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Eden Gardens Pitch Report: Dew & smaller boundary size biggest worry as KKR & RR fight for playoffs, Check Pitch Report, Stats & Records, Follow KKR vs RR IPL 2023 LIVE

Eden Gardens Pitch Report: Dew & smaller boundary size biggest worry as KKR & RR fight for playoffs, Check Pitch Report, Stats & Records, Follow KKR vs RR IPL 2023 LIVE

Eden Gardens Pitch Report: KKR vs RR: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will host Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 56th match of Indian Premier League 2023 (IPL 2023) on Thursday, May 11. But the biggest factor for both teams would be dew and smaller boundary size at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. Sanju Samson & […]

Eden Gardens Pitch Report: KKR vs RR: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will host Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 56th match of Indian Premier League 2023 (IPL 2023) on Thursday, May 11. But the biggest factor for both teams would be dew and smaller boundary size at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. Sanju Samson & Co have struggled with their spin-twins rendered ineffective. Nitish Rana & Co have struggled with ball on all surfaces. Follow IPL 2023 LIVE updates with InsideSport.IN

But as IPL 2023 enters the business end and only three spots are up for grabs in playoffs, 2 points will be crucial. A win here can propel the winning side into the top 4 on the points table and improve their playoff qualification chances.

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Eden Gardens Pitch Report

Eden Gardens Pitch Report: KKR vs RR: Indian Premier League 2023, Nitish Rana, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Sanju Samson, IPL 2023, Eden Gardens

Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata has hosted 84 Indian Premier League matches so far. The pitch here is known to be batter-friendly, and defending a total below 180 is virtually impossible on this surface.

This will be the 6th match to be played here this season. In the first three matches, the side batting first made 200 or more runs, and CSK smashed 235 runs while batting first in the third game and then went on to win the game. The last two games have seen the side batting first put up a target of 180 or above, but both games ended with a win for the chasing side.

The weather in Kolkata is expected to be hot and humid, with temperatures ranging between 29° and 39° Celsius during the afternoon. However, the temperature cools down as the sun sets. Breezy thunderstorms are also common during the afternoon, as nor’westers occur frequently in this region at this time of the year.

Out of the 84 IPL matches played at Eden Gardens Stadium, the chasing team has won 49 times, while the team batting first has won 35 times. The average first-inning score at this venue is 163 runs, with the highest total ever recorded being 235 runs, smashed by the Chennai Super Kings this season. Conversely, the lowest total ever recorded is 49 runs, scored by RCB in 2017.

Considering the pitch conditions and the record this year, it is expected that the team that wins the toss at Eden Gardens will opt to bowl first. The side with the better bowling lineup may have an advantage.

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Team India's practice session at 12.30 PM, skipper Rohit Sharma yet to reach Dharamshala