Kolkata Knight Riders lock horns with Rajasthan Royals at Eden Gardens in a battle for a playoff spot. Kolkata Knight Riders host Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata as both teams look to gain an advantage in the race for the IPL 2018 playoffs. Both KKR and RR are on 12 points and both teams have two matches remaining. A loss for either team could be disastrous in their bid to reach the playoffs with the likes of Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore not too far behind. While KKR have been inconsistent throughout IPL 2018, Rajasthan have gathered some momentum in the last few matches with Jos Buttler leading the team’s charge. With the Eden Gardens slated to host Eliminator and Playoff Two, KKR may have a chance to play again at home if they can finish in third or fouth position in the IPL 2018 points table.
KKR batting look a force with the likes of Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik and youngster Shubman Gill — all in fine form.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (captain), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, R. Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searless, Apoorv Wankhade, Ishank Jaggi, Tom Curran.
Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Ben Stokes, Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Rahul Tripathi, D Arcy Short, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Sharma, Anureet Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Prashant Chopra, Sudhesan Midhun, Ben Laughlin, Mahipal Lomror, Aryaman Birla, Jatin Saxena, Dushmantha Chameera, Heinrich Klaasen, Ish Sodhi.