IPL 2024- Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals (April 16th, 2024)

IPL is getting more competitive day by day. Every match is going to be interesting to watch. All teams are geared up and trying to win every match. This time Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals two top-positioned teams are going to face each other. Excitement is on super high. Both are doing superbly in this IPL season. Fans are super excited for this match. Both teams are also ready for this match. So we are here with a detailed article on it. We will go through the information about this match. And we also share the fantasy playing 11 of this match. 

Venue and timing 

Get ready for a super battle between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR). This match number is 31. Both teams are in the form and an interesting battle is taking place. This upcoming match is going to be played on 16th April 2024 at the iconic Eden Gardens, Kolkata. This is going to be the KKR home ground and on this ground, KKR has some good records. The pitch is also best for batting and bowling. The match is set to start at 7:30 PM, it will be a worth-watching match. Promising a spectacular clash between two of this IPL season's best teams. Both the team's journey in this IPL is full of success. This match will decide who will be at the top of the table. So this match is also going to be an important match for both teams. Let's see both team's journey in this season. 

Both teams journey so far: IPL 2024

The IPL 2024 season has been a wonderful time for both these two franchises. RR under the leadership of young captain Sanju Samson and KKR under the leadership of youngster Shreyas Iyer have displayed a well-rounded performance. Both teams are topping the table. RR is situated in the first position and KKR is seated in the second position. Both have had a wonderful journey to date in this IPL season. They are looking like the best team in this IPL season. Both team players are playing wonderful innings in every match. 

RR has played five matches till now and they have won all except one match. On the other side, KKR has also played five matches and won all and lost in one match. Both teams' journey in this IPL is alike. Both team players are looking so aggressive in every match, as well as batsmen are performing in every match and that's why they both are at the top of the chart in the IPL season. Even the matches played between both of them in various IPL seasons have some interesting figures. Let's see this.

Head to head in IPL history 

Matches of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royal (RR) have always been exciting to watch. Both are aggressive against each other. It is enough to prove that both have played 28 matches against each other and RR won 13 times whereas Kolkata won 14 times. One match had no result. Whenever both teams are face to face, it becomes exciting to watch the match. In past times also they proved as a close competitor. There are only minor differences in their performances. Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata knight riders always present the best against each other. By looking at this fact it is confirmed that this upcoming match is going to be superb. A close competitive match is about to happen. This match clash is going to be worthwhile. We also have some players to watch out for in this match. Let's get to know about them. 

Player to watch out, for the KKR vs RR Match 

This match promises to be an interesting battle between some of the best players of both teams. We will have some players who perform well in this match. For Rajasthan royals, all eyes will be on the young players Riyan Parag and Sanju Samson. Both are playing superb innings in every match. They are in second and third position respectively in most runs scored players list. From the Kolkata side, Phil Salt and Sunil Narine are two players who can show some good innings. The Rajasthan Bowling side will be led by Yuzvendra Chahal who currently holds the purple cap. He has taken 11 wickets in just 6 matches. KKR's new player Vaibhav Arora and veteran player Sunil Narine can perform well. Also, we have many other players who can perform well. So watch the match to know more. Let's see the expected playing 11 and then we will look at the fantasy playing 11. 

Expected playing XI 

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Shreyas Iyer ©, Phil Salt(Wk), Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Andre Russell, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy, Vaibhav Arora, Mitchell Starc, Venkatesh Iyer, Ramandeep Singh, 

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Sanju Samson (c) (wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Riyan Parag, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shimron Hetmyer, Tanush Kotian, Dhruv Jurel, Keshav Maharaj, Rovman Powel, Avesh khan, 

Fantasy Playing XI KKR vs RR

Here is our handpicked and curated Fantasy Playing XI of KKR vs RR match. These are the possible players that can play well in this upcoming match between Rajasthan and Kolkata. 

Captain: Sanju Samson 

Vice-captain: Phil Salt 

Wicket-keeper: Sanju Samson 

All-rounder: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Riyan Parag 

Batsman: Shreyas Iyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal,

Bowler: Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Varun Chakravarthy


This match is no doubt going to be a super battle between these two. Both are leading the leaderboard of the IPL 2024. So we can expect a competitive clash. Who can be the winner? A difficult guess right? But if you look, the probability will be on the Rajasthan side. We are going with the Rajasthan Royals. They have shown a good inning recently in comparison to KKR. Although the winner will be decided based on the performance of the teams in the match. So for these just be ready to witness this match. This match is going to be a good innings. 

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