Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Match Preview, IPL 2022, Match 47, KKR vs RR
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Last Update on: May 2nd, 2022 at 03:12 pm

KKR vs RR: Match Preview – IPL 2022 Match 47, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals. Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals will wrestle against each other in their next match of IPL 2022. The KKR vs RR match takes place on May 2 (Monday) at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

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In head-to-head encounters in the Indian Premier League, KKR and RR are almost equally powerful against each other. Out of 25 matches, KKR has won 13 games while RR has won 12 matches. In the last 5 games, KKR bagged 3 wins while RR 2 games.

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KKR vs RR (Credits: IPL/BCCI)

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At Wankhede, both the teams have played just 1 match earlier in which Rajasthan Royals bagged a victory. Both the teams lost their previous encounter of IPL 2022. KKR lost to Delhi Capitals by 4 wickets while Rajasthan Royals lost to Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets.

Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders will lock horns for the second time in IPL 2022. In the earlier encounter between both the teams, Rajasthan Royals won the match by 7 runs. In the nail-biting clash, RR batted first and posted a mammoth knock of 217-5.

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler. (Photo: IPL)

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Jos Buttler attacked from the front and shattered a marvelous century in the match, hitting 103 off 61 balls. Sanju Samson (38 off 19) and Shimron Hetmyer (26* off 13) also made crucial contributions to the team’s total. For KKR, Sunil Narine picked 2 wickets while 3 other bowlers picked 1 wicket each.

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal (Credits: Twitter)

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Later, Kolkata Knight Riders lost opener Sunil Narine for a duck but his partner Aaron Finch slammed a quickfire 58 off 28 balls. Shreyas Iyer also slammed an enterprising 85-run knock. However, spinner Yuzvendra Chahal’s hat-trick in the 17th over turned the strides in RR’s favour. KKR was eventually bowled out for 210 and lost the match by 7 runs.

KKR vs RR: Match Preview – IPL 2022 Match 47, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals

Kolkata Knight Riders

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. (Photo: IPL)

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Shreyas Iyer is the skipper of Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2022. The team has played 9 games so far, winning 3 and losing 6. They have 12 points in their pockets and a net run rate of -0.006.

For KKR, Shreyas Iyer is the top run-getter for the team with 290 runs in 9 games. Andre Russell is next with 227 runs. In bowling, Umesh Yadav has scalped the most 14 wickets for the team. Andre Russell is next with 10 scalps.

KKR vs RR: Match Preview – IPL 2022 Match 47, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals


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KKR Squad: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson, Ajinkya Rahane, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Dar, Baba Indrajith, Chamika Karunaratne, Abhijeet Tomar, Pratham Singh, Ashok Sharma, Sam Billings, Aaron Finch, Tim Southee, Ramesh Kumar, Mohammad Nabi, Umesh Yadav.


Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals (Image Credits: Twitter)

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Rajasthan Royals is led by Sanju Samson in IPL 2022. The team has played 9 matches so far. RR has won 6 matches and lost 3. They have 12 points in their kitty and a net run rate of +0.450.

Jos Buttler is the top run-scorer for Rajasthan Royals with 566 runs in 9 games. He is followed by Sanju Samson with 244 runs in 9 matches. In bowling, Yuzvendra Chahal has scalped the most 19 wickets for the team. Prasidh Krishna follows him with 11 wickets in 9 matches.

yuzvendra Chahal. Photo-IPL
yuzvendra Chahal. Photo-IPL

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RR Squad: Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, R Ashwin, Trent Boult, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Riyan Parag, KC Cariappa, Navdeep Saini, Obed McCoy, Anunay Singh, Kuldeep Sen, Karun Nair, Dhruv Jurel, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Shubham Garhwal, Jimmy Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rassie van der Dussen, Daryl Mitchell.

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