Yuzvendra Chahal picked a hattrick against Kolkata Knight Riders in the first match.
Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals will play the 47th match of IPL 2022 on Monday. It will be the 10th match for both teams. KKR have lost 5 matches on the trot and are placed in the 8th position with 3 wins from 9 games. They lost the first match against RR by a mere margin of 7 runs.
RR are having a great run in the tournament and lost only 3 out of 9 matches. A win in this game might help them regain their second position in the points table. The Royals lost their previous match against Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets. They made a score of less than 160 runs only for the second time in the tournament and failed to defend the same. RR would be hoping for a better performance from their middle-order in this match.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 47
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: 2nd May at 7:30 PM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
KKR vs RR, Match 47 Pitch Report:
The surface at the Wankhede is expected to deliver another high-scoring match. The batters are likely to find it easy to score runs again and the bowlers might have to do a lot to contain runs. The team winning the toss might look to bowl considering the dew factor.
KKR vs RR, Match 47 Probable Playing XIs:
Kolkata Knight Riders
Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, 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.
Top Picks for KKR vs RR Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Shreyas Iyer is the leading run-scorer for Kolkata Knight Riders in this edition of the league. He has made 290 runs in 9 matches at an average of 36.25 and a strike rate of 137.44. He has scored 2 half-centuries in the last 5 matches and was the highest scorer for KKR against RR in their last match. In the last 5 matches,
Nitish Rana has been dismissed for a single-digit score only once. He has provided the kind of stability that KKR needed in the middle order. In the last game against Delhi Capitals, Rana came out to bat in the number 6 position and scored 57 runs off 34 deliveries which helped KKR score 146 runs in 20 overs.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Andre Russell is the only player in this edition of the league who has scored over 200 runs and has picked 10 or more wickets. KKR would be hoping for a better performance from him as he has been dismissed for a duck twice in the last 3 matches.
Ravichandran Ashwin has picked 7 wickets in the last 4 matches for RR and has been one of the key bowlers for them. With the bat, he has been able to score more than 15 runs in the previous 2 matches.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Yuzvendra Chahal has been one of the best performers this season for the Royals and has maintained his domination right through the first game. Chahal has failed to pick a wicket in a match only once in the tournament. He is the current Purple Cap holder and was the Player of the Match against KKR in the last game.
Umesh Yadav has been the most consistent bowler for KKR in the tournament this season. He is the leading wicket-taker for them with 14 wickets in 9 matches at an average of 18.71.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
Jos Buttler scored another half-century in the last game against Mumbai Indians. He has now scored 3 centuries and 3 half-centuries in the tournament. Buttler has scored 566 runs in 9 matches at an average of 70.75 and a strike rate of 155.06.
Sanju Samson has been dismissed for a single-digit score only once in the tournament and has managed to score 244 runs in 9 matches at an average of 30.50. RR’s skipper has scored only a single half-century in the tournament and would be looking for another in this match.
KKR vs RR Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (This Edition)|
|Jos Buttler||566 runs|
|Andre Russell||227 runs|
|Yuzvendra Chahal||19 Wickets|
|Umesh Yadav||14 Wickets|
|Sanju Samson||244 runs|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for KKR vs RR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Jos Buttler (c), Shreyas Iyer (vc), Shimron Hetmyer, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Pat Cummins, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for KKR vs RR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Devdutt Padikkal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell (c), Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal (vc), Kuldeep Sen.
KKR vs RR Risky Captaincy Choices:
Rinku Singh has played only 2 matches for KKR this season and has made some decent contributions. Against GT in his first match, he made 35 runs off 28 deliveries and was the second-highest scorer for the team. In the last game, he scored 23 runs off just 16 deliveries. He is likely to play a key role for KKR in this match, but it would be a risk to pick him as the captain of the team.
Sunil Narine has picked 7 wickets in 9 matches for KKR at an average of 27.28 but has not been able to deliver a similar kind of performance with the bat. He has managed to reach a double-digit score only once and might be a risky candidate to be the captain of your fantasy team.
Player you should avoid:
Aaron Finch has played only 3 matches for KKR and has scored a half-century. In the last game, he could make only 3 runs. KKR might not include him in the playing 11 for this match and hence, you can avoid him in your fantasy team for this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.