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Match 18 RAJ vs KOL – Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips, Prediction, Playing XI and Pitch Report

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Rajasthan and Kolkata have both played four matches and lost three of them.

Match Details

The 18th game of the Indian T20 League between Rajasthan and Kolkata will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 24th April 2021.

The match will start at 7:30 PM IST. The live streaming will be available on the Hotstar app and website.

Preview 

Kolkata will be facing Rajasthan, keeping in mind the fact that they had beaten this same team twice in the previous edition of the tournament. That is a reason why Kolkata will start as favorites. Despite being at a similar stage as Rajasthan, Kolkata looks like a better team on paper at this moment. It should be noted that Rajasthan has lost two consecutive matches coming into this clash, while Kolkata has lost three on the trot. 

As far as the head-to-head is concerned, Kolkata is leading the way with 14 wins, as compared to Rajasthan’s 12. Speaking of their situation in the league, both the teams have played four, lost three, and won one. The teams should be looking to turn around their fortunes in the league, and whoever takes another loss, will have another difficult pill to swallow.

Probable Playing XIs for RAJ vs KOL

Rajasthan:

Predicted XI: Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shivam Dube, David Miller, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman

Kolkata:

Predicted XI: Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna

Captaincy picks for RAJ vs KOL

Jos Buttler (Rajasthan)

Jos Buttler is due for a good knock in this tournament so far. He did get a start in one of the previous matches, against Chennai. He scored 49 runs in that match. Given how his form has been lately, there is no doubt that he will turn this around soon. A big knock could be on its way against Kolkata. 

Andre Russell (Kolkata)

The Big West Indian was struggling a bit in the tournament, but in the previous match, he was seen at his vintage best. He scored 54 runs from just 21 balls. The West Indian will surely enjoy batting on this Wankhede wicket. He contributes with the ball as well, which makes him a good choice. 

Fan2Play Fantasy Cricket Tips

2-Player Team

Andre Russell (C), Jos Buttler

3-Player Team

Dinesh Karthik (C), David Miller, Pat Cummins

4-Player Team

Sunil Narine (C), Nitish Rana, Chris Morris, Riyan Parag

11-Player Team

Sanju Samson, Dinesh Karthik, Jos Buttler (C), Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell(vc), Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision

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