After losing back to back five matches on a trot, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be playing against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Thursday at the Eden Garden of Kolkata.
Rajasthan Royals who has showcased some fight back after appointing of Steve Smith as RR’s captain faced a defeat in their last match against the Delhi Capitals. However, the positive note in their defeat was Ajinkya Rahane’s ton against Delhi Capitals.
When it comes to the statistics both the teams give each other a tough competition. Both the teams have faced each other 20 times in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Kolkata have a slender advantage in the head-to-head meetings with 10 victories against Rajasthan. Meanwhile, RR has 9 wins against KKR in the IPL.
At the Eden Gardens, KKR have maintained an impressive record with 6 victories compared to RR’s
When it comes to the man with a golden arm, Sunil Narine has scalped most number of wickets against the RR while for RR Krishnappa Gowtham is the most successful bowler for RR against KKR with 4 wickets.