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Indian Premier League 2022 – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals – 47th Match Prediction

After a strong start, the Kolkata Knight Riders have slipped to eighth place in the IPL 2022 standings. Five consecutive losses have put KKR in a difficult position heading into this match, and the team must find a way to break this losing streak. Rajasthan Royals, one of the most impressive teams in IPL 2022, will be up against it.

The Rajasthan Royals, who are currently third in the table with six wins from nine matches, have been simply brilliant in terms of tactics and resource utilisation. It comes as no surprise that they are the favourites at most IPL betting sites going into this match.

The 47th match between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals will take place on May 2nd, 2022 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Match Details to Note

Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, 47th Match, Indian Premier League 2022

Date: May 2, 2022 (Monday)

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Team Previews

Kolkata Knight Riders (Match Odds – 2.00)

For the previous match, KKR made some changes to its lineup, including the return of Aaron Finch and Venkatesh Iyer at the top of the order, the debut of Baba Indrajith, and the inclusion of Harshit Rana in the bowling lineup. Nothing seemed to work for them as they were soundly defeated by the Delhi Capitals.

In the previous match, only three KKR players scored in double figures. Those three players were Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, and Rinku Singh. For the Top Batsman KKR betting market, we’d go with Iyer, Rana, or Russell.

Iyer has a habit of performing well under duress, and he spent some significant time at the crease. You could also bet on him to score some runs on his own.

KKR’s batting lineup is dangerous, and you never want to count out a team that includes Andre Russell, but with the top order struggling and two of India’s best spinners in the opposition, things could get tough for KKR once more.

Umesh Yadav, who has been absolutely brilliant with the new ball, and Sunil Narine, who never seems to have a bad match, have led the bowling lineup. However, the rest of the bowling attack is once again questionable. Tim Southee can be pricey, Harshit Rana is unproven, and you never know what you’ll get with Andre Russell.

The team’s current form is also quite poor, which is something you should consider.

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad

Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy, Mohammad Nabi, Chamika Karunaratne, Baba Indrajith, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Pratham Singh, Abhijeet Tomar, Rasikh Salam, Aman Hakim Khan, Ashok Sharma, Ramesh Kumar

Predicted XI: Venkatesh Iyer, Aaron Finch, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Baba Indrajith, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine,Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Harshit Rana

Rajasthan Royals (Match Odds – 1.78)

In the previous match, the Rajasthan Royals were defeated by the Mumbai Indians. Jos Buttler appeared to be struggling to find his timing for the most part, but he still managed to score 67 runs with four sixes. It wasn’t his most fluid inning, but it demonstrated the kind of damage he can do if he spends even a few minutes at the crease.

RR has used only five batsmen, with Riyan Parag filling in at number six. This is a risky strategy, and their batting has been put to the test in recent matches. Of course, Buttler, Samson, and Hetmyer are in great form, so the team tends to reach good totals more often than not.

Devdutt Padiakkal and Daryl Mitchell must perform or their positions in the batting order will be questioned.

In their current form, betting on Samson or Buttler to hit a six appears to be a safe bet. You could also place a bet on either of them to be the top batsman for the Rajasthan Royals in this match.

The Rajasthan Royals’ bowling lineup is absolutely fantastic. Ashwin, Chahal, and Boult are all proven T20 world-class players, while Prasiddh Krishna and Kuldeep Sen appear to be ready for international duty as well.

This is where RR may be able to gain a decisive advantage in this match. We don’t believe they have a weak bowling option, and despite scoring some runs in his previous game, Daryl Mitchell is more than a useful all-rounder to have in the lineup.

After the auction, RR appears to have acquired the best Indian players from most sides, which is the primary reason for its success.

Rajasthan Royals Squad

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (wk/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, James Neesham, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Navdeep Saini, KC Cariappa, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Karun Nair, Rassie van der Dussen, Daryl Mitchell, Obed McCoy, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Anunay Singh, Kuldeep Sen, Dhruv Jurel, Shubham Garhwal

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

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Toss Prediction

Both teams will bat second on this pitch because the pitch will swing in the early overs and dew will settle in the second innings, making it difficult for bowlers to grip the ball.

To Win the Toss – Kolkata Knight Riders – 1.85

To Win the Toss – Rajasthan Royals – 1.85

Pitch and Weather Conditions

Wankhade pitch has been a little tackier, with uneven bounce and a slow nature. In this match, we anticipate average scores of 160-180 runs.

The weather in Mumbai is bright and sunny, with little to no chance of rain on match day. We anticipate a complete match with no external interruptions. Dew might come in to trouble the bowlers in second innings.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Match Prediction

When compared to KKR, RR has a more settled batting lineup, as well as a strong bowling attack that includes a good mix of spin and pace bowlers. The all-rounder who provides the team with a sixth bowling option and big hitting prowess in the lower order has been RR’s only issue. KKR’s bowling attack lacks firepower and has been struggling to find a fifth bowler for some time. We expect RR to win this game due to their overall team balance in the batting and bowling departments.

Rajasthan Royals is the favourite to beat Kolkata Knight Riders at the odds of 1.78.

  • KKR has 6 points from 9 games and is currently on a 5-match losing streak.
  • RR is second in the points table with 12 points from 9 matches.
  • In their previous meeting this season, RR defeated KKR by 7 runs.

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