Today Kolkata Knight Riders will tighten the gear against Rajasthan Royals in match 15 of DLF IPL 2012 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. KKR would be pleased with the team performance played superbly against the Royal challengers Bangalore in the last match and defeated them by the margin of 42 runs and registered their first win in IPL 2012. On the other hand Rajasthan Royals really played well in the last match against Mumbai Indians unfortunately could not win the match for its team due to loss of wicket in the crucial stage of the match. But I would say RR fought down brilliantly at one stage when Shah and Menaria were at the crease almost took the match away from MI but hopes were shattered once Malinga took the wicket of Shah in the first ball of his last over spell.
From Kolkata Knight Riders batting performance is not upto the mark though they have won their last match against RCB except the Gautam Ghambhir and Bisla no other batsmen touched the double figure mark. In DLF IPL 2012 they considered the best team in the papers, Yusuf Pathan yet to prove the capabilities for which he have been selected in the team and KKR would be very much aware that they have already lost a game against Rajasthan Royals at Jaipur. Balaji looked in good touch in the last match bowled superbly and cleaned up the top order batsmen and took 4 crucial wickets just conceding 18 runs. KKR have a good pace attack in comparison to RR.
Rajasthan Royals have would be targeting to give their best when they come out to bowl and bat. Team would be quite pleased and confident with the performance. Both teams have already played one match in DLF IPL 2012 in which RR have won the match by 22 runs.
A.Rahane, leading run scorer in DLF IPL 2012, from Rajasthan Royals needs to continue his form and show some classy shots all over the ground. Team would be hoping a good support from his captain Rahul Dravid and middle order batsmen like Owais shah, Kevon cooper.
Expected 11 players playing today’s match:
Rajasthan Royals: Rahul Dravid(captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Johan Botha, Ashok Menaria/Faiz Fazal, Brad Hodge/Johan Botha, Ankeet Chavan, Owais Shah, Shreevats Goswami, Kevon Cooper, Amit Singh and Siddharth Trivedi.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Jacques Kallis, Brendon McCullum, Gautam Gambhir (capt), Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, M. Bisla , Rajat Bhatia, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Brett Lee, L.Balaji and Iqbal Abdulla/Shakib Al Hassan
Team batting first has a chance of winning the match today and home team would be having the upper hand in the match. Enjoy the match in Eden Gardens in a electrifying atmosphere and craziness for cricket among the people.
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