With identical win-loss record - two wins from four matches in IPL 2014 so far, both Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders are set for an encounter later today at Abu Dhabi. One could expect bollywood connections with KKR led by Shahrukh Khan and RR by Shilpa Shetty in the stands as well, but it is the game of cricket, which would assume importance.
would be a confident unit after defeating one of the strongest team
in the competition RCB with ease. It was their bowlers, which
dismissed RCB for a paltry score of 70 runs, where Tambe was the most
successful bowler taking four wickets.
with their strong experience in the bowling line up would not be an
easy opponent for Royals. Players such as Kallis, Gambhir, Uthappa,
Lynn, Pandey are decent players in the shorter format of the game to
put a good score on the board. It is not only their batmsen, which
look strong, but also their bowlers such as Narine, Chawla, Morne
Morkel, Kallis, Umesh Yadav etc, who could make life difficult for
to a certain extent would depend on the batting exploits of Shane
Watson, who has been the mainstay for Royals for some years now. But,
in due time, other players such as Samson, Binny have also come up
the ranks to form a formidable batting unit along with Rahane at the
is their bowlers, who form the weak link in the sqaud. Tim Southee
holds the ace for Royals, else they don't have much hope. With
Tambe's good performance in the previous match, all eyes would be on
Tambe. But, will he be able to deliver once again?