Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson has decided to bowl first after winning the toss. Kolkata’s team will bat first. Jaydev Unadkat is back in place of Shreyas Gopal in Rajasthan team. Yashasvi Jaiswal has been included in the team in place of opener Manan Vohra. On the other hand, Shivam Mavi has got a place in Kolkata team in place of Kamlesh Nagerkoti. KKR, led by England’s World Cup winning team captain Eion Morgan, and the Royals, led by the less experienced Sanju Samson, have yet to perform well as a unit. So far 22 matches have been played between Rajasthan and Kolkata. In this, 12 times the bet has been held in Kolkata’s hands, while Rajasthan has been successful in winning 10 times.
KKR defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in the first match but after that they have lost three consecutive matches. KKR are sixth in the points table with one win in four matches and now face last-placed Royals, who have lost three out of four matches. Rajasthan Royals will play in this match after suffering a 10-wicket defeat at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Rajasthan Royals playing 11: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jose Butler, Sanju Samson (captain), David Miller, Shivam Dubey, Ryan Parag, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakaria.
KKR Playing 11: Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Ayan Morgan (captain), Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Sunil Naren, Varun Chakraborty, Famous Krishna and Shivam Mavi.