The Kolkata Knight Riders will be taking on the Rajasthan Royals in the 56th match of the Indian Premier league 2023. The match will be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, West Bengal.
The Rajasthan Royals had gained a worthy momentum in the first half of the tournament but they were off colour in the second half. They derailed and promptly lost their winning Path.
Initially in the tournament they won four out of four games and later they suddenly lost five out of five games. If they desire to recapture their drive that they possessed in the beginning, they will have to play some wholesome and enterprising cricket. Their main bowler Trent Boult has looked out of sorts in the second half of the tournament.
Batting has not been their problem at all but their bowling has gone off the boil in a few matches which they lost. The bowlers need to get their act together or their hopes of progressing any further will have a huge dent.
As for as the Kolkata Knight Riders go, the problem with them has been the other way around. Their bowling has been inspiring, but their batting line up has deserted them big time. Due to their inconsistency, they have not been able to form stable batting partnerships throughout the tournament. Finding a fix to this problem quickly is a must or it will be too late for them, as this tournament is rapidly moving towards its business end. Not only the Kolkata Knight Riders but every team in the tournament needs to buckle itself up at this stage.
As far as IPL 2023 goes it has been nothing short of an accelerating spectacle. We have been treated to some glittering and highly sparkling cricket throughout the tournament. Witnessing of this shining Jewel called the TATA IPL deserves a befitting conclusion.
TFG Fantasy Stars for KKR vs RR
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Nitish Rana’s glorious square cut through the off side is a delight and he can gleefully play some fantastic cover drive through cover point. He pulls the ball adequately well through, in front of mid-wicket and can also play the lofted drive with the spin over extra cover and long off to go with his batting exploit. He is an exceptionally good fielder in the outfield and has played 101 matches, scored 2,456. runs with the bat with a batting average of 27.50 and a strike rate of 149.46 in his Indian Premier League career so far.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz a dashing Afghani opening batsman, can hit the ball hard straight over mid-off and also cut the ball really hard through the offside. He plays a delightfully gorgeous cover drive through the covers and is mighty competent wicketkeeper behind the stamp. Rahmanullah Gurbaz brings in a fresh Afghani flavour to the TATA IPL. He has played 7 matches, scored 183. runs with a batting average of 26.14. and a strike rate of 144.09. in his Indian Premier League career so far.
Rinku Singh is a pocket size dynamite who can pull the ball through square leg and mid-wicket with quick hands across to the ball. He can also flick the ball across to mid-wicket using his wrist through the ball. He plays the scoop shot across the fine leg region with delectable ease. Rinku Singh can also play the conventional sweep shot through square leg against spin bowling. This exceedingly bright talent has played 27 matches, scored 567. runs with a batting average of 52.67. and a strike rate of 148.36. in his Indian Premier League career so far.
Jos Buttler is an electrifying cricketer who has a knack for spanking cover drives through the covers. He can also plays a hard slug sweep over mid-wicket and can flick the ball gloriously well through the onside. He is also a stupendous fielder in the mid-wicket region on the ground. This delight of a batsman has played 93 matches, scored 3,223. runs with a batting average of 35.64 and a strike rate of 143.59. in his Indian Premier League career so far.
Yashasvi Jaiswal can play a pretty looking cover drive through the covers and also hits an inglorious, technically correct cut shot, on Square of the wicket on the off side. He can also play a thumping hook shot way over square leg for 6. He is a tremendously good player of both styles of bowling whether its spin or pace. He plays a great inside out shot with the spin over extra cover against spin bowling. He has played 34 matches, scored 1,024 runs with a batting average of 43.36. and a strike rate of 160.61. in his Indian Premier League career so far.
Sanju Samson plays an outstanding pull shot through straightish mid-wicket. He can also cut the ball very well through point and plays a very fine paddle sweep through shot fine leg on the leg side region. He has played 149 matches, scored 3,834 runs with a batting average of 30.80. and a strike rate of 154 .77. in his Indian Premier League career so far.
Possible 11: KKR
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Jason Roy, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, David Wiese, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakaravarthy, Suyash Sharma.
Possible 11: RR
Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Adam Zampa, Obed McCoy, Trent Boult.
TFG Fantasy Picks for KKR vs RR