Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has emerged as one of the most popular franchises that have its base in Kolkata. KKR changed its anthem from “Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo” to “Run Run Run” in 2019 hoping that it will boost the team’s performance. Eden Gardens is the home ground for the Kolkata based team. If reports are to be believed, then Eden Gardens is also the world’s second-largest stadium. When the team began performing in 2008, it was not a glorious one, but later the team built an outstanding squad. The squad helped KKR win several times and earned the team a right image. Before 2011, Sourav Ganguly was the team’s captain. However, the squad lacked youth and powerful performance. Things changed for KKR in 2011 when Gautam Gambhir was declared as captain. Dinesh Karthik was appointed as the team’s captain in 2018.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals (RR) has so far managed to win only one IPL in the year 2008. After that, the best that RR achieved was in 2013 when they accomplished the third spot in the season. The team has also managed to reach the playoffs twice in 2015 and 2018 respectively. RR had an association with legends of cricket like Rahul Dravid and Shane Watson.
Last 5 matches:
KKR vs RR
KKR vs RR 2018
The Dinesh Karthik-led side managed to defeat Rajasthan Royals by 25 runs. Earlier, RR had the upper hand in the game but lost momentum and the match to KKR. Captain of RR Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and put KKR to bat first. KKR posted a respectable total of 169 for 7. Karthik came to his team’s rescue and steadied the inning with Subhman Gill and Andre Russell. The captain’s knock played a vital role in the match. The excellent show put up by Russell, and Prasidh Krishna ensured the victory for KKR. When RR began to chase a total of 169, the entire team collapsed at 144 for four in 20 overs. KKR’s bowlers Piyush Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav kept the firm grip right from the start. Both the players picked vital wickets as and when required and put RR under pressure. At one time in the match, KKR were reduced to 51 for 4 wickets. But, RR could not maintain this momentum and lost the match to KKR.
KKR vs RR 2019
In match number 21 that was played between KKR and RR in the year 2019, KKR managed to defeat RR by 8 wickets. With this win, KKR also topped the points table. KKR bowlers gave their best performance in the match and restricted RR at 139 for three wickets. When RR began batting on the Sawai Man Singh stadium’s playground, things did not look rosy. The ball was not coming on to the bat with ease. However, KKR players made that tough track look easy when they smashed runs and boundaries all across the stadium. KKR’s players Robin Uthappa managed to provide finishing touches with his knock of 26 runs off 16 deliveries. KKR reached a total of 140 in just 13.5 overs with 8 wickets remaining. The poor show put up by RR certainly left the home crowd disappointed. The crowd also witnessed Rahul Tripathi dropping Narine in the fourth over which disappointed bowler Kulkarni. Things would have been different for RR had he got out. It seemed that luck favored KKR when Lynn survived despite an inside edge off his bat.
KKR vs RR Live
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KKR vs RR Match Prediction
In 2019, Rajasthan took the revenge of its loss of 2018 and defeated KKR by 3 wickets at Eden Garden playground. It was a sensational match as Riyan Parag played a grand knock under pressure. Riyan smashed 47 runs off 31 balls but missed his maiden century.
Jofra Archer helped in riding the Royals home with four balls left. With that loss, KKR losing streak extended to six. Earlier, KKR restricted Rajasthan Royals to 98 runs for the loss of five wickets. Ideally, KKR should have won the clash, but it failed to keep the momentum. Skipper Dinesh posted 97 runs from 50 balls. However, his inning went in vain as bowlers consistently failed to hit their lengths and paid a price for it. Karthik’s score of 97 runs also emerged as highest in IPL but the score could not help the team win the match. KKR gave a good target of 175 runs for RR. RR put up a stupendous show and achieved the target in 19.2 overs with three wickets remaining.
KKR vs RR Head to Head
KKR and RR have so far played a total of 21 matches out of which both have won 10 each. KKR and RR have remained strong rivals ever since IPL started in the year 2008. However, both the teams have remained par with each other. The teams have also produced two super over matches as well, one in 2009 and another one in 2014. Both the games were won by RR.
Games played: 21
RR wins: 10
No result: 1
KKR vs RR Results by Year
Apr 25, 2019 – 43rd Match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Kolkata Knight Riders 175/6 (20 ov) vs Rajasthan Royals 177/7 (19.2/20 ov)
Rajasthan Royals won by 3 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Best Batsmen: Dinesh Karthik 97* (50) & Best Bowler: Piyush Chawla 3/20 (4)
Apr 7, 2019, Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Rajasthan Royals 139/3 (20 ov) vs Kolkata Knight Riders 140/2 (13.5/20 ov)
KKR won by 8 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)
Best Batsmen: SPD Smith 73*(59) & Best Bowler: Harry Gurney 2/25 (4)
May 23, 2018 – Eliminator at Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Kolkata Knight Riders 169/7 (20 ov) vs Rajasthan Royals 144/4 (20 ov)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 25 runs
Best Batsmen: Dinesh Karthik 52 (38) & Best Bowler: Krishnappa Gowtham 2/15 (3)
May 15, 2018 – 49th match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Rajasthan Royals 142 (19/20 ov) vs Kolkata Knight Riders 145/4 (18/20 ov)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
Best Batsmen: Chris Lynn 45 (42) & Best Bowler: Kuldeep Yadav 4/20 (4)
Apr 18, 2018 – 15th match at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Rajasthan Royals 160/8 (20 ov) vs Kolkata Knight Riders 163/3 (18.5/20 ov)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Best Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 48 (36) & Best Bowler: Nitish Rana 2/11 (2)
|2019||Rajasthan Royals||3 Wickets||Kolkata|
|2019||Kolkata Knight Riders||8 Wickets||Jaipur|
|2018||Kolkata Knight Riders||25 Runs||Kolkata|
|2018||Kolkata Knight Riders||6 Wickets||Kolkata|
|2018||Kolkata Knight Riders||7 Wickets||Jaipur|
|2015||Rajasthan Royals||9 Runs||Mumbai (BS)|
|2014||Rajasthan Royals||10 Runs||Ahmedabad|
|2014||Rajasthan Royals||Super Over (Boundary Count)||Abu Dhabi|
|2013||Kolkata Knight Riders||8 Wickets||Kolkata|
|2013||Rajasthan Royals||19 Runs||Jaipur|
|2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||5 Wickets||Kolkata|
|2012||Rajasthan Royals||22 Runs||Jaipur|
|2011||Kolkata Knight Riders||8 Wickets||Kolkata|
|2011||Kolkata Knight Riders||9 Wickets||Jaipur|
|2010||Kolkata Knight Riders||8 Wickets||Kolkata|
|2010||Rajasthan Royals||34 Runs||Ahmedabad|
|2009||Kolkata Knight Riders||4 Wickets||Durban|
|2009||Rajasthan Royals||Super Over||Cape Town|
|2008||Rajasthan Royals||6 Wickets||Kolkata|
|2008||Rajasthan Royals||45 Runs||Jaipur|