IPL 2021: Match 18, Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Preview & Prediction

IPL Match 18

Time:  7:30 PM IST

Date:  24 April 2021

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Rajasthan Royals’ confidence must have hit rock-bottom after their 10-wicket defeat at the hands of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last clash. Their net run rate, which is at -1.001, also took a massive jolt.

The Knights, on the other hand, tried their hearts out against the Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai but lost the match by 18 runs. They slumped to 31 for five inside the powerplay after which their batters made a comeback. On a head-to-head count, the Knights are leading the Royals by a small margin. But keeping in mind their current form, KKR can be said to have an upper hand.

RR vs KKR Head to Head

Total Matches:  23,  RR Won:  10, KKR Won: 12, NR: 1

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium hasn’t had much for the bowlers to work with. The batters have mostly made hay and the track hasn’t changed in nature during the course of a match. Batting second should be the way forward.

Possible Playing XI

Rajasthan Royals:

Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra/Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (C & WK), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat/Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti

RR vs KKR Match 18 IPL 2021 Prediction

If we talk about batting line-ups, both teams look dangerous as both sides have a plethora of classic and fearsome strikers. Both teams are balanced with Indian and overseas players. Bowling and batting both are a concern for Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders eventually come up as the favorite team in this match as they have quality all-rounders around. Kolkata Knight Riders are likely to emerge as winners over Rajasthan Royals.

For a thorough understanding of every aspect that can win you real money throughout the IPL, keep visiting our website for calculated and best match predictions and free IPL betting tips. Studying all the facts and conditions for today’s match, we have reached the conclusion that Kolkata Knight Riders will win this match but still, there will be a tough fight from both the teams, and a thrilling, high-score match is expected to entertain fans across the world.

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