Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction IPL 2019- Rajasthan Royals v Kolkata Knight Riders

Ben Stokes (Rajasthan Royals)
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The second encounter on Super Sunday will be between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders at Rajasthan's home ground at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

Rajasthan Royals were without a win from their first three matches but they opened their account in the encounter against Royal Challengers Bangalore, winning the match by seven wickets to move up from the bottom of the points table. However, they are still at the seventh spot and would have to buckle up in order to harbour hopes of making it to the playoffs.

As in the last season, Jos Buttler has been the leading batsman for the side with two half-centuries in both matches in Jaipur so far, and has a total of 139 runs.

On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders have been performing beautifully and have won three out of four. In their last match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, KKR pulled victory from the jaws of defeat.

Their bowlers did not do a great job as RCB were successful in posting a 205-run total on the board. Sunil Narine was the pick of the bowlers, who conceded 30 runs after picking up a wicket. Kuldeep Yadav and Piyush Chawla were also economical.

KKR's batting was not going at great pace till the 16th over after which Andre Russell stepped out and changed the face of the match. Russell clobbered 48 runs from just 13 deliveries, which included one four and seven sixes. The Jamaican especially got stuck into Tim Southee and scored 29 runs off the penultimate over to seal the win.

KKR are expected not to change their playing XI and would be the favourites.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.

 

Rajasthan Royals- Ajinkya Rahane, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron

Kolkata Knight Riders- Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Kolkata Knight Riders

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders), Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Kuldeep Yadav (Kolkata Knight Riders), Jofra Archer (Rajasthan Royals)

Most boundaries – Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders), Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals)

Team Scores Batting First – Kolkata Knight Riders 170+, Rajasthan Royals 155+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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