Kolkata vs Rajasthan Preview: Dream Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Top Fantasy Picks

Kolkata need a win to secure their place in the top 4 knowing that Mumbai who are also in the hunt are likely to win their game against a dismal Hyderabad side tomorrow. Kolkata’s net run-rate is better than Mumbai’s but a win against Rajasthan tonight can confirm their playoff berth.

Rajasthan lost their last match comprehensively vs Mumbai by 8 wickets and 70 balls to spare. Their net run-rate is very low and their chance of making the playoffs are all but over. They can still put a brake on Kolkata’s hopes tonight.

Key Highlights:


Indian T20 League

Match No.



Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Telecast Time

7:30 PM IST

Expected Weather Conditions

31°C, humid weather with some wind

Pitch Conditions

Variable pace, bounce and spin. Unpredictable track.

Key Players

Venkatesh Iyer, Sanju Samson, Varun Chakravarthy, Yashasvi Jaiswal

Kolkata vs Rajasthan – Match 54: Venue Details

The match between Kolkata vs Rajasthan will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah & telecasted live at 7:30 pm IST.

  • Average 1st Innings score on this ground: 149 (Par score here)

Kolkata vs Rajasthan: Pitch Report & Weather Conditions

Very contrasting surface in Sharjah compared to last year’s Indian T20 League. Scoring 200 has been out of the question here for teams this time around. Bowlers have had more purchase from the pitch, batsmen have had to focus to score big runs.

Top Picks for Your Dream Fantasy Team 11:

Following should be top picks for playing fantasy cricket on Kolkata vs Rajasthan match:

  • Venkatesh Iyer has been a revelation for Kolkata with bat and ball. He has 201 runs in just 6 games at a strike-rate of 134 and a best score of 67.
  • Rajasthan’s batting is propped up on Sanju Samson’s shoulder. He has 483 runs in 13 games at a strike-rate of 138 and a best score of 119.
  • Varun Chakravarthy has picked up 15 wickets so far at an economy rate of 6.73 in 13 matches with a best of 3/13.
  • Mustafizur Rahman has done his best for Rajasthan in the bowling department with 14 wickets in 13 matches at an economy rate of 8.46 and a best of 3/20.

Expert Opinion on Kolkata vs Rajasthan match

Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi are consistent run-getters for Kolkata. They could do well in a small ground like Sharjah. Making them captain or vice-captain is a fair choice.

Captain & Vice-Captain choices for your fantasy XI team

  • Captain choices: Venkatesh Iyer, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi
  • Vice-Captain choices: Varun Chakravarthy, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mustafizur Rahman
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