Jos Buttler Direct Hit in RR vs KKR: The Rajasthan Royals (RR) are currently taking on the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 18th match of the IPL 2021 season at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Both the teams have witnessed disappointed losses in their previous outings and thus, they will want to make a winning comeback in this match. Both RR and KKR are currently languishing at the bottom of the points table with just a single win so far in IPL 2021.
After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, Kolkata Knight Riders’ opening pair of Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill started things on a tentative note. However, in order to sneak in a quick single during the final over of the powerplay, KKR opener Shubman Gill lost his wicket after Rajasthan Royals’ fielder Jos Buttler came up with a pin point direct hit to affect a superb run-out dismissal.
There was absolute no run there but the slow run-scoring approach followed by the two openers forced Gill to take that risk and ended up losing his wicket with just 24 runs on the scoreboard.
It has been a disappointing IPL 2021 campaign so far for the KKR opener who could only manage to score 11 runs off 19 balls in this game.
The Rajasthan Royals have made two changes to their playing XI from the last game as the duo of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jaydev Unadkat have come in for Manan Vohra and Shreyas Gopal respectively. On the other hand, the Kolkata Knight Riders have replaced Kamlesh Nagarkoti with Shivam Mavi as the only change in their line-up. Both the teams are playing their last game of the season at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and thus, they will want to finish this leg with a big win.
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