KKR vs RR Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Apr 16, 2024

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Head-To-Head

The Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders have a history of intense battles, having faced each other on 27 occasions when a clear match was possible. The results have been a rollercoaster, with Kolkata Knight Riders holding a slight edge, winning 14 of these games. However, the close competition between these two teams adds an element of unpredictability to this upcoming clash.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Live Streaming and Broadcast

Indian cricket fans can enjoy this game on TV through Star Sports. Alternatively, this contest will be available via live streaming on the JioCinema app and website.

In what promises to be a thrilling encounter, the 31st game of the Indian Premier League competition will see the Kolkata Knight Riders clash with the Rajasthan Royals on 16th April 2024. The game has been shifted one day earlier due to security concerns. This night game, set to unfold at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata, the home ground of the KKR team, holds immense significance. In this post, we will delve into the match review, weather and pitch reports, and betting tips for this high-stakes contest.

Match Prediction and Cricket Betting Tips for KKR vs RR IPL 2024.

KKR vs RR Team Previews

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders have had a good tournament so far. In the five games they have played so far, they have won four and have acquired eight points. They are currently in the second position in the points table and have the best net run rate in the competition of +1.688. The Kolkata side is going into this game on the back of a win in their last game just a while ago over the Lucknow Super Giants. KKR registered a thumping eight-wicket win in this encounter with as many as 26 balls to spare.

Mitchell Starc finally came good for KKR, picking up three wickets in the LSG innings for 28 runs from his four overs. Some other bowlers, such as Vaibhav Arora, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, and Varun Chakravarthy, managed to pick one wicket each. The KKR reply was swift. Despite the early loss of Sunil Narine and Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Phil Salt hit the ball all over the ground, scoring 89 runs from just 47 balls with three sixes and fourteen fours. He was well supported by the skipper Shreyas Iyer, who scored a well-compiled unbeaten 38.

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing 11

Philip Salt, Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Varun Chakravarthy, Harshit Rana.

Rajasthan Royals

The Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, have done even better in the competition. They have won five out of their last six games and are sitting at the top of the points table. They have collected ten points and have a net run rate of +0.767. The RR team also enters this game after a win in their last match over Punjab Kings. This game was played in Mullanpur yesterday. Punjab Kings batted first to score 147 runs while losing eight wickets. Rajasthan chased this target in the last over of the game.

Rajasthan Royals had to endure a spirited Punjab defense and lost seven wickets while reaching the target in 19.5 overs. Keshav Maharaj was the top bowler for RR. He returned with the figures of 4-0-23-2. Avesh Khan also picked up a couple of wickets but gave away 34 runs. RR made an excellent start to their innings, with most top-order batters, such as Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tanush Kotian, Sanju Samson, and Riyan Parag, contributing to the score. But Shimron Hetmyer provided the finishing touches to record a win for Rajasthan.

Rajasthan Royals Playing 11

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Sen, YS Chahal.

KKR vs RR Toss Prediction

We have seen as many as 87 domestic T20 games played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The team batting second has won fifty of these games. So, the captain winning the coin flip might wish to field first on this ground.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The wickets at Eden Gardens are prepared using black cotton soil. Therefore, this surface is likely to be balanced, with something for both batters and bowlers. As the game progresses, it is likely to become slower and lower, favoring the spinners.

The conditions at the venue will mostly be apparent during the game. The temperature will be close to 31 degrees, and the humidity is likely to be high. There is no chance of showers coming down during this contest. The clear skies make for an exciting contest between bat and ball. 

KKR vs RR Betting Tips

Both these teams are going into this contest after a victory in their last games. Both Rajasthan and Kolkata are the top teams in the points tally. But Kolkata is playing at home. So, you can expect them to have an advantage in this contest.

Bet on KKR to win.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 1xBet


    The top batter in the game to be from Kolkata Knight Riders.



Several KKR batters appeared to be in good form in their last game. So, the top batter for this contest might be from KKR.

  1. Satbet


    The top bowler of the match to be from Kolkata.



You can expect the in-form Kolkata bowlers to produce the top bowler of the game.

Today Match Prediction

Kolkata Knight Riders To Win the Match

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Who will win KKR vs RR

Kolkata Knight Riders 68.68% (239)
Rajasthan Royals 31.32% (109)
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