Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), who’re each struggling on the backside two spots on the factors desk, go up towards 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 lack of ability to win shut matches has price them a number of factors within the season to date, leaving them on the seventh spot. However make no mistake, on their day Rajasthan Royals are able to beating any facet within the match, as was evident of their solely win that got here towards a high quality facet like Delhi Capitals. After Ben Stokes’ departure with damage, the facet has suffered one more blow as quick bowler Jofra Archer has additionally been dominated out of the continuing version. Regardless of that, the Rajasthan-based outfit nonetheless has some proficient gamers up their ranks who can depart an affect on the match.
Listed below are some Rajasthan Royals gamers who may make an affect towards Kolkata Knight Riders
Chetan Sakariya, enjoying in his maiden IPL season, has impressed quite a bit, selecting up six wickets from 4 matches which makes him RR’s main wicket-taker. Nonetheless, lack of help from the opposite bowlers has left him with an excessive amount of to do.
Sakariya’s six wickets have are available in two matches, and he has gone wicketless within the remaining two video games. Because the season progresses, RR would need consistency from their younger left-arm pacer.
David Miller scored an important half-century in RR’s solely win of the season towards Delhi Capitals. Nonetheless, he’s additionally struggling for consistency, and it has left RR’s inexperienced middle-order weak. Of his 64 runs, 62 got here in a single match and he may solely handle two runs within the remaining two outings.
His knock towards Delhi Capitals confirmed what he’s able to with the bat, however workforce would really like him to attain extra persistently 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 towards Punjab Kings.
He’s 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 should take extra accountability on his shoulders and lead his facet by instance towards KKR.