This year’s list is as crowded as the ticket counter at Koyambedu bus station which is crowded during Pongal.
The last IPL match was held in Jaipur in 2019. The local support was ecstatic as Rajasthan were fielding there after a huge gap. But the problem was that the team didn’t have a big idea of what the Jaipur pitch would look like. Kuthumarai has to be reckoned with by keeping the old records. That’s how Rajasthan captain Sanju won the toss and chose to bowl. All the teams that won the toss here in 2019 opted for bowling.
Jason Holder is the replacement for Adam Zampa in Rajasthan. Naveen Ul Haq replaces Mark Wood in the Lucknow team. Kyle Meyers is also batting well. As he also bowls in the powerplay, it is clear to Gautham Gambhir when de Kock will be included in the playing eleven. Trent Boult bowled the ball in the first over. Rahul was careful not to destroy the stump as the timing was missed. Hence the over maiden. Bolt now joins Bhuvneshwar Kumar as the bowler with most maidens in the IPL. A total of eight maidens.
In the second over of Sandeep’s second over, Meyers batted Edjaggi to third man and bowled the first boundary. Rahul hit the last ball of the same over with a fantastic drive for a boundary. Boult’s next over was met by Meyers. He also managed to score only two runs. Rahul touched the first ball of the fourth over and it went to Jaiswal who was standing at extra cover. Jaiswal missed the catch by sitting on his legs.