RR vs KKR Highlights, IPL 2022: Jos Buttler slams ton, Yuzvendra Chahal claims hattrick as Rajasthan beat Kolkata
RR vs KKR Highlights, IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals completed a thrilling seven-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League clash on Monday evening. Jos Buttler and Yuzvendra Chahal emerged as the standout players from the contest. Buttler, who is currently the Orange Cap holder, scored a ton, which was his second of the season. Chahal, who holds the Purple Cap, trumped KKR batters with his spin and also went on to complete his hat-trick. Riding on Buttler's knock Rajasthan piled a gigantic 217/5 after being invited to bat first by Shreyas Iyer. Buttler reached the triple-digit figure in 59 balls before being dismissed by Pat Cummins on 103. Shimron Hetmyer too continued his fine run, scoring an unbeaten 26 off 13 balls to provide the Royals with a late push. Rajasthan skipper Sanju Samson also looked in great touch, scoring 38 off 19 balls. In response, KKR got off to a shaky start, losing Sunil Narine early in the first ball of the run-chase. Shreyas Iyer and Aaron Finch both completed their respective half-centuries to keep KKR in hunt. Iyer was dismissed on 85 in the final over, which was the turning point of the game as it saw Chahal pick four wickets in the same over. Chahal finished his four-over quota with five wickets and conceded 40 runs. Follow the Highlights of RR vs KKR:
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Apr 18, 2022 11:37 PM IST
IPL 2022, RR vs KKR: Rajasthan win
It's all over as Obed McCoy cleans up Umesh Yadav to bundle out KKR for 210. Rajasthan Royals win the match by 7 runs.
Apr 18, 2022 11:36 PM IST
RR vs KKR: McCoy strikes
Obed McCoy strikes in the second delivery of the final over. Sheldon Jackson returns to the dugout on 8. KKR: 209/9 (19.2 overs)
Apr 18, 2022 11:32 PM IST
IPL 2022 LIVE: Excellent penultimate over by Prasidh Krishna
An excellent penultimate over by Prasidh Krishna as seven runs come off it. KKR need 11 off the final six deliveries.
Apr 18, 2022 11:26 PM IST
RR vs KKR: Umesh Yadav hits 6,6,4
Umesh Yadav hits Trent Boult for two sixes and a four as 20 runs come in the 18th over. KKR need another 18 to win in 12 balls.
Apr 18, 2022 11:22 PM IST
RR vs KKR: Hattrick for Chahal
Just when we thought Yuzvendra Chahal has done enough, he goes on to remove Shivam Mavi and Pat Cummins in consecutive balls to complete his hattrick. KKR: 180/8 (17 overs)
Apr 18, 2022 11:15 PM IST
RR vs KKR LIVE score: Chahal gets the big fish
Yuzvendra Chahal gets the big wicket of Shreyas Iyer. He is trapped LBW on 85 (51). KKR: 180/6 (16.4 overs)
Apr 18, 2022 11:11 PM IST
RR vs KKR: STUMPED!
Yuzvendra Chahal outfoxes Venkatesh Iyer as KKR lose their 5th wicket. The batter dances down the track but fails to get any connection allowing Sanju Samson to dislodge the bails comfortably. KKR: 178/5 (16.1 overs)
Apr 18, 2022 11:09 PM IST
RR vs KKR: Shreyas Iyer continues to do the damage
Shreyas Iyer as expected continues to do the damage. He gets on his back foot and smashes a short delivery by Trent Boult over the fence on the off-side, which is shorter part of the ground. Meanwhile, 11 runs come off the over as KKR reach 178/4 after 16 overs.
Apr 18, 2022 11:03 PM IST
IPL 2022 LIVE score: Sanju Samson drops a sitter
A short delivery on the leg stump by Obed McCoy as it takes the edge of Shreyas Iyer's bat. However, Sanju Samson fails to collect the ball as Iyer gets a second chance. Can cost Rajasthan the match.
Meanwhile, 15 runs come off the over as Shreyas Iyer moves into the 70s. KKR: 167/4 (15 overs) | need 51 runs in 30 balls
Apr 18, 2022 10:55 PM IST
RR vs KKR: Ashwin does the magic
R Ashwin gets the big wicket of Andre Russell and the celebration tells it. The all-rounder departs on a golden duck. Four runs come off the over as KKR reach 152/4 after 14 overs.
