Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Both RR and KKR have won the IPL trophy at least once, with the former winning the title in the inaugural edition itself and KKR winning it twice in 2012 and 2014. KKR has made it to the playoffs 6 times whereas RR has managed to reach the playoffs only 4 times. 

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When we look at their head-to-head performances, there is not much to differentiate between the two since they have won 10 matches apiece. It should be interesting to see if one team pips the other in both the league stage matches or share the honours just like last year. 

Kolkata team owners surprised everyone when they bought Pat Cummins for a whopping price tag of ₹ 15.50 Crores and made some smart buys as well in the shape of Eoin Morgan and Tom Banton. Last season, Kolkata almost made it to the playoffs thanks to some outstanding performances by Andre Russell. This can very well be the last season for Dinesh Karthik as the captain so the pressure will be on him to deliver this time.

RR too was pretty active in the auctions, buying players like Robin Uthappa, Jaydev Unadkat, David Miller and Andrew Tye, amongst others. Batsmen like Jos Butler and David Miller will provide strength to the batting side. Under the leadership of Steve Smith, they will try to come up with better performances this time around.

Head to Head Record of KKR and RR



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Know More About Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals

Top Performers in Batting KKR vs RR Matches

The top scorers and most run-getters in Kolkata vs Rajasthan matches in IPL are:

Most Runs

  • Ajinkya Rahane (RR) – 338
  • Shane Watson (RR) – 304
  • Yusuf Pathan (KKR & RR) – 292

Highest Scores

  • Shane Watson (RR) – 104*
  • Dinesh Karthik (KKR) – 97*
  • Jacques Kallis (KKR) – 80*

Ben Stokes and Steve Smith can be two of your top picks for your IPL fantasy league cricket team from Rajasthan and Dinesh Karthik from the KKR side. 

Top Performers in Bowling KKR vs RR Matches

The bowlers with the most wickets and best economy rates in RR vs KKR matcher are:

Most Wickets

  • Shakib Al Hasan (KKR) – 9
  • Siddharth Trivedi(RR) – 9
  • Sunil Narine (KKR) – 9

Best Bowling

  • Kuldeep Yadav (KKR) – 4/20
  • Chris Morris (RR) – 4/23
  • James Faulkner(RR) – 3/11

Kuldeep Yadav is expected to do well this IPL season as well and he can be a top pick for your team. Pat Cummins is another player who needs to be considered. From the RR side, Jofra Archer and Andrew Tye are great options. 

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