Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2024 prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss

  • Match Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win
  • Toss prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win the toss and field first

Here is our RR vs KKR prediction for the final group fixture, that is the 70th match of the Indian Premier League between Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders. The two will lock horns at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on Sunday, May 19. 

Keep reading on for our detailed RR vs KKR predictions ahead of this match.

  • Date and time: May 19, 7:30 PM IST
  • Venue: Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati

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Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders match preview

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals had an outstanding first half of IPL 2024 before losing their momentum with four straight losses coming into this game. They have 16 points to their credit and a win here will guarantee them a spot in Qualifier 1. The Sanju Samson-led side is coming off a five-wicket loss against Punjab Kings. 

Batting first, RR batters struggled to time the ball and were reduced to 42/3 in 7.2 overs. Riyan Parag scored 48 in 34 deliveries while Ravichandran Ashwin made 28 off 19 but the rest of them had a tough time as they posted only 144. Avesh Khan bagged two scalps early to have PBKS reeling at 48/4 but Rajasthan could not keep up the pressure. 

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

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders have secured the top spot on the table with 19 points, having won nine games and lost three. They will look at this game as a preparation for Qualifier 1. KKR's previous game was washed out while before that, they defeated Mumbai Indians by 18 runs. 

In a 16-over match reduced by rain, KKR batted first and posted 157 on the back of Venkatesh Iyer’s 42 off 21 and Nitish Rana's 33 in 23 deliveries. Defending the target, Varun Chakravarthy produced an outstanding spell of 2 for 17 in his four overs while Harshit Rana and Andre Russell also struck twice each. 

KKR possible XI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Sunil Narine, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy

Pitch and expected weather conditions

Barsapara Cricket Stadium has hosted six T20 matches till date and the pitches have usually been batting friendly. The last game played here, however, saw a slow-paced pitch. Overall, the average first innings score at this ground reads 186. Expect a balanced pitch for this game on Sunday night. 

The weather for this looks tricky as Guwahati is expected to be mostly cloudy on Sunday evening. Rain might play some role with a 25% chance of precipitation. The temperature is likely to range between 25-29 degree Celsius.

RR vs KKR Dream11 prediction

Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders
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Our RR vs KKR Dream11 prediction for this match

  • Wicketkeeper(s): Sanju Samson 
  • Batter(s): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shreyas Iyer 
  • All-rounder(s): Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin 
  • Bowler(s): Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Varun Chakravarthy, Harshit Rana 
  • Recommended captain: Sunil Narine 
  • Recommended vice-captain: Sanju Samson 

Here in this RR vs KKR match prediction, let's discuss why we picked the above XI for the Dream11 contest. Given how the pitch behaved in the previous game, we have opted to go with more all-rounders and bowlers. 

Among wicket-keepers, we have picked Sanju Samson who has been one of the best batters in the competition. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shreyas Iyer haven't been at their best with the bat but could make an impact in this game.

In the all-rounders section, Sunil Narine is a must pick. Andre Russell has done a great job with the ball and has been decent with the bat. Riyan Parag has been excellent with the bat for Rajasthan while Ravichandran Ashwin could be key in this game. 

Moving on to the specialist bowlers, Trent Boult and Yuzvendra Chahal haven't been as effective in the last few games but should be backed to come good. For KKR, Varun Chakravarthy and Harshit Rana have been terrific. 

As for the captaincy pick, Sunil Narine is the most popular choice, having scored 461 runs at a strike rate of 182 while picking 15 wickets with the ball. For VC, we have opted to go with Sanju Samson, who has made 504 runs in the season at 56 average and 156 strike rate. 

Match prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win

Looking at the head to head record, there is nothing to separate the two teams with both Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals winning 14 games each. As for this season, KKR have been in much better form while RR have lost their momentum. KKR have an in-form batting line-up and their spinners have been at their best. Our match prediction is for Kolkata Knight Riders to win. 

Toss prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win the toss and field first

Barsapara Cricket Stadium has been a host to six games in T20 cricket with the team batting first and second winning three games each. Only one game has been played here this season and teams are likely to prefer chasing as assessing the pitch while batting first could be difficult. Our toss prediction is that Rajasthan Royals will win the toss and opt to field first. 

Man of the match prediction: Varun Chakravarthy 

Varun Chakravarthy had a couple of lean years but has returned to his best in the ongoing tournament. The KKR spinner has taken 18 wickets from 12 games this season at an economy of 8.33 and strike rate of 14.66. Varun has picked 10 wickets in the last four games and will be a key figure in this battle against Rajasthan Royals. 

Betting Odds

  • Rajasthan Royals: 2.00 (PARIMATCH)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 1.79 (PARIMATCH)

The bookmakers have placed Kolkata Knight Riders as favourites to win this game. KKR are in great form and have the odds of 1.79 whereas RR have higher odds of 2.00 to win this match. 


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