RR Playing 11: Rajasthan Royals will face Kolkata Knight Riders with an aim to get their campaign back on track here at Mumbai. The season has been a disappointing one for RR with their main players not looking in best of forms. In 23 matches played between these two sides, 12 have been won by Kolkata while 10 have gone Rajasthan’s way. Last season though, it was KKR who came on top on both the occasions and RR will be well aware of that. With tournament getting into an important phase, Rajasthan will be looking to get their combination right.
RR have suffered a blow after Archer has been ruled out of the whole season. Earlier, Stokes was also ruled out due to injury. The Royals are likely to bring back Unadkat in place of Gopal who proved to be expensive in the last match. Also, Jaiswal might replace an out of form Vohra at the top.
S Samson (C) (wk)
Batting order has been a problem for RR as top order has failed to fire consistently. Buttler is yet to show his worth this season while Samson has been inconsistent after his century in the first game. Bowling too lacked penetration in the last match and RCB racked up 178 runs without losing any wicket. RR has some serious problems to address and they will look to get back to winning ways.
RR Squad for IPL 2021
Sanju Samson (C), Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Kartik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, K.C. Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh.
You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders match on the Star Sports Network and Hotstar. The match will be played on 24 April and will start at 7:30 pm (IST).