Rajasthan Royals were the runners-up in the fifteenth edition of the Indian Premier League. Under the captaincy of Sanju Samson, Rajasthan Royals were indeed a thrusting force as they braved all challenges that came their way. With collective strength and consistency, they made it all the way to the finals of the cash-rich Indian Premier League.
Needless to say, the same energy was not observed in their approach in the IPL 2022 final as they surrendered at the hands of the Gujarat Titans. Hardik Pandya and Co won the maiden IPL title in their debut season. Rajasthan Royals will be looking forward to making a bid for the second IPL title after missing out on the trophy in the last edition.
On the other side of the coin, Kolkata Knight Riders are the third most successful IPL team with two titles so far in their journey. It is worth noting that the Knight Riders won both titles under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir. Kolkata Knight Riders won their maiden IPL title by beating Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2012 final.
They once again made it to the finals in the IPL 2014 edition and they defeated Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) to win their second IPL title. Since then, they have had a series of inconsistent results before they eventually made it to their third IPL final in the 2021 edition. Nonetheless, they lost to Chennai Super Kings in the final.
RR vs KKR Head-to-Head:-
|Played||Won by KKR||Won by RR||Tie||No Result|
Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders locked horns with each other on 27 occasions in the history of the Indian Premier League. The two-time IPL champions slightly hold the upper hand over the one-time IPL champions in terms of head-to-head.
Kolkata Knight Riders have won 14 games whereas Rajasthan Royals won 12 games so far in the competition whereas the other game yielded no result. The two-time IPL champions won the last meeting against the Royals by 7 wickets in Mumbai.
RR vs KKR Head-to-Head Stats and Results:-
|02-May-2022||Kolkata Knight Riders||7 Wickets||Mumbai|
|18-Apr-2022||Rajasthan Royals||7 Runs||Mumbai|
|7-Oct-2021||Kolkata Knight Riders||86 Runs||Sharjah|
|24-Apr-2021||Rajasthan Royals||6 Wickets||Mumbai|
|1-Nov-2020||Kolkata Knight Riders||60 Runs||Dubai|
|30-Sep-2020||Kolkata Knight Riders||37 Runs||Dubai|
|25-Apr-2019||Rajasthan Royals||3 Wickets||Kolkata|
|7-Apr-2019||Kolkata Knight Riders||8 Wickets||Jaipur|
|23-May-2018||Kolkata Knight Riders||25 Runs||Kolkata|
|15-May-2018||Kolkata Knight Riders||6 Wickets||Kolkata|
|18-Apr-2018||Kolkata Knight Riders||7 Wickets||Jaipur|
|15-May-2015||Rajasthan Royals||9 Runs||Mumbai (BS)|
|4-May-2014||Rajasthan Royals||10 Runs||Ahmedabad|
|28-Apr-2014||Rajasthan Royals||Super Over (Boundary Count)||Abu Dhabi|
|2-May-2013||Kolkata Knight Riders||8 Wickets||Kolkata|
|7-Apr-2013||Rajasthan Royals||19 Runs||Jaipur|
|12-Apr-2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||5 Wickets||Kolkata|
|7-Apr-2012||Rajasthan Royals||22 Runs||Jaipur|
|16-Apr-2011||Kolkata Knight Riders||8 Wickets||Kolkata|
|14-Apr-2011||Kolkata Knight Riders||9 Wickets||Jaipur|
|16-Apr-2010||Kolkata Knight Riders||8 Wickets||Kolkata|
|19-Mar-2010||Rajasthan Royals||34 Runs||Ahmedabad|
|19-Mar-2009||Kolkata Knight Riders||4 Wickets||Durban|
|22-Apr-2009||Rajasthan Royals||Super Over||Cape Town|
|19-May-2008||Rajasthan Royals||6 Wickets||Kolkata|
|30-Apr-2008||Rajasthan Royals||45 Runs||Jaipur|