RR vs KKR Match Preview: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals are facing to face in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match to be held here on Saturday, as they are defeated due to the failure of the top order, their goal is to take advantage of each other’s weaknesses and win the way. Will have to return.
KKR, led by England’s World Cup-winning team captain Eoin Morgan, and the Royals, led by the less experienced Sanju Samson, have yet to perform well as a unit.
The problems of the two teams are almost identical. Their top-order batsmen have failed to score big and play partnerships. In the previous matches of both teams, the lower middle order took the position but it was not enough to win.
KKR had defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in the first match but have lost three consecutive matches after that. KKR is sixth in the points table with a win in four matches and now faces the last-place Royals, who have lost three out of four matches. Now the eyes of both these teams will be focused on getting their campaign back on track.
Despite the failure of the top-order batsmen, KKR reached a winning position against Chennai Super Kings in the last match due to the brilliant batting of Pat Cummins but eventually lost by 18 runs. Now the team will be expecting big innings from the top order batsmen especially Shubman Gill and Morgan.
For KKR, Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell’s return to form is a positive aspect. In such a situation, sending Russell in the upper order would not be a wrong decision as Cummins is capable of assuming responsibility in the lower middle order.
The Rajasthan Royals will go into this match after suffering a 10-wicket defeat at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Samson-led team had won only their second match against Delhi Capitals so far.
Samson had scored 119 runs in the first match against Punjab Kings but after that, he is struggling to score runs. Apart from him, the poor form of Jose Butler, Manan Vohra, and David Miller have added to the team’s problems.
Bowling is also a matter of concern for the Royals as Chris Maurice and Mustafizur Rahman have failed to curb runs. Injuries to Joffre Archer and Ben Stokes have added to his woes, while Liam Livingstone has been relegated to being in a bio-safe environment.
RR vs KKR Match Preview: Full Squads
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (captain), Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Manan Vohra, Anuj Rawat, Ryan Parag, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Karthik Tyagi, Shivam Dubey, Chris Maurice, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakaria, KC Kariyappa, Kuldeep Yadav and Akash Singh.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Eoin Morgan (Captain), Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Seifert, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narayan, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagerkoti, Sandeep Warrier, Famous Krishna, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakraborty, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Harbhajan Singh, Karun Nair, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, and Pawan Negi.
The match will start at 7:30 in the evening.