In the 30th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will lock horns with Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Monday, April 18 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai at 7:30 PM IST.
After starting the IPL 2022 campaign with consecutive victories, Rajasthan Royals have managed to secure only one game in their last three fixtures. The team’s batting line-up is carried by the in-form Jos Butler and Shimron Hetmyer. Lack of effort from the rest of the batsmen in their latest match cost them two points against Gujarat Titans (GT) even after vital contributions from Bulter and Hetmyer. The star-studded bowling unit also lost its steam last week in the absence of Trent Boult. The Sanju Samson-led franchise will look to get back to its winning ways after learning from their recent games. After pocketing six points, RR have acquired the fifth position on the points table.
On the other end, Kolkata Knight Riders are also having a similar season to their Monday opponent. After starting well, the two-time IPL champions are finding it difficult to maintain consistency. The Knight Riders will head into this fixture on the back of two consecutive defeats. The Shreyas Iyer-led unit fell short in all three departments due to which they couldn’t fetch the two important points. The plus point for the Kolkata-based franchise has been the consistent contributions from Andre Russell with the bat. The Caribbean all-rounder has the potential of changing the game within a couple of overs’ time. With six points in their account, KKR have occupied the sixth spot.
KKR and RR have played against each other on 25 occasions, the former came out victorious on 13 instances while the latter won 11 games.
In the last outing, Kolkata won by 86 runs.
KKR: WinZO and Unacademy
TV and LIVE streaming details:
TV – Star Sports Network
OTT – Disney+ Hotstar