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KKR vs RR Predicted Playing 11 - IPL 2022 Match 47

IPL 2022 - KKR vs RR Predicted Playing 11 team. Check Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Playing XI and Player Stats

Posted Date: May 02, 2022

Posted By: Joy

KKR vs RR Predicted Playing 11 - IPL 2022 Match 47
KKR vs RR Predicted Playing 11 - IPL 2022 Match 47

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Preview

Kolkata Knight Riders' campaign started on a positive note but five back to back losses have dented their hopes of making the playoffs. The team now needs to win all their games to harbour hopes of reaching the top 4. KKR's misery has been aided by the poor form of batters. Throughout the season, none of their batters has been able to deliver consistent performers. Meanwhile, the bowling, which has been their strength over the years, has also looked ordinary, with only Umesh Yadav doing well.

Meanwhile, RR have played brilliant cricket. They are second on the points table with six wins in 9 games. Even though they lost their last game to Mumbai, they will be high on confidence.

Kolkata Knight Riders

The wickers are getting slow and an extra spinner can be handy. With Russell not performing, KKR might bring in Mohammad Nabi in the team.

Top Order

Aaron Finch and Venkatesh Iyer will open the innings, followed by Shreyas Iyer. Finch and Iyer have failed to give a solid start to KKR but the team doesn't have many options here. Shreyas Iyer has played a couple of good knocks but the team will need him to be a lot more consistent.

Middle Order

Nitish Rana, Babar Indrajith and Rinku Singh will be the batters to follow. Nitish Rana will hold the key in the middle order as Rinku Singh and Babar Indrajith are still untested under pressure.


Mohammed Nabi and Sunil Narine will give KKR two good spin bowling options. However, the team will expect some runs from them as well.


Umesh Yadav, Harshit Rana and Tim Southee will be the three pacers. Southee and Yadav have bowled well and have been one of the few positives for KKR this season.

KKR Key Batters

  • Shreyas Iyer - Iyer has played a couple of handy knocks but he has not been that consistent. However, with a playoff spot on the line, expect Iyer to come good.
  • Nitish Rana - Rana has been good in the last few games. In the last game against Delhi, he scored 57. Expect him to build on the momentum and continue his good form.
  • Aaron Finch - Finch is not the same player he used to be at his prime. However, he is still good enough to win the team a game here and there and KKR will hope he can deliver against RR.

KKR Top Batsman Stats

Batter Matches Runs Average Strike Rate 50/100
Shreyas Iyer 96 2665 32.11 125.29 18/0
Nitish Rana 86 2020 27.30 133.51 15/0
Aaron Finch 90 2073 25.28 128.76 15/0

KKR Key Bowlers

  • Sunil Narine - Narine has failed to pick a lot of wickets this season. However, he has been fairly economical. When you are bowling well, wickets are bound to come at some point.
  • Umesh Yadav - Yadav has been the best bowler for KKR this season. He is the highest wicket-taker for KKR with 14 wickets in 9 matches. He has been pretty impressive with the new ball.
  • Tim Southee - Southee has done well in the tournament, with 8 wickets in 4 games. He has managed to keep Pat Cummins out of the playing XI. The team will expect him to continue his form.

KKR Top Bowlers Stats

Bowlers Matches Wickets Average Economy Best Figures
Sunil Narine 143 150 24.66 6.65 5-19
Umesh Yadav 130 133 28.88 8.42 4-23
Tim Southee 47 39 38.44 8.52 3-20

KKR Probable Playing 11

Venkatesh Iyer, Aaron Finch, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Mohammed Nabi, Baba Indrajith (wk), Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Umesh Yadav

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan looks a top team and most of their players are doing well. One can expect them to bring back Rassie van der Dussen in place of Daryl Mitchell.

Top Order

Devditt Padikkal and Jos Buttler will open the innings. While Padikkal has been ordinary, RR will not be keen to replace him. Buttler, on the other hand, has been in red hot form. Sanju Samson will follow the batters. Samson has looked good but he hasn't played a real big knock.

Middle Order

Rassie van der Dussen, Shimron Hetmyer and Riyan Parag will be the middle order batters. All are match-winners but can be inconsistent.


R Ashwin will be the specialist all-rounder. His bowling has been brilliant, while he has scored a few important runs as well.


RR have the best bowling attack comprising Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna and Kuldeep Sen. All have been pretty impressive as well.

RR Key Batters

  • Jos Buttler - The batter has been in sizzling form, scoring over 500 runs in 9 games, with 4 half-centuries and three hundreds. He is also the holder of the Orange Cap.
  • Sanju Samson - Sanju Samson has looked good but he has not played a big inning. However, he is due for a big one.
  • Shimron Hetmyer - Hetmyer has also not finished the game as was expected of him. However, he is a match-winner on his day and can turn the game on his head.

RR Top Batsman Stats

Batter Matches Runs Average SR 50/100
Jos Buttler 74 2534 39.59 151.10 14/4
Samju Samson 130 3312 29.31 136.24 16/3
Shimron Hetmyer 40 750 31.25 153.69 3/0

RR Key Bowlers

  • Yuzvendra Chahal - With 19 wickets in 9 games, Chahal is the holder of Purple Cap. His ball is gripping and turning and it's not easy to score off him.
  • R Ashwin - Ashwin has been very impressive as well. He has bowled in the powerplay, in death but has not allowed the teams to score big against him. He has picked a few wickets as well.
  • Trent Boult - Boult has been impressive as well, picking wickets at the start and at death as well. His experience is coming in handy for RR.

RR Top Bowlers Stats

Bowler Matches wickets Average Best figures Economy
Trent Boult 70 84 26.67 4/18 8.42
R Ashwin 176 153 27.99 4/34 6.92
Yuzvendra Chahal 123 158 21.25 5/40 7.56

RR Probable Playing 11

Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (captain/wicketkeeper), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Rassie van der Dussen, R Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen.