Kolkata could sneak into top four with a win
- Rajasthan have lost three matches on the trot
- Both teams level on points after 11 games
Kolkata Knight Riders have made a turnaround to their season with three wins in the last four games and are eyeing a playoff spot as they get to face an out-of-form Rajasthan side. Kolkata Knight Riders have odds of 1.92 to beat Rajasthan Royals.
Rajasthan Royals have lost each of their last three games and five of their last six matches. A playoff spot will likely be a dream if they lose this game too, but they have a few things going their way at the Eden Gardens. Rajasthan Royals have odds of 1.85 to beat Kolkata Knight Riders.
Head-to-head record, KKR vs RR
The head-to-head record is fairly even with Kolkata winning 14 matches and Rajasthan 12. KKR have won four of the last six games against Rajasthan but the record is evenly split in 2021 and 2022.
The conditions in Eden Gardens should aid the chasing team and we are likely to see the team winning the toss opting to bowl first.
Rajasthan Royals might be down and out while KKR are on an upward surge. Rajasthan, however, still have a strong line-up for these conditions and have a win probability of 55%.
The average score in T20 matches at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata hovers around the 180-run mark. But with the quality of batting in these sides, expect totals above 200.
Pitch and conditions
The pitch here will aid new ball bowlers in the first innings, but should then be a road for batters to make merry on. A high-scoring game is expected although there’s a shower threat looming around Kolkata.
Players to keep an eye on…
KKR Predicted playing XI:
Jason Roy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy, Harshit Rana
RR Predicted playing XI:
Jos Buttler, Yahasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer, Joe Root, Dhurv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Murugun Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sandeep Sharma, Kuldip Yadav
Jos Buttler: The Rajasthan opener showed signs of returning to big form and could carry in with another big score on this flat surface.
Jason Roy: Like with Buttler, Jason Roy will enjoy batting on this strip which aids stroke-makign and could go ballistic here.
IPL 2023, Match 56 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Rajasthan Royals will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
KKR v RR Betting tips
Apart from betting on Rajasthan to win the match, check our other recommended bet about RR’s best batter.
Buttler is back in form and in these conditions, it is hard to look past him as the top-scorer. Back Buttler at 3.45 to be Rajasthan’s top batter!