The race for playoffs is getting interesting by the day with three spots up for grabs and six teams in contention for it. Kolkata Knight Riders will clash with Rajasthan Royals in a must-win game on Saturday. The losing side will be out of the tournament, while the winner will have to still depend on the net run rate of other teams for securing a berth in the playoffs.
Royals will be high on confidence after registering back-to-back wins over Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab. Apart from winning today’s match against KKR, the team will also have to hope for a Kings Xi Punjab’s defeat in their last game. There chances will also depend upon Sun Risers’ performance in their last two games who can foil Royals’ chances by winning both.
Kolkata Knight Riders, who changed their captain but failed to change their fortunes do not have an easy task ahead of them either despite being in contention for a playoff spot. They lost their last match against CSK and have a poor NRR complicating the things for them.
Take a look at the squads!
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi, Andre Russell, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Ali Khan, Tom Banton, Manimaran Siddharth, Chris Green, Tim Seifert, Nikhil Naik, Siddhesh Lad, Sandeep Warrier.
Rajasthan Royals: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith (C), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat, Aniruddha Joshi, Tom Curran, Andrew Tye, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Akash Singh
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Time: 7: 30 PM