IPL 2021: 18th Match Between KKR and RR

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals

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18th Match:

The match between KKR and RR is the eighteenth meeting of the IPL 2021, which is going to be played at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 24th 2021.

KKR vs RR History:

The teams competed against each other 23 times, till date. Out of them, KKR won 12 times and lost 10 times, as well. 1 game was called off without a ball.

Last 5 (completed) match results of KKR against RR are WWLWW.

KKR Home:

The teams competed 9 times at the home ground of KKR. The home team won 6 times and lost twice. 1 game was called off without a ball.

Last 5 (completed) match results of KKR against RR are LWWWW.

RR Home:

The teams faced each other 6 times at the home ground of RR. The host won thrice. On the other hand, visitors won thrice, too.

Last 5 (completed) match results of RR against KKR are WLWWL.

Neutral Venue:

The teams met 8 times at the neutral venue. KKR won thrice, whereas RR won 5 times, though two of the victories were in a tied game, one with boundary count and the other with the one over eliminator.

Last 5 (completed) match results of KKR against RR are WWLLL*.

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Points and Ranks:

In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

KKR is on the seventh position in the table, currently, and may come at any position in the middle of the table (fourth, fifth or sixth) with earning 2 points after winning the match.

Last 5 (completed) match results of KKR are LLLWW.

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Rajasthan Royals:

RR is on the eighth position in the table, currently, and may come at any position in the middle of the table (fourth, fifth or sixth) after earning 2 points after winning the match.

Last 5 (completed) match results of RR are LLWLL.

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Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Mumbai shows the weather would be partly cloudy throughout the match. The precipitation percentage would be 1% to 4% as of now, so there would be almost no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be between 18 to 20 Celsius. The wind would be between 6 to 8 km/h. The speed of wind would fluctuate and the temperature would decrease with the match progress.

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Toss and Pitch:

Record of Last IPL (2019):

Teams prefer to field first 6 times in 7 matches. The selection favored the teams, as the team won 4 times and lost twice.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are WWWWL.

On the other hand, the team chose to bat first after winning the toss, which happened just once out of 7 matches, won once, though through one over eliminator in tied game, and never lost.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are W* – – – -.

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 5 times and lost twice.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are WW*WWW.

The first batting team won the matches 3 times including a tie. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won also 4 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are LW*LLL.

Score:

The lowest defended score was 162 runs and successful defended total was 170 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 198 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 133, and the highest total was 213 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 133 runs, whereas the highest was 198 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 31.62 and 27.05 is for the second innings.

Record of IPL 2021:

Teams prefer to field first in all the 8 played games. The selection favored the team, as the team won 5 times and lost thrice.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are WLLWW.

On the other hand, the team chose to bat first never happened, yet.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are – – – – -.

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 5 times and lost thrice.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are WLLWW.

The first batting team won the matches thrice. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the 5 outings.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are LWWLL.

Score:

The lowest successful defended total was 188 runs and the highest successful chase was 198 runs on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 106 runs and the highest was 221 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 107 runs (chased down the target / according to the run rate) and the highest was 217 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 26.70 and 31.55 is for the second innings.

T20 History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams never faced each other at the venue. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams at the venue.

Last 5 (completed) match results of RR against KKR at the venue are – – – – -.

Teams’ T20 History at the Venue:

KKR got 10 chances to play the match at the venue, the team has an extremely poor record, as the team won just once, and lost 9 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of KKR at the venue are LLLLL.

RR had 12 opportunities to play at the venue, and the team has a below average record, as the team won 5 times and lost 7 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of RR at the venue are LLWLW.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Kolkata Knight Riders:

The team would go with an unchanged XI despite the defeat.

Kolkata Knight Riders Eleven: N. Rana, S. Gill, R. Tripathi, E. Morgan, D. Karthik, A. Russell, S. Narine, P. Cummins, K. Nagarkoti, V. Chakravarthy, P. Krishna

Rajasthan Royals:

The team may go Y. Jaiswal in place of M. Vohra, J. Unadkat may return in place of S. Gopal and A. Tye may get a place for M. Rahman.

Rajasthan Royals Eleven: Y. Jaiswal, J. Buttler, S. Samson, D. Miller, S. Dube, R. Parag, R. Tewatia, C. Morris, J. Unadkat, C. Sakariya, A. Tye

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: “*” means the match was tied but the match was resulted through one over eliminator.