VIVO IPL 2019 Match 43 KKR vs RR Match Preview, Head to Head and Trivia


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VIVO IPL 2019 Match 43 KKR vs RR Match Preview, Head to Head and Trivia

Match Details: IPL 2019 Match 43 KKR vs RR

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date: 25 April 2019
Time: 8:00 pm (IST)


Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) will play the 43rd match of the Indian Premier League - IPL 2019 on 25th April 2019 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

As far as weather is concerned it will hot and humid day; with temperature touching 37°C during the day. During match hours temperature will be below 30°C but humidity will be touching 80%.

IPL 2019 Match 43 KKR vs RR Pitch Report

This is probably one of the smallest grounds in IPL 2019. Most pace and bounce that you get in the entire country. 9.2 runs an over is the average score on this pitch this season. Expect lots of runs; set for some good new ball bowling and then some big hitting. The seamers can bowl around the good length area to make the most out of the conditions. It's a well-grassed track, hence there shouldn't be much spin on offer.


IPL 2019 Match 43 KKR vs RR Team News

Kolkata Knight Riders are 6th on the points table with 8 points in 10 matches; 4 wins and 6 loss. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals are last on the points table with 6 points in 10 matches; 3 wins 7 loss.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Team News

Kolkata Knight Riders will be making a couple of changes, bringing Kuldeep Yadav and Prasidh Krishna in place of KC Cariappa and Harry Gurney.

Probable Playing XI for KKR: Dinesh Karthik (c &wk), Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Y Prithviraj, Kuldeep Yadav,  Prasidh Krishna.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) Team News

Rajasthan Royals would be bringing Liam Livingstone in place of Ashton Turner who had 5 ducks in this season including 3 golden duck.

Probable Playing XI for RR: Steve Smith (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson (wk), Ben Stokes, Ashton Turner, Stuart Binny, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni.

IPL 2019 Match 43 KKR vs RR Head to Head

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) have played 19 matches against each other in Indian Premier League (IPL) and the other one match abandoned due to rain. Out of 19 matches, Rajasthan Royals have won 9 matches and remaining 10 matches was won by Kolkata Knight Riders.

Interestingly, twice the match between KKR and RR was ended in super over; both times Rajasthan Royals clinched it. Once in super over also they ended in a tie, but Rajasthan Royals won it by the boundary count.

In last season (IPL 2018), Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals have played thrice against each other and Kolkata Knight Riders won all the three matches including one in Eliminator. In the only match in IPL 2019, Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets.

Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals have played 7 matches against each other at Eden Gardens, Kolkata; out of the 7 matches Kolkata Knight Riders won 6 matches and Rajasthan Royals have only won 1 match. The Rajasthan Royals’ only win at the Eden Gardens in their very first visit to the venue – on 20 May 2008.

Check: RR vs KKR Head to Head: KKR vs RR Head to Head IPL Records: IPL 2019
Total KKR Won RR Won
In IPL 199 10
At Eden Gardens
Kolkata
7 6 1

IPL 2019 Match 43 KKR vs RR Trivia

  • The Rajasthan Royals’ only win at the Eden Gardens in their very first visit to the venue – on 20 May 2008.
  • The Kolkata Knight Riders have lost a total of 60 wickets so far this season while they themselves have picked up only 35 wickets. The difference factor of 25 – between wickets lost and wickets taken – is the biggest among all teams.
  • The Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals both have a poor record when they’ve batted first this season. Kolkata Knight Riders have a 1-5 win-loss record and when they’ve batted first they are 3-0 in run-chases. While the  Rajasthan Royals are the only team to have not won a match batting first this season and are winless in the four matches when they’ve had the opportunity of setting a target; won 3 of the 6 matches when batted second.