Match Details

Date: May 19, 2024
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
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Rajasthan Royals will host Kolkata Knight Riders in the 70th match of the IPL 2024 at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. Following their four consecutive losses in the IPL 2024, Rajasthan Royals’ campaign has derailed in the tournament, but still have made it to the playoffs, courtesy of their outstanding start to the season. The Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand have been in their prime, winning nine out of 13 matches so far. Their recent wins in the tournament have helped them consolidate the top position in the points table. 

Team News

Both Rajasthan Royal and Kolkata Knight Riders will miss the services of their English openers in Jos Buttler and Phil Salt, respectively. Both the hard hitters of the ball have left to resume national duties ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024. 

Pitch Report

Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati is a small ground, where the pitches for T20 matches generally support the batters. In a couple of IPL matches played at this venue, the average first innings score is 180, which could turn out to be a par score when Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight take the field.

Team Analysis

Rajasthan Royals

The last few consecutive losses on the trot for Rajasthan Royals have coincided with a lack of a big opening stand from Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler, which has put the pressure on the captain Sanju Samson and Riyan Parag to score the bulk of the runs, while the rest of the order is struggling a bit too. In the last couple of IPL 2024 matches, Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal have improved their performances, but at the same time, their fast bowlers have got the tap from the batters.

IPL 2024 Squad of Rajasthan Royals

Sanju Samson (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dhruv Jurel, Riyan Parag, Donovan Ferreira, Kunal Rathore, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Sen, Navdeep Saini, Sandeep Sharma, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, Rovman Powell, Shubham Dubey, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Abid Mushtaq, Nandre Burger, Tanush Kotian, Keshav Maharaj. Players injured/withdrawn: Prasidh Krishna, Adam Zampa, Jos Buttler

Kolkata Knight Riders

Sunil Narine and Phil Salt have been taking down most of the bowling attacks in the IPL 2024, allowing their middle order, which includes the likes of Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shreyas Iyer, and Andre Russell, to consolidate the batting innings. The bowling attack of KKR is spearheaded by Sunil Narine, while the likes of Mitchell Starc, Varun Chakravarthy, and Harshit Rana have stepped up for them at the various stages of the tournament. 

IPL 2024 Squad of Kolkata Knight Riders

Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Sunil Narine, Suyash Sharma, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy, KS Bharat, Chetan Sakariya, Mitchell Starc, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Ramandeep Singh, Sherfane Rutherford, Manish Pandey, Allah Ghazanfar, Dushmantha Chameera, Sakib Hussain. Players injured/withdrawn: Jason Roy, Gus Atkinson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Phil Salt

Match Prediction

ipl 2024 rr vs kkr match predictionConclusion

Despite having qualified for the IPL 2024 playoffs, Rajasthan Royals are currently in a state of bother with a few consecutive losses. The Shreyas Iyer-led side, who have been a better side throughout the tournament so far, seem to be a better team to win this fixture. 

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