Rajasthan Royal (RR) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will play the 15th match of Indian Premier League – IPL 2018 on 18th April 2018 at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. Matchday will see a high temperature as 40ºC but the temperature will drop to 30ºC during match hours. This will be the second match of the season at Jaipur; the first match was rain-curtailed while this match will not have any rain forecasted.
IPL 2018 Match 15 RR vs KKR Pitch Report
The Jaipur pitch has a bit of green grass and the wicket has got hardness; green grass will help the ball to carry through. Pace bowler will get movement of the pitch. In the last match, Trent Boult was getting movement and the pitch was helping him. Where the bowlers are pitching the ball will be crucial at this wicket.
IPL 2018 Match 15 RR vs KKR Team News
Rajasthan Royals are coming after winning back to back two matches and are 5th on the points table with four points in three matches (2 wins and 1 loss). On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders are also with four points and are second on the points table in their four matches (2 win and 2 losses).
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Team News
After scoring 217/4 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last match and defending it; Rajasthan Royals are not likely to make any changes in their team.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Team News
Kolkata Knight Riders will also unlikely to make changes in their playing XI after winning with the same team against Delhi Daredevils.
IPL 2018 Match 15 RR vs KKR Head to Head
Rajasthan Royal and Kolkata Knight Riders have 15 encounters in Indian Premier League (IPL); out of which 9 are won by Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders have only won 6 matches. At Jaipur, both teams have played 4 matches; Rajasthan Royals won 3 matches and Kolkata Knight Riders won only 1 match. Also at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur Rajasthan Royals have not been defeated in their last 9 games.
|Total||RR Won||KKR Won|
|At Sawai Mansingh Stadium|
IPL 2018 Match 15 RR vs KKR Match Prediction
Both Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders are struggling with one of their openers; D Arcy Short for RR and Chris Lynn for KKR. Teams are more dependent on their middle order. Both teams have depth in their batting with hard-hitting batsmen at the bottom. The real nettle will be fought by the bowlers.
Our Prediction for IPL 2018 Match 15 RR vs KKR Who Will Win?
Our match prediction for RR vs KKR is that Rajasthan Royals as they have the stronghold at their home ground and have not lost last nine matches at Sawai Mansingh Stadium and also they have won 9 out of 15 matches against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Match Details: IPL 2018 Match 15 RR vs KKR
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Date: 18th April, 2018
Time: 8:00 pm (IST)
Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Result: Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 Wickets
Playing XI for RR: Ajinkya Rahane(c), D Arcy Short, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Jos Buttler(w), Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin.
Playing XI for KKR: Chirs Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Shubham Gill, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawala, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Tom Curran.