Match 49 of the Indian Premier League sees Kolkata Knight Riders host Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday and having played twelve matches a piece, both these teams have identical records.
The Knight Riders came through a must win game away to Kings XI on Saturday. A 31 run win in Indore was set up by Sunil Narine who top scored with 75 in a mammoth bat first total of 245/6. KKR now have 6 wins and 6 defeats against their name with 2 matches to play, this one followed by a tough looking visit to the Sunrisers. Their home record is hit and miss with 3 wins and 3 defeats and in their most recent fixture at Eden Gardens they crashed to a 102 run defeat to Mumbai.
Dinesh Karthik is top scorer for KKR with 371 runs in 12 innings whilst Sunil Narine has taken 14 wickets in his 12 matches.
The Royals also have a record of 6 wins and 6 defeats although their net run rate is inferior to that of KKR. They came away from Mumbai with a 7 wicket win on Sunday when the in form Jos Buttler smashed an unbeaten 94 to go alongside 92 not out in a win over the Super Kings earlier last week. The Royals away record comprises of 2 wins and 4 defeats but they are in their best form of the tournament having reeled off 3 successive victories. After this the Royals complete the round robin stage with a home game against RCB.
Jos Buttler has scored 509 runs in his 12 innings whilst Jofra Archer has taken 13 wickets in just 7 matches.
Head to Head
IPL Matches 16, Rajasthan Royals wins 7, Knight Riders wins 7, Ties 2
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Kolkata Knight Riders 13/20
Rajasthan Royals 12/10
Note: Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change
Jofra Archer is really making a name for himself, he obliged for us as top bowler for the Royals last time out and keeps the vote for this vital game.
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