KKR vs RR Match Prediction: The Sportsrush presents before you the Match Prediction of 43rd match of IPL 2019.
In what is a bottom of the table clash, rank 6 will play against rank 7 in what has been a travesty of a season for both the franchisees. While the Royals have just the 6 points from the 10 matches they’ve played in, KKR with the 4 wins from the same number of matches have fared slightly better.
For both the sides, it’s a campaign they’ll want to get done with quickly and put behind them at the earliest. There’s been absolutely nothing to write home about for the sides, far too inconsistent and filled with flaws across the 10 encounters they’ve stepped out in the middle.
KKR vs RR – What numbers suggest?
As far as the matches the two sides have met in till date, there’s been absolutely nothing to pull apart the two. In the 20 encounters between the two, KKR have won 10 of them with Rajasthan coming out on top 9 times while one match ended in a no result.
As far as Kolkata and Rajasthan’s average score against each other is concerned, Rajasthan enjoy a significant advantage. As compared to Kolkata’s average score of 143 against them, Rajasthan Royals’ average score against Kolkata Knight Riders stands at 148.
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KKR vs RR – Key battles
Sunil Narine vs Steven Smith
Being the one player who’s turned by regularly for his side this year, Smith will be the wicket that KKR will be looking to get early. He struggles against spin, finding it tough to move around against the ball coming into his pads and Narine will be well informed of these weaknesses before the match.
Andre Russell vs Jofra Archer
KKR have for some comical reason decided to send Russell way too down the order on a consistent basis, leaving him way too less overs to play his shots in. They’ve ended up paying a massive prize for it and this match should see him be promoted up the order, something that should see Smith turn to Archer to dismiss his early on.
Russell has a problem playing the shorter deliveries and balls stinging into his pads at pace and with Archer equipped with both these delivers, this battle could decide the match.
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KKR vs RR – Match Prediction
Such are the maligned problems for both the sides that picking a winner for this encounter is an extremely difficult ask. On a surface that will see the ball have some pace, swing and bounce before eventually turning into a good batting pitch, we expect KKR’s slightly stronger batting unit to win the match for their side.
Russell will be extremely tough to contain for Kulkarni and Unadkat and that slight edge in the lower middle-order is what could turn this encounter KKR’s way.