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Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, IPL 2024

Rajasthan Royals will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the 70th match of the IPL 2024. The game will be played at the Barsapara Cricket Ground in Guwahati and will start at 7:30 PM IST on May 19.

RR and KKR have already qualified for the playoffs but there is still plenty at stake, especially for RR. The Sanju Samson-led side has lost the last four games and there is a chance they might lose out on a top 2 finish if they suffer another defeat.

RR thus need to ensure they beat KKR as it will secure their top 2 finish. If RR lose and SRH win their last game, RR will slip to third and will play the Eliminator. However, they would like to feature in Qualifier 1 as it will give them an extra shot at the final berth should they lose the Qualifier 1. 

Meanwhile, KKR have been outstanding and will finish the league stage as table toppers for the first time in IPL history. They are confirmed of a top two finish and thus a berth in Qualifier 1.

Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders T20 Live Streaming

TV channels: In India, RR vs KKR match will be available on Star Network. The match will also be available on Sky Sports (UK), Fox Sports (Australia), Sky Sport NZ (New Zealand), SuperSport (South Africa) and Willow TV (USA)

IPL 2024 Live Streaming: RR vs KKR fixture will be live-streamed on Jio Cinema in India. In Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal, the matches can be watched live on Yupp TV. Other channels where the match will be streamed live are Willow, Foxtel Go and Kayo.

RR vs KKR Match Toss Prediction

Toss will be key as teams chasing have a big advantage due to small grounds and impact player rule. Captain winning the toss should chase again.

RR vs KKR Pitch Report

RR could score only 144-9 in their previous game against PBKS at the Barsapara Stadium. There was turn on offer for the spinners. If the wicket plays the same way, it could be hard going for the batters again. A score of 180 should be par.

Guwahati Weather Report

There is over 50 per cent chance of rain on the match day. The humidity will be 73 per cent while he temperature will be in high 20s.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Indian Premier League 2024

RR Team News & Playing 11

RR Team News

Rajasthan Royals played Tom Kohler-Cadmore in Jos Buttler’s absence but he struggled a lot. RR could get Shimron Hetmyer back in the playing XI, replacing Cadmore. If Hetmyer is not available due to injury, Donovan Ferreria can be used. 

RR Key Players

  • Sanju Samson- Sanju Samson has been outstanding for RR in IPL 2024 season. He has delivered his best performance in IPL in terms of runs this year, with 504 runs in 13 games. Samson would love to make it a special IPL by winning the title and for that he needs to keep form and continue scoring runs for the team.
  • Riyan Parag- Parag has been equally outstanding. He is the leading run scorer for Rajasthan Royals this season, with 531 runs to his name. Coming in at tough situations, Parag has scored crucial runs for the team and bailed them out of trouble and put the team on brink of a win.
  • Trent Boult- Boult has not taken many wickets this season but his experience and skills will be vital for RR. Also, he has done well with the new ball and if he can knock out a few top order batters for KKR, RR will be on top in the match.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal- Yuzvendra Chahal will be vital for RR. He has enjoyed a great run with the ball this year, taking 17 wickets. Every time Samson has needed a wicket, he has turned to Chahal and he has not disappointed.

RR Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Nandre Burger, Tanush Kotian, Keshav Maharaj, Kuldeep Sen, Tom Kohler-Cadmore

RR could use Cadmore as an impact player if they want to give him another shot but that is unlikely. They will mostly use a bowler, probably Keshav Maharaj as impact player in next game.

RR Team Form

RR played excellent cricket throughout the season but lost a few close game recently. The team is winless in last four games.

RR Predicted Playing 11

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Rovman Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal

KKR Team News & Playing 11

KKR Team News

KKR will miss the services of Phil Salt who has left for the UK. He should be replaced by Rahmanullah Gurbaz. KKR won’t be keen on making too many changes in the winning combination even though they have secured a top two finish.

KKR Key Players

  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz- Gurbaz was kept out of the playing XI as Phil Salt performed well for the side. However, with Salt gone, Gurbaz has a chance to prove his mettle. He is also an equally destructive batter and can decimate a bowling attack.
  • Sunil Narine- Sunil Narine has played a massive role in KKR’s juggernaut this season. He has scored 461 runs in the tournament and took 15 wickets at a remarkable economy of less than seven.
  • Andre Russell – Andre Russell has also been significant to KKR’s outstanding run this season. Russell has delivered exceptional show with the bat as well as the ball, scoring 222 runs and taking 15 wickets.
  • Varun Chakravarthy – Varun Chakravarthy is the highest wicket-taker for KKR this season. He has spun the web around opposition teams and accounted for 18 wickets at an economy of 8.3.

KKR Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Angkrish Raghuwanshi, Suyash Sharma, Manish Pandey, Ankul Roy, Vaibhav Arora

Angkrish Raghuvanshi can be used if KKR need a better else Vaibhav Arora should be a good option as bowling Impact player.

KKR Team Form

KKR were outstanding in the league stage and won nine out of the 13 games. They will end the league stage as table toppers for the first time in history.

KKR Predicted Playing 11

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

RR vs KKR Head to Head

There is very little to choose from teams in terms of head to head as both RR and KKR have won 14 games.

RR vs KKR Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played RR Won KKR Won Tie NR
Overall 28 14 14 0 0
Last 5 5 3 2 0 0

RR vs KKR Betting Odds

RR are being deemed as favourites for the upcoming clash. They are the hosts for the match thus are getting slightly better odds. 

Who will win Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders T20 Match?

We suggest backing RR to win. RR have already played a game at this venue and that will be a big advantage to RR going into the clash against KKR, who have mostly played their matches on batting friendly surfaces.

🏆 RR vs KKR Prediction

Rajasthan Royals have lost the last four games on the trot and it does come as a surprise because they have a very strong team at disposal. The Royals have already played a game in Guwahati and their familiarity with the conditions should be a big boost for RR ahead of the game against KKR. The match is between two equal teams and there is very little to choose in terms of better team on paper. We are backing RR to win the game.

Rajasthan Royals to beat Kolkata Knight Riders

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