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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Predictions & Tips - Salt to roast Royals attack

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  • Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals tips for Tuesday’s IPL group clash 
  • Salt scored 89* off 47 balls in the win over the Super Giants
  • Can the Royals extend their lead at the top of the table?
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Phil Salt smashes one through mid-off against RCB. (credit: Idrees Mohammed / Getty Images)

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Preview


The Knight Riders will be looking to close the gap at the top of the table with the Royals after matching their results match for match for the past five matches. The Royals are one win ahead of the Knight Riders, but they have played one extra match.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Preview
  • Head-to-Head
  • Kolkata Knight Riders Form
  • Kolkata Knight Riders Team News
  • Rajasthan Royals Form
  • Rajasthan Royals Team News

  • Kolkata Knight Riders’ Phil Salt has scored 54, 30 & 89* in his last 5 innings.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders’ Sunil Narine has scored 47, 85 & 27 in his last 4 innings.
  • Rajasthan Royals’ Riyan Parag has scored 84*, 54*, 76 & 23 in his last 5 innings.
  • Rajasthan Royals’ Sanju Samson has scored 69 & 68* in his last 3 innings.

Head-to-Head


The Royals have won three of the last five matches between the two sides, with the Knight Riders winning the other two matches.

Kolkata Knight Riders Form


The Knight Riders bounced back from their loss to the Super Kings by beating the Super Giants by eight wickets.

The Super Giants scored 161/7 off their 20 overs, Mitchell Starc returning the superb figures of 3/28 (econ 7.00) for the Knight Riders.

Phil Salt scored a savage 89* off 47 balls (14 fours, three sixes) as the Knight Riders raced to the win off 15.4 overs. 

Kolkata Knight Riders Team News


There are no injury reports from the Kolkata Knight Riders squad.

Rajasthan Royals Form


After winning their first four matches of the season, the Royals lost to the Titans off the last ball of the match before bouncing back with a three-wicket win over the Punjab Kings. 

Trent Boult (1/22, econ 5.50), Avesh Khan (2/34) and Keshav Maharaj (2/23, econ 5.75) bowled superbly to restrict the Kings to 147/8 off 20 overs. 

Yashasvi Jaiswal (39 off 28) got the Royals' chase off to a good start, but it was thanks to a late rally from Shimron Hetmyer (27* off 10 balls) that they hit their target with one ball to spare.

Rajasthan Royals Team News


The Royals are in good form and are unlikely to make any changes to their team.

Verdict

I am backing Kolkata Knight Riders to win. I am also backing Phil Salt to top score for Kolkata Knight Riders.

Riyan Parag is a good bet to top score for the Rajasthan Royals.
     
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