What will be the playing 11 of KKR against RR? IPL 2023 Latest Updates. The 56th match of IPL 2023 season 16, which is going to happen between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals on May 11 at 7:30 PM at Eden Garden Cricket Stadium, Kolkata.
As the matches of IPL 2023 are progressing, the fans of the team are in the hope that their favorite team will win this year’s IPL trophy. So, taking this trend forward, we have come to the 56th match of IPL 2023 season 16, which is going to happen between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals on May 11 at 7:30 PM at Eden Garden Cricket Stadium, Kolkata.
This stadium is the home ground of KKR in IPL 2023 and this stadium has hosted 7 matches of KKR. The performance of both KKR and RR teams has been good in this season and today both the teams are going to face each other.
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If we talk about KKR, then let us tell you first that KKR and RR have faced each other 27 times in the history of IPL, in which KKR has won 14 times against RR and once the match was tie. KKR players are running in good form this season and still have the power to beat RR. KKR has played 11 matches in IPL 2023 and it will be their 12th match with RR.
Now let us talk about the stats of the last 3 matches of KKR and about their amazing batsmen and then about the bowler whose performance in 2 consecutive matches is looking great. And if KKR gives such a performance against RR as well, then KKR will have a hat-trick of winning three matches in a row.
So let us first tell you that KKR has won 2 out of their last 3 matches. KKR also gave a good fight to GT but lost by just a few runs but KKR won their last 2 matches against SRH and PBKS.
So now let us see the brilliant batsmen of KKR whose presence helps the team to reach the point of victory. So first comes KKR’s amazing batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz who played an amazing inning against GT, scoring 81 runs in 39 balls with 7 sixes and 5 fours and with an impressive strike rate of 207. After this comes the captain of the team, Nitish Rana, whose batting talks a lot, he scored 51 runs in 38 balls against PBKS which included 6 fours and 1 six, he also scored 42 runs in 31 balls against SRH which included 3 sixes and 3 fours.
Nitish Rana joins the likes of Gautam Gambhir and Andre Russell to be among the leading run scorers for KKR.
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And then Andre Russell who played a good knock against PBKS scoring 42 off 23 balls including 3 fours and 3 sixes, then he scored 34 off 19 balls including 3 sixes and 2 fours against GT. We are also seeing a good performance from Rinku Singh, who scored 46 off 35 balls against SRH which included 4 fours and 1 six. Then Jason Roy also put in a good performance against PBKS, scoring 38 off 24 balls which included 8 fours.
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Other amazing batsmen like Venkatesh Iyer, Narayan Jagadeesan, David Wiese can also be seen playing in their form.
Now let us talk about KKR’s bowler whose performance is amazing, like Varun Chakaravarthy comes first, he is a great bowler and takes good wickets in most of the matches for KKR with good bowling he took 3 wickets against PBKS in the last match and conceded only 20 runs in his 4 over spell against SRH.
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Next comes Vaibhav Arora, he was also bowling well against PBKS in the last match and also took 2 wickets and 2 wickets against SRH as well. Then Shardul Thakur also took 2 wickets against SRH by giving amazing bowling performance. Rest of the bowlers like Suyash Sharma, Harshit Rana, Anukul Roy, Sunil Narine also bowl very well, which you can probably see in the next match.
And it will also be seen how KKR will win by giving an amazing fight to RR.
Squad Players of KKR
Jason Roy, Mandeep Singh, Nitish Rana (C), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Anukul Roy, David Wiese, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Litton Das (WK), Narayan Jagadeesan (WK), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Harshit Rana, Kulwant Khejroliya, Lockie Ferguson, Shardul Thakur, Suyash Sharma, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy
Playing 11 of KKR
Top Order Batsman
Jason Roy – Right-Handed Batsman
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK) – Right-Handed Batsman
Venkatesh Iyer – Left-Handed Batsman, Right-Arm Medium Bowler
Middle Order Batsman
Nitish Rana (C) – Left-Handed Batsman
Andre Russell – Right-Handed Batsman, Right-Arm Fast Bowler
Rinku Singh – Left-Handed Batsman
Sunil Narine – Left-Handed Batsman, Right-Arm Off Spin Bowler
Lower Order Batsman
Shardul Thakur – Right-Arm Medium Fast Bowler
Vaibhav Arora – Right-Arm Fast Medium Bowler
Harshit Rana – Right-Arm Medium Fast Bowler
Varun Chakaravarthy – Right-Arm Leg Spin Bowler
Now let us talk about toss scenario that if KKR wins the toss then what would be good for them to take batting or bowling in the first innings.
79 IPL matches have been played in this stadium, out of which the team batting in the first innings has won 32 matches and the team batting in the second innings has won 47 matches. If seen, KKR should get batting done in second innings and bowling in first innings.
Initially on this pitch, the pacer gets a lot of help like Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Andre Russell, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Kulwant Khejroliya, David Wiese. And then as the match progresses, spinners will get help like Suyash Sharma, Varun Chakaravarthy, Sunil Narine, Anukul Roy, Nitish Rana. And let us tell you that in the last 9 matches on this pitch, the spinner has taken 29 wickets.
Now let us tell you what can happen if KKR has to bat in the first innings. First of all, let us tell you that the batting surface of this pitch is very good and here the batter gets more help. Most of the matches on this pitch are high-scoring because this pitch is batting friendly and the stadium here has short boundaries, due to which it is easy for batsmen to hit long short.
That means KKR good batsmen like Jason Roy, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Narayan Jagadeesan can easily hit long shots here. But if we look at the statistics, then the team batting in the second innings has won more matches.
And let us tell you that the batsmen may find it difficult in the first few overs, but then gradually it becomes easier to bat on this pitch, due to which KKR can bat in the first innings if they want, because in the last few IPL matches In the match, this pitch is looking more batting friendly than bowler friendly.
Now in the end, both these options prove to be good for KKR, but it would be better if KKR bowled in the first innings.
The batting surface of this pitch is very good and the batter gets more help here.
Most of the matches played on this pitch are high scoring because this pitch is batting friendly and due to the short boundary of the stadium, it is easy for the batsmen to hit long shots.
If you see the status of this pitch, here the team batting in the second innings has won more matches. Batting becomes difficult in the first few overs on this pitch as the pacers who are there get swing in the new balls.
As the match progresses, spinners are helped on this pitch because when there is dew, spinners get help, due to which it is difficult to bat in the first innings. But later it becomes easy to bat on this pitch, due to which batting in the second innings is a good option.
By the way, in the last few IPL matches, this pitch is looking more batting friendly than bowler friendly.