Match number 21 between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.
Rajasthan Royals have some of the most expensive players of the league but the team has not played the way they look on paper. In some of the matches, they find the momentum and loses in the very next match. Jofra Archer is the player that one should watch in every RR’s game. Apart from him, Jos Buttler is another player who has been in good touch right from the start of the league. RR is simply wasting Rahul Tripathi by not allowing him to open the innings. If Tripathi opens the innings with Buttler then they both can provide the start that is required in a 20-20 game.
KKR has Andre Rusell who is sure getting the most valuable player of the season awards. He comes to bat mostly after 15 overs and then too he is 3rd in the most runs scored by a player list. The top two positions are with David Warner and Jonny Bairstow respectively both of them are openers.
KKR have some of their own issues to settle. One of them is not getting the start that they have got in the last few years. Though Chris Lynn scored decently in the last match. KKR must be waiting for Narine who was the most valuable player last year to score runs the way that he has scored in the last few years. Apart from Andre Rusell, Nitish Rana and Robin Utthappa other batsmen also need to score well with the bat.
No changes is expected from both the teams. KKR is the favorite in this match because of their recent form.