Rajasthan Royals (RR) will play their last match in Mumbai today against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Both the teams have won only one match in this season and want to grab a win today.
RR are struggling with their playing eleven. The overseas players are failing every day. The Indian players are not that experience. They are under pressure right now. The management have to find a way to get rid of this situation.
KKR have also in a bad position. They have lost close matches. But after the innings against CSK, the team got some momentum. The bowlers are leaking many runs. They will look to rectify their mistakes in this match.
Rajasthan Royals have been struggling from the beginning. Jofra Archer was not with the team in the beginning. Now he has been completely ruled out from this year’s IPL. Ben Stokes was also ruled out due to injury. Liam Livingstone went back to England due to the bubble issue.
They are looking to sign South African Batsman Rassie van der Dussen. But if he joins, he will be available in May. The opening combination is also struggling. Jaiswal may come into the side today. The skipper Samson has to be more responsible.
Shivam Dube and Tewatia have performed well in the last match. The team will be looking at them to continue this form for the rest of the season.
KKR think tanks are anxious with their bowling right now. They are picking wickets but going expensive as well. In the last match, the top order collapsed drastically. The form of the skipper Morgan is also not good at this moment.
But the positive side that Russell and DK have got their momentum. Pat Cummins in the lower order showed his capability. Sunil was not so impressive in the last match. But today he can play good cricket. He has good records against RR. The team have a positive vibe and looking to win today.
RR vs KKR: Match details:
Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Time: 7:30pm IST
RR vs KKR: What to expect:
The pitch on which the match will be played will be a crucial factor. The outfield is super fast. Both the team has big hitters. Teams would like to chase. But if a team can put 200+ runs on the board in the first innings they will be in a better position.
Probable XI of RR:
Manan Vohra is been struggling since the first match. We may see young Jaiswal with Buttler today. Anuj Rawat is an exciting option too. Miller, Parag has to be consistent with the bat.
Tewatia, Dube, and Morris will be looking to score big. Gopal will be another spinner. Sakariya can be accompanied by either Mustafizur or Andrew Tye.
RR team against KKR: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal/Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman/ Andrew Tye
Probable XI of KKR:
There may not be many changes on this side. Gill and Rana will open. Tripathi and Morgan have to make runs. Seifart and Karun Nair are waiting in the bench. Dinesh Karthik, Russell, and Narine will come next.
Pat Cummins will lead the pace attack. We may see any of two among Prasidh Krishna, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, and Mavi. If Ferguson plays we may see another Indian bat in place of Narine.
KKR team against RR: Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti/Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna.