RR vs KKR 2022: Rajasthan Royals lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders in the 30th match of the Indian T20 League 2022 at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Monday. Rajasthan Royals currently find themselves at number fifth position, having managed to secure only three wins in five matches. Rajasthan Royals are coming into the game on the back of a 37-run defeat over Gujarat Titans.
Rajasthan couldn’t make a great impact with the ball and failed to pick wickets in a cluster. As a result, they conceded as many as 192 runs in the first innings. Heading into the next game, the likes of Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravichandran Ashwin should look to take responsibility for picking the bulk of the wickets. Also, Rajasthan would be hoping that Trent Boult gets fit for the next game.
In reply to the total, Rajasthan only managed to score 155 runs. Jos Buttler, once again, provided a great start with a 24-ball 54-run knock. Shimron Hetmyer, too, chipped in with 17-ball 27 but failed to convert the start into a big score. The likes of Devdutt Padikkal and Sanju Samson also need to step up to the plate if Rajasthan ought to improve their batting performance.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders are coming off a defeat at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad. They have lost their last two games and would be keen to bounce back strongly. In their last game, Kolkata Knight Riders notched a big score of 175 runs in the first innings. Nitish Rana returned to form with a good-looking knock of 54 runs in 36 balls. Russell later wreaked havoc with the bat with a 25-ball 49-run knock.
However, KKR failed to deliver with the ball as SRH chased down the score pretty comfortably in 17.5 overs. Pat Cummins has continued to be expensive for three consecutive matches. He needs to get back in the form if KKR ought to do well with the ball. Also, KKR would expect Umesh Yadav to pick wickets in the power play.