After an incredible victory away at Bengaluru, the Knight Riders will now travel to Jaipur for another epic encounter. Rajasthan Royal’s camp will be confident after registering their first victory of this campaign. KKR have themselves played some splendid cricket so far in the IPL 2019. A thrilling battle is on the cards when both these teams will battle it out at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium Sunday night.

Rajasthan Royals have always been on the dark-horses in the history of the Indian Premier League. Having lost four games on the trot, the hosts won their last previous against RCB to open their account this season. At their home, Rajasthan Royals have a pretty good record which gives them a slight advantage. Nonetheless, their batting has to improve when they host a team like KKR’s batting prowess. Rahane & Co. would be hoping to register their second victory of this season against the high-flying Kolkata Knight Riders.

On the contrary, Kolkata Knight Riders must be beaming with confidence post their unbelievable triumph at the Chinnaswamy against the run of play. Andre Russell played a blinder of an inning under pressure to take his side over the line. Their bowling will be under scrutiny after giving away 200 runs in their previous match, but overall KKR has a lethal all-round attack. With Dinesh Karthik at the helm, the visitors have the potential to go all the way as they possess some amazing match-winners in their ranks. KKR would be eyeing to breach their fortress heading into their fifth match of this season.

 

GAME DETAILS

 

Date: Sunday, April 07, 2019

Time: 08:00 PM IST

Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

League: Indian Premier League

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar

 

Venue Stats IPL

Total Matches 42
Matches won batting first 15
Matches won bowling first 27
Average 1st Inns scores 157
Average 2nd Inns scores 143
Highest total recorded 197/5 (19.4 Ov) by RR vs DCG
Lowest total recorded 92/10 (18.2 Ov) by MI vs RR
Highest score chased 197/5 (19.4 Ov) by RR vs DCG
Lowest score defended 151/7 (20 Ov) by SRH vs RR

 

TEAM NEWS

 

Rajasthan Royals:

  • Sanju Samson might comeback to replace Stuart Binny or Varun Aaron.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • The visitors are likely to go ahead with the same starting lineup.

 

SQUADS

 

Rajasthan Royals:

Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Varun Aaron, Sanju Samson, Prashant Chopra, Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Shubham Ranjane, Ashton Turner, Riyan Parag, Mahipal Lomror, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Oshane Thomas, Sudhesan Midhun

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Carlos Brathwaite, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney, Yarra Prithviraj, KC Cariappa

 

KEY PLAYERS

Rajasthan Royals

  • Jos Buttler(w)
  • Ben Stokes
  • Jofra Archer

Kolkata Knight Riders

  • Chris Lynn
  • Nitish Rana
  • Andre Russell

 

Probable Playing XI

 

Rajasthan Royals

Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler(w), Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Varun Aaron/Stuart Binny.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c)Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna