KKR faces struggling MI in a crunch contest in Pune on WednesdayMumbai Indians are yet to open their account in the new seasonKKR have won 2 out of their first 3 matchesAll eyes will be on Andre Russell when he faces the Kolkata Knight Riders of Mumbai in the 14th match of the IPL 2022 at the MCA Stadium in Pune. The five-time winner MI will be looking for his first championship win when he faces last season's runner-up KKR, who is on good terms with two wins out of three.The Mumbai Indians would like to get back on the winning track after a poor start to their IPL campaign. Rohit Sharma and Mahela Jayawardene played down concerns saying it was still early days for the tournament but IM needed to move on.Today Match Kolkata Knight RidersThe Kolkata Knight Riders started the tournament by defeating the Chennai Super Kings, who are still looking for their first win in the tournament. They scored a 6-wicket win over CSK as they managed to chase a goal 131 times with 9 balls to spare.IPL 2022: Full Coverage | Points TableKKR lost their second match to Royal Challengers Bangalore at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai where they failed to defend their 128th goal. Sherfane Rutherford and Shahbaz Ahmed were in the shield for last season's final. However, Shreyas Iyer's team came back with a comfortable six-wicket victory over the Punjab Kings in a comfortable chase of 137 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.The Mumbai Indians did not take off at the start they expected as they lost to the Delhi Capitals in their first match and then to Rajasthan Royals in their second match. Unable to salvage their 170-point lead against Delhi, then they could not chase Rajasthan's 193-point lead. The problem with Rohit Sharma's men is that they are unable to stop the opposing batsmen during their beatings.KEY PLAYERSAndre Russell, KKRAndre Russell was a savior for the Kolkata Knight Riders who played a key role in their victory over the Punjab Kings as he scored 31 points from 70 of the 2 and 8 sixes to help his team chase down 137 with ease. Help make it. He also took over from PBKS player Arshdeep Singh.Ishan Kishan, MIIshan Kishan scored 81 assists on 48 assists with 11 quads and sixties against Delhi Capitals and then 54 assists on 43 balls against Rajasthan Royals, which included 5 runs and one six. The opening chat has played a major tournament role so far for the franchise in the batting division.PREDICTED PLAYING XIsKolkata Knight Riders: Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sam Billings ((wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi.Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams, Murugan Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills, Basil Thampi.Also, read - Who will win todays IPL match RR vs RCB?
Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Rajasthan Royals in their next match at Mouloudia Algiers Stadium in Pune. The Faf du Plessis canceled the match outright after all for only 68 in their previous game against SRH and there wasn't much they could have done with the total. Anuj Rawat was inconsistent at the top of the order and might be tempted to bring in Mahipal Lamarr, which is not a bad choice given that Virat Kohli is moving up the rankings.On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals played close matches in their last two matches and Jos Butler was a standout player at the top of the standings. It looked as if bowling had stopped running in the last two games, but he would have lost a lot in bowling, which was a success for the team in the last two games. They may look to replace Obed McCoy with Navdeep Saini or Kuldeep Sen.Match Details :Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 39, IPL 2022Venue: MCA Stadium, Pune.Date & Time: April 26, 7:30 PM ISTPitch ReportIt's been a long time since the last match between CSK and GT was played at MCA Stadium. Any result above 170 would be difficult for a team that hits second, although the captain who wins the toss may be tempted to throw first, considering the splash factor.Probable Playing XIs for RCB vs RRRoyal Challengers BangaloreFaf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat/Mahipal Lomror, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Suyash Prabhudessai, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj.Rajasthan RoyalsJos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Karun Nair, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy/Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.Probable Top PerformersThe probable best batter of the Match: Jos ButtlerWith the kind of form he has, Joss Butler will be looking forward to playing another winning role for his team. The right bat player has already scored three centuries this season and is somewhat undefeated in the tournament so far. He's regained pace after a slow start in the last game and RR is hoping to stay in the crimp for a long time.Probable best bowler of the Match: Yuzvendra ChahalYuzvendra Chahal set up a bowling master class in the previous game when the ball was relatively wet and players found it difficult to catch. Leggi continued her impressive level and went to 1 for 28 in a 4-over period in a high-scoring match. He is also the current 'Purple Cap' titleholder with 18 wickets to his name in seven matches.Today’s match prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win the match
