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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, KKR Playing 11 vs RR (Predicted), IPL 2022, Match 47, KKR vs RR. The 47th match of IPL 2022 will be played between 8th placed Kolkata Knight Riders and 2nd placed Rajasthan Royals. The match is scheduled for 2nd May, Monday at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai at 7:30 pm. Both the teams will play their 10th match of the season against each other.
Kolkata Knight Riders were defeated for the sixth time in the Indian Premier League 2022. The Delhi Capitals were the team that defeated them. The franchise has lost five matches in a row. In their last match against Delhi Capitals, they lost the match by 4 wickets. If KKR losses one more match then the team will be out of the Playoffs race. It is important for the franchise to win all 5 matches.
The Kolkata Knight Riders, led by Shreyas Iyer, would do all in their power to avoid that situation, and a win over RR might help them regain that edge. Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, have twelve points and consider Gujarat Titans to be a shared adversary. As a result, Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan Royals will be gunning for that two-point cushion as well.
Jos Buttler’s second century of the season followed by Yuzvendra Chahal’s five-wicket haul, including a game-changing hat-trick ensured a 7-run victory for Rajasthan Royals in the previous IPL 2022 match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Brabourne Stadium.
Aaron Finch, and Shreyas Iyer’s half-centuries and Umesh Yadav’s late blitz gave Kolkata Knight Riders a chance before they fell short in a big chase of 218. KKR could manage 210, falling short by 7 runs. Rajasthan Royals defended 217 by the skin of their teeth in an instant IPL classic with debutant Obed McCoy rearranging Umesh Yadav’s stumps to see out a nerve-jangling win.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) got off to a flying start in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, winning three of their opening four matches. But they lost the momentum soon after and then, endured five defeats on the trot. The recent one came against Delhi Capitals (DC) on Thursday at Wankhede Stadium. They only managed to post 146/9 after batting first, which DC saw off with an over and three wickets to spare.
Shreyas Iyer scored 42 against DC but took 37 balls to get there before he was dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav. Nitish Rana batted well, scoring 57 off 34 balls, but received little support. Coming at No. 8, Rinku Singh scored 23 off 16 balls, which helped them to reach a respectable total.
In the previous IPL 2022 match against Delhi, KKR fielded debutant keeper Baba Indrajith and pacer Harshit Rana in place of out-of-form keeper Sheldon Jackson and spinner Varun Chakravarthy. In their next match against Rajasthan, KKR may field Mohammed Nabi, Abhijeet Tomar, or Anukul Roy as they have been warming the bench.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, KKR Playing 11 vs RR (Predicted), IPL 2022, Match 47, KKR vs RR
Kolkata Knight Riders signed Aaron Finch as a replacement for England batter Alex Hales for the IPL 2022. Aaron Finch is Australia’s maiden ICC T20 World Cup-winning captain in 2021. Aaron Finch, who has played more than 80 IPL games and has over 2000 IPL runs, joined KKR at the price of INR 1.5 crore.
When it comes to IPL, Aaron Finch is no stranger having played for eight other franchises since his IPL debut in 2010. He debuted for KKR against Hyderabad but scored only 7 runs. He though scored 58 in 28 balls against Rajasthan in a losing cause. He has scored 68 runs so far in 3 innings in IPL 2022. He may be replaced by uncapped Abhijeet Tomar or experienced Ajinkya Rahane if KKR wants to play Mohammed Nabi to bolster their bowling resources.