IPL Update: Kolkata And Rajasthan Looking For Their Second Win Of The Campaign
Kolkata Knight Riders will lock horns against Rajasthan Royal’s on Saturday at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Kolkata Knight Riders have not been able to win a single match after a victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the first match of the tournament. They have lost two close contests against Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. Now, they will be looking forward to come back into winning ways as soon as possible.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals have also won one game so far in this tournament. Rajasthan Royals are missing their key foreigners in this season. Jofra Archer is ruled out for the whole tournament. So, it will be difficult for Rajasthan Royals to make a comeback with a depleted squad.
Status Of The Teams:
Kolkata Knight Riders:
The team management of Kolkata Knight Riders have made two changes in their starting XI in the previous match. Sunil Narine will certainly get another chance in this match. Shivam Mavi might come in the side in place of Kamlesh Nagarkoti. Pat Cummins, Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik have played really well in the previous match against Chennai Super Kings. Kolkata Knight Riders have lost five wickets in the powerplay. From that point of time, they have almost gone to a winning position. The players will certainly take the positives from the match and move on to the next one.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 24, 2021
Probable Starting XI:
Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi.
Rajasthan Royals’ captain Sanju Samson needs to step up in this situation. After a brilliant knock in the first match of the tournament, Sanju Samson has not been able to create an impact for his side in the next three matches. Jos Buttler needs to take more responsibility as a senior member of the side. Jaydev Unadkat might make a comeback in the side in place of Shreyas Gopal.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 24, 2021
Probable Starting XI:
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (C & WK), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman.