The Indian T20 League match today between Rajasthan and Kolkata will be the 18th game of the tournament. The live streaming of the match will be available on the Disney+ Hotstar. Today's Indian T20 League match will start at 7:30 pm and Wankhede Stadium will host the game.
Today Indian T20 League match will be the last game for both teams at the Wankhede Stadium. Kolkata will play the next game against Punjab at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Rajasthan will play the next game on 29 April against Mumbai at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.
This Rajasthan vs Kolkata game will be the 24th game between both the teams in the league. We have mentioned the Kolkata vs Rajasthan head to head records in the next section.
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Both the teams have played a total of 23 games in the Indian T20 League. Kolkata has won 12 games out of these and Rajasthan has won 10. One match was abandoned because of rain.
Since 2014, both teams have featured in a total of 11 games. Out of these, Rajasthan has won four games and Kolkata has won six games. One of the league games was abandoned due to rain in 2015.
Last year, Kolkata won both league games against Rajasthan.
Rajasthan has won eight games while batting first and two games while batting second.
Kolkata won three games while batting first and nine games while batting second.
Rajasthan has an average score of 148.2 runs in the first innings and 147.8 in the second innings.
Kolkata has an average of 171.2 runs in the first innings and 141.3 in the second innings.
No team has been able to make a score of more than 200 runs. Rajasthan came close in the 2015 season but could only make 199 runs in 20 overs. Kolkata made all the efforts in chasing the target but fell short by 9 runs. It made 190 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 20 overs.
Kolkata’s highest total against Rajasthan came in the last season of the league. On 2 November 2020, Kolkata made 191 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Rajasthan could only make 131 runs for the loss of nine wickets. Pat Cummins finished the match with four wickets under his tally.
Rajasthan's lowest total in the tournament against Kolkata is 81 runs. On 17 April 2011, Rajasthan was all out for the mere total of 81 runs in 15.2 overs.
Kolkata made 85 runs in 13.5 overs and won the game by eight wickets.
Rajasthan has never dismissed Kolkata under 100 runs. Kolkata has the lowest total of 125 runs against Rajasthan after losing 10 wickets. On 8 April 2013, Rajasthan made 144 for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Kolkata was dismissed for 125 runs in 19 overs.
Ajinkya Rahane has made 338 runs in 13 games, which is the highest in Rajasthan vs Kolkata games. He had an average of 26 and a strike rate of 122.46.
Shane Watson is second in the line. He made 304 runs in 10 games with an average of 33.78 and a strike rate of 140.74 in the Kolkata vs Rajasthan games.
Gautam Gambhir has made the most number of runs for Kolkata against Rajasthan. During his tenure, he made 255 runs with an average of 36.43 and a strike rate of 122.6.
Dinesh Karthik has the highest amount of runs against his name among the current players. He has made 233 runs in six innings with an average of 77.67 and a strike rate of 159.59. Karthik also has the highest average among players who have played more than 5 innings and scored more than 200 runs in Rajasthan vs Kolkata games.
Karthik’s strike rate of 159.59 is third among the players who have scored more than 100 runs in Rajasthan vs Kolkata games. Andre Russell has a strike rate of 175. Yusuf Pant had a strike rate of 160.91 while he was playing for the Rajasthan franchise.
Shane Watson is the only player who has made a century in Rajasthan vs Kolkata games. On 16 May 2015, he made 104 runs off 59 balls and helped Rajasthan reach a total of 199 runs.
Gautam Gambhir, Sourav Ganguly, Dinesh Karthik, and Eoin Morgan have made two half-centuries against Rajasthan while playing for Kolkata. Six players have made a half-century for Rajasthan against Kolkata. But no one has made more than one half-century for Rajasthan against Kolkata.
Ajinkya Rahane has made six 30+ scores against Kolkata, which is the maximum for any player in Rajasthan vs Kolkata games.
Sunil Narine is the highest wicket-taker in Rajasthan vs Kolkata games. He has taken 10 wickets in 13 matches with an average of 39.5, an economy of 7.6, and a strike rate of 31.2.
Siddharth Trivedi has taken nine wickets, the maximum for Rajasthan against Kolkata. He had taken nine wickets in ten games while playing for Rajasthan.
Jofra Archer is the highest wicket-taker for Rajasthan among current players. He has taken five wickets in six games with an average of 31, an economy of 6.74, and a strike rate of 27.6.
Rajasthan and Kolkata are the only two teams that have played two super overs on two separate occasions against each other.
The first season of the Indian T20 League had no tied games, hence there was no super over. The first tied game was played between Rajasthan and Kolkata.
On 23 April 2009, Kolkata won the toss and opted to field. Brendon McCullum was the captain of Kolkata, and Shane Warne was the captain of the Rajasthan team.
Rajasthan made 150 runs for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs. Yusuf Pathan made 42 off 21 deliveries and his knock was the reason Rajasthan could reach the mark.
Ishant Sharma, Anureet Singh, and Ajantha Mendis took two wickets each for Kolkata.
Chris Gayle made 41 runs off 33 balls for Kolkata. He was dismissed by Warne and Kolkata’s innings was derailed. Sourav Ganguly came out to bat at the number five position. He made 46 runs off 30 balls. He almost took Kolkata home but Kamran Khan dismissed him on the fifth ball of the 20th over. Kolkata could make 150 runs in 20 overs.
Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum were out to bat in the super over for Kolkata. Kamran Khan was the bowler for Rajasthan. Kamran gave 15 runs from the over.
Yusuf Pathan and Ravindra Jadeja played the super over for Rajasthan. Both of them faced Ajantha Mendis.
Pathan hit six, two, six, and a four of the first four deliveries. Rajasthan won the first-ever super over of the league.
Rajasthan playing 11 today match might look like this:
Kolkata playing 11 today might look like this:
It will be Kolkata’s first match at the Wankhede but Harbhajan Singh has a lot of experience of playing at the Wankhede. He was once a part of the core group of the Mumbai team. He was also one of the key players for Mumbai at that time.
His experience will come in handy for Eoin Morgan’s team.
Dinesh Karthik has not been able to perform to his full extent this season. Kolkata will expect more out of him. The team will like him to finish the games as he did in the first few seasons.
This year, he has no burden of captaincy like last year. Hence, we are just a game away from seeing the attack of Karthik.
The left-hand explosive batsman has not been able to create the magic that opened the door for his entry to the Indian squad.
Rajasthan has put a lot of trust in him. Dube might be the player to look out for in this game.
Mustafizur Rahman is playing in the tournament while the Bangladesh team is playing a test match against Sri Lanka. He is participating in this tournament so as to prepare for the T20 World Cup later this year. He needs to bowl with the same perfection that he used to do during his initial years.
You can pick Nitish Rana or Sanju Samson as the captain of your fantasy team from today match playing 11. Harbhajan Singh can be picked as the vice-captain of the team because of his experience on the ground.
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The match will be the last for both Rajasthan and Kolkata at the Wankhede cricket pitch. Like all the other matches played here, this match is also likely to produce the same kind of a contest.
Both the teams boast of some of the best hitters of the game. They will look to make a lasting impression on this pitch in their last game.
The pitch is also expected to produce a high-scoring game.
Today’s weather report predicts that the temperature will be in the range of 28°C - 32°C. The cloud cover during the match will be 76%. The probability of precipitation is zero percent.
Tomorrow weather report also mentions the same condition in the city.
Teams have a history of opting to bowl after winning the toss. It might also happen in this game too.
We have mentioned todays match prediction in this section.
Today’s match prediction is that Rajasthan might win this game against Kolkata.
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