Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Weather Forecast And Pitch Report, IPL 2022, Match 30, RR vs KKR
RR vs KKR: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.

Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Weather Forecast And Pitch Report, IPL 2022, Match 30, RR vs KKR. The 30th  Match of Tata IPL 2022 will see Rajasthan Royals facing off against Kolkata Knight Riders. The RR vs KKR Match will take place on April 18 (Friday) at  Brabourne CCI, Mumbai. Match will start at 07:30 PM(IST).

Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders will be eager to get a move on in the IPL 2022 points table with a win when they face each other on Monday (April 18). Both RR and KKR have 6 points each and right now they are battling the mid-tournament log jam and would require a solid run to keep their play-off berth hopes intact.

Kolkata Knight Riders have lost two matches in a row. Venkatesh Iyer, their star in the UAE leg of IPL 2021, is having a jaded IPL 2022 and they need some runs from him. Similarly, the KKR doesn’t have a solid wicketkeeper-batsman too as Sheldon Jackson and Sam Billings have not contributed much with the bat.

Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Weather Forecast And Pitch Report, IPL 2022, Match 30, RR vs KKR
Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders, RR, KKR
Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders, RR, KKR Image Credit: Twitter

Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals (RR) sustained a defeat in its last encounter against Gujarat Titans. RR’s middle order was utterly exposed by Gujarat’s bowlers and defeated them by 37 runs.  Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have also been beaten twice in its last two matches. Shreyas Iyer-led KKR hasn’t been able to keep their performance high as they did during the start of the tournament.

KKR will have to sort out its opening issue. They have tried to go with Ajinkya Rahane, which didn’t work for them. Aaron Finch replaced him, however, his inconsistency would be another issue to tackle. Venkatesh Iyer, on the other side, is also not looking in good touch so far.

Rajasthan Royals is currently placed at the 4th Position on the Points table of Tata IPL 2022. RR has played 5 matches this season and won 3 Matches among them and lost 2 Matches. RR has currently 6 Points.  KKR has also played 6 matches and won 3 and lost 3. Currently, Kolkata is placed at 6th position with 6 points in the points table of Tata IPL 2022.

Rajasthan Royals dearly missed the services of their star seamer Trent Boult who had to sit out in the game against Gujarat Titans due to a sprain. He is expected to return for this match against Kolkata Knight Riders in place of James Neesham.

There is a chance of Yashasvi Jaiswal getting back into the eleven for Devdutt Paddikal who got out for a golden duck in the last game. However, the chances are quite low.

Trent Boult (right), Rajasthan Royals
Trent Boult (right), Rajasthan Royals Credits: BCCI

Jos Buttler has looked in great form but the side would expect more consistency from their other opener Devdutt Padikkal. Rassie van der Dussen, Sanju Samson, and Shimron Hetmyer are big hitters of the ball and the side would like to see them build partnerships in this game.

KKR openers Venkatesh Iyer and Aaron Finch missed out in the last game against Hyderabad and the pair would need to play a solid hand in the match against Rajasthan. KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer has to lead the charge in the middle order with Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine. The side would be happy to see Andre Russell back in form and he needs to deliver big hits down the order with keeper Sheldon Jackson and pacer all-rounder Pat Cummins.

Pat Cummins and Venkatesh Iyer
Pat Cummins and Venkatesh Iyer. Image: IPL

It is the bowling attack that has an important role to play in this game. Umesh Yadav has looked good, but the side would desperately need Pat Cummins to come up with a better show as he has been too expensive. Varun Chakravarthy isn’t in the best of form and the side needs him to strike form.

Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Weather Forecast And Pitch Report, IPL 2022, Match 30, RR vs KKR

According to the weather forecasting report, the night temperature will be around 27 degrees Celsius and the skies will be clear and humid there is almost no chance of rain on the match day. Humidity will be 78% while chances of precipitation is 7%.

It is expected to be a hot and humid evening in Mumbai on April 18. One is likely to see a flat track in this game where batsmen will be able to play their strokes without any fear. Bowlers are likely to have a tough time on this surface. A score of 200 runs is on the cards for the side batting first.

Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai has a flat track where batsmen are able to play their strokes freely. The ball comes onto the bat nicely and fast bowlers have generally struggled with no assistance for them from the surface. Spinners have enjoyed better records as the wicket is offering a sharp turn.

It is the track that has produced maximum runs in the tournament. The wicket remains good to bat on throughout the game and run chases have been easy here. The side winning the toss would prefer to chase the score and hence they are likely to invite the opposition to bat first in this game.