Live Cricket Streaming today and Match Preview – IPL – Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals

Ben Stokes could light up today's match
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You can watch all the live cricket streaming action of this crucial IPL match between struggling teams Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals today in the IPL.

All you need to do is to download the BT Sport app in the UK or the Hotstar app in the UK and India – check other countries for availability as well.

Both teams have star studded players and it is set to be an interesting encounter with plenty of stunning action.

 

Match Details

April 25th - Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals Kolkata 3:30 PM (2:30 GMT)

 

Match Preview

Knight Riders will take on Rajasthan Royals at their home ground at the Eden Gardens.

Both Kolkata and Rajasthan are not doing particularly well and find themselves in the bottom half of the points table. While Rajasthan Royals lost a close match against Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders have lost all of their last four matches and would have to turn things around quickly.

Rajasthan Royals have put themselves in an almost impossible situation to qualify to the playoffs from here on. Ajinkya Rahane smashed an unbeaten century for the Royals in the last match against Delhi Capitals. He looked at ease after a long time. Possibly, it was after he was not selected in India's World Cup squad, it removed the pressure off him and he was able to play his natural game.

Rahane looked in fluent touch after a long time and scored 105 off just 63 deliveries. He was well assisted by the newly appointed skipper Steven Smith, who compiled a half-century.

However, the team could not accelerate in the last few overs and did not reach the 200-run mark. Despite some good bowling from Jofra Archer and Riyan Parag, the team lost the match by six wickets.

Kolkata Knight Riders are also coming off a loss against Sunrisers Hyderabad by a big margin of nine wickets. They seem overdependent on Andre Russell but the team does have the resources to bounce back.

Probable playing XI of both teams. -

Kolkata Knight Riders- Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Piyush Chawla, KC Cariappa, Harry Gurney, Yarra Prithviraj

Rajasthan Royals- Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Ashton Turner, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni

 

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