Apr 18, 2022 10:50 PM IST
IPL 2022, RR vs KKR LIVE score: Nitish Rana departs
After surviving a DRS, Nitish Rana switches gear. He whacks Yuzvendra Chahal for a four straight over his head and then hits a tossed up for a six, which goes just above Jos Buttler's head.
Meanwhile, there was an opportunity to get his wicket but his shot lands just wide of Shimron Hetmyer's reach.
But Rana is taking too many risk and he pays the price. The left-hander once again goes for the aerial route but this time his shot finds Jos Buttler at long-on. He departs after scoring 18 off 11 balls as KKR reach 148/3 after 13 overs. They need need 70 runs in 42 balls.
Apr 18, 2022 10:42 PM IST
RR vs KKR: Shreyas Iyer counter attacks
Shreyas Iyer counter attacks. The KKR captain charges down the track and smashes a carrom ball by R Ashwin for a maximum towards the mid-wicket region. 11 runs come off the over as KKR reach 134/2 after 12 overs.
Apr 18, 2022 10:38 PM IST
RR vs KKR LIVE score: Chahal bowls an economical over
Good fightback from Rajasthan as Yuzvendra Chahal bowls an economical over. Seven runs come off it as KKR move to 123/2 after 11 overs. They need 95 runs in 54 balls.
Apr 18, 2022 10:35 PM IST
RR vs KKR: Shreyas Iyer reaches 50
A decent over by R Ashwin, after what we've seen so far, as just 9 runs come off it. Meanwhile, KKR captain Shreyas Iyer also reached the 50-run mark as KKR race to 116/2 after 10 overs.
Apr 18, 2022 10:32 PM IST
IPL 2022, RR vs KKR: Finch slams 50
Aaron Finch brings up his half-century in style as he hits Prasidh Krishna for a four. He reaches the milestone in just 25 deliveries.
The Aussie captain hits Krishna for two boundaries before he mistimes his shot. Finch returns to the dugout after scoring 58 (28). KKR reach 107/2 after 9 overs.
Apr 18, 2022 10:22 PM IST
RR vs KKR LIVE: Pressure on Obed McCoy
Pressure on Obed McCoy as he bowls two extras. He is then flicked by Shreyas Iyer for three, before the bowler decides to change his length and bangs it short, which takes the outside edge of Finch's bat and races for a four. The Aussie then strikes it clean for a maximum over the long-off fence as 19 runs come off the over. KKR: 93/1 (8 overs)
Apr 18, 2022 10:14 PM IST
IPL 2022: Finch finds his mojo
Aaron Finch smashes a full delivery from Yuzvendra Chahal for a boundary, which goes straight past the non-striker.
Finch then whacks the Purple Cap holder for two more boundaries as 17 runs come off the over. KKR: 74/1 (7 overs)
Apr 18, 2022 10:09 PM IST
RR vs KKR live score: Ashwin starts with an expensive over
R Ashwin walks in to bowl the final over of the powerplay as Shreyas Iyer and Aaron Finch stitch a 50-run partnership for the second wicket.
14 runs come off the over as KKR manage 57/1 in the powerplay overs. The equation is almost similar, RR had scored 60/0 after the first six overs. KKR: 57/1 (6 overs)
Apr 18, 2022 10:05 PM IST
IPL 2022, RR vs KKR: Finch-Iyer build partnership
Change of ends for Prasidh Krishna as he comes to deliver the fifth over. After a single and a dot, Shreyas Iyer finds the gap on the off-side as the ball races for a four.
Aaron Finch joins the party and whacks the ball over the fielders for the second boundary in the over.
12 runs come off it as KKR move to 43/1 after 5 overs.
Apr 18, 2022 10:00 PM IST
IPL 2022 LIVE Score: Excellent over by Obed McCoy
Obed McCoy comes to bowl the 4th over and he starts with a short ball, after which Shreyas Iyer pushes the ball on the off-side for an easy single.
Finch then pushes the ball straight down the pitch for a single, before McCoy beats Iyer in the fourth delivery.
The fifth ball is slightly short and Iyer hits it on the leg-side for a double before the bowler finishes his over with a good yorker. Excellent start as 4 runs come off the over. KKR: 31/1 (4 overs)
Apr 18, 2022 09:56 PM IST
IPL 2022, RR vs KKR: Finch hits two 4s
Boult starts the third over with a LBW appeal against Finch. The Aussie then flicks him on the on-side for a four in the second ball. Finch then hits the Kiwi for another boundary, this time towards the long-off region.
