Toss: Kolkata vs Rajasthan to stay in play-off race, comeback of ‘this’ power bowler
Kolkata Knight Riders Vs. The 56th match of IPL 2023 will be played in the Rajasthan Royals team. The match will start at 7.30 pm. Earlier at 7 o’clock Kolkata vs Rajasthan team was tossed. Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson won the toss and decided to bowl. This match is important for both the teams. Both the teams will try to stay in the play-off race with a win in this match.
In this match, Rajasthan Royals team will come with some changes. Trent Boult has returned to the team in place of Kuldeep Yadav. Also, KM Asif has also joined the team in place of Murugan Ashwin. Also, Joe Root will bat at number four. On the other hand, there is also a change in the Kolkata Knight Riders team. Prakash Roy has joined the team in place of Vaibhav Arora.
Sanju Samson wins the toss and @rajasthanroyals will bowl first against #KKR at the Eden Gardens.
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— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 11, 2023
Performance of both teams during the season
The Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals team has played 11 matches in the IPL 2023 so far. The team has been able to win 5 of these matches, while they have faced defeat in the remaining 6 matches. Similar is the case with Nitish Rana’s Kolkata Knight Riders team. Kolkata has also won 5 matches and lost 6 matches out of 11 matches. However, on the basis of net run rate, Rajasthan team (+0.388) is fifth in the points table with 10 points, while Kolkata team (-0.079) is sixth with 10 points. (Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and have opted to field against kkr ipl 2023)
Playing XI of both the teams
Kolkata Knight Riders
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wicketkeeper), Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (captain), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakraborty
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper/captain), Joe Root, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, R Ashwin, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, KM Asif, Yuzvendra Chahal
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