KKR VS RR PITCH REPORT: KOLKATA STADIUM PITCH REPORT INCLUDING IPL PITCH REPORT TODAY, KOLKATA CRICKET STADIUM PITCH REPORT TODAY AND KOLKATA WEATHER CONDITIONS
Two-time IPL Champions Kolkata Knight Riders will be hoping to get one step closer to yet another Final when they take on Rajasthan Royals in the Eliminator 1 of IPL 2018 on May 23rd at the Eden Gardens. Having won 4 of their last 5 matches, Rajasthan Royals came from behind and secured their spot in the playoffs which looked almost impossible at one stage following their inconsistent start. Even though the IPL KKR vs RR head to head Record to record is dominated by the winners of the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League, this season the story has been different, Kolkata Knight Riders have won both the IPL 2018 RR vs KKR fixtures, giving them the much-needed confidence going into this all-important encounter. KKR’s never really took flight, however, three consecutive wins at the end of the league stage ensured that they qualified basis on points above the likes of RCB and KXIP, who were favourites at one point. The match will be a virtual quarter-final with the winner meeting the winner of the match between table-toppers Chennai Super Kikarngs an Sunrisers Hyderabad in Eliminator 2. There will be some top T20 players featuring in this match from both the sides, Andre Russel and Sunil Narine have been the stand-out players for KKR this season, while Jorfra Archer and Sanju Samson have done really well for the RR franchise. Unfortunately for RR, in IPL 2018 KKR vs RR Eliminator 1, we will not see Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes, both of whom received national call-ups and are now in London. With so much at stake, we have put together a list of special stats and records relating to the IPL RR vs KKR head to head record. In this IPL 2018 RR vs KKR statistical preview, we will focus on all the major records that can be created in this encounter.
IPL KKR vs RR Head to Head Record
One of the most important things in IPL 2018 KKR vs RR Statistical Preview is the head to head record between the two teams, and as we mentioned above, Rajasthan Royals hold a slight advantage in this regard. In the 18 matches that have taken place between RR and KKR, Season 1 winners have come out on top on 9 occasions, with 2-time champions KKR winning the fixture on 8 occasions. One match was abandoned and saw the teams share 1 point each. Prior to KKR’s double win this season, Rajasthan Royals had managed to win 3 straight IPL KKR vs RR matches.
At Eden Gardens, the IPL 2018 KKR vs RR head to head record is firmly in favour of the home side. In total these two teams have played in Kolkata on 7 occasions and KKR has won 5 of them to RR’s solitary win that came way back in 2008. Hence going into this KKR will be the clear favourites, however, it would be a grave mistake for anyone to write of RR, who have come out on top on numerous occasions when their backs have been against the wall.
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IPL 2018 Match 49 – KKR vs RR Statistical Preview
KKR vs RR Highest score
KKR’s highest score vs RR – 190/9 (May 2015, Mumbai)
RR’s highest score vs KKR – 199/6 (May 2015, Mumbai)
KKR vs RR Lowest Score
KKR’s lowest score vs RR – 85/2 (April 2011, Kolkata) – KKR won by 8 wkts
RR’s lowest score vs KKR – 81/10 (April 2011, Kolkata)
KKR vs RR Statistical Preview
With the big game just a few hours away, we look at some of the important facts and stats related to KKR and RR and the players who will be representing them on Wednesday.
0 – Neither KKR or RR have ever scored 200+ in an IPL RR vs KKR match. Highest team total in this fixture is 199, posted by Rajasthan Royals in May 2015.
5 – The number of consecutive half-centuries Jos Buttler hit for Rajasthan Royals before departing to join up with the England squad. He equalled Virender Sehwag’s record that he achieved in 2012.
438 – The number of runs scored by Dinesh Karthik in IPL 2018 league stage. The most by any KKR batsman. He also managed to play the finisher’s role to perfection this season.
13 – The number of wickets picked up Jorfra Archer in IPL 2018. The surprising stat is that he has only played 9 matches and is playing his first ever season of the IPL.
16 – The number of wickets picked up by Sunil Narine in IPL 2018. However, the West Indian has been even more effective with the bat with which he has scored 327 runs including 2 fifties.
1 – The number of wickets Sunil Narine requires to go past Umesh Yadav in IPL histories highest wicket-takers list. The West Indian international has 111 wickets same as Umesh.
65 – Among the current KKR players, Robin Uthappa has the highest individual score against RR with his score of 65.
3341 – The number of runs Dinesh Karthik has scored in IPL history. He is just 40 runs behind his counterpart on Wednesday Ajinkya Rahane in the highest run-scorers list.
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