The Kolkata team will lock horns with the Rajasthan team in the 56th match of the Indian Playerzpot League 2023 at Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata on 11th May, Thursday. Kolkata is having a moderate campaign so far and Rajasthan, on the other hand, are struggling to maintain consistency after a great start to the season. Kolkata have registered five wins and six losses, and are currently in the sixth spot with 10 points after 11 matches. While, Rajasthan have won five games and lost six matches, and are at the fifth position with 10 points after 11 matches. Kolkata’s latest result was a five-wicket win against Punjab and Rajasthan lost to Hyderabad by 6 wickets in the previous match.
Kolkata and Rajasthan will face off against each other for the first time in the ongoing edition of the Indian Playerzpot League. Two teams have taken on each other 27 times in the tournament’s history, with Kolkata leading 14-12 (1 no result). In the upcoming match, Kolkata will look to continue their winning ways, while Rajasthan will hope to end a three-match losing streak in order to stay alive for playoffs.
Players to watch out for
#1 V Chakravarthy (Kolkata): V Chakravarthy has been showing his mettle in the ongoing edition of the Indian Playerzpot League. In the last game against Punjab, the 31-year-old was one of the star performers for Kolkata by scalping three wickets while conceding 26 runs at an economy rate of 6.50 in four overs. This season, Chakravarthy has scalped 17 wickets, including a four-wicket haul, at an average of 19.24 and an economy rate of 7.85 in 11 matches. His best bowling figures of the season (4/15) against Bangalore. V Chakravarthy went wicketless only in two matches in this season. Chakravarthy has been producing impactful performances with the ball by taking wickets in the middle overs. He can even restrict the flow of runs at the death. His ‘mysterious’ spin bowling has often bamboozled some of the best batsmen in the world this season. V Chakravarthy could be a potent threat to Rajasthan’s batting line-up.
#2 J Buttler (Rajasthan): After poor outings in the last few games, J Buttler revived his lost form in the previous match against Hyderabad. He scored 95 off 59 balls at a strike rate of 161.02 and formed a brilliant 138-run partnership with Sanju Samson (unbeaten 66 off 38 balls) to help Rajasthan post a solid total of 214/2 on the board. But, Buttler’s effort went in vain as Rajasthan lost to Hyderabad by four wickets. This season, the 32-year-old has aggregated 392 runs, including four fifties, at an average of 35.64 and a strike rate of 143.59 in 11 matches so far. Buttler’s form was a concern but gave some sigh of relief to Rajasthan’s team management with a scintillating knock against Hyderabad. Rajasthan will expect to carry on his form from hereon in the upcoming match against Kolkata.
#3 A Russell (Kolkata): A Russell was at his best with the bat in the previous match against Punjab, scoring 42 off 23 balls at a strike rate of 182.61. He was adjudged Man of the Match for his performance. Russell formed a crucial 54-run partnership with R Singh (21* off 10 balls) to help Kolkata achieve the target of 182. This season, A Russell has scored 208 runs at an average of 23.11 and a strike rate of 154.07 in 11 matches. He also scalped seven wickets from matches he played so far. The 35-year-old had come up with goods in the last three matches and is gradually returning to his form after struggling to maintain consistency in the initial phase of the season. A Russell will look to deliver his best again in the upcoming match against Rajasthan.
#4 Y Chahal (Rajasthan): Y Chahal seemed to be back to full swing as he performed well against Hyderabad by scalping four wickets while conceding 29 runs at an economy rate of 7.3 in four overs. With his four-wicket haul, the 32-year-old is now the joint-leading wicket-taker of the tournament, equalling D Bravo’s record of 183 wickets. Chahal is currently the highest wicket-taker for Rajasthan, scalping 17 wickets, including four-wicket hauls, at an average of 19.41 and an economy rate of 8.08 in 11 matches so far. His best bowling figures of the season (4/17) came against Hyderabad. Y Chahal has been a consistent wicket-taker for Rajasthan, except few matches where he failed to take any wickets this season. Y Chahal will look to deliver his best again in the upcoming match against Kolkata.
Predicted Playing XI
Kolkata: J. Roy, R Gurbaz, N Rana, V Iyer, S Narine, A Russell, R Singh, S Thakur, V Arora, S Sharma, V Chakravarthy,
Rajasthan: Y Jaiswal, J Buttler, S Samson [C/WK], D Padikkal, J Root, S Hetmyer, D Jurel, R Ashwin, M Ashwin, S Sharma, T Boult, Y Chahal,
Top Picks for Fantasy Playing XI
Wicketkeeper: S Samson [C]
Batsmen: Y Jaiswal, J Roy, J Buttler, D Jurel, R Singh
All-rounder: A Russell
Bowlers: T Boult, V Chakravarthy, Y Chahal, S Sharma
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