IPL 2021 Match 18: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Stats Preview

With one win and three defeats so far, both teams have had disappointing starts to their campaign.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 24 April 2021 11:39 am

Both teams have been desperately searching for a win this season and problems keep growing for RR as days keep on passing with unavailability of their key players. KKR, despite losing three games in a row had few positive moments in their past encounters and they will look to encash on those positives to come back strongly. Toss is expected to play a crucial role at the Wankhade Stadium for this Knight Riders and Royals clash. It will be an interesting battle to watch who comes out on top.

Let us have a look at some of the numbers before this game:

Most runs for KKR [Among current players] vs RR - Dinesh Karthik (233 runs)

Most runs for RR [Among current players] vs KKR - Sanju Samson (205 runs)

Most wickets for KKR vs RR - Sunil Narine (10 wickets)

Most wickets for RR [Among current players] vs KKR - Shreyas Gopal (5 wickets)

2: KKR and RR are the only teams to have faced each other in two super over games in IPL history. When they played against each other in 2009 and 2014, they ended up playing super over to decide the fate of those two games.

2: Shreyas Gopal needs 2 more wickets to pick 50 wickets in his IPL career.

4: Sanju Samson needs 4 more sixes to become the 2nd player after Shane Watson to record 100 sixes for RR in IPL.

6: Andre Russell needs only 28 runs to becomes only the 6th West Indian player to score 6000 T20 runs.

8: Dinesh Karthik needs 8 more runs to become the 12th player to score 1000 runs for KKR in IPL alone.

6: Jos Buttler needs 6 more runs to surpass Rahul Dravid and become the 4th highest run-getter for RR in IPL.

4: Eoin Morgan needs 43 more runs to become only 4th English player to score 7000 runs in T20s.