The story of Kuldeep Yadav's return is increasing day by day. He was only able to pick up five wickets in 14 games for the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2019 and 2020 before setting off the bench for good in 2021. In the two games he's played against KKR this season, Kuldeep now has eight wickets in his bag alone. On Thursday night, he took 4/14 reserve 4/35 in the previous game.When he broke the KKR draw for the second time this season, he offered Team Delhi Capitals a comeback in the competition by restricting KKR to 146/9. His spell set up the game for a tense assortment of hits in the capitals to chase the target with six balls and four wickets to spare.The undefeated Ruffman Powell 16-ball 33 calmed nerves on the Capitals bench when David Warner knocked off 26-ball 42 and captain Rishabh Pant 2 for 84/5 on 12. The KKR's freefall under new captain Shreyas Iyer isn't over.Kuldeep publicly expressed the confidence Rishabh Pant put in him during the tournament. He delivered it back at Wankhede Stadium. After Mustafa Rahman, Chetan Sakarya, Aksar Patel, and Chardol Thakur choked each other out in a power game, Kuldeep claimed a share of IPL starters Baba Inderjit and Sunil Naren in the second and third balls. Spell to reduce KKR to 4/35.Kuldeep Yadav has picked up his fourth wicket and Andre Russell goes for a duck.Just as Iyer seemed to gain some momentum with his 42 for 37, Pant miraculously caught a shot from Kuldeep. The dangerous Kuldeep tricked Andre Russell three balls later and stopped him for a duck. The pitch looked double-paced and Coldip's bluff was too much for the KKR's hitting lineup, which was 83/6 on the 14th.Despite all the talk about Pant's faith in Kuldeep, he hasn't let Kuldeep complete his full quota of four sums. Perhaps the KKR had a window to break out, and Nitish Rana replaced Lalit Yadav with an 18 in 17 runs to add some momentum to the roles. Rana seemed to be the only stable thing in the chaotic KKR arena that cut and replaced their eleventh game in a big way. The team does not match the team that started within the tournament.With his calm head and clear vision, he threatened to inflict great damage on the people of the capital with 57 out of 34 balls. During his 34-ball 62 trade partnership with Rinku Singh on the seventh wicket, Rana was exposing the weak points of the capitals. Bowling of Death Mustafizur played his magic in the final, conceding just two runs and catching three wickets, finishing four overs at 3/18 numbers, and making sure KKR didn't get away with the game.Read More - Who is Richest Cricketers in the World | PITCHHIGH
Defending champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will face the mighty Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their final group stage match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. At the same time, RR defeated newcomers Lucknow to reach the playoffs. The Super Giants (LSG) lost their last match against the Yellow Army Gujarat Titans (GT) in their previous match.The match between RR and CSK will take place on 20 May (Friday) at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. While members of the royal family will get a boost with the inclusion of their superstar striker Shimron Heitmer, CSK may also be looking to make some changes to their squad as this is their last game of the IPL 2022.Match DetailsVenue: Brabourne Stadium, MumbaiDate & Time: May 20, 7:30 PMPitch ReportThe wicket at Brabourne Stadium has provided some equal contest between bat and bowl. While the new ball swings a touch, batters can play through the line once they get set. Skipper winning the toss might like to chase, considering the dew might play a role later in the evening.Probable Playing XIs for RR vs CSKRajasthan RoyalsYashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoyChennai Super KingsRuturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Mitchell Santner/Mahesh Theekshana, Prashant Solanki, Simarjeet Singh, Matheesha Pathirana, Mukesh ChoudharyToday’s match prediction: Chasing team to win the match.Also, Read -Who Is God of IPL?