KKR VS RR: IPL 2023 56th Pre-match Predictions

The match preview, news and analysis of Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals in the 56th match of the TATA IPL 2023 edition..

Kolkata Knight Riders will meet Rajasthan Royals in the 56th match of the TATA IPL 2023 edition. This is a crucial time of the tournament as both the teams would be fighting to seal a spot in the playoffs and find their perfect team and continue their form.

Basic information about the match:

🗓️ Date11-May-23
⏰ Time7:30 PM
🏏 TeamsKolkata Knight Riders VS Rajasthan Royals
⚡ Match56
🏟️ VenueKolkata

KKR Players List and Role

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Nitish Rana (c)Batter
Venkatesh IyerAll-Rounder
Andre RussellAll-Rounder
Sunil NarineAll-Rounder
Umesh YadavBowler
Tim SoutheeBowler
Harshit RanaBowler
Varun ChakravarthyBowler
Anukul RoyAll-Rounder
Rinku SinghBatter
Rahmanullah GurbazBatsman/Wicket-keeper
Shardul ThakurBowler
Lockie FergusonBowler
N JagadeesanBatter
Vaibhav AroraBowler
Suyash SharmaBowler
David WieseAll-Rounder
Kulwant KhejroliyaBowler
Litton DasWicket-keeper
Mandeep SinghBatter
Jason RoyBatter

RR Players List and Roles

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Riyan ParagAll-Rounder
Jason HolderAll-Rounder
Donovan FerreiraAll-Rounder
Akash VashishtAll-Rounder
Abdul PAAll-Rounder
Jos ButtlerBatsman
Yashasvi JaiswalBatsman
Shimron HetmyerBatsman
Devdutt PadikkalBatsman
Joe RootBatsman
Sanju Samson (c)Batsman/Wicket-keeper
Dhruv JurelBatsman/Wicket-keeper
R. AshwinBowler
Trent BoultBowler
KC CariappaBowler
Sandeep SharmaBowler
Yuzvendra ChahalBowler
Navdeep SainiBowler
Obed McCoyBowler
Kuldeep SenBowler
Kuldip YadavBowler
Adam ZampaBowler
KM AsifBowler
Murugan AshwinBowler
Kunal RathoreWicket-keeper

First Face-Off

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals head to head Indian Premier League · head to head matches stats

Rajasthan Royals were the champions of the inaugural edition of TATA IPL. Both teams squared off against each other for the first time in the same, 2008 edition. It was a run-fest that resulted in a victory for the Rajasthan Royals where Swapnil Asnodkar helped Rajasthan Royals win the game by 45 runs against the Kolkata Knight Riders  

Previous IPL Results

Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals have been involved in some really close games in the history of TATA IPL and yet, Kolkata Knight Riders share an extremely close record against the Rajasthan Franchise. Kolkata Knight Riders have won 14 out of the 27 encounters, while Rajasthan Royals have managed to win 12, while one match was washed out and had no result.

Previous Results

02-May-2022Kolkata Knight Riders7 WicketsMumbai
18-Apr-2022Rajasthan Royals7 RunsMumbai
7-Oct-2021Kolkata Knight Riders86 RunsSharjah
24-Apr-2021Rajasthan Royals6 WicketsMumbai
1-Nov-2020Kolkata Knight Riders60 RunsDubai
30-Sep-2020Kolkata Knight Riders37 RunsDubai
25-Apr-2019Rajasthan Royals3 WicketsKolkata
7-Apr-2019Kolkata Knight Riders8 WicketsJaipur
23-May-2018Kolkata Knight Riders25 RunsKolkata
15-May-2018Kolkata Knight Riders6 WicketsKolkata
18-Apr-2018Kolkata Knight Riders7 WicketsJaipur
15-May-2015Rajasthan Royals9 RunsMumbai (BS)
25-Apr-2015Match AbandonedKolkata
4-May-2014Rajasthan Royals10 RunsAhmedabad
28-Apr-2014Rajasthan RoyalsSuper Over (Boundary Count)Abu Dhabi
2-May-2013Kolkata Knight Riders8 WicketsKolkata
7-Apr-2013Rajasthan Royals19 RunsJaipur
12-Apr-2012Kolkata Knight Riders5 WicketsKolkata
7-Apr-2012Rajasthan Royals22 RunsJaipur
16-Apr-2011Kolkata Knight Riders8 WicketsKolkata
14-Apr-2011Kolkata Knight Riders9 WicketsJaipur
16-Apr-2010Kolkata Knight Riders8 WicketsKolkata
19-Mar-2010Rajasthan Royals34 RunsAhmedabad
19-Mar-2009Kolkata Knight Riders4 WicketsDurban
22-Apr-2009Rajasthan RoyalsSuper OverCape Town
19-May-2008Rajasthan Royals6 WicketsKolkata
30-Apr-2008Rajasthan Royals45 RunsJaipur

Pre-match Analysis

While RR are placed third in the points table with six wins in nine matches, KKR have won just three matches in their nine encounters and are currently placed in the eighth spot in the points table.

With both teams being close to their match-winning combination in the most crucial stage of the tournament, they would look to solidify their position on the points table and try to win over the other side. Kolkata Knight Riders would look to improve their top-order batting performance after the close wins and Rajasthan Royals would look to improve their middle-order performance.   

Probable Best Batter of the Match

Jos Butler has shown why he is regarded as one of the most dangerous batters in T20 cricket. He struck every ball that came his way and showed his power and skills for the Rajasthan Royals in various matches over the years. This is why he may be the best batter of the match between the Rajasthan Royals and the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

Yuzvendra Chahal has trapped multiple batters in the magic of his spin bowling. He has bowled economically and has also picked up wickets at crucial moments to ensure that Rajasthan Royals restrict the opponent from scoring runs. The leggie is in red-hot form. This is why he may be the best bowler of the match between the Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders. 

Match Details

Rajasthan Royals will take on the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 56th Match of TATA Indian Premier League 2023 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 11th May 2023. For the viewers, the match will be telecast live at 7:30 pm on Star Sports network on television and Jio Cinema on your mobile handset. 

Pitch Report

The Eden Gardens is one of the most historic stadiums in India and its pitch has established itself as a batter’s heaven. It primarily has a hard surface so the bounce can be trusted and batters can play their shots. The captain who wins the toss may want to field first. The dew factor in the later half of the game may help in deciding the outcome of the match.

Today’s match prediction: Final Thoughts

Both teams are in amazing form and have ensured that their performances give them the desired results. The pitch will also suit the firepower that both the teams possess and that is why it is a contest that may go down to the wire. Because of the amazing momentum that the team has, Rajasthan Royals will start as the favourites of this match.