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Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Predictions & Tips - Iyer to lead Knight Riders into playoffs in style

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Last updated: 17 May 2024
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Venkatesh Iyer reverse-sweeps against Delhi Capitals. (credit: Dibyangshu Sarkar / Getty Images)

Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Preview


The Knight Riders are in great form, winning their last four games on the bounce. The Royals have imploded, losing their last four matches and they are now without star batter Jos Buttler. This should be a comfortable win for the Knight Riders. 
  • Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Preview
  • Head-to-Head
  • Rajasthan Royals Form
  • Rajasthan Royals Team News
  • Kolkata Knight Riders Form
  • Kolkata Knight Riders Team News

  • Kolkata Knight Riders’ Venkatesh Iyer has scored 39, 26*, 70 & 42 in his last 4 innings.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders’ Phil Salt has scored 75, 68 & 32 in his last 5 innings.
  • Rajasthan Royals’ Riyan Parag has scored 77, 27, 47* & 48 in his last 4 innings.
  • Rajasthan Royals’ Sanju Samson has scored 71* & 86 in his last 5 innings.

Head-to-Head


The Royals have won three of their last four games against the Knight Riders. They won the group match in mid-April by two wickets off the last ball of the match.

Rajasthan Royals Form


The Royals started the season with eight wins from their first nine matches. Since then they have lost all four of their last matches. 

Their last match saw them lose to the Punjab Kings by five wickets with seven balls in hand. The Royals were restricted to 144/9 off their 20 overs, Riyan Parag top-scoring with 48 off 34 balls.

The Kings raced to the win with seven balls to spare, despite good bowling from Avesh Khan (2/28) and Yuzvendra Chahal (2/31).

Rajasthan Royals Team News


The Royals are struggling to play competitive cricket and need to improve their batting and bowling before they hit the playoffs.

Kolkata Knight Riders Form


The Knight Riders have claimed top spot on the IPL table after winning their last four matches on the bounce. Their last match was rained-off, but their previous match saw them beat the Mumbai Indians by 18 runs.

The Knight Riders hit 157/7 off their rain-reduced 16 overs, Venkatesh Iyer top-scoring with 42 off 21 balls.

Varun Chakravarthy starred with the ball, returning figures of 2/17 (econ 4.25), as Mumbai struggled to 139/8 off their 16 overs.

Kolkata Knight Riders Team News


Kolkata Knight Riders are in superb form and are unlikely to make any changes to their team.

Verdict

I am backing Kolkata Knight Riders to win. I am also backing Venkatesh Iyer to top score for Kolkata Knight Riders.

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