KKR go into this match with three wins in the last four games. However, RR have lost five of their last six games. They are still placed above KKR on the points table as of today. Both teams play their third-last league game of the season on May 11th, 2023. One of them is sure to break away from the mid-table 10-pointer traffic jam. KKR Vs RR IPL Match will be a thrilling encounter between RR batters and KKR spinners.
Captain Nitish Rana Leading from the Front
Nitish Rana has been one of the best players of spin in the last few editions of IPL. But he seems to struggle a bit against Yuzvendra Chahal, who has got him five times in the past. This key battle will be crucial for both sides looking to get an important win under their belt. Sunil Naraine has still not performed to his best in this IPL and Russell is off colour. They are riding on the heroics of Rinky Singh and Varun Chakarvarty.
In the injured player department, Umesh Yadav bowled with a full run-up on the eve of the match. He was seen bowling to Rinku Singh on the center practice wicket alongside Varun Chakaravarthy. However, KKR are unlikely to tinker with a winning combination.
RR Looking to Get Back on Track
Looking to put their campaign back on track, it wouldn’t be an easy job for RR at the Eden Gardens. The home side has been looking good in the past couple of matches. This year, RR have been one of the worst sides in the middle overs, losing as many as 32 wickets for only 749 runs from overs 7-15. That’s got a lot to do with Shimron Hetmyer’s dip in form, the batter totaling only 25 runs in his last six innings. How he and others in the middle-order fare against KKR’s three-pronged spin attack could shape the match. Jos Butler hit form in the last innings and needs to carry on in the games to come.
Trent Boult missed the last match with a niggle but should come right back for this one. Expect them to play three spinners too on this track.
Match Details – KKR Vs RR IPL
When: KKR vs RR IPL Match on May 11, 2023 at 7:30 PM local
Where: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Pitch Conditions: The game will be played on pitch Number 4. This will make it the 4th IPL game to be played on this surface. No dew is expected although the last couple of games at the venue have been won by chasing sides. No rain is forecast during the match but that could change quickly given the cyclonic conditions in the vicinity. The groundmen covered the entire field of play on the eve of the match expecting overnight rain.
KKR Vs RR IPL – Teams
Kolkata Knight Riders
Possible XI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana(c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine. Shardul Thakur, Vaibhav Arora/Umesh Yadav, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy. [Impact Player: Suyash Sharma.
Probable XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w/c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer. Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal.
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