Match Details: IPL 2019 Match 43 KKR vs RR
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date: 25 April 2019
Time: 8:00 pm (IST)
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.
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 Match Prediction
IPL 2019 Match 43 KKR vs RR Toss Prediction
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. So toss-winning captain would like to bowl first.
IPL 2019 Match 43 KKR vs RR Score Prediction
This is probably one of the smallest grounds in IPL 2019, 9.2 runs an over is the average score on this pitch this season. The average first innings score at Eden Gardens is 175 and average first innings score this season is 190. Anything above 190 will be a good score.
|Batting First||Predicted Score|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||195+|
Our Prediction for IPL 2019 Match 43 KKR vs RR Who Will Win?
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 are coming with 5 loss in a row. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals are coming with a loss; they have won 2 matches of the last four played.
The Kolkata Knight Riders were table-toppers a week into April, but two weeks later they have slipped to number six in the eight-team table. KKR started the season strongly registering four wins in their first five matches but have now lost three in a row – including their last two fixtures at home. The Knight Riders have issues to address – both with their batting and bowling.
Both teams are in do are die situation, the Kolkata Knight Riders are still in with a chance of making the playoffs; for that, they need to win all their remaining four matches. On the other hand, despite their poor start to the season, the Rajasthan Royals are still in with a chance of making the playoffs; for that, they need to win all their remaining four matches and also need some of the other results to go their way if they are to get to the playoffs.
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.
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.
|Kolkata Knight Riders||49%||53%|
In our prediction, Kolkata Knight Riders are likely to win this match.