21st match of IPL 2019 : RR vs KKR
Rajasthan royals finally won their first match of IPL 2019 against RCB. Now, they will be looking to continue their winning momentum by winning the match against KKR also.
RR needs to improve in some places. Steven smith has not performed up to expectation in this season of IPL. He scored 38 runs in the last match. He has to convert his cameo performances into big innings. Jos Buttler and Ajinkya Rahane are consistently performing well. Sanju Samson could not play in the last match due to injury.
In last two matches Rahul Tripathi has also played good innings for Rajasthan royals. Right arm spin bowler Shreyas Gopal has been performing consistently well. In last match he performed outstandingly well. He took 3 wickets giving only 12 runs with an economy rate of only 3 runs per over. He also bowled in last match which are rarely seen in T20’s.
Jofra Archer has not performed consistently well. He was a bit expensive also in previous match. He needs to improve his performance. In last match Rajasthan royals included Varun Aaron, he bowled only 1 over and was very expensive. So, it may be possible that he may be replaced with another player in next match.
All rounder Ben Stokes needs to take more responsibility. He has to improve his performance in both fields. Rajasthan royals has played 4 matches so far. Out of them they have only 1 match. They are at 7th position on points table with 2 points. Now RR will face KKR. KKR is looking as the most dangerous team of IPL 2019. So RR has to perform good in every field to win this match.
Possible playing XI of RR
Playing XI : Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler(w), Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny/Sanju samson, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Varun Aaron/ J unadkat