Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), who’re each struggling on the backside two spots on the factors desk, go up in opposition to one another on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. RR have had a horrible begin to their IPL 2021 marketing campaign, profitable just one out of first 4 matches and they’re all-time low on the desk, whereas KKR’s incapacity to win shut matches has price them a number of factors within the season to this point, leaving them on the seventh spot. But make no mistake, on their day Rajasthan Royals are able to beating any aspect within the match, as was evident of their solely win that got here in opposition to a top quality aspect like Delhi Capitals. After Ben Stokes’ departure with harm, the aspect has suffered one more blow as quick bowler Jofra Archer has also been ruled out of the ongoing edition. Despite that, the Rajasthan-based outfit nonetheless has some gifted gamers up their ranks who can depart an impression on the match.
Here are some Rajasthan Royals gamers who might make an impression in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders
Chetan Sakariya, playing in his maiden IPL season, has impressed so much, selecting up six wickets from 4 matches which makes him RR’s main wicket-taker. However, lack of assist from the opposite bowlers has left him with an excessive amount of to do.
Sakariya’s six wickets have are available two matches, and he has gone wicketless within the remaining two video games. As the season progresses, RR would need consistency from their younger left-arm pacer.
David Miller scored a crucial half-century in RR’s only win of the season against Delhi Capitals. However, he’s additionally struggling for consistency, and it has left RR’s inexperienced middle-order susceptible. Of his 64 runs, 62 got here in a single match and he might solely handle two runs within the remaining two outings.
His knock in opposition to Delhi Capitals confirmed what he’s able to with the bat, however group would love him to attain extra constantly if they’re to go deeper within the match.
Skipper Sanju Samson is one other batsman within the RR batting line-up who has gone quiet in the previous few outings, after beginning the season on a bang with an explosive hundred in opposition to Punjab Kings.
He is RR’s main run scorer with 145 runs from 4 matches, however the issue is 119 of these got here in a single match. Samson must take extra accountability on his shoulders and lead his aspect by instance in opposition to KKR.
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