Inaugural champions Rajasthan Royals will take on a struggling Kolkata Knight Riders in match 47 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The match will be played on Monday, May 2, starting from 7:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals: IPL 2022 standings

Rajasthan Royals are placed second on the points table at the time of writing with five wins and three losses in eight games. Sanju Samson and his team also possess a good net run rate of +0.450 but had lost their last game to Mumbai Indians on Saturday. 

Kolkata Knight Riders, meanwhile, have their playoff hopes hanging by a thread and have lost five matches on the trot coming into this game. They are placed eighth with three wins from nine matches at the time of writing with a net run rate of +0.006.

KKR vs RR odds for IPL 2022

  • Dafabet: Rajasthan Royals 1.75, Kolkata Knight Riders 2.14
  • Bet365: Rajasthan Royals 1.72, Kolkata Knight Riders 2.10
  • 10Cric: Rajasthan Royals 1.71, Kolkata Knight Riders 2.09
  • Parimatch: Rajasthan Royals 1.75, Kolkata Knight Riders 1.98
  • 1xBet: Rajasthan Royals 1.77, Kolkata Knight Riders 2.15

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals head-to-head

Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders have faced each other 26 times in the IPL. Kolkata Knight Riders have come on top 13 times while Rajasthan Royals won 12 matches. One game ended in no result.

In the first meeting between the two teams this season, Rajasthan Royals eked out Kolkata Knight Riders by seven runs in a high-scoring match after putting up 217 runs on board. Yuzvendra Chahal took a fifer including a hat-trick.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals probable playing XI

RR: Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler (wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (captain), Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Riyan Parag, Nathan Coulter Nile, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna.

KKR: Aaron Finch, Sunil Narine, Shreyas Iyer(captain), Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Baba Indrajith(wicket-keeper), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals top picks

RR: Jos Buttler is in his own zone this season and has scored 566 runs in nine innings with a strike rate of over 155. Buttler has also scored three centuries and two half-centuries so far at an average of 70.75. 

In the bowling department, Purple Cap-holder Yuzvendra Chahal is the pick of the bowlers with 19 wickets in nine matches and an average of 13.68. Prasidh Krishna has also troubled batsmen with his accuracy.

KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders have been struggling to get over the line this season due to over-dependence on Andre Russell’s all-round performances (227 runs and 10 wickets in nine matches), Umesh Yadav’s consistency (14 wickets in nine matches) and Shreyas Iyer’s (290 from nine innings) occasional anchor innings. No other player has stood up regularly which has contributed to the two-time champions’ poor showing this season.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals IPL 2022 prediction

Rajasthan Royals are the bookies’ favourite for Monday’s match-up. Jos Buttler at the top, Sanju Samson and Shimron Hetmyer in the middle and Yuzvendra Chahal along with Prasidh Krishna in the bowling unit give Rajasthan Royals more in-form players compared to Kolkata Knight Riders going into the crucial encounter. 

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals IPL 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 33°C

Precipitation: 10%

Humidity: 68%

Wind: 19km/h