The race to the Qualifiers is on, and the teams will leave no stone unturned to end up in the top 4 position. Kolkata and Rajasthan will meet again in the 47th match of the Indian T20 League 2022. Last time when these two teams met, Sanju Samson’s team won the match by 7 runs.
So far, Shreyas Iyer and his boys have had an on-and-off season. There have been matches where the Kolkata side absolutely demolished their opponents and there have been matches where the opposition team silenced Kolkata. However, both these teams will now look forward to changing their fate around in the Indian T20 League 2022.
The Knights of the Indian T20 League have found themselves on the losing end in recent matches. In the last match, Kolkata lost their match against Delhi after an underwhelming performance on the field. The uninspiring performance of Venkatesh Iyer has created an evident dent in the batting ang the bowling division. Iyer was one of the most promising cricketers last season, but this season has not been good for the young player.
On the flip side, captain Shreyas Iyer has been decent with his bat. However, most of the time his efforts to save the team have gone in vain. In the last match, Nitish Rana scored 57 runs which helped the team to put on a decent score, but in the end, it was not enough.
Andre Russell’s inconsistency has also been a major issue with the team. However, earlier in the tournament, the team has shown its mettle on the field and the fans are sure that the team will bounce back again.
The bowling division has been performing better than the batting division. Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav and Time Southee have been on-spot with the white bowl. Yadav has taken 14 wickets so far in the season. The fans are amped for Kolkata’s upcoming match against Rajasthan.
The former title winner Rajasthan have been playing exceptional cricket this season. Currently, Rajasthan is at number 3 spot at the points table with 12 points to their name. However, the men in pink lost their recent outing with Mumbai. In the last match, the Rajasthan team struggled with the bat and put only 158 runs on the board. However, Jos Buttler’s form 67-run innings kept the hopes alive for the fans, but not for long.
The bowling division has been mighty this season. Yuzvendra Chahal’s incredible performance with the white bowl has been nothing but entertainment. Currently, Chahal is the leading wicket taker of the season with 19 wickets in his bag. Veterans Ravichandran Ashwin and Trent Boult have come in handy during the match. However, with the recent loss, Rajasthan’s spot in the top 4 is in danger and they must bounce back in their upcoming match against Kolkata
The Wankhede pitch has been a batter’s paradise with the ball coming nicely onto the bat and dew in the second innings making it an even easier prospect for the men with the bat in their hands. A similar pitch is expected for the match between Kolkata and Rajasthan.
Probable Playing XI:
Aaron Finch, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Baba Indrajith (wk), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana
Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Daryl Mitchell, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen
Keeper – Sanju Samson
Batsmen – Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Shreyas Iyer (VC), Shimron Hetmyer
All-Rounders – Riyan Parag, Andre Russell
Bowlers – Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal (C)
Keeper – Sanju Samson
Batsmen – Shreyas Iyer, Jos Buttler (C), Daryl Mitchell, Aaron Finch
All-Rounders – Riyan Parag, Andre Russell (VC)
Bowlers – Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal
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