IPL 2022: After consecutive defeats, Kolkata Knight Riders look to score points vs Rajasthan Royals
- Kolkata Knight Riders face Rajasthan Royals at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on Monday
- KKR come to this match on the back of two losses
- RR have won three and lost two games this season
Kolkata Knight Riders faced two consecutive defeats in the hands of Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderbad after they had won three matches in IPL 2022. Now, Shreyas Iyer and co will look to get back to winning ways when they face the Rajasthan Royals at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on Monday.
KKR faced a 44-run defeat against Rishabh Pant's Delhi Capitals before they were beaten by the Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets. They had earlier lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore. With three wins and as many losses this season, the two-time IPL champions are on the sixth rung of the points table.
The only consistent performer for KKR with the bat is Andre Russell. The West Indies player has scored 179 runs in six matches this season. He has also chipped in with with five wickets. In the bowling department, none, except pacer Umesh Yadav (10 wickets from 6 matches) has been up to expectations.
The Rajasthan Royals on the other hand have won three and lost two games this season. They have IPL 2022's highest wicket-taker Yuzvendra Chahal (12 wickets) and run-scorer Jos Buttler (272 runs from five matches).
The Teams: Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (c/wk), Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna, Riyan Parag, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Devdutt Padikkal, Navdeep Saini, Karun Nair, Rassie van der Dussen, James Neesham, Anunay Singh, Daryl Mitchell, Dhruv Jurel, Shubham Garhwal, Kuldip Yadav, Kuldeep Sen, Obed McCoy, Tejas Baroka, KC Cariappa.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shreyas Iyer (c), Aaron Finch, Abhijeet Tomar, Ajinkya Rahane, Baba Indrajith, Nitish Rana, Pratham Singh, Rinku Singh, Ashok Sharma, Pat Cummins, Rasikh Dar, Shivam Mavi, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy, Aman Khan, Andre Russell, Anukul Roy, Chamika Karunaratne, Mohammed Nabi, Ramesh Kumar, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson.
Match Starts at 7:30pm.