Kolkata Knight Riders have lost their last 2 matches in the tournament.
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Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders will play the 30th match of IPL 2022 on Monday. The Royals have won 3 out of 5 matches and are currently placed in the 5th position in the points table. They lost their last game against Gujarat Titans by 37 runs after failing to chase a target of 193 runs.
KKR have had a mixed journey in the tournament so far. They have managed to win 3 and lose the same number of matches in the tournament. KKR are placed in the 6th position in the points table. They have lost their last 2 matches. KKR’s last match was against Sunrisers Hyderabad, which they lost by 7 wickets after scoring 175 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs.
Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 30
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: 18th April at 7:30 PM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
RR vs KKR, Match 30 Pitch Report:
RR vs KKR, Match 30 Probable Playing XIs:
Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Rassie van der Dussen, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shimron Hetmyer, Trent Boult/James Neesham, Riyan Parag, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Sen, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Venkatesh Iyer, Aaron Finch, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sheldon Jackson (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Aman Hakim Khan, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy.
Top Picks for RR vs KKR Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Shreyas Iyer has made 151 runs in 6 matches at an average of 30.20 and a strike rate of 139.81 including 1 half-century.
Shimron Hetmyer has made 197 runs in 5 matches at an average of 65.66 and a strike rate of 177.47 including one half-century.
Top Picks – All-Rounder
Andre Russell has been an excellent performer for KKR with both the bat and the ball. He has made 179 runs in 6 matches at an average of 59.66 and a strike rate of 179.
Russell has taken 5 wickets at an average of 23.8, an economy of 10.2, and a strike rate of 14.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Yuzvendra Chahal is the leading wicket-taker in the tournament. He has taken 12 wickets in 5 matches at an average of 11.33, an economy of 6.8, and a strike rate of 10.
Umesh Yadav is the highest wicket-taker in the tournament for Kolkata Knight Riders. He has picked 10 wickets in 6 matches at an average of 16.3, an economy of 6.79, and a strike rate of 14.4.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
Jos Buttler is the current Orange Cap holder. He has scored 272 runs in 5 matches at an average of 68 and a strike rate of 152.80. He has scored one century and two half-centuries.
RR vs KKR Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (This Edition)|
|Jos Buttler||272 runs|
|Shimron Hitmyer||197 runs|
|Andre Russell||179 runs & 5 Wickets|
|Yuzvendra Chahal||12 Wickets|
|Umesh Yadav||10 Wickets|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for RR vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Jos Buttler (c), Shreyas Iyer, Shimron Hetmyer, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell (vc), Pat Cummins, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Sen.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for RR vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Sheldon Jackson, Jos Buttler, Shreyas Iyer (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Nitish Rana, Devdutt Padikkal, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal (vc), Trent Boult.
RR vs KKR Risky Captaincy Choices:
Ravichandran Ashwin has managed to pick only a single wicket in the tournament. With the bat, he has scored 37 runs in the tournament. It might be a huge gamble to pick him as the captain of your fantasy team.
Sheldon Jackson is yet to make a double-digit score in the tournament. In 3 matches, he has managed to score only 10 runs and hence, can be a risky choice to be the captain of your fantasy team.
Player you should avoid:
James Neesham replaced Trent Boult in the last game and made his debut for RR. He made 17 runs off 15 deliveries and gave away 29 runs in 3 overs. You can avoid him in your fantasy team as Boult might again make it to the playing 11.
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.