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IPL 2023: KKR v RR – Match Preview, Head to Head, Probable Playing XI, Pitch Report

Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals will play the must-win game against each other on May 11.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals

Kolkata Knight Riders will host Rajasthan Royals in the 56th game of the ongoing IPL 2023 on May 11. Talking about both teams, the home team is coming off two back-to-back wins and has kept themselves alive in the playoffs race. On the other hand, the 2008 winners have lost three back-to-back games and is now in need of as many wins to qualify for the top four clashes.

Head to Head

Talking about the Head to Head, both teams have played 27 games, with KKR winning 14 while RR winning 12. One game ended with no result. However, talking about their clashes at Eden Gardens, the Royals won only one game, and that too in 2008. Since then, they have played seven games at the venue and won none. The Pink Brigade would like to change the pattern. On the other hand, the two-time winners would like to keep their winning momentum going.

Probable Playing XI

Kolkata Knight Riders: Jason Roy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Suyash Sharma, Umesh Yadav

Impact Subs: Venkatesh Iyer, Anukul Roy, David Weise, Narayan Jagadeesan, Kulwant Khejroliya

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c and wk), Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Abdul Basith, Devdutt Padikkal, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravichandran Ashwin

Impact Subs: Adam Zampa, Obed McCoy, Riyan Parag, Kunal Singh Rathore, Murugan Ashwin

Pitch Report

The wicket in the KKR vs Punjab Kings game saw spinners getting some assistance in the wicket, especially in the first innings. The Kings didn’t have enough spinners which is why they couldn’t make the most of the conditions. Both teams, KKR and RR would look to bat first after winning the toss.

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