Today the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai from 7:30 PM. Rajasthan has won 6 out of 9 matches and has a net run rate of +0.450.
On the other hand, Kolkata has also played 9 matches. KKR had won at the beginning of the season but now they are at the eighth position with 6 points after losing 6 matches. His net run rate is -0.006.
Apart from Butler, the rest of the batsmen will also have to play responsibly for RR. The team of Rajasthan Royals is being counted among the strongest teams in the competition. However, in the last match, he had to face defeat at the hands of the Mumbai Indians. The main reason for this defeat was that apart from Jos Buttler's 67 runs, other batsmen did not play big innings.
This season has been like a nightmare for Kolkata Knight Riders after the initial phase. Having lost six matches, this team has forgotten to win. The news of the rift between the captain and the coach is in the headlines. Wholesale prices are being changed in every competition.
KKR vs. RR: Pitch Report
We have seen a good batting track in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. RR had scored 222 against the DC in the match played on this ground of this season. There is some assistance for bowlers also in the initial period of innings.
Most of the strips are of Red soil, which gives good bounce and pace to bat on. We can't forget the whole IPL is going to play in only 4 venues so there will be some assistance for spin too in the mid-period of the tournament.
KKR vs. RR: Weather Forecast
Mumbai is located in the western state of Maharashtra. The weather in Mumbai remains hot and humid during the summers that span from March to May. The weather model indicates a good forecast for the game of cricket on the 2nd of May 2023.
Temperature – 40/31
Humidity – 42%
Wind – 18 km/h
Chances of Rain – 0%
KKR vs. RR: Head to Head
KKR is slightly ahead in the head-to-head competition between these two teams. KKR has won 13 matches while RR has won 12 matches so far in the total encounter between the two teams in IPL.
Did You Know?
Jos Buttler has already made 566 runs in just 9 matches of the IPL 2023. He is the current Orange Cap holder in the season. While Yuzvendar Chahal of RR is also the most wicket-taker after the 9 matches. He has taken 19 wickets so far in IPL 2023.