Following a thrilling last-ball win against Punjab Kings, Nitish Rana’s Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are all set to host Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their next assignment. The two teams are set to square off in match No. 56 of the ongoing IPL 2023 at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday, May 11.
The two sides faced contrasting results in their previous games, as Rajasthan were defeated at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 7. As the business end of the season approaches, both sides will be gunning to obtain results in their favour and climb up the table to make the playoffs.
KKR vs RR Match Details
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 56, IPL 2023
Venue – Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date & Time: Thursday, May 11, 7:30 PM IST
Telecast & Streaming Details: Star Sports Network and JioCinema
KKR vs RR Pitch Report:
The surface at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata assists the batters, and one can expect a high-scoring contest at the venue. However, spinners will play a vital role towards the latter stages of the match to restrict the batting side from scoring big and getting cruicial breakthroughs. Either skipper winning the toss may elect to field first.
KKR vs RR Probable Playing XIs
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR):
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Suyash Sharma, Varun Chakaravarthy
Rajasthan Royals (RR):
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Joe Root, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Sen, Sandeep Sharma, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal
KKR vs RR Probable Best Performers
Probable Best Batter
The southpaw is relishing a tremendous campaign for the Royals as he has accumulated 477 runs in 11 appearances at a solid average of 43.36, lacing it with three half-centuries and one ton. He will aim to maintain his purple patch in the forthcoming matches and carve out a big knock against KKR.
Probable Best Bowler
The KKR spinner has been quite lethal with the ball thus far in the season, getting crucial breakthroughs during the crunch moments of the game. He will aim to replicate a similar performance as he did in the previous game against Punjab, giving away mere 26 runs in four overs and claiming a three-wicket haul.