Published: Thu, April 19, 2018
Sci-tech | By Brandy Patterson

RR vs KKR: Head-to-head, Playing XI and other interesting stats

RR vs KKR: Head-to-head, Playing XI and other interesting stats

With an aim to seal their third consecutive win in the 11th edition of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), 2008 champions Rajasthan Royals managed to set a 161 run target against 2-times winners Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

The Next Stop: Kolkata have just a one day break before facing D'Arcy Short, Ben Laughlin and the Rajasthan Royals on Thursday, whilst Delhi get a five day rest before coming up against Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday.

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Pant and Maxwell then came together for a 62-run stand for the fourth wicket before the former holed out to Chawla at deep midwicket off Yadav. He smashed six sixes off two overs from Mohammad Shami that cost the seamer 42 runs, and Rana completed his half-century off 30 balls. RR would hope that the two master players get back into form when they lock horns with the Knight Riders.

KKR might bring in Prasidh Krishna for Shubman Gill. The Royals powered to 217/4 and although the final win was only by 19 runs, RCB never really looked likely to threaten the mammoth total so confidence in the camp is high. Rajasthan might want to try someone else in his position, and the options are Henrich Klaasen or Jofra Archer.

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Following the fall of Maxwell's wicket, Delhi Daredevils virtually surrendered to Sunil Narine (3/18) and Kuldeep Yadav (3/32). KKR after winning their last game, and keeping in mind their smaller squad will most likely stick with the same team, unless a forced change spoils plan. "It's a fresh match, so we will be starting from zero", Samson said. A Sanju Samson special and RR are marching forward comfortably in the path of victory. However, RR have played one fewer game than KKR (4). So far, Andre Russell batting at number six has proven to be deadly for his opponents.

Sunil Narine was the pick of the bowlers for KKR with his bowling figures of 3-0-18-3.

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While the Royals themselves have had to rely on Sanju Samson for most of their runs, they did get a brisk cameo from their skipper Ajinkya Rahane, whose strike rate has been a point of discussion of late. The lesson: play straight against the spinners. Broadcast starts at 20:00 Hours (IST).

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