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Kolkata Knight Riders will look to end their five-match losing streak when they take on Rajasthan Royals on May 2 at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Shreyas Iyer-led side has made enough top-order changes and would seek perfect balance in an upcoming match to keep their hopes alive in the league. Venkatesh Iyer's performance in the last season was a significant factor due to which team did well in the 2021 season, and his poor performance has affected the team's performance once again.

Iyer has miserably failed with the bat, due to which Kolkata has made a couple of changes at top-of-the-order, but nothing seems to be working for them. Not just Iyer, but poor performances from Aaron Finch, Baba Indrajith and Andre Russell is hurting the side immensely, and management would expect a better show.

Skipper Shreyas Iyer has done well as a batter but the lack of support from other batters has been a significant concern for the side. The trio of Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav and Sunil Narine has been impressive and will be aiming to keep the in-form Jos Buttler quiet. Meanwhile, Rajasthan has some issues to tackle as well. The team is heavily banking on Jos Buttler, who is in the form of his life.

Having amassed 566 runs, Buttler is leading the run-scorer tally by a huge margin, and his performance is one of the reasons the team is amongst the top four franchises this season. Sanju Samson has not shown the kind of consistency in the tournament, and the skipper needs to buckle up as the tournament gets more competitive. A similar case is with Riyan Parag and Shimron Hetmyer, who have been hot and cold during the season.

The bowling looks solid but they could not defend 158 against Mumbai Indians in their last fixture. With 19 wickets at 13.68, Yuzvendra Chahal leads the bowling charts this season, and with R Ashwin, Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna in the side RR can pose a formidable challenge to any opponent. Let's take a look at more specific details regarding the upcoming match.

Match Details:

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Date: May 2, 2022

Venue: Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai

Head to head:

Matches played: 26

KKR: 13

RR: 12


KKR: Shreyas Iyer

RR: Sanju Samson

When will the match between Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders be played?

The match between both the quality sides will take place on May 2, 2022, at 7:30 PM IST.

Where will the match take place?

The match will be held at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Where can one watch the match?

Star Sports will live telecast the IPL 2022 KKR vs RR match. Star Sports 1/1HD/1 Hindi/1HD Hindi will be the different channels where one can watch the broadcast.

Where can one live stream the match?

Disney+Hotstar will live stream the matches on its app & website.

Where to tune in for Latest Updates?

One can visit www.sportstiger.com for live ball-by-ball updates. He/She can also download the SportsTiger App, available on Google Play Store & Apple App Store.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Playing XI: Aaron Finch, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Baba Indrajith (wk), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana

Bench: Ajinkya Rahane, Mohammad Nabi, Pat Cummins, Sheldon Jackson, Chamika Karunaratne, Anukul Roy, Pratham Singh, Abhijeet Tomar, Aman Hakim Khan, Ashok Sharma, Ramesh Kumar, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi, Sam Billings

Rajasthan Royals:

Playing XI: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Daryl Mitchell, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen

Bench: Karun Nair, James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Navdeep Saini, KC Cariappa, Obed McCoy, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anunay Singh, Dhruv Jurel, Shubham Garhwal