Indian Premier League: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Match Prediction, Match 56

Kolkata Knight Riders

Match Preview

Kolkata Knight Riders will lock horns with Rajasthan Royals for the 56th match of the IPL at home.

Both these teams are having a mixed season when it comes to wins and losses. But, Rajasthan’s momentum has gone down a bit.

Looking back at their previous fixtures, the Kolkata Knight Riders beat Punjab Kings yesterday by 5 wickets in a thrilling game.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan lost their game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad by 4 wickets in a last-over drama.

Talking about the points table, the Kolkata Knight Riders are in 5th place with 10 points and an NRR of -0.079.

On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals are in 4th place with 10 points and an NRR of +0.388.

For Rajasthan, things are not looking good at the moment as they have lost three games on the trot and will look to redeem themselves.

Meanwhile, Kolkata is in great form after winning back-to-back games and will also look to enter the top 4.

Thus, this game will be an electrifying one for fans on both sides the day after tomorrow at Eden Gardens.

Match Details

Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 56

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Date: 11th May 2023

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Pitch Report

When it comes to Eden Gardens, then it is one of the most batting-friendly pitches in India. Therefore, scoring runs on this ground is relatively easy for batters. Moreover, spinners will also get good assistance from the wicket as was seen in yesterday’s game. Thus, we will get another high-scoring game at this venue on the 11th.

Full Squads for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 56

Kolkata Knight Riders

Aarya Desai, Jason Roy, Johnson Charles (wk), Mandeep Singh, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Anukul Roy, David Wiese, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Narayan Jagadeesan (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Harshit Rana, Kulwant Khejroliya, Lockie Ferguson, Shardul Thakur, Suyash Sharma, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakravarthy

Rajasthan Royals

Devdutt Paddikal, Joe Root, Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Abdul Basith, Akash Vasisht, Donovan Ferreira, Jason Holder, Ravichandran Ashwin, Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Kunal Singh Rathore (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Adam Zampa, KC Cariappa, KM Asif, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, Murugan Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Obed McCoy, Sandeep Sharma, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal

Probable Playing XI for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 56

Kolkata Knight Riders

Jason Roy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Nitish Rana (c), Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Suyash Sharma

Rajasthan Royals

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Kuldip Yadav, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal

Probable Winner

From the team combinations and previous results, we can say that this will be an even contest between bat and ball.

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