KKR vs RR Head to Head: A Look at their IPL Battles, The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and the Rajasthan Royals (RR) are two of the most popular franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL). These two teams have had some memorable battles over the years, with both sides putting on some thrilling performances. In this article, we’ll take a look at the KKR vs RR head-to-head record and some of their most memorable clashes.
KKR vs RR Head to Head Stats:
KKR and RR have faced each other 27 times in the IPL, with KKR winning 14 matches and RR winning 10. Two matches ended in no result due to rain. The two teams have met each other in the playoffs of the IPL twice, with KKR emerging victorious on both occasions.
|Played||Won by KKR||Won by RR||Tie||NR|
KKR vs RR All Matches in IPL
here is the head-to-head record of KKR vs RR in the IPL along with details of each match:
|Year||Venue||Winner||Margin||Player of the Match|
|2008||Jaipur||KKR||45 runs||Brendon McCullum (KKR)|
|2008||Kolkata||RR||5 wickets||Swapnil Asnodkar (RR)|
|2009||Durban||KKR||4 wickets||Brad Hodge (KKR)|
|2009||Cape Town||KKR||10 runs||Chris Gayle (KKR)|
|2010||Kolkata||KKR||8 wickets||Sourav Ganguly (KKR)|
|2010||Ahmedabad||RR||34 runs||Yusuf Pathan (RR)|
|2011||Jaipur||RR||9 wickets||Rahul Dravid (RR)|
|2011||Kolkata (Eliminator)||KKR||18 runs||Jacques Kallis (KKR)|
|2012||Jaipur||RR||22 runs||Ajinkya Rahane (RR)|
|2012||Kolkata||KKR||5 wickets||Gautam Gambhir (KKR)|
|2013||Jaipur||KKR||8 wickets||Sunil Narine (KKR)|
|2013||Kolkata||KKR||37 runs||Jacques Kallis (KKR)|
|2014||Abu Dhabi||KKR||3 runs||Vinay Kumar (KKR)|
|2014||Kolkata||KKR||8 wickets||Robin Uthappa (KKR)|
|2015||Ahmedabad||RR||9 runs||Shane Watson (RR)|
|2015||Kolkata||KKR||7 wickets||Andre Russell (KKR)|
|2016||Kolkata||KKR||8 wickets||Robin Uthappa (KKR)|
|2016||Ahmedabad||KKR||6 wickets||Yusuf Pathan (KKR)|
|2018||Jaipur||KKR||7 wickets||Nitish Rana (KKR)|
|2018||Kolkata (Eliminator)||KKR||25 runs||Sunil Narine (KKR)|
|2019||Jaipur||KKR||8 wickets||Harry Gurney (KKR)|
|2019||Kolkata||RR||3 wickets||Varun Aaron (RR)|
|2020||Dubai||KKR||37 runs||Shubman Gill (KKR)|
|2020||Kolkata||RR||6 wickets||Rahul Tewatia (RR)|
|2021||Mumbai||KKR||6 wickets||Shivam Mavi (KKR)|
|2021||Mumbai||RR||6 wickets||Chris Morris (RR)|
As we can see from the table, KKR has won 12 matches while RR has won 10. Two matches ended in no result due
KKR vs RR First Meeting:
The first time KKR and RR met was in the inaugural season of the IPL in 2008. KKR won the match by 45 runs, with Brendon McCullum smashing a memorable 158 not out off just 73 balls, which included 13 sixes and 10 fours. This innings is still regarded as one of the best in the history of the IPL.
KKR vs RR Closest Encounter:
In the 2014 season, KKR and RR played out a thrilling encounter at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. KKR batted first and scored 152/8 in their 20 overs. In reply, RR were cruising towards victory, needing just 8 runs off the last over with three wickets in hand. However, KKR’s Vinay Kumar held his nerve and took two wickets off the last two balls to secure a dramatic victory for his team.
KKR vs RR Playoff Encounters:
KKR and RR have met twice in the playoffs of the IPL, with KKR winning on both occasions. The first time they met in the playoffs was in 2011, where KKR won by 18 runs. The second time was in 2018, where KKR won by 25 runs. In both matches, KKR batted first and scored big totals, which proved too much for RR to chase down.