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Today’s IPL 2024 match 31 live score – KKR vs RR live score: Updated scorecard, XIs, toss, team news and match prediction

Sunil Narine made 47 in 22 balls for KKR vs RCB and won the Player of the Match award
by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

Today (April 16) in IPL 2024, Kolkata Knight Riders will host Rajasthan Royals – here is the predicted XI for the match, team news and today’s IPL match prediction for KKR vs RR.

KKR vs RR, live score: Follow the live scorecard here

The match will begin at 7:30 pm IST.

KKR vs RR: Toss updates

The toss will take place at 7pm IST.

KKR vs RR: IPL 2024 team news

Rajasthan Royals top the points table. Having played a game fewer, Kolkata Knight Riders are two points behind them, but their net run rate (+1.688) is superior to RR’s +0.767. If Rajasthan win tonight, they will break away from the other teams; if KKR win, they will replace RR at the top of the points table.

The Knight Riders are likely to get the Ranas – Nitish and Harshit – back. Even if they do not, their enviable depth in both departments make them a formidable unit. Between them, Sunil Narine, Phil Salt, and Andre Russell seal eight overs and the wicketkeeper, allowing KKR to keep their tail to a bare minimum. Mitchell Starc’s excellent show against the Lucknow Super Giants at the same venue two nights ago should make them optimistic.

Jos Buttler and R Ashwin are likely to return for the Royals, which will enable them to switch back to their original tactic of going in with three overseas cricketers and make judicious use of the Impact Player.

IPL 2024: Upcoming matches

GT vs DC – 7:30 pm IST

IPL 2024: Yesterday’s IPL match

RCB vs SRH, Match 30 – SRH won by 25 runs

KKR vs RR: Playing XIs for today’s IPL match

KKR: Phil Salt (wk), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakravarthy. Impact Players – Nitish Rana, Ramandeep Singh, Suyash Sharma, Anukul Roy, Manish Pandey.

RR: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, R Ashwin, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Sen. Impact Players Shubham Dubey, Nandre Burger, Rovman Powell, Keshav Maharaj.

KKR vs RR: Prediction for today’s IPL match

KKR play at home, which will give them a slight edge over RR in this clash between the table toppers.

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