KKR VS RR Match prediction: KKR to win
KKR VS RR Toss prediction: KKR to win the toss and bowl first
With the points table stuck in a “Traffic Jam”, each point is priceless in the bid to make the playoffs. KKR has finally found form and looks dangerous in the competition's final stages. RR will want to continue the good work in this head to head contest with KKR and not bottle the lead that they had at the start of the competition. Let's discuss KKR vs RR prediction.
- KKR vs RR Date time: Thursday, May 11th, 19:30 IST
- KKR vs RR Venue: Eden Garden’s, Kolkata
- 1 KKR vs RR match preview
- 2 KKR vs RR Dream11 prediction
- 3 KKR vs RR Match Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win
KKR vs RR match preview
Kolkata Knight Riders
After looking down and out, the Kolkata Knight Riders have finally found some serious form going into the final stages of the competition. They seem to have found the best combination that works for them, and the form of the middle order clubbed with the form of Varun Chakravarthy has been the driving force for them. With 3 wins in the last 4 games, they will look to continue this form and try and make it into the playoffs. Jason Roy has seemed to blow life into the KKR batting order and has been revolutionary in how he has played in the competition so far. Roy could be the trump card in this KKR vs RR prediction. With all the good form and momentum, KKR will want to make the most of it.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 8, 2023
KKR possible 11: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana(c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy
After a strong start to the competition, the campaign has seemed to take a hit for the Rajasthan Royals. 4 losses in the last 5 games, and from comfortable qualification they seem to have complicated their road to the playoffs. Yashasvi Jaiswal has been superb and has been the pillar of this Rajasthan Royals team. The inconsistency of the batsmen around him has not helped. However, they will want to start fresh as soon as possible as, the middle of the points table is extremely crowded and they will not want to use the calculator come the end of the season.
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— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 9, 2023
RR possible 11: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w/c), Joe Root, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Murugan Ashwin, Sandeep Sharma, Kuldip Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
Pitch and expected weather conditions
The Eden Gardens has been superb for batting but has also shown help for the spinner as the pitch seems to dry down a bit. Ideally which is to be a slow track suiting the spinners, it has produced some high-scoring thrillers. However, with rain in the air, it will be a huge factor in deciding the outcome of the game.
It will be extremely humid, as it is an evening game it will get cooler as the match goes along.
KKR vs RR Dream11 prediction
Our KKR VS RR Dream11 prediction for this match:
- Wicket-keeper(s): Sanju Samson, Dhruv Jurel
- Batter(s): Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Jason Roy, Yashasvi Jaiswal
- All-rounder(s): Andre Russel, Ravi Ashwin
- Bowler(s): Varun Chakaravarthy, Vaibhav Arora, Yuzvendra Chahal
- Recommended captain: Andre Russel
- Recommended vice-captain: Varun Chakravarthy
At the business end of the tournament, where you expect all your players to fire on all cylinders, selecting just 11 for your Dream11 team becomes a huge task. But as the game goes on, you need to select each fantasy team keeping the form as well as the pitch under consideration.
The batsmen seemed to have quite a good time at the Eden Gardens. Saying that, the pitch has also offered a little bit to the pacers but mostly the spinners. Both teams are blessed with quality spinners and batsmen making the selection of the 11 solely on the form they come in with.
We recommend having Andre Russel as your Captain, as he has finally found form and will contribute to the ball. Varun Chakravarthy has been terrific for the Knight Riders in this competition. He has picked up crucial wickets and will play a huge role in this game. Hence he should be your pick for your Vice Captain.
KKR vs RR Match Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win
Kolkata Knight Riders have started to step up when it matters the most, and continuing to play at home, we feel they will carry on this momentum and make a run for the playoff spot. Rajasthan Royals have also not been in great form.
KKR vs RR Toss prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win the toss and bowl first.
With a possibility of rain, and the pitch being traditionally good for the spinner Kolkata Knight Riders will win the toss and decide to bowl first. They will want to chase down the target set for them, and with the lower-order batsmen in form, they will be extremely confident doing so.
Also read: Today toss prediction
KKR vs RR Man of the Match prediction: Jason Roy
Jason Roy has been fantastic for the Knight Riders ever since he joined the squad mid-season. He has put in some impressive performances and we feel he is due for a match-winning contribution for the Kolkata Knight Riders.
KKR vs RR betting odds
Here are the KKR vs RR betting odds
- Kolkata Knight Riders Odds: 1.80
- Punjab Kings Odds: 2.10
Kolkata Knight Riders are placed at 1.80 and Rajasthan Royals at 2.10. Kolkata Knight Riders are the obvious favourites as they play the game at home and the poor form of the Rajasthan Royals, they find themselves as the underdogs. Check out our IPL prediction article for further analysis.