Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals will lock horns for the second time in the upcoming fixture of IPL 2018 to stay alive in the tournament.
Rajasthan Royals thrashed strong looking Mumbai Indians at their home ground in yesterday’s clash and now will be taking on Kolkata Knight Riders at their courtyard to claim one of the two remaining spots of playoffs.
So, let’s have a look at the key players of two in-form teams who will be taking on each other in a must-win clash-
For KKR, all the responsibilities to score runs will be on shoulders of C Lynn, N Rana, R Uthappa, and skipper Dinesh Karthik. Sunil Narine coming up the order can also hit biggies and create a difference. However, only skipper Dinesh Karthik is the consistent contributors with the bat while all the rest are struggling in playing match-winning knocks. D Karthik has scored 310 runs in 10 matches while C Lynn has scored 298 runs in 10 matches.
In bowling, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, and Piyush Chawla will be the key bowlers. Russell was the leading wicket-taker in the last game against KXIP and took 3 wickets while Prasidha Krishna took 2 wickets KXIP. Russell has taken 10 wickets in as many games while Narine has 12 wickets in 10 matches.
For RR, putting runs on the scoreboard will be dependent upon Jos Buttler. He is leading run scorer for RR and has scored 474 runs in 10 games. Sanju Samson coming at number 3 is the second leading run-getter with 293 runs in 10 matches.
In bowling, Jofra Archer, K Gowtham, and J Unadkat will be crucial. Archer is the leading wicket-taker for RR and has taken 13 wickets in 7 games while K Gowtham has sent 8 batsmen back in the dugout in 10 games so far.
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