Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Rising Pune Supergiants:
This is the 45th match of the tournament and that will be played between the in-form Kolkata Knight Riders and the struggling Rising Pune Supergiants. Pune is out of the tournament and at no 7 in the points table whereas KKR is at no 3 in the points table. Match will be played at iconic ground of Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Match will be live at 7:30 PM Pakistan Standard time. Last Time KKR won the match against RPS in the last over and secured 2 important points.
Starting from the KKR side who have played this tournament quite well and have won 6 out of 10 matches. KKR with a great tournament are still not sure for the next round and need to show their best game to get the ticket of knock out stage. Overall their batsmen and bowler both have showed their responsibility and executed their plans quite well. Most of their batsmen are in a good touch and that is what required when they are in such a crucial situation of the tournament. Andre Russell and Yusuf Pathan both are in red hot form and the way they batted in their last few innings is surely admiring. Now coming towards their bowling where Sunil Narine is suffering from a minor injury but it is quite possible he will be fit before the match. Andre Russell has done an excellent job with the bowl and is in the list of highest wicket takers. Overall their bowlers have done a fine job and now they have signed Shaun Tait for their last matches and his inclusion will certainly strengthen their bowling line up. KKR match is against RPS who is now just playing this tournament to end it in a respectable way so the pressure will be on KKR and if they managed to held their nerves they have a very good chance for going through the next round.
Coming towards the RPS who have more injuries then the playing eleven this year and now they are out of the tournament. In the start of the tournament they were looking a tough side but now they have just 3 matches left in the tournament which they want to end in a respectable way. Overall combination was their main issue that caused them a lot of damage to this side. MS Dhoni captaincy wasn’t also not at it its best as he didn’t used many good bowlers in the whole tournament and just relied on those with which he was comfortable. Overall RPS have played 11 matches in the tournament where they have won just 3 and lost 8 and this is for the first that MS Dhoni side couldn’t make it into the knockout stages. Now their match is against KKR who have won against them at their home so it will be a difficult task for Pune to win at their home but they have no pressure and they can play their natural game which surely can show better performance.
Match will be at Eden Gardens and here the pitch is totally flat and dry so we will expect a high scoring match. Weather is quite hot and no chances of rain are there.