8 runs come off the over. KKR: 27/1 (3 overs)
Apr 18, 2022 09:51 PM IST
IPL 2022, RR vs KKR: Iyer continues to dominate
Prasidh Krishna comes in to bowl the second over. He starts with a single, then beats Aaron Finch in the second ball, before he nudges a length ball for a single.
The fourth delivery takes the outside edge of Shreyas Iyer's bat, which races for a boundary and he follows it with a lofted drive, square of the wicket for another four.
10 runs come off the over as KKR race to 19/1 after 2 overs.
Apr 18, 2022 09:46 PM IST
IPL 2022, RR vs KKR LIVE: Back-to-back 4s
Shreyas Iyer smashes the first two ball for consecutive boundaries as 9 runs come off the first over bowled by Trent Boult. KKR: 9/1 (1 over)
Apr 18, 2022 09:43 PM IST
RR vs KKR: What a start by Rajasthan Royals!
What a start by Rajasthan Royals! Shimron Hetmyer comes up with a direct hit as Sunil Narine walks back to the dugout without facing a ball. The change in opening combination doesn't work as Shreyas Iyer joins the action in the middle. KKR: 0/1 (0.1 over)
Apr 18, 2022 09:27 PM IST
RR vs KKR LIVE: 18 runs come in the final over
Andre Russell comes to bowl the final over as R Ashwin nudges the first ball for a single. The Windies all-rounder then bowls a wide. He then throws a full-toss, which is well connected for a six by Shimron Hetmyer. Hits the all-rounder for another one.
The fourth ball is beaten, while he denies a single in the fifth ball and goes on to complete the Rajasthan innings with another boundary.
18 runs come off the over as RR post 217/5 in 20 overs.
Apr 18, 2022 09:21 PM IST
IPL 2022, RR vs KKR: Brilliant over by Shivam Mavi
Karun Nair pays the price for attempting a big hit. He is caught by Pat Cummins at long-on as Shivam Mavi picks his first wicket of the contest.
Meanwhile, a brilliant over from KKR's perspective as five runs and a wicket come off it. RR: 199/5 (19 overs)
Apr 18, 2022 09:16 PM IST
IPL 2022, RR vs KKR: Excellent over by Sunil Narine
An excellent over by Sunil Narine to end his four-over quota. Five runs come off it as he finishes his four overs with two wickets and concedes 21 runs. RR: 194/4 (18 overs)
Apr 18, 2022 09:12 PM IST
IPL 2022, RR vs KKR LIVE Score: What a catch!
Pat Cummins combines with Shivam Mavi to complete an excellent relay catch, which brings an end to Riyan Parag's short stay in the middle. Sunil Narine gets his second wicket of the contest. RR: 189/4 (17.1 overs)
Apr 18, 2022 09:08 PM IST
RR vs KKR: Cummins gets Buttler
A fine knock by Jos Buttler comes to an end. Pat Cummins dismisses the opener on 103 (61) as he tries to guide a short delivery over the fine-leg region. Varun Chakravarthy completes the catch.
Meanwhile, 15 runs and a wicket come off the over. RR: 189/3 (17 overs)
Apr 18, 2022 09:02 PM IST
IPL 2022 LIVE score: Buttler brings up his 100
A full-toss by Pat Cummins as Jos Buttler hits it for a maximum to bring up his 100. He reaches the triple-digit figure in just 59 balls, which is also his second of the season.
Apr 18, 2022 09:00 PM IST
IPL 2022, RR vs KKR: RR race to 174/2 after 16 overs
Two fours - one by Buttler and the other one by Shimron Hetmyer - and a wicket come off the over by Russell as RR race to 174/2 after 16 overs.
Apr 18, 2022 08:55 PM IST
RR vs KKR: Andre Russell strikes
Andre Russell provides KKR with the second breakthrough. He dismisses Sanju Samson on 38(19), who is caught by Shivam Mavi in the deep. RR: 164/2 (15.2 overs)
Apr 18, 2022 08:51 PM IST
RR vs KKR: Easy pickings for Sanju Samson
Easy pickings for Sanju Samson. Umesh Yadav pitches it up, almost a low full-toss slightly wide, and Samson hits it over the cover region for a four. He bowls another full-toss but Samson fails to time it but his shot will land in a safe place as two runs come off it. He then ends the over with a cracking six over the long-off region. 15 runs come off the over. RR: 163/1 (15 overs)
Apr 18, 2022 08:45 PM IST
IPL 2022 LIVE score update: Sanju Samson joins the party
Sanju Samson starts the Varun Chakaravarthy over with a gigantic six. Tossed up ball, the Rajasthan skipper comes down the track and smashes it straight back over the bowler's head.
