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IPL 2023: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Prediction

The much-anticipated clash between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals at Eden Gardens in the 56th match of IPL 2023 promises to be an epic encounter, given the current state of the points table. Both teams have ten points from eleven games, meaning they have won five games.

However, their paths to this point have been strikingly different. Rajasthan have lost four of their last five games, while KKR have won three of their last four. The question on everyone's mind is whether KKR has peaked at the right time, or is it too late for them to mount a serious challenge.

This is a critical fixture for both teams, and neither will want to leave anything to chance. KKR enters this game on the back of a nail-biting last-ball victory, courtesy of their hero, Rinku Singh, who played a match-winning knock. In contrast, RR suffered a crushing defeat in their last game, failing to defend 41 runs in the final two overs against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

We expect RR to win this one.  

The betting tip is...

Y. Jaiswal to score 29+ runs

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Official Lineups

Kolkata Knight RidersKolkata Knight Riders
Jason Roy
Sunil Narine
Andre Russell
Shardul Thakur
Nitish Rana
Rinku Singh
Varun Chakravarthy
Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Venkatesh Iyer
Anukul Roy
Harshit Rana
Rajasthan RoyalsRajasthan Royals
Ravichandran Ashwin
Jos Buttler
Joe Root
Trent Boult
Sandeep Sharma
Yuzvendra Chahal
Sanju Samson
Shimron Hetmyer
Yashasvi Jaiswal
KM Asif
Dhruv Jurel

H2H Last five matches

Kolkata Knight Riders
3
Draws
2
Rajasthan Royals
2

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Kolkata Knight Riders Team News

KKR's batting lineup has been immensely strengthened by the arrival of Jason Roy, who has provided fantastic starts to the team in the games he's played. Additionally, Nitish Rana has found his form once again, while the hard-hitting duo of Andre Russell and Rinku Singh have provided the necessary finishing touches.

The team's spin attack is also quite formidable, led by the likes of Varun Chakaravarthy and Suyash Sharma. However, their pace bowling attack comprises inexperienced bowlers, which Rajasthan Royals could potentially exploit.

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20-05-2023
Kolkata Knight Riders
175/7
Lucknow Super Giants
176/8
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T20
W
14-05-2023
Chennai Super Kings
144/6
Kolkata Knight Riders
147/4
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L
11-05-2023
Kolkata Knight Riders
149/8
Rajasthan Royals
151/1
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W
08-05-2023
Kolkata Knight Riders
182/5
Punjab Kings
179/7
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T20
W
04-05-2023
Sunrisers Hyderabad
166/8
Kolkata Knight Riders
171/9
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Kolkata Knight Riders Lineup Prediction

We expect no changes to the playing XI

Predicted Lineup: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Suyash Sharma, Varun Chakaravarthy

Rajasthan Royals Team News

Despite coming off a loss, Rajasthan Royals' batting lineup has been nothing short of exceptional. In the previous game, Jos Buttler smashed a brilliant 95 off 59 deliveries, while skipper Sanju Samson played a captain's knock with an unbeaten 66 off just 38 balls.

Additionally, young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal provided a quickfire start, scoring 35 off just 18 deliveries. However, their bowling attack has been quite average, and they have made some costly errors. In particular, Kuldip Yadav was taken to the cleaners, conceding 50 runs in his 4 overs. The team will need to learn from its mistakes and come back strong to keep their hopes of making it to the playoffs alive

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04-05-2023
Punjab Kings
187/5
Rajasthan Royals
189/6
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T20
L
04-05-2023
Rajasthan Royals
59/10
Royal Challengers Bangalore
171/5
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T20
W
04-05-2023
Kolkata Knight Riders
149/8
Rajasthan Royals
151/1
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T20
L
04-05-2023
Rajasthan Royals
214/2
Sunrisers Hyderabad
217/6
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L
04-05-2023
Rajasthan Royals
118/10
Gujarat Titans
119/1
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Rajasthan Royals Lineup Prediction

They might go for an extra bowling option.

Predicted Lineup: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Jason Holder, Trent Boult, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Betting Tips

Both KKR and RR have had their fair share of ups and downs, but their current standings in the points table make this match a must-win for both sides. With only three games left in the season, both teams are well aware of the importance of this fixture.

This season has been one of the most competitive IPL seasons, and the race for the playoffs is wide open. The Eden Gardens will be packed with KKR supporters, providing the home team with a much-needed boost. However, RR's formidable batting may prove too much for KKR's inexperienced fast bowlers, especially with Umesh Yadav out injured. 

We expect RR to win this one.  

The betting tip is...

Y. Jaiswal to score 29+ runs

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Aditya Dara

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My name is Aditya Dara and I am the Cricket expert of Betindia. Growing up in Hyderabad I have been an SRH fan all my life. I have 5 years of experience in betting on cricket, especially on IPL and matches of the Indian national team. I love writing about cricket related subjects and giving tips for cricket predictions on many different leagues. Keep an eye out for my content if you are interested in cricket betting.

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