IPL 2018, Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders match preview: RR would like to register their third win

IPL 2018, Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders match preview: RR would like to register their third win
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Confident Rajasthan Royals will endeavour to register their third win in the 11th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) by defeating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) here on Wednesday. At the same time, after losing two consecutive matches, KKR, who would return to victory in the last match, would like to continue their winning streak. Under the leadership of Ajinkya Rahane, Rajasthan defeated Delhi Daredevils in the first rain-hit match and then defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the second game. In the previous match, Sanju Samson played 92 runs in 45 balls and this time Royals would once again expect them to make big innings. Apart from Samson, Rahane is also making good contributions in batting.

Kolkata Knight Riders: In the top-order of the Kolkata team, Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine, in the middle order, Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana and Andre Russell are capable of making big scores with the presence of big hitter. KKR’s bowling attack is also quite balanced in the presence of Narine, David Wiley, veteran Piyush Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav.

Rajasthan Royals: After nine wickets victory in the first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the Royals have come back spectacularly to win two successive consecutive matches. Royals defeated Delhi Daredevils by 10 runs in the rain-affected encounter, also defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 19 runs on the same ground. The Royals has been able to overcome some of its shortcomings. The batting order of the team led by Samson impressed in the last two games, and captain Ajinkya Rahane also made useful contributions.

Approaching milestones

D’Arcy Short needs 13 more runs to achieve 1000 runs in 20-over cricket while Chirs Lynn needs three runs short of 3000 runs in the T20 format.

Kolkata Knight Riders– Dinesh Karthik (captain), Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana, Shubhaman Gill, Andre Russell, Tom Karan, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Piyush Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav

Rajasthan Royals– Ajinkya Rahane (captain) Darcy Short, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Rahul Tripathi, K Gautam, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat and Ben Laughlin

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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