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Cricket Betting Tips: Indian Premier League 2024 - Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, 31st Match, 16th April 2024

Indian Premier League 2024 - Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, 31st Match
Indian Premier League 2024 - Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, 31st Match

Here are the Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, 31st Match, Indian Premier League at Eden Gardens, 16, April 2024.

Points Table

The stage is set at the iconic Eden Gardens for the 31st match of the Indian Premier League between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals on 16th April 2024. The weather forecast predicts broken clouds in Kolkata during the match, adding an element of unpredictability to the game.

Looking at the points table, Kolkata Knight Riders are currently placed 2nd with 4 wins and 1 loss in 5 matches, accumulating 8 points with a Net Run Rate of 1.688. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals are leading the table with 5 wins and 1 loss in 6 matches, garnering 10 points with a Net Run Rate of 0.767.

In terms of current form, Kolkata Knight Riders have been in fine touch with notable performances from Shreyas Iyer scoring 59 runs per match, Venkatesh Iyer contributing 33 runs per match, and Sunil Narine leading the bowling attack with 2 wickets. Their last match saw them convincingly beat Lucknow Super Giants with Phil Salt's brilliant 89 runs.

Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, have Jos Buttler's century and Yashasvi Jaiswal's 49 runs per match to boast about, along with Yuzvendra Chahal's impressive 9 wickets. In their previous match, they successfully chased down a target set by Punjab Kings with Yashasvi Jaiswal leading the charge.

Players to watch out for in this game include N Rana and AD Russell for Kolkata Knight Riders, and JC Buttler and SV Samson for Rajasthan Royals. The bowling department will be crucial with CV Varun and SP Narine for KKR, and YS Chahal and TA Boult for RR expected to make an impact.

With a 55 percent chance of winning as per our prediction, Rajasthan Royals seem to have the edge going into this match. The average first inning total at Eden Gardens is 193, setting the stage for a thrilling encounter between these two top teams of the tournament.

Key Battles

Sanju Samson vs Sunil Narine: Innings - 13, Dismissals - 3, Runs = 66, Avg - 22.00

Rovman Powell vs Sunil Narine: Innings - 11, Dismissals - 4, Runs = 33, Avg - 8.25


Kolkata Knight Riders- Shreyas Iyer (c), Vaibhav Arora, Srikar Bharat, Dushmantha Chameera, AM Ghazanfar, Harshit Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ramandeep Singh, Nitish Rana, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford, Chetan Sakariya, Sakib Hussain, Phil Salt, Rinku Singh, Mitchell Starc, Suyash Sharma, Varun Chakravarthy

Rajasthan Royals- Sanju Samson, Abid Mushtaq, Ravichandran Ashwin, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult, Nandre Burger, Jos Buttler, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shubham Dubey, Donovan Ferreira, Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dhruv Jurel, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Tanush Kotian, Keshav Maharaj, Riyan Parag, Rovman Powell, Kunal Singh Rathore, Navdeep Saini, Sandeep Sharma, Kuldeep Sen

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? – Rajasthan Royals

Who will win? – Rajasthan Royals

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Shreyas Iyer (Kolkata Knight Riders), Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders), Yuzvendra Chahal (Rajasthan Royals)

Most Sixes – Shreyas Iyer (Kolkata Knight Riders), Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals)

Player of the Match – Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals)

Team Scores Batting first – Kolkata Knight Riders 170+, Rajasthan Royals 180+

Match Handicap – Kolkata Knight Riders

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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