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Indian T20 League 2022: Match 47- Kolkata vs Rajasthan- Preview, Playing XIs, Pitch Reports & Updates

By BetBarter Staff

May 1, 2022

Two-time champions Kolkata will face inaugural champions Rajasthan in the 47th match of the Indian T20 League 2022. The match will take place on May 2nd at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. This will be the second meeting between the two this season. Rajasthan won their previous encounter by seven runs. With six wins in nine games, Rajasthan finds itself in the second position on the points table. Kolkata, on the other hand, has only won three of its nine games and is now eighth in the points table.

Team Updates

Kolkata

The men in purple are currently on a five-match losing streak. They started the tournament well but could not win the latter games. Their batting has been below par this season as none of the batters have delivered consistent performances.  Adding to the misery, their bowling, which has been their strength has been below par as well. Kolkata need to win all their games if they are to make it to the top 4.

Players to watch out for

Shreyas Iyer- Shreyas Iyer has been a decent performer for the team this season, with 290 runs in nine games at an average of 36.25 this season. However, Kolkata would expected a lot more from him. With team in a must win situation, the skipper will be keen to step up to the occasions.

Tim Southee- Tim Southee's form this season has been pretty impressive. In the four matches he has played, he has taken eight wickets. He's also been highly economical, allowing only 6.93 runs per over.

Probable Playing 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

Rajasthan

Rajasthan has been in tremendous form this season. Their bowling has been their biggest strength, with players like R Ashwin, Yuzvndra Chahal, Trent Boult making a string attack. The batting has revolved around Jos Buttler, who has been in red hot form. The team will expect the likes of Sanju Samson, Devdutt Padikkal and Shimron Hetmyer to start contributing as well.

Players to watch out for

Jos Buttler- With 566 runs in nine matches, Jos Buttler has been the most consistent player this season. He has an average of 70.75 in the Indian T20 League 2022. The team depends a lot on Jos Buttler and the keeper-batter will be desperate to perform well for them once again.

Yuzvendra Chahal- Yuzvendra Chahal is another player that has been very consistent for the Rajasthan team this season. He currently holds the purple cap with 19 wickets in nine games. He also has been very economical, leaking just 7.22 runs per over.

Probable Playing 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

Head to Head

Stats Matches Won by Kolkata Won by Rajasthan No Result
Overall 26 13 12 1
Last 5 Matches 5 3 2 0
Indian T20 League 2022 1 0 1 0
Indian T20 League 2021 2 1 1 0

Pitch Report

The Wankhede Pitch looks exhausted now. There is not much pace in the wicket and stroke making is not very easy. Spinners will not b easy to score off now on this wicket. Batters need to get set before cutting lose. With wicket getting slow, teams would be keen to bat first.

Match Details

Date- 2nd May 2022

Time- 7:30 p.m (IST)

Venue- Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Broadcast- Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar