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Match 47- KOL vs RAJ Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Ind T20 League 2021
Match 47: KOL vs RAJ

 

Preview 

Kolkata will take the field against Rajasthan in match 47 of the Ind T20 League 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday. After a promising start to the tournament, Iyer and co seem to have lost their way. With 5 successive losses, the former champions are reeling at eighth in the league standings. Rajasthan on the contrary are turning out to be a force to reckon with.

Nothing is going Kolkata’s way at the moment. A sting of rusty performances has pushed them from fourth to eighth in the points table. The constant chopping and shuffling isn’t helping their cause either. Batting which once was their strong suit now looks clueless against crafty swing and seam bowling. Their bowlers have done well in patches but are struggling to maintain consistency.  Kolkata need to find form soon or else their campaign can end early. The form of Aaron Finch is also a huge concern for the men in purple. He is having a hard time getting bat on ball. The strategy of standing way out of the popping crease to negate the swing is also not working in his favour. Rana on the other hand has shown signs of improvement and is presently one of their key batters. He alongside Iyer and Russell will be the star batters to keep an eye on. Narine, Chakarvarthy and Umesh will be the bowlers to watch out for. 

Rajasthan will look to pounce on listless Kolkata in match 47. They are on a dream run and would be eager to continue their fairy tale. In the batting department the former champions have the likes of Butler, Samson and Hetmeyer. Bowling prowess will be led by Kiwi quick Trent Boult which also comprises the lethal spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin. So, overall Rajasthan has a well rounded squad who will fancy their chances against an under confident Kolkata side. 



Match Details

Match: KOL vs RAJ, 47th Match, Indian T20 League 2022

Date: Monday, May 02, 2022

Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

 

Pitch Report

This venue has traditionally been favourable to batters and we expect more of the same in this game. Spinners can get some assistance from the wicket. 

 

KOL vs RAJ Squads

KOL: Aaron Finch, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Baba Indrajith (wk), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Ajinkya Rahane, Mohammad Nabi, Pat Cummins, Sheldon Jackson, Chamika Karunaratne, Anukul Roy, Pratham Singh, Abhijeet Tomar, Aman Hakim Khan, Ashok Sharma, Ramesh Kumar, Varun Chakaravarthy, Shivam Mavi, Sam Billings 

RAJ: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Daryl Mitchell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Sen, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Karun Nair, Obed McCoy, James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Navdeep Saini, KC Cariappa, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anunay Singh, Dhruv Jurel, Shubham Garhwal

 

KOL vs RAJ Probable Playing XIs

KOL: Aaron Finch, Venkatesh Iyer/Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Baba Indrajith (wk), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana

RAJ: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Daryl Mitchell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Sen, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal

 

Match Prediction

Rajasthan will start favourites to win this game. They are the stronger side on paper and have all the confidence at the moment and thus we predict them to get the job done.

 

Top Fantasy Picks

Andre Russell has proven his mettle as a big game player. He can bat, he can bowl and is an excellent fieldsman. We back him to do well in this game. 

Shreyas Iyer in the last few games has beautifully played the anchor role. Expect him to get another 30+ in this key encounter. 

Jos Butler is batting like a man on a mission. His attacking prowess has paid dividends this season. He is a must pick 

Yuzvendra Chahal is the leading wicket taker in this edition of the Indian T20 League. The spin wizard has bowled well and picked wickets at regular intervals. 

 

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