IPL 2021, RR vs KKR: Samson elects to bowl first
The 18th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season sees Rajasthan Royals take on Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. RR are placed bottom, having collected two points from four matches. KKR are seventh at the moment. The news from the centre is that Sanju Samson has won the toss and decided to field first. Here's more.
Head-to-head record between the two sides
The two teams have faced each other on 23 occasions. KKR have the edge over RR, collecting 12 wins. Meanwhile, the Royals have won on 10 occasions. One match didn't have a result. In IPL 2020, KKR sealed victory in both meetings against RR. They won by 37 and 60 runs respectively.
Here's the pitch report
A high-scoring wicket will be on offer as seen so far. The dew comes into play in Mumbai more often than not. Defending totals at this venue is possible. One has to get those runs on the board first. Both teams will need their batsmen to come good on a wicket that is generally tough for bowlers.
Timing, TV listing and venue
The RR-KKR match is set to be held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The match is set to start at 7:30 PM IST. One can watch the match live on the Star Sports Network and stream the match on Hotstar (paid subscription).