By- Pulkit Sharma
IPL 2022 Match 47: So far the league had delivered numerous spellbinding matches and had once again proven itself as a talent hub. Monday, the league would be witnessing another such fixture, where the Royals would be willing to score another victory in their count to ensure the path of qualifying rounds, KKR on the other side would be striving hard to launch a victory to sustain their chances in playoffs.
After scoring an unfortunate streak of 5 losses, KKR had been adamantly looking for a victory that would help them to both sustain and get back on the track as well. However, before aiming for a victory the team needs to work as a team. Despite having brilliant management and a fine playing XI, the team had been striving hard to finish off well.
Unlike the start, the team failed to maintain its performance and collapsed dramatically. Be it the skipper Iyer or Andre Russel, Umesh Yadav, Pat Cummins(in short the whole team) failed to perform collectively, which led the team to score an unfortunate streak of 5 losses.
The team despite having a decent lineup had been unable to throw off the sparks. It's high time when players like Andre Russell, Aaron Finch, Nitish Rana, Umesh Yadav, Pat Cummins, and Tim Southee(and the skipper as well) should realize their value in the team and play accordingly.
Rajasthan Royals on the other hand had completely raised the bar and are currently at the top of the line. The team has been doing exceptionally well and can turn the table at any moment, ergo, grabbing both the caps in its pocket.
Royals would barely make any changes in the squad as it had been yielding them the desired results, however, Kolkata might drop Venkatesh Iyer and could also add Pat Cummins to the squad.
Aaron Finch, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Baba Indrajith (wk), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Pat Cummins, Harshit Rana
Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Daryl Mitchell, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen