KKR vs RR Match Preview- IPL 2024, Match 31

Updated - 16 Apr 2024, 06:04 PM

Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, KKR vs RR
Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson (Credits: Twitter)

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) will collide with each other in match 31 of IPL 2024. Both teams have played 5 games in IPL 2024 so far. Below is the preview of the KKR vs RR clash of the Indian Premier League 2024. 

KKR vs RR Date and Venue

The KKR vs RR match takes place on Tuesday, April 16. The venue of the match is Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. The match will start at 7:30 PM IST. The toss will take place at 7 PM.

KKR vs RR Match Preview- IPL 2024, Match 31

Kolkata Knight Riders 

Shreyas Iyer leads Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2024. With the likes of batting giants Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, and Rinku Singh, KKR has a strong batting line-up. Their bowlers have done magnificent teamwork to crush the opponents. 

Rajasthan Royals

Sanju Samson is the captain of Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2024. With Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, and Riyan Parag, RR boasts a powerful top order in batting. Trent Boult and Avesh Khan have done fabulous work in the pace department. Yuzvendra Chahal has been lethal with the spin attack. 

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KKR vs RR Key Battles

Andre Russell vs Yuvendra Chahal 

Andre Russell is a big hitter for KKR and will bat in the lower order. Yuzvedra Chahal is the most successful bowler for RR and will have to outplay him. 

Sunil Narine vs Trent Boult

Sunil Narine will look to give a quick start to KKR in the match. Trent Boult is known to clinch wickets in his first over and will aim to dismiss Narine as soon as possible. 

Riyan Parag vs Varun Chakravarthy 

Riyan Parag has emerged as a dangerous batter in IPL 2024 and shattered match-winning knocks for RR in some games. Spinner Varun Chakravarthy would like to crush him with his spin tactics.  

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KKR vs RR Key Players

Kolkata Knight Riders- Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, and Shreyas Iyer have shown good form in batting. Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, and Andre Russell are leading wicket-takers for the side. 

Rajasthan Royals- Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Sanju Samson, and Jot Buttler have impressed with the bat. Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, and Nandre Burger are in-form bowlers for the side. 

KKR vs RR Weather And Pitch Reports

There is just a 6% chance of rain in Kolkata City during the KKR vs RR match. Hence, the encounter will not be affected by rain. The dew is highly likely to appear. Hence, teams will look to chase. The pitch at Eden Gardens Stadium is considered batting-friendly. However, it also offers assistance to spinners. 

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Conclusion

At the start of IPL 2024, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals have looked like the strongest teams this season. Both captured victories in their first three straight games and moved to the top of the points table. KKR have also won away games and will enjoy the home conditions against Rajasthan. 

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