Today the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai from 7:30 PM. Rajasthan has won 6 out of 9 matches and has a net run rate of +0.450.
On the other hand, Kolkata has also played 9 matches.
KKR had won at the beginning of the season but now they are at the eighth position with 6 points after losing 6 matches. His net run rate is -0.006.
KKR vs. RR: Match Preview
Apart from Butler, the rest of the batsmen will also have to play the responsibility.
The team of Rajasthan Royals is being counted among the strongest teams in the competition. However, in the last match, he had to face defeat at the hands of the Mumbai Indians. The main reason for this defeat was that apart from Jos Buttler’s 67 runs, other batsmen did not play big innings.
This loss to Rajasthan may not make much difference in the league matches but during the playoffs, such a poor batting can take a toll on the team. Jos Buttler is playing in a different rhythm, so it is necessary that the rest of the batsmen also support him. Rajasthan bowlers are consistently performing well.
Impact on the performance due to the changes in the wholesale for KKR
This season has been like a nightmare for Kolkata Knight Riders after the initial phase. Having lost six matches, this team has forgotten to win. The news of the rift between the captain and the coach is in the headlines. Wholesale prices are being changed in every competition.
Pat Cummins, who won the matches on the strength of his batting, is even not part of the team. If the team is not standing confidently with the big players, then it is very difficult to perform well in the league stage. Captain Shreyas Iyer gets a good start but he is not able to convert it into big innings.
KKR Probable XI: Aaron Finch, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Baba Indrajith (wk), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana
RR Probable XI: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Daryl Mitchell, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen