Yuzvendra Chahal has been the star performer for the Royals with the ball and is currently at the top of the Purple Cap race as well. The leg-spinner has scalped a total of 12 wickets in five matches he has played so far. The 31-year-old will look to continue his good form against the two-time champions.
Pacer Prasidh Krishna started the tournament with a good outing but has faded off in the last few games. He gave away 35 runs in his four-over quota against GT and was not able to get any wickets.
Kiwi all-rounder James Neesham, who played his first match in IPL 2022 against the Titans, is expected to keep his position. To note, Neesham scored 17 runs with the bat and bowled three overs in the last match against GT.
Senior all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin has not been able to get wickets for his side in the current edition. However, Ashwin has made some decent contributions with the bat so far.
Similarly, pacer Kuldeep Sen was mighty expensive as well. Both pacers will want to improve their performance in the next match and get some crucial breakthroughs for their side.
Youngster Riyan Parag has failed miserably to perform in IPL 2022 so far and he is expected to be given a last chance to show his worth, else he could make way for some other young talents warming the bench for RR.
Left-handed batter Shimron Hetmyer has been one the most prized possessions for the Royals this season and the batter has been contributing in most of the games that his franchise has played so far. He will yet again want to perform well for the Men in Pink.
After scoring just six and four runs in his previous two matches, batter Rassie van der Dussen is expected to make way for hard-hitting batter Daryl Mitchell. The 30-year-old Kiwi has represented his country in 25 T20I matches and has scored 392 runs for them.
Despite getting some starts, skipper Sanju Samson hasn’t been able to show his best after starting the tournament with a bang. Samson can play big shots in the middle stages and the Jaipur-based franchise will want him to fire on all cylinders against KKR.
Opener Devdutt Padikkal has not been able to show his best in IPL 2022 as yet. The left-handed batter scored a duck in his previous match. He scored 29 off 29 balls against LSG, but was not able to make most of the start he got.
Wicketkeeper-batter Jos Buttler has been in impressive form in the tournament so far. He scored a quickfire fifty against the Titans in the previous match and has also stroked a hundred in this edition. The right-hander can have a massive impact on the game and the Royals will be hoping he stays long at the crease.