Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, 49th Match, Kolkata, and Rajasthan will face tough competition to reach the playoffs, here at Eden Garden Stadium Kolkata the city of Joy
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, 49th Match, Kolkata, and Rajasthan will face tough competition to reach the playoffs
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
Ever Sunil Narayan was the most impaired bowler of IPL, today his team has become the most impaired team of the IPL. When Dinesh Karthik-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) can show the game, they may not even be able to tell big cricket pundits.
Take the last two matches only. Earlier, only 108 runs against Mumbai were stacked, which is the second-lowest team score of the season.
Again, in the next match against Punjab, this team scored 245 runs, which is the highest team score of the season.
Especially better than Punjab and Rajasthan, this is the biggest challenge before Kolkata in the run-up to the rest of the two teams.
Hyderabad and Chennai have already reached the playoffs. For Rajasthan, every match is similar to the knockout. The win and the best run rate can only be brought in the playoffs.
Last league match at KKR’s Homeground: On Tuesday, when Kolkata will play against Rajasthan Royals at Eden Gardens, it will be their last league match at home.
However, the last league match of the season is to play against him in the same ground.
If Kolkata wins a good win in both the matches, then it is decided to reach the playoffs.
If this happens then he can get the benefit of domestic conditions in the knockout round because the eliminator and a playoff match are to be held in Eden.
Kolkata and Rajasthan have climbed up to 14 times in the IPL, in which both have won seven-seven times.
In the last match against Punjab, Narine played an aggressive inning of 75 runs in 36 balls.
It is also a good thing that their Caribbean partner Andre Russell has also returned between the runs. In the previous match, Russell also had 3 wickets.
Captain Dinesh Karthik also strengthened the middle order by playing a horrible inning of 50 runs in 23 balls.
Probable XI KKR:
Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Javon Searles, two of Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi and Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna.
The biggest challenge before Kolkata’s bowlers is to stop Jos Buttler.
This English wicketkeeper-batsman has equaled Virender Sehwag’s record by scoring five fifties in the last five matches, and of course, it will not leave any stone unturned in Eden.
Butler has scored 67, 51, 82, 95 not out and 94 not out in the last five innings.
Apart from them, there is also a dangerous all-rounder like Ben Stokes in the Rajasthan team.
Captain Ajinkya Rahane’s bat is not going anymore but Eden may be very pleased with others like him.
Rahane has scored just 280 runs in the last 12 innings with an average of 28.
Probable XI RR
D’Arcy Short, Jos Buttler (wk), Ajinkya Rahane (c), Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni