinku Singh
Ramandeep Singh
Mitchell Starc
Harshit Rana
Varun Chakravarthy

A closure look:

KKR’s lineup for their upcoming match is formidable and well-balanced. Gurbaz will handle the wicketkeeping duties and provide a strong start at the top of the order. Narine, known for his all-round capabilities, will follow, offering both batting prowess and spin bowling.
Venkatesh will add depth to the batting lineup. Shreyas, the captain, will lead from the front with his experience and tactical acumen. Nitish and Russell, both powerful hitters, will be key in the middle order, with Russell also contributing as an all-rounder. Rinku and Ramandeep will provide further batting strength.
The bowling attack will be spearheaded by Starc, bringing pace and aggression, supported by Harshit and the spin wizard Chakravarthy. This lineup positions KKR strongly as they aim to continue their dominance and secure a top finish in the standings.

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