15 runs come off the over as RR race to 148/1 after 14 overs.
Apr 18, 2022 08:40 PM IST
IPL 2022, RR vs KKR: Buttler dictates proceedings
Pat Cummins is using all his experience to put a check on the Rajasthan run-flow. However, given the form Buttler is in things are getting out of hands for KKR. He hits the Aussie for two fours in the over as 13 runs come off it. RR: 133/1 (13 overs)
Apr 18, 2022 08:36 PM IST
IPL 2022 LIVE score: Rajasthan score at 10 runs per over
0 1 0 2 L4 1 - 8 runs come off the over bowled by Sunil Narine as RR reach 120/1 after 12 overs.
Apr 18, 2022 08:31 PM IST
RR vs KKR: The show goes on
The show goes on despite the wicket. Buttler rotates the strike for two doubles, before Sanju Samson ends the over by Shivam Mavi by smashing two fours. 13 runs come off the over as RR reach 112/1 after 11 overs.
Apr 18, 2022 08:26 PM IST
IPL 2022, RR vs KKR: Narine strikes!
Narine then goes on to provide KKR with a much-needed breakthrough. The spinner cleans up Devdutt Padikkal on 24 (18).
9 runs and a wicket come off the over as RR reach 99/1 after 10 overs.
Apr 18, 2022 08:24 PM IST
RR vs KKR: Padikkal whacks Narine for 6
Devdutt Padikkal gets down on his knee and plays a short delivery by Sunil Narine for a six on the on-side, which is the shorter part of the ground.
Apr 18, 2022 08:21 PM IST
IPL 2022 LIVE score: Buttler deals in boundaries
Jos Buttler welcomes Umesh Yadav with a four on the off side, plays a dot and then fires a pitched up ball over the long-on for a flat six.
13 runs come off the over as RR reach 90/0 after 9 overs.
Apr 18, 2022 08:15 PM IST
RR vs KKR LIVE: Narine starts off with a tidy over
Sunil Narine starts off with a tidy over as just three runs come off it. RR: 77/0 (8 overs)
Apr 18, 2022 08:11 PM IST
RR vs KKR: Back-to-back 4s by Padikkal
Devdutt Padikkal smashes Pat Cummins for consecutive fours before passing the strike to Jos Buttler. He then defends a back of a length delivery before smashing the Aussie for a four towards long-off and with that he also completes his 50 off just 29 balls.
14 runs come off the over as RR reach 74/0 after 7 over.
Apr 18, 2022 08:04 PM IST
IPL 2022, RR vs KKR LIVE update: Solid start by Rajasthan
Buttler continues his superb show in the middle as he smashes Shivam Mavi for a four and a six. 11 runs come off the over as Rajasthan Royals reach 60/0 after the powerplay overs.
Apr 18, 2022 07:58 PM IST
IPL 2022, RR vs KKR: Cummins gets a similar treatment
Pat Cummins gets a similar treatment as Jos Buttler whacks a pitched up ball for a boundary on the long-off region. He then mistimes his shot in the following delivery but it lands in a safe space.
9 runs come off the over as RR reach 49/0 after 5 overs.
Apr 18, 2022 07:54 PM IST
RR vs KKR: Expensive start by Varun Chakravarthy
Jos Buttler welcomes Varun Chakravarthy with a six and ends his over with a cracking four on the off-side. 15 runs come off the over as RR race to 40/0 after 4 overs.
Apr 18, 2022 07:48 PM IST
IPL live score: Buttler joins the act
Jos Buttler joins the act. He welcomes Umesh Yadav with a cracking four towards the long-on region and then hits a gigantic six in the same direction.
The bowler recovers well after the smashing as he bowls two dots and concedes a double as byes in his fifth delivery.
Buttler then plays the final ball in between the gap on the offside, which is well stopped by Venkatesh Iyer, but it is of no use as the batters run four.
16 runs come off the over as RR reach 25/0 after 3 overs.
Apr 18, 2022 07:40 PM IST
RR vs KKR live score: Padikkal smashes a four
Shivam Mavi pitches it up on Padikkal's legs, who taps it comfortably for a four towards the mid-wicket region. That will be the first boundary of the Rajasthan innings.
Meanwhile, a total of six runs come off the over as RR reach 8/0 after two overs.
Apr 18, 2022 07:35 PM IST
IPL 2022, RR vs KKR: Umesh Yadav starts strong
Umesh Yadav starts with four dots, before overstepping his fifth delivery, which is pushed for a single by Jos Buttler.
