IPL 2018 Match 49 KKR VS RR: A step closer to secure a playoff berth

On Tuesday, the Eden Gardens, Kolkata will again witness the battle of runs in between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals. Both the teams will take a step closer, after winning, towards securing a playoff berth. It will be the match number 49 in the VIVO Indian Premier League 2018. 

In the previous match, Kolkata Knight Riders have recovered from consecutive losses and the squad have posted the season’s highest total and defeated Kings XI Punjab record. While the Rajasthan Royals have the momentum of three consecutive wins behind Kolkata Knight Riders.

Team Head to Head:
--In the Indian Premier League, the overall matches being played in between KKR VS RR are 16 where Kolkata Knight Riders won 7 and Rajasthan Royals won 9 matches.
--On the same venue, the Eden Gardens, Kolkata, in totality 5 Matches were played in between these teams in which Kolkata Knight Riders won 4 and Rajasthan Royals won 1.
--When these two teams at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur earlier this season, the Knight Riders restricted the hosts to 160-8 and then chased down the runs quite convincingly, winning by 7 wickets with 7 balls to spare.

Match Preview:
--KKR has the most productive spin bowling attack in VIVO IPL 2018. Their spinners have together picked up a total of 38 wickets. RR’s spinners, on the other hand, have picked up the fewest wickets of 18.
--The overall economy rate of the KKR pacers is 10.47. Which is the poorest economy rate for any team’s pace bowling attack in VIVO IPL 2018.
--The average first innings total in VIVO IPL 2018 matches at the Eden Gardens is 182.
--Sunil Narine needs 3 more wickets to get to 50 IPL wickets at the Eden Gardens. Only one bowler has taken 50 or more IPL wickets at a particular venue: Lasith Malina at the Wankhede Stadium.

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