Date &Time : 18th April 2022, 7:30 PM IST
Venue : Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Rajasthan Royals are having a right campaign and things have clicked so far. They will look to win more games as they move forward playing their brand of cricket.
RR have their top order batters get the runs they want which is good. Having players like Buttler and captain Sanju Samson is vital for a team. Bowling wise they have got reliable options in Trent Boult & Yuzvendra Chahal.
RR have so far won against SRH, MI & LSG. They have lost to RCB & GT.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders have been good as well in this tournament, starting the season with a win in the tournament opener against CSK. They must continue to win games.
KKR will be happy that Nitish Rana is back amongst runs in the middle order. At top they have Venkatesh Iyer and Shreyas Iyer. In the bowling department, the presence of Umesh Yadav is ever so helpful apart from Pat Cummins & Varun Chakravarthy.
Kolkata have so far won 3 games and lost 3 games sitting 6th in the points table. They have won against CSK, PBKS & MI while loosing to RCB, GT & SRH.
In terms of the head to head, KKR are ahead with 13 wins compared to 11 of RR with one being a no-result out of the 25 games played between the two.
As for the wicket, batters will be aided with good bowlers getting their rewards.
Team news and possible lineups
There are no fresh injury concerns for both sides at the moment.
RR XI : Buttler, Paddikal, Van der Dussen, Samson (C&WK), Ashwin, Hetmyer, Boult/Neesham, Parag, P. Krishna, K. Sen, Chahal.
KKR XI : V. Iyer, Finch, Rana, S. Iyer (C), S. Jackson (WK), Russell, Narine, Cummins, A, Hakim Khan, U. Yadav, Chakravarthy.
Toss should be crucial and the team who wins it might want to chase.