The Rajasthan Royals take on the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 47th match of the IPL 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Rajasthan has had a good run in the season as far as giving some tough fights to their opponents. In the nine games played, RR has racked up six wins as they have kept their place in the top half of the points list intact.
After suffering a defeat in Saturday night’s game against Mumbai Indians, the Royals will try to return to winning ways and find a good redemption for the loss. The team’s top duo could be destructive if Devdutt Padikkal regains his form and supports Jos Buttler. The middle class will have to work to stay on the field for a long time and add some important runs on board.
Here is the predicted Playing XI of Rajasthan Royals for Match 47 of IPL 2022:
Openers: Jos Buttler & Devdutt Padikkal
Jos Buttler and Devdutt Padikkal are a dynamic combination who have proven to be formidable starters for the teams they have represented to date. After Yashasvi Jaiswal failed to put in a performance, Padikkal was promoted to the order, and he seemed comfortable in the event so far.
Despite the fact that both players struggled in their last game, Buttler managed to score a 52-ball 67 and has batted for three centuries to become the Royals’ most valuable player. While he will strive to continue his good form, Padikkal is expected to support him longer in the game.
Middle-Order: Sanju Samson (c & wk), Daryl Mitchell, Shimron Hetmyer
After getting an ideal platform from the openers, the wicketkeeper-batter and the captain of the side- Samson, has come up with some solid cameos in recent games. He has added some nice runs in the top order, but struggles to stay in the game for long. His quickies prove useful, but some nice punches would prove to be an added advantage to the team.
Daryl Mitchell was recently roped into the team and so hasn’t been able to add many points with the bat. He brings a lot of experience and is expected to use it when he walks on the field. If at some point the Royals are settled in the game, some quick runs from Mitchell will be an added advantage. Hetmyer has averaged 58.25 in the nine games he has played to date and strikes at a pace of 159.59. He has well laid out his game and has occasionally put the finishing touches on the team’s scoreboard.
Allrounders: Riyan Parag & Ravichandran Ashwin
After struggling for a while, Riyan Parago was able to bring out his first IPL half-century this season when he beat an unbeaten 56 against the RCB after the top and middle tier failed to add many runs on board. After that, he failed to score points in his recent game against MI, but he could be a useful asset to the team.
Ravi Ashwin has been one of the most successful signings for the Royals, even hitting the highest ranking for the team. His bat and ball tactics are what the team needs in the middle as Ashwin has the ability to pick wickets and add crucial runs on board.
Bowlers: Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Sen
In the past, RR has struggled for quite a few years to get a good bowling combination. This year, however, the scenario is completely opposite. Their bowling attack can turn out to be a nightmare for the opponent’s batters. The bowlers did a great job of limiting the opposition to low totals and also saved the game for the team during the death overs.
Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna were a great combination for the power play, as they regularly broke the team and got the opponent into trouble by limiting them to a low total in the first six overs. Kuldeep Senthe newcomer to the side, has proven his worth as a dead bowler for the team.
The spin bowling duo of Chahal and Ashwin have worked wonders for their side, with the former taking the Purple Cap this season – for the most wickets to date. Chahal’s best performance came against the Kolkata Knight Riders when he scalped a hat-trick and turned it into a five-wicket-haul. He was the skipper’s go-to bowler this time around.
Predicted play XI: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Daryl Mitchell, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen