1. Kolkata Knight Riders won last three matches consecutively and standing at the 3rd position in the point table whereas Rajasthan Royals standing at 4th position.
2. Kolkata Knight Riders won last 2 matches against Rajasthan Royals in this season of IPL.
3. Kolkata Knight Riders won 8 matches out of 14 whereas Rajasthan Royals won 7 matches out of 14.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Chris Lynn is top order batsmen of the team. In the last metting with the Rajasthan Royals he hit 45 runs and in total 425 runs including 3 half centuries. Dinesh Karthik hit 41 runs and in total 438 runs till so far. Another key player Sunil Narine smashed 75 runs in 36 balls against Kings XI Punjab. The team is expecting good number of runs contribution from his side. Kuldeep Yadav and Prasidh Krishna are the key bowlers of the team. In the last metting with RR Yadav cracked 4 wickets. Another side Prasidh Krishna claimed 4 wickets against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The team have Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi and Sanju Samson as a key batsmen of the team. Sanju Samson has hit 391 runs in 14 matches, including two half-centuries, and Ajinkya Rahane has scored 324 runs in 13 matches. In the absence of Jos Buttler the team have lots of expectation from Rahul Tripathi. His performance against RCB was outstanding he hit 80 runs in 58 balls. Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat and Ben Laughlin are the key bowlers of the team.