KKR Vs RR Match Prediction, Preview, Playing 11 and Betting tips. Who Will Win today’s match?

KKR Vs RR Match Prediction, Preview, Playing 11 and Betting tips. Who Will Win today’s match?

The 49th fixture of IPL 2018 will be between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Rajasthan Royals on 15th May at Eden Garden, Kolkata. Both the teams are fighting neck to neck for a place in the playoffs. Both are sitting on 12 points IPL points table with KKR ahead by net run rate. A win for either of the teams will push them to a top three spot. Rajasthan will surely look to spoil homecoming party for the hosts. KKR also cannot afford a slip at this stage and will require all their wits to beat a dominating RR side.

Kolkata Knight Riders

The Knights of Kolkata step into their home ground on the back of an impressive win against KXIP. In a match who saw the batsmen have a ball, the same could not be said for the bowlers. KKR have experienced a tumultuous IPL in 2018. Their winning streak came to a halt against a Mumbai side which left KKR biting the dust. But one thing they have shown this season is the ability to fight back. It was evident in the last match against KXIP, as KKR took the match on the back of some heavy batting.


Sunil Narine has officially turned from a bowler to a batsman. The spinner wreaked havoc on the KXIP bowling with 75 from 36 balls. After he went down, Captain Dinesh Karthik continued his impressive season with a 50 off 23 balls. Andre Russell decided to join in on the fun too as he smashed 31 runs. If the top order continues to bat like the last match, RR will have a very tough night ahead of them. With the inclusion of youngsters Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill, KKR enjoys a prolific batting lineup.

Bowling line-up

At this stage of the tournament, any mistake can prove very costly. KKR need to polish up their bowling concerns. KXIP very nearly took the match away from them. We have seen bowling worries in the previous matches also. A young Prasidh Krishna put forth an impressive bowling cameo and scalped two wickets. The selectors will surely keep him in mind with Shivam Mavi still struggling from a finger injury. Narine and Russell will have to help restrict RR and Piyush Chawla needs to stay focused.

This will be a tight game for the hosts and the visitors. KKR can hope to score big and really hope Buttler is having an off day.

Predicted Playing XI

Dinesh Karthik, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Javon Searless, Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Piyush Chawla.

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals are transforming into a serious threat for the rest of the teams. The team has seemingly bounced back from the dead and is a contender for the playoffs. They face Kolkata with the objective of a top three spot. With a hat-trick of remarkable wins, RR has a good chance of upsetting KKR on their home ground.


The major factor for the wins is one Jos Buttler. The English man has almost single-handedly scored half of the runs for the team. Three consecutive 80+ scores in last three matches have helped RR become a valid threat. While Buttler is on a roll, the rest of the batting lineup has to step up. Both Rahane and Sanju Samson have faltered a bit. Stokes is also having a rough time with the bat. The team needs to support Buttler and chip in with runs to help win against KKR.

Bowling Line-up

Rajasthan much like KKR needs to work on their bowling. Jofra Archer continues to impress and perform admirably with each match. Ben Stokes also comes in handy with a ball. Dhawal Kulkarni and Jaydev Unadkat need to throw in their best spells to stop a rampaging KKR lineup.

The form Buttler is in, he can take on any team. But the rest of the squad needs to support and chip in with runs and wickets at intervals.

Predicted Playing XI

Ajinkya Rahane, D’Arcy Short, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shreyas Gopal.

Kolkata Vs Rajasthan: Where to watch/Live streaming?

TV channels: Star Sports, Willow TV, SuperSport, Sky Sports, Channel 9, Fox Sports, Geo Super, BeIN Sport

Live streaming: Hotstar, Sky Go, Yupp TV, SuperSport.

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KKR Vs RR: Who Will Win today?

There have been forecasts of rain on match day. Other than that RR is surely the underdogs in this match. They sure look ready to take on the Knights in the today’s IPL match.

What do you think who will win today’s match between KKR Vs RR? Post your today’s match prediction in the comment section and don’t forget to vote the winning team in the poll below. Also, share the match-analysis with your friends.

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