#IPL2022, RRvsKKR: Shreyas Iyer wins toss, opts to field first


Mumbai: Shreyas Iyer has won the toss and opted to field first against Rajasthan Royals in the 30th match at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. 

We’ll bowl first. The wicket looks amazing and hard. One side seems short and one is long, so that’s another reason why we want to chase. It’s something we thrive on. We just practise a lot in the nets, we’ve seen the videos and have had chats in the meetings. Important to execute what we’ve discussed in the meetings. We’ve got one change – Shivam Mavi comes in for Aman Khan. They (overseas stars) have been excellent for KKR in recent years, it’s gonna be important for us that they perform but also the domestic players need to step up,” said Iyer after winning the toss. 

“We plan together, especially at the nets, could we have bowled better in the previous game and our plan going ahead into the next game. I am used to bowling with the shorter boundaries, Ashwin is an off-spinner and obviously, he needs the bigger boundaries. If someone hits me against the turn, then it’ll be a good shot, but we do decide upon ends. Our confidence is pretty high going into the game,” said Yuzvendra Chahal before the toss. 


Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Karun Nair, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy, Yuzvendra Chahal

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Venkatesh Iyer, Aaron Finch, Shreyas Iyer(c), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Sheldon Jackson(w), Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy

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Rajasthan Royals Squad: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Rassie van der Dussen, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, James Neesham, Ravichandran Ashwin, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult, Karun Nair, Navdeep Saini, KC Cariappa, Daryl Mitchell, Obed McCoy, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anunay Singh, Dhruv Jurel, Shubham Garhwal

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Venkatesh Iyer, Aaron Finch, Shreyas Iyer(c), Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Sheldon Jackson(w), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Aman Hakim Khan, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy, Tim Southee, Sam Billings, Mohammad Nabi, Chamika Karunaratne, Ajinkya Rahane, Baba Indrajith, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Shivam Mavi, Pratham Singh, Abhijeet Tomar, Ashok Sharma, Ramesh Kumar, Harshit Rana

first published:April 18, 2022, 7 p.m.

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