IPL 2019: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders - Stats Preview

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IPL 2019, Match 21: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Stats Preview 

IPL 2019, Match 21: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Stats Preview
Royals face inf-form KKR. Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

On Sunday (7th April) night, Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will face each other at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. While both teams playing their fifth match in IPL 2019, RR will play their third home match in this season, and KKR will play their third away match in the season 12. We’re here with the detailed stats preview for the game.

After losing their first three matches of this season, Royals have secured their first-ever victory of this season in their last match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Meanwhile, the in-form KKR has won three matches and lost one match in this season.

Teams’ forms in IPL 2019

Recent results

RR (oldest to latest) – Lost, Lost, Lost and Won

KKR (oldest to latest) – Won, Won, Lost (in the one-over eliminator) and Won

Teams’ performances in different stages of a match

Different stages of a match (Overs) RR KKR
Run-rate Average wicket (s) fall in a match   Run-rate Average wicket (s) fall in a match  
Powerplay (1-6) 8.29 1.00 8.12 1.50
Middle overs (7-15) 8.05 1.50 8.83 2.00
Death overs (16-20) 10.58 3.00 14.81 1.75

Men-in-form

Stats RR KKR
Top run-scorer Sanju Samson (140 runs) Andre Russell (207 runs)
Top wicket-taker Shreyas Gopal (6 wickets) Andre Russell (5 wickets)

Head-to-head records between RR and KKR

Stats Matches RR won KKR won Tied/No Result
Overall 18 9 9 0/0
In IPL 18 9 9 0/0
At Sawai Mansingh Stadium (Jaipur) 5 3 2 0/0
In the last 10 matches 10 5 5 0/0

[Important Note: Their two matches went to the Super Over, and RR won both those matches (both were outside India)]

  • In their last three meetings, KKR won all those matches. Last time RR beat KKR on 16th May 2015 at Brabourne Stadium (Mumbai).

 

Important stats between RR and KKR

(Team stats)

Stats RR (vs KKR) KKR (vs RR)
Highest total 199/6 (20 overs) at Mumbai (Brabourne Stadium) on 16th May 2015 190/9 (20 overs) at Mumbai (Brabourne Stadium) on 16th May 2015
Lowest completed total 81 (15.2 overs) at Kolkata on 17th April 2011 125 (19 overs) at Jaipur on 8th April 2013
Largest victory (by runs) 45 runs at Jaipur on 1st May 2008 25 runs at Kolkata on 23rd May 2018
Largest victory (by wickets) 6 wickets at Kolkata on 20th May 2008 9 wickets at Jaipur on 15th April 2011

(Player stats)

Stats RR (vs KKR) KKR (vs RR)
Highest individual score 104* by Shane Watson at Mumbai (Brabourne Stadium) on 16th May 2015 80* by Jacques Kallis at Jaipur on 15th April 2011
Best bowling figures 4/23 by Chris Morris at Mumbai (Brabourne Stadium) on 16th May 2015 4/20 by Kuldeep Yadav at Kolkata on 15th May 2018
Most runs scored 304 runs by Shane Watson 255 runs by Gautam Gambhir
Most wickets 9 wickets by Siddarth Trivedi 9 wickets by Shakib Al Hasan

 

 Other important stats

RR

  • Jaydev Unadkat (148 wickets) is two wickets away to complete the milestone of 150 wickets in T20 cricket.

RR, KKR, IPL 2019

  • Ajinkya Rahane (47 sixes) needs to hit three more sixes to complete his 50 IPL sixes for RR. He will be the fourth RR batsman to hit 50 or more IPL sixes. Shane Watson (109 sixes), Yusuf Pathan (61 sixes) and Sanju Samson (54 sixes) were the first three RR cricketers to hit 50-plus IPL sixes.
RR, KKR, Stats Preview
Ajinkya Rahane (Image Credit: IPL)

KKR

  • Pacer Andre Russell (48 wickets) needs to take two more wickets to complete his 50 IPL wickets for KKR. Only Sunil Narine (113 wickets) and Piyush Chawla (59 wickets) have taken 50+ IPL wickets for KKR.
RR, KKR, IPL 2019
Andre Russell (Image Credit: IPL)
  • Chris Lynn (949 runs) needs to score 51 more runs to complete his 1,000 T20 runs for KKR. He will be the ninth batsman to score 1,000 or more T20 runs for this franchise.
IPL 2019, Match 21: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders - Stats Preview 1
Chris Lynn (Image Credit: IPL)

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