Today, Kolkata and Rajasthan will be playing the second game of the day at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. It will be the 54th match of the season and will be starting at 7:30 PM (IST). The live streaming of the game will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
On 24th April, Kolkata and Rajasthan played for the first time in this season at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Rajasthan won the toss and was elected to field. Kolkata had a pretty bad start to the game and lost five wickets in under 100 runs. Only Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana could score in double digits.
In the 18th and 20th over, Chris Morris picked four wickets for Rajasthan and wholly shattered all the hopes that Kolkata had from its middle order. The team could make only 133 runs in 20 overs, and only four players managed to score in double digits. Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, and Mustafizur Rahman picked one wicket each for Rajasthan.
Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal opened the innings for Rajasthan. They were dismissed by the time the innings reached the fifth over. Sanju Samson, the captain of the team, made sure that the team crossed the line. Rajasthan made 134 runs in 18.5 overs and won the game by six wickets. Samson remained not-out on 42 runs off 41 balls. He hit two fours and one six during this innings. For Kolkata, Varun Chakravarthy picked two wickets. Shivam Mavi and Prasidh Krishna picked one wicket each. Chris Morris was adjudged player of the match.
We have included today playing 11, today pitch report, today's weather report, match prediction today, and fantasy cricket tips in this article.
Kolkata and Rajasthan have featured in a total of 23 games in the Indian T20 League. Kolkata has won 12 games, while Rajasthan has won 11 games. In the last five games, Kolkata has won three games and has dominated the Rajasthan vs Kolkata head-to-head battle.
Kolkata Playing 11
Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Tim Southee, Varun Chakaravarthy
Rajasthan Playing 11
Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shivam Dube, Glenn Phillips, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Akash Singh, Mayank Markande, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
1. Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill has made 296 runs in 13 games for Kolkata at an average of 22.76 and a strike rate of 117.92. He has been quite effective during the UAE leg of the season. In the last game against Hyderabad, he made 57 runs off 51 balls and was adjudged player of the match. His innings helped Kolkata beat Hyderabad by six wickets.
2. Rahul Tripathi
Rahul Tripathi is the leading run-scorer for Kolkata in the tournament. He has made 356 runs in 13 matches at an average of 32.36 and a strike rate of 142.40. He has hit two half-centuries in the tournament.
1. Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson is the leading run-scorer for Rajasthan in the tournament. He has made 480 runs in 12 matches at an average of 48 and a strike rate of 140.33. He is one of the few players to hit a century in the tournament and has hit three half-centuries.
2. Chris Morris
Chris Morris is the leading wicket-taker for Rajasthan. He has picked 14 wickets in ten matches at an average of 24.85, an economy of 9.40, and a strike rate of 15.8. He has managed to pick a four wickets haul once this season.
You can pick Sanju Samson or Venkatesh Iyer as the captain of the Indian T20 League match today. You can pick Shubman Gill or Yashavi Jaiswal as the vice-captain of today's Indian T20 League match.
Pitch Report Today
Kolkata and Rajasthan will be playing this game at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. There haven't been any big scores in the last few games, so it's reasonable to think there won't be any today. The pitch is likely to be slow again, so the spinners should get plenty of wickets.
Weather Report Today
It's likely the game will take place in an over 30 degree Celsius environment. The game will be played in very hot weather, with high levels of humidity.
Our prediction is Kolkata might win this game. It was our Kolkata vs Rajasthan match prediction article. We provide a fantasy cricket team for all the games. You can use this team to win real cash on our app.