KKR struggling for wins
- Kolkata’s batting returns a major concern
- RR look to come back from MI loss
Rajasthan Royals have found a template that works well for them and has added six wins in nine matches as a result and are third in the points table. RR, though, will want to finish in the top two to ensure they get a second chance in the playoffs. They have odds of 1.71 to win this game and further their chances to do that.
Kolkata Knight Riders, meanwhile, have odds of 2.09 to win the match against Rajasthan Royals. Their season has gone in the exact opposite direction to that of Rajasthan Royals. They have three wins and six losses in IPL 2022 so far.
What happened earlier in the season
Earlier in the season when these teams met, we had a high-scoring thriller with Rajasthan Royals just about edging out Kolkata Knight Riders with a seven-run win. After making 217 batting first thanks to a Jos Buttler hundred, Rajasthan couldn’t dictate terms in the run chase but just about managed to defend the total.
Rajasthan Royals will be helped by Kolkata’s dismal batting form and are our favourites to win this battle.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
The contest will likely be decided by how Kolkata’s bowlers bowl to Rajasthan’s top five. While KKR have rotated bowlers, they haven’t really found a rhythm and Rajasthan in top gear might be a difficult proposition for them.
Keep an eye on…
Jos Buttler: There’s apparently no stopping Jos Buttler who is now after a 1,000 runs in the season and he might very well get there beating Virat Kohli’s record. Jos Buttler will bank on KKR’s attack and his own form to look to make another big one.
Sunil Narine: The KKR spinner hasn’t been amongst the wickets, but is the most economical bowler in IPL 2022. The spinner will be key to KKR keeping Jos Buttler silent or dismissing him.
TIP: Jos Buttler has odds of 3.13 to be the top batter this game and given his form, it’s difficult to put it past him.