Devdutt Padikkal fails to make anything out of the free-hit as just two runs come off the 1st over. RR: 2/0
Apr 18, 2022 07:30 PM IST
IPL, RR vs KKR: Here we go!
Jos Buttler and Devdutt Padikkal arrive in the middle to kick-off the proceedings. Umesh Yadav will lead the attack for KKR.
Apr 18, 2022 07:28 PM IST
RR vs KKR LIVE: Narine completes a milestone
Sunil Narine walks in wearing a special jersey as he makes his 150th appearance for KKR.
Apr 18, 2022 07:15 PM IST
IPL 2022, KKR vs RR: Captains speak
Sanju Samson: “We would have also liked to bowl first, but need to be ready to do both. Our team is well set to do both. New venue for us, and we need to understand conditions quickly. Everyone has to contribute to whatever is the team's requirement, the talk is always about understanding the situation and being smarter. Everyone is looking to contribute, but failures are accepted. We're looking forward with a positive mindset.”
Shreyas Iyer: “The wicket looks amazing and hard. One side seems short and one is long, so that's another reason why we want to chase. It's something we thrive on. We just practise a lot in the nets, we've seen the videos and have had chats in the meetings. Important to execute what we've discussed in the meetings.”
Apr 18, 2022 07:06 PM IST
KKR vs RR: Playing XIs
Kolkata Knight Riders: Venkatesh Iyer, Aaron Finch, Shreyas Iyer(c), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Sheldon Jackson(w), Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
Kolkata make one change, Shivam Mavi comes in for Aman Khan.
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Karun Nair, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy, Yuzvendra Chahal
Rajasthan make three changes - Karun Nair, Obed McCoy and Trent Boult come in; Rassie, Kuldeep and Neesham are out.
Apr 18, 2022 07:01 PM IST
RR vs KKR LIVE update: KKR win toss
Kolkata Knight Riders win toss and opt to bowl first.
Apr 18, 2022 06:57 PM IST
KKR vs RR LIVE updates: Pitch report by Matthew Hayden
“It's a proper cricket ground, one square boundary is long at 79m while the other is short at 66m, huge pockets at either ends as well. This is a beautiful wicket, has lots of grass on it, very hard and could be a high-scoring game. A batting paradise, bowlers will hope that there'll be no dew.”
Apr 18, 2022 06:54 PM IST
RR vs KKR LIVE: Chahal and Rajasthan are 'high on confidence'
“I am used to bowling with the shorter boundaries, Ashwin is an off-spinner and obviously he needs the bigger boundaries. If someone hits me against the turn, then it'll be a good shot, but we do decide upon ends. Our confidence is pretty high going into the game.”
Apr 18, 2022 06:43 PM IST
IPL 2022 updates: Umesh Yadav eyes comeback in limited-over format
The ongoing season has revived Umesh Yadav's hopes of making a comeback in the white-ball format. The pacer also opened about his ambitions for the upcoming T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to be held in Australia later this year. Here's what he had to say:
“I haven’t thought that far (World Cup). It will all depend on the selectors and the team management. India will play several white-ball matches before the mega event and I have to first make it to those squads and keep performing there. Of course, the World Cup remains at the back of my mind, but as a cricketer, I set small goals and try to achieve those in phases,” Umesh said during a conversation with the Times of India. [READ MORE]
Apr 18, 2022 06:30 PM IST
KKR vs RR LIVE updates: A quick look at the venue
The venue has been a paradise for batters, so we can expect a high-scoring encounter. However, with dew also coming into play in the evening, toss becomes an important factor and the captain who wins it will probably look to field first.
Apr 18, 2022 06:22 PM IST
KKR vs RR: Head-to-Head
If we look at the head-to-head record between both the sides, Kolkata have a slight edge over their opponents. They lead the tally 13-11.
In recent times, particularly since 2018 KKR have been the one dominating the fixture, winning 7 of the total 9 clashes that were played during this period.
Apr 18, 2022 06:15 PM IST
IPL 2022, KKR vs RR: Probable XIs
With a little over half an hour remaining for the toss, here's how the RR and KKR playing XI could look like:
Rajasthan Royals - Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Riyan Parag, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Sen, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal
Kolkata Knight Riders - Aaron Finch, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Aman Hakim Khan, Varun Chakravarthy
Apr 18, 2022 06:04 PM IST
IPL 2022 LIVE: A look at KKR's spin duo
Varun Chakravarthy, who had emerged as KKR's highest wicket-taker in the previous edition, has been struggling and has managed just four wickets from six matches. His economy also is above 8. Meanwhile, his partner Sunil Narine too has not been among the wickets but has maintained a clinical economy of exact 5.
