Kolkata will be desperate to end their losing streak when they face Rajasthan at Wankhede Stadium in match 47 of the Indian T20 League 2022 season. The 2012 and 2014 winners have lost five matches in a row and are eighth in the points table with six points from nine outings. They succumbed to a four-wicket defeat against Delhi on Thursday, and another loss could jeopardize their playoff hopes.
Rajasthan suffered a first defeat in four games as Mumbai beat them by five wickets at DY Patil Stadium on Saturday. With five games remaining in their season, Rajasthan are third in the table with 12 points from nine matches.
Here are five exciting First Games fantasy cricket Match-Ups in the Kolkata-Rajasthan match.
J BUTTLER VS S SAMSON
Jos Buttler is 175 points away from reaching 1000 fantasy points in the 2022 season. The Englishman, who had struck a hundred against Kolkata two weeks ago, has a 115-run lead over K L Rahul in the Orange Cap race. Meanwhile, Sanju Samson has struggled to convert his starts into big knocks this season. He has amassed 244 runs with just one half-century so far.
Verdict: J Buttler is likely to dominate another Match-Up.
A RUSSELL VS S IYER
Kolkata captain Shreyas Iyer, who averages 46 fantasy points per match in the ongoing season, has made 221 runs in his last five matches. It included a brilliant 85 against Rajasthan at Brabourne Stadium. Meanwhile, Andre Russell was dismissed for a duck and couldn't pick up a wicket against Delhi.
Verdict: S Iyer could outscore A Russell in this Match-Up
D PADIKKAL vs S NARINE
Rajasthan opening batter Devdutt Padikkal is up against spin magician Sunil Narine. Padikkal made just 15 in Rajasthan's last match, while Narine got the wicket of Lalit Yadav and finished with figures of 1/19 in his four overs against Delhi. The Caribbean all-rounder has picked up two wickets in the first meeting between Rajasthan and Kolkata this season.
Verdict: S Narine could win the battle against D Padikkal
Y CHAHAL vs R ASHWIN
Yuzvendra Chahal has grabbed just two wickets in Rajasthan's last three matches. But the leg-spinner is still the Purple Cap holder with 19 scalps. Chahal's teammate Ravichandran Ashwin, on the other hand, has been excellent of late. He took six wickets and made 38 runs in the previous three matches.
Verdict: Y Chahal is likely to emerge the winner in this Match-Up.
Did You Know? Y Chahal has taken seven wickets in three matches at Wankhede Stadium this season
P KRISHNA vs U YADAV
Two fast bowlers who picked up a three-wicket haul in their respective last outings at Wankhede Stadium meet in this Match-Up. Prasidh Krishna has 11 wickets from nine matches. Kolkata's Umesh Yadav has returned to form, claiming 152 fantasy points from Kolkata's previous two games. The 34-year-old has 14 wickets so far.
Verdict: U Yadav to pick up more fantasy points than P Krishna
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