IPL 2018: Eliminator, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals – Statistical Preview

IPL 2018: Eliminator, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals – Statistical Preview

Key stats and numbers ahead of the Eliminator game between Kolkata and Rajasthan

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Shreyas Gopal of Rajasthan Royals celebrates the fall of Moeen Ali’s wicket. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Kolkata Knight Riders will be taking on the Rajasthan Royals in the Eliminator game with the advantage of playing at their home ground Eden Gardens. A week ago, both the sides faced off at the same venue with the home side coming over the top and easing their playoff qualification. Rajasthan would like to make a statement with their performances after finishing in the final four with results going in their way. They will need to end their Eden Gardens jinx to make it to the 2nd qualifier.

Key stats and numbers ahead of the Eliminator game between Kolkata and Rajasthan:

1 – Only once Rajasthan Royals have defeated Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens. They won the game in the 2008 edition by a 6-wicket margin. Royals lost on all the five occasions they faced the home team in Kolkata after that win.


15 – Piyush Chawla took 15 wickets against the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL which are the 2nd most by any player behind Amit Mishra (27). Chawla took those 15 wickets in 14 IPL matches against RR at an average of 24.73.


25 – Both Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson have scored runs around an average of 25 in the IPL against the Kolkata Knight Riders. Rahane scored 393 runs in 16 innings at an average of 24.56 against KKR with two fifties while scored 253 runs in 10 innings at an average of 25.3.


25.28 – Robin Uthappa scored 354 runs against Rajasthan Royals in 15 IPL innings at an average of 25.28 that included two fifties.


33.14 – Sunil Narine has a bowling average of 33.14 in the IPL against the Royals. He took seven wickets in 8 IPL games against them at a strike-rate of 27.4.


71 – Sunil Narine has only taken three wickets in the seven IPL playoff/knockout matches he played. Narine has taken those wickets at an average of 71 and at an economy rate of 7.6.


2371 – Runs Ajinkya Rahane scored in his IPL career for the Rajasthan Royals. He needs two more runs to become the leading run-getter for RR in the IPL by surpassing Shane Watson’s tally of 2372 runs.


2961 – Sanju Samson needs 39 more runs to complete 3000 runs in his Twenty20 career. He scored one century and 19 fifties in his 129-match T20 career.


4964 – Dinesh Karthik needs 36 more runs to complete 5000 runs in the Twenty20 format. He has scored 24 fifties in his 247-match T20 career so far.