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Indian T20 League 2022: Rajasthan vs Kolkata – Match 30 – Preview, Playing XIs, Pitch Report & Updates

Both teams come into the match having lost their previous games.

Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders

Rajasthan and Kolkata will lock horns at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on April 18. Both teams are coming off losses in their last games. The teams will be looking forward to getting back to winning ways. Kolkata has won three and lost as many while Rajasthan has won three and lost two so far.

Team News

Rajasthan

The team lost their last game against Gujarat. They have won three and lost two in the five games played so far. They played Jimmy Neesham as Trent Boult had a niggle ahead of the last game. If Boult is fit, he will replace Neesham in the team.

Key Players: 

Jos Buttler: The explosive batter from England is the highest run-getter of the tournament with 272 runs so far. In the last game against Gujarat, he scored 54 off just 24 balls. He will be keen to do well again.

Yuzvendra Chahal: India leg-spinner is the highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 12 wickets. He is one of the most experienced spinners. His accuracy has also been impeccable in the tournament and he will be a key player for the Rajasthan team

Probable XI

Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (C & WK), Rassie van der Dussen, Shimron Hetmyer, R Ashwin, Riyan Parag, Trent Boult/James Neesham, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen 

Kolkata

The team was badly thrashed by Delhi and Hyderabad in their last two games respectively. The team will be desperate to get back to winning ways. The team should play the same combination against Rajasthan.

Key Players: 

Umesh Yadav : Umesh Yadav has been sensational so far, picking wickets upfront. The right-arm pacer given early breakthroughs in almost every game and Kolkata will b expecting similar performance in coming game as well.

Andre Russell: The right-hander has hit 179 runs in six games so far. In the last game against Hyderabad, he hit an unbeaten 49 off 25. A consistent performing Russell will be a massive boost for Kolkata.

Probable XI

Aaron Finch, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Aman Khan

Match Details

Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

Time: 07:30 PM IST

Live Telecast: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar

Pitch Report

The wicket has seen some high scoring games as well as some low scoring thrillers. Overall, it’s a wicket that will favour the batters but pacers with the new ball and spinners with old ball won’t be easy to play.

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