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0.3 over (2 Runs)
Short delivery outside off, Rana cuts it through point. The batsmen get two runs.
0.2 over (0 Run)
Short delivery outside off, Rana leaves it alone.
0.1 over (0 Run)
Unadkat starts with a length delivery on off, Rana pushes it to point.
We are all set to begin. The Rajasthan players are out in the middle. Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana will open the innings for Kolkata. Jaydev Unadkat will start the proceedings for Rajasthan.
Dinesh Karthik is up for a chat. He says that they will look to improve their performance from the last game. Adds that against Mumbai they should have won that but they goofed it up in the end. Mentions that the players from Tamil Nadu are doing well like Shahrukh Khan. Further says it gives them confidence by performing in the domestic circuit.
Kolkata (Playing XI) – Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi (IN FOR KAMLESH NAGARKOTI), Prasidh Krishna.
Rajasthan (Playing XI) – Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal (IN FOR MANAN VOHRA), Sanju Samson (WK/C), David Miller, Shivam Dube, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat (IN FOR SHREYAS GOPAL), Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman.
Eoin Morgan, Kolkata skipper, says they would have also bowled first. Adds that they will look to put up a good score on the board. Mentions that the guys played excellent cricket in the last game after being in a terrible position. Further says this track helps the pacers more than the spinners.
Sanju Samson, the Rajasthan skipper, says that bowling first helps in this condition. Adds that he appreciates the team members as they are coping well and have a positive approach. Says that you will have lots of ups and downs in the Indian T20 League. Informs that there are two changes. Unadkat and Jaiswal come in for Shreyas Gopal and Manan Vohra.
TOSS – It is time for the spin of the coin. Both the captains are out in the middle. Rajasthan win the toss and elect to bowl first!
Pitch Report – Daren Ganga is down for the pitch report. He says that the pitch has even covering of grass and should be good for batting. Adds that this pitch has gone for over 200 runs in the past. Mentions that the bowlers will have to use the slower deliveries and off cutters on this surface. Nick Knight joins him. He says that the dimensions are smaller on the squarer side and there should be lots of boundaries in this game.
Hello and welcome to Match 18 of the Indian T20 League between Rajasthan and Kolkata in Mumbai. Rajasthan would want Sanju Samson to come good today as his form has been of concern. They would also want Jos Buttler to click today. Yashasvi Jaiswal could get a chance instead of Manan Vohra, as Vohra has been struggling at the top. On the other hand, Kolkata would look to improve their bowling. They have leaked runs and conceded 200 runs twice in two matches. Stay tuned for the toss and the teams.
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