Date : May 11, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm IST
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
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Kolkata Knight Riders as well as Rajasthan Royals have won five out of the eleven encounters they have been in this Indian Premier League. Where the winners of the first edition of the Indian Premier League are currently occupying the fourth spot on the points table, the two-time IPL winners have advanced to the fifth spot after taking down Punjab Kings in their last clash. It will be the first time both the teams will clash against each other in the 16th edition of the cash-rich league.
Eden Gardens is known as one of the most batting-friendly pitches in India, and scoring runs at this venue is easy. This particular track has always favoured the batters. However, the surface also favours the spinners as the game advances. One can expect a high-scoring match at this venue.
Rajasthan Royals have lost their last three games against Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Titans and SunRisers Hyderabad, and are currently at the fourth spot on the points table. The team has a strong batting lineup with names like Yashasvi Jasiwal, Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler. Samson is leading the middle batting order with players like Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, and Devdutt Padikkal. Speaking of the bowling department, it has names like Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sandeep Sharma and Trent Boult.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Rajasthan Royals
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Kuldip Yadav, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Kolkata Knight Riders
After having a disappointing first half of the tournament, the Nitish Rana-led squad made a comeback in the second half. In their last clash, the team defeated Punjab Kings by 5 wickets, and advanced to the fifth spot on the points table. The batting lineup of this team has names like Jason Roy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, and more. Speaking of the bowling unit, the two-time IPL winners have names like Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Shardul Thakur, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, and Varun Chakaravarthy. The amazing performance by the bowling department in the previous match proved to be a great assistance to the team as they clinched their fifth victory of the season.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Kolkata Knight Riders
Jason Roy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Nitish Rana (C), Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy, Sunil Narine, Suyash Sharma
Rajasthan Royals will emerge victorious in their upcoming clash against Kolkata Knight Riders.
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