Apr 18, 2022 05:55 PM IST
KKR vs RR: Iyer draws huge praise from Ravi Shastri
Ex-India coach Ravi Shastri praised Shreyas Iyer's leadership abilities and called him a “natural captain”. The former coach pointed the clarity of thoughts in Iyer's mind, which has impressed him the most.
"Captaincy comes naturally to Shreyas (Iyer). Look at his aggressive captaincy, you don't feel like he's leading KKR for the first time. Looks like he's been captaining them for the last 3 to 4 seasons and it is visible through his clarity of thoughts. His mindset is clear about what brand of cricket he needs to play as a batter. At the same time, he's aware of what he as a captain needs to do to take his team to the playoffs and win the title. I've liked the way he's spoken during the pre and post-match conferences and that shows he's clear with his plans. I am convinced he'll go a long way," said Shastri while speaking on Star Sports show Cricket Live.
Iyer, who has previously led Delhi Capitals, is leading the KKR franchise for the first time and has done a decent job so far. Can he guide the side to their third IPL glory?
Apr 18, 2022 05:43 PM IST
IPL 2022: A look at KKR's batting woes
KKR batter has also shown inconsistency, with captain Shreyas lyer just managing one half-century and a total of 151 runs in six matches.
Nitesh Rana and Venkatesh Iyer have also not been among the runs. Rana has so far scored 123 from six outings, while the opener has got only 103 from the same number of matches.
Considering their form it might be another difficult outing for the KKR batters with Chahal, Boult, and Ashwin in the opposition ranks.
Apr 18, 2022 05:34 PM IST
RR vs KKR LIVE: Player to watch out for
Apart from Buttler, Royals middle-order batter Shimron Hetmyer has been the only other player from the camp to make an impact with the bat. He has so far amassed 197 runs from five matches, which also include a half-century.
Apr 18, 2022 05:30 PM IST
IPL 2022 LIVE: Focus on Samson and Padikkal
Rajasthan Royals batters apart from Jos Buttler has failed to fire big, which include the likes of skipper Sanju Samson and star opener batter Devdutt Padikkal. The skipper has managed 117 runs from 5 matches, while Padikkal has managed 114 from the same number of games.
Can the duo fire big tonight?
Apr 18, 2022 05:14 PM IST
IPL 2022 LIVE update: Sign of worry for Rajasthan Royals
The thing concerning Rajasthan Royals could be Ravichandran Ashwin's form. He has just managed one wicket from five matches and has conceded 143 runs. The only positive has been his economy, which remains at 7.15.
Apr 18, 2022 05:05 PM IST
RR vs KKR: Who will win the pace battle?
Kolkata Knight Riders surely have a better pace setup as compared to the Royals but they have not fired yet. Andre Russell has been good with the bat and has also provided vital scalps. Pat Cummins, on the other hand, has dished out average performances. Umesh Yadav too holds a lot of key going into the clash. He has 10 wickets from 6 matches.
Rajasthan, on the other hand, have the likes of Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna among others. Veteran New Zealand pacer Trent Boult has been doing well and has managed 7 wickets from 4 matches. Krishna has been decent with his economy being slightly over 8. Kuldeep Sen, who has also been preferred over Navdeep Saini, has also leaked runs at over 10 runs per over.
Apr 18, 2022 04:49 PM IST
IPL 2022: Will Royals start as favourites?
Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, will be ticked in as favourites ahead of the clash. The franchise have both the tournament's highest run-getter and wicket-taker in their ranks in Jos Buttler and Yuzvendra Chahal.
The spinner is enjoying great form and has picked 12 wickets in five matches at an economy of 6.80.
Buttler too has been impressive with the bat, having amassed 272 runs at an average of 68.
Apr 18, 2022 04:41 PM IST
IPL 2022: A look at KKR's campaign
Kolkata Knight Riders stand at the sixth position on the points table with three wins and the same number of losses. The franchiser were thrashed by Delhi Capitals by 44 runs and endured a seven-wicket loss against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their previous two encounters.
Apr 18, 2022 04:30 PM IST
KKR vs RR: Hello & welcome!
Hello and welcome to the LIVE coverage of the Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals at Brabourne Stadium. The match will start at 7:30 PM and the toss will take place 30 minutes before the start. Stay tuned for all